My parents tell me that I was a very violent kid :P I scratched my teacher's neck with my nails on the very first day I went to school. I could’t remember her name, so I searched for my Nursery report card:
Signed by Jyoti Rana!! Feels good everytime I read it ;)
One summer afternoon, sun was shining brightly.. Too dramatic, eh?? anyway... me and poonam were doing water transfer.. Her home was near school and she had some water left in her bottle. So she told she would transfer it into my bottle so that if I feel thirsty I can have it. It was a brown coloured bottle. And I kept its cap on the seat of baggi.. You can guess what would have happened next.. Yeah.. all of a sudden, the cap of the bottle jumped out of the baggi, n we were like... OMG!!! I remember being scolded for that.. I think I was in 1st standard then..
I had a great time with Poonam in my childhood. We both shared common interests- painting and craft work. I remember, once for an exhibition, we both made guitar as craft work without each other's knowledge. What a coincidence it was!! Did some crazy stuff also. Once Prakash uncle din’t come to school in time, and me- the weirdo suggested to walk till Poonam’s house!! We told this to anshul(I hope its the right name) and he also told he will go to his aunt’s house- by walk. And then we- the brave kids of Blossoms, went on a march!! Somehow we managed to search the route and reach her house, from where I called at home. I went home from there and then Prakash uncle came searching for us. Next day Anshul’s mom told he had fever, and everyone looked at me—the culprit.
I had another friend Aditi, who left school after 1st or 2nd I think and went to Delhi. We played lot of imaginative games together, sitting on the first bench!! We were in same school from 8th again, but she dint remember me!! Must say.. she had a poor memory, just like Radhika!!
Then there was Rosen- with whom I started my schooling, Jasleen- I remember her birthday party where we saw a movie n had fun, Rupinder-who joined us lil late, Aastha- whoz height was same as me and had left school before me and rest of the names are lil difficult to recollect. Childhood days are golden days. Herez a memorable group snap from our Chandigarh trip when we were in 3rd standard..
Here are beautifully sung lines from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's song Aafreen:
aaNkheN dekhii to maiN dekhtaa rah gayaa
jaam do aur donon hii do aatishaha
ankheN yaa maikade ke ye do baab haiN
aankheN inko kahuuN yaa kahuuN Khvaab haiN
aankheN niichii hu’iiN to hayaa ban gayiiN
aankheN uuNchii hu’iiN to du’aa ban gayiiN
aankheN uTh kar jhuki to adda ban gayiiN
aankheN jhuk kar uThiiN to qadaa ban gayiiN
aankheN jin meN haiN qaid aasmaan-o-zamiiN
One day I happened to listen a friend’s friend playing guitar over phone and I was reminded of my childhood wish to learn to play guitar. Next day I started searching for a good music school. Fortunately, I found one and registered there... So now......... I am learning to play guitar :) :) :) I took a brown guitar, black was also good but I liked this one more.. It’s an amazing experience and fun learning it... I have to start leaning chords properly.. Hopefully i will improve in coming months.. M loving it!!!