colors....

After the initial euphoria of being back home I find myself treading on similar lines 2 what col.karuna datta had predicted almost one nd a half yrs ago..."being an AFMCite,i can very well say that after the 1st 2 vacations u'll start missing college sooner than you expect 2 do now"....I remember seeing many expressions of disbelief then.... i myself was a part of that bunch...


In hindsight I realise she might have been right..

5 days at home and i'm done...a lack of things 2 do coupled with some savage weather has ensured that i do not venture out of home....
yesterday being no different,i was biding my time by watching some basketball vDEOS....the NBA finals b/w the LAKERS nd the CELTICS....

engrossed in the match,i failed 2 notice my 7 year old neice who had snuggled up beside me in bed,her object of interest being my laptop and not the game....
one kobe bryant dunk and she suddenly started chirping with glee"yellow house won!!...yellow house won!!"....

Irritated,I gave her a shouting..

On the verge of crying,she hugged her teddy and walked out of the room cursing me"no wonder green house never wins...its because u behave dis way 2 me"

"Hold on!..whats she saying??"the innocence of what she had spoken struck me....
a 7 year old had been comparing her school's house colours to that of the biggest basketball teams on the planet...
not 2 be blamed....her loyalties lied with the colour...

colours that teach u 2 compete..
colours that teach u 2 savour a win..
colours that teach u 2 accept a loss sportingly..
colours that teach u loyalty..

suddenly,i felt nostalgic...wasn't it school that gave me my first experience of all this??

yes..!!,,,i remembered my days as a proud tagorian...green was my colour in school
nd my neice ws a bhagat house gal...yellow being her colour...

I called her back...after much cajoling and a cadbury five star she finally agreed .....i made her sit in my lap and watched the entire match with her....

I was grateful 2 her...

2day...I visited school....
A smile played on my lips as i passed the school playground,it being a mish-mash of red,green,blue and yellow shirts enjoying themselves to the hilt....

P.S-my niece's curse did affect me in more ways than one......
YELLOW DID WIN FINALLY......
(LAKERS(yellow jersey in pic) finally beat CELTICS(green jersey in pic) 4-3 in one of the most closely contested NBA finals in recent history)....nt that i'm complaining,me being a LAKERS fan.....

"no wonder green house nvr wins........

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  1. very nice blog
    great going
    keep blogging
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  2. its really heartwarming...
    ur niece reminds me of my buncha sibs
    i miss my red raman house
    i love visiting ma school
    n green house (my sis') house really neva wins...

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  3. hey vidushi...thanx 4 ur comment....
    it was the innocence of what she said that led me 2 write this piece
    nd do keep visiting....

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