During this month of January, I came across many stories of my friends on Facebook. Actually, it was a chain post where friends spoke freely about who they were and what their interest were, they let their hair loose and revealed what they would never discuss on open forum. It was interesting to read about the secret nuggets that were hidden behind their profile pictures. Most of them happily shared some anecdotes of their lives.
They then tagged all the friends who liked or commented on their post and asked their friends to do the same
I got caught up in the chain too when I commented on my friend's post. I was tagged by my friend Sangeet Bird to share my story of who I am
So here I go, several little nuggets about me
Born normal (and pretty), at the age of six months, I was struck with polio that left me disfigured and physically weak for the rest of my life.
I was shy, reserved and also stupid. Always stood last in class. Teachers at school often told me I had no inclination to study and that I had no brains and therefore no future.
I was so fed up of being lonely and rejected that I decided to wake up 5am everyday in the morning to steal roses from people’s garden so that I could bribe my teachers and friends to love me.
At age 12, my life changed its course, when I found a friend, who took up the challenge to reform me and prove that everybody has brains, and that there was a trick to use it. That year I graduated to the third position in class.
I can’t drive but I have dreamt many times about driving at full speed and crashing…..
My first job was as a head teacher in a special school, which actually was a big room of severely retarded children with multiple handicaps.
When I migrated to Surinam, I was a social butterfly. Organized a big Diwali program, which was such a success that Embassy of Surinam asked me not to plan such important events on my own, instead I was asked to team up with them in organizing Indian cultural events.
Have travelled a lot, (been all over the world) visiting family and friends; have come to a decision that Mumbai is the best place to live (I wouldn’t like to live anywhere else in the world)