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Month: February 2014

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Because I didn’t have enough internet footprints already.

nirwamehta.tumblr.com is my collection of thoughts. Shorter thoughts, which do not demand a blog post. And because I’m awesome.

It also has an “ask” option, which I’ve kept open for anonymous curious passerby/crawler/stalker.

http://nirwamehta.tumblr.com/ask

you can ask there.

And I’m sleep deprived. Woke up at 5 am, cos cab was coming at 7 to pick me up for a visit to this solar power plant in godforsaken far off village and I need time to become fully alert before I could meet people. oh, and came across one potential crush, but the potential crush had to leave for delhi, and we talked for like only half an hour. and now i’m heartbroken. because i’m dramatic.

And then Narendra Modi decided today to have his first charcha on chai or chai pe charcha or whatever. I mean, how come no one wants to discuss stuff with me over tea/coffee. I’m so awesome and bursting with brilliant ideas which could change the course of history.. or future.. or whatever.

And I’m just gonna sleep now.

But you can ask. I’ll answer there. <3 br="">

Saturday night thoughts

I enjoy solitude.  I envy people who have friends. I like sitting by myself in a cafe and reading a book. I wish I had friends I could hang out with every day.  I share my little moments of happiness and success with complete strangers over internet (my tweets are almost 40,000). I wish I had that one special person in my life I could talk about my fears and failures without being judged.  I wish someone had taken a moment to notice when my smile does not reach my eyes and coaxed me to tell the reasons.

I wish I could trust real people as much I trust internet with my feelings.

When I was around two years old, I fractured my right hand.  I had a plaster for a while.  I distinctly remember my nursery school teacher asking me to get up and come in front of the class.  She made me stand there while she asked every student to look at “the brave girl who came to school despite a fracture.”  That was the first time I realised I don’t know how to take compliments. 

Two years later, when I was in Senior KG, a class teacher called out  my name for attendance.  She would do that every day.  I was petrified of being asked to say yes loudly every day to mark my presence.  For four days I would hide behind toy mechanical blocks but the helpers would fetch me invariably.  That is when I realised I like being invisible. 

I was in 3rd standard when my personality report from school said she does not express joy or happiness.  I do not know why.

I do not have any happy memories from school.  Not because I had any traumatic experience, but because I never could relate to my classmates.  I was this weird girl who had two friends all through high school and none after that.  

I do not know how to approach strangers. 

If I have liked someone (mostly fictional characters in books and complete strangers over internet), I have hardly had courage to let them know.  Well, you cannot tell fictional characters, and no one on internet takes you seriously.  The overwhelming fear of rejection is so strong that none of my love stories took off.  Even in real life. 

Sometimes I wonder if I have put up the imaginary barricades around me so high that no one has tried or wanted to break in or if I am destined to spend life alone, on my own, falling in love with men who will never reciprocate my feelings.