Monday, 7 March 2016

Me and my Bro!

My brother and I have always shared a very special relationship. Much like the characters in the Mill and the Floss. A truly wonderful relationship of fun, laughter and adventure I remember extraordinary and innovative games that we used to play at childhood. Philately interested us and we had that most extraordinary collection of stamps. Though it was the seventies gender equality existed in our family and I grew up beside him tomboyishly. I played cricket and flew kites with him. We used to trek together, swim together and share an enormous passion for reading. Our parents used to gift us books which we both loved. We both grew up with the “Enid Blytons”, “The Hardy Boys“ and “The Nancy Drews”.
We loved the Classics too. Sibling rivalry existed . I remember our bull fights too. We still break into fits of laughter when I remember how I used to pumell him since he was more wiry than I. We used to laugh at my mother because she spoke broken hindi. Memories of us being gourmands and savouring food at the most wonderful restaurants. Of us donning the chef hat and cooking. When he went to study at Pilani I remember crying crocodile tears every time we left him at the station. Thus we shared a wonderful relationship of love intrigue and fun. My brother married for love a girl of his choice. He married and has now three wonderful kids. Though both of us have being married for the last twenty years we still share the same warmth and laughter. We catch up on phone calls which ring with peals of laughter. My brother has done well and become an extraordinary successful man. The relationship that we shared is still the same. When both of us meet there is warmth, a sense of humour and lots of good food. We exchange ideas. Both of us are proud of our kids as they have scaled heights and have grown up with similar values . When We visit him at his villa he makes us very comfortable with his bevy of servants. A rather fond uncle who takes the children to the most wonderful restaurants. Since the travel bug has taken him far and wide we like to hear extraordinary stories of his trips around the world. The children love to hear that he is fond of sushi. You need some kind of pluck to eat those crawling creatures. That’s my brother! The years have flown by but the magic of our relationship is still alive. Here is my message:

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