first brave deed
too hot ma. Just wait for 5 minutes".
are a nice boy, right? Look at that dog. How does it bark? “Loll
… Loll come on, say… Loll… Loll"
was the conversation between my mom and me when I was 3 years
old. You might wonder what was I asking for! I was asking for
Dhal, my favorite food. In Tamil, people call it as ‘Paruppu’.
In my language I used to call it as ‘Pappu’. I was very hungry
at that time. When she asked me to demonstrate how does a dog bark, I actually
wanted to demonstrate how does it bite! Hungry…………….Since all
my efforts to get the dhal went in vain, "No more waiting.
I know where it is. I know how to eat also. I don’t want mummy’s
help," I decided. My mom and the neighbor aunt were busy
in gossiping. I slowly went inside the kitchen and found dhal
on the kitchen slab. I was too small to reach that slab. I told
to myself: "You can do it. Jump a little bit. Little more.
Little more. Yeah! Got it!" I managed to reach the vessel
but could not lift it. So, I just pulled it down.
My mom was shocked by that scream and came running to see me
having a dhal bath. That too hot dhal. I cried like anything.
The whole village gathered in front of our house.
Before that incident, dhal was the food I liked the most
but after that, it became the food that I hated the most. This
is how I started my brave deeds.
My brilliant ways
In my childhood,
I was so naughty. My parents had no clue as how to control me.
One day they got a bright idea. You know what did they did?
They put me in school!
But their bad luck we had school only for 6 days a week.
In those days, Sunday was the day, I liked the most, and my
parents liked the least. One day my father got me groundnuts.
My mom was removing the shell and giving it to me. I thought
why shouldn’t I try myself! I tried. But felt it too difficult
to remove it with my nails. Suddenly I got a great idea!
Believe me, I radiated with brilliance since my childhood!
I wedged the groundnut between the door and the frame so that
the shell would break. But it slipped. So, I held the
groundnut firmly with my fingers and tried again. One… two…
three… Fattack. "Mummy…"
I crushed my finger and the groundnut escaped unhurt. How did
this happen? I was surprised! My parents would have been surprised
if it had happened the other way round!!
Break from the
Let me tell you another
incident that happened when I was doing my 7th standard.
My brother and me were studying in the same school. Of
course in different classes!
We used to commute to school by bicycle. My brother used
to ride and I used to sit at the back and enjoy the ride. You
all know that bicycle has break in the front. One day I applied
break from the back. Guess how? I inserted my left leg in the
back wheel. Of course by mistake! Four spokes and my leg broke
The shirt that
hurt me badly
This incident happened
when I was 14. One fine(?!!) Sunday, my mom was requesting me,
"At least this Sunday you stay at home".
"Stay at home?
Doing what?" I asked my mom.
"Why don’t you
clean your cupboard?" My mom asked.
‘All right, let me
not trouble my mom at least today’ I thought to myself and went
to my room and started cleaning the cupboard. My mom was busy
in kitchen preparing lunch. Dhadaar… Suddenly she heard a big
sound from my room.
"Hey, what happened?"
she asked from the kitchen.
My shirt fell down!" I told.
down? But I heard a big sound!"
That’s because I was inside the shirt!"
When she heard that,
she did not know how whether
to laugh or cry. But I was sure that I had to cry because, I
could feel the hot blood flowing on my face!
My face wears a smile
automatically when I lean back and recollect all these incidents
and my crying small face.