Till the time I was in Hyderabad, I celebrated my birthday in different ways. In 2018, I hitchhiked to Bidar the whole day and spent the evening at Gurudwara.
In 2019, I moved to Rajasthan and stayed inactive on social media through out wondering if anyone cared to know my whereabouts. A lot of people indeed cared. A lot of loved ones made an effort to call on my birthday even though we didn't stay in touch for an year. And also, in the same year, I got a chance to celebrate my birthday with the children who showered their love with warmth greetings.
In 2020, after a long time, I stayed at home for my birthday. For once, I celebrated it in sober manner.
In 2021, I'm thinking of reminding all my friends about my birthday, not to be self-centered but it's good to break the silence we've been maintaining for a long time.
As I hid my birthday on social media, half of my friends didn't bother to remember and wish. I'm grateful for everyone who remember and who do not remember as well.
Recently one of my friend called up, just to make sure she remembers my birthday right as she remembers the birth month but not sure of date.
Seeing other friend sharing gratitude on her birthday, I realized my birthday has been skipped from a lot of my friends' memory. (One more way to tell myself that people love me but, their memory keeps failing.)
Talking to other friend, he shared how he decided to call up his friends on his birthday, just to remind them about the 'important day'. It's good to have good time na. No matter who reminds them about the special day.
So lads, November is my birth month. Don't bother if you do not remember the date. Will share it soon.
Who doesn't love gifts! A decade ago, I shared a wish list with my bestie. Best friends are best friends for a reason. She gifted me all the books I asked for.
This time, I'm putting efforts to share it with everyone because, I believe in asking.
Here's the wish list for my birthday:
And here's the postal address:
c/o Azim Premji Foundation
Airport Terminal, 2nd Street
Note: I love hand written letters and post cards :)