What can I say, last week has seen me opening a very treasured part of my life and putting it out there. People I spoke about define me. They make me who I am today and so talking about them was difficult for me. Because I had to open my heart a bit while writing. And many of you already know how fiction is welcome here, truths about own life a little awkward. But still life gives me chances off and on to feature things about me. Whenever these moments arrive I do get embarrassed but also bookmark those posts for all my future personal re-reads.
This is the second time somebody is writing a guest post here for me and that too about me. Before this Parv has written a poem for me on my birthday last year called In this caravan of life
I have said enough about Priya here. Another thing I would like to add is that this is not her first guest blog for The Philospher’s Stone. She wrote one long back called Dance of Democracy
Here without much ado now, I present the seven things about myself, with immense humility 😀 😀
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Seven things about Richa Singh!
1)What really brought us close was the fact that we had both lost a parent early in life, hence we could relate to each other in ways nobody else could. I remember her being the first person I opened up to and surprisingly was even comfortable about it.
2)We had multiple fights all throughout four years of engineering but in spite of that we never really fell apart. I can think of dozens of fond memories of college with her in it.
3)When we were in college we had come out with a unique classification for people. The people who partied belonged to the ‘party people’ gang and the ones that did not belonged to the ‘kabootar gang’. I remember us taking a pledge that we would never even by mistake become a member of the kabootar gang. We had a reputation to protect after all 😉
4)She is really unpredictable. Taken me by surprise umpteen number of times. I remember her calling me up in oct 2011 and casually mentioning that she is getting married to Vikas when none of us were as much as even aware of an affair between these guys. What can I say other than -that is Richa singh for you 😛
5)This post will not be complete without mentioning how fabulous a writer she is.I am sure her subzero fans will vouch for it. What complements her writing skills is the fact that she believes in herself.
6)She is an excellent conversationalist.One of those very few people I can speak to hours at length.I cannot ever imagine calling her up and hanging down the phone out of boredom.
7) She is my Howard Roark. Someone who would defy the societal norms just to follow her heart. She refused to join infosys because she wanted to get into a core mechanical company. It was a difficult choice owing to the fact that it was a recession year but she stuck to her decision and eventually did manage to find herself an excellent job at Tata Motors.
Richa you are a rockstar and the day is not very far when you will have your own talk show in theJaipur literary fest.
Lots of love 🙂