Wednesday, 20 May, 2009

The lesser-known me

25 things few people know about me! Ever since mixedblessings89 tagged me (it’s quite some time now), I was trying hard to figure out what few people know about me. I secretly(?) went and checked some of the blogs that took up this tag. No, I didn’t have the slightest intention to do CtrlC-CtrlV. Anyways, I was still clueless after reading a few posts.

Does that mean I am so transparent? People can see through me? Oops! That could also mean I am hollow. No way! I am full of substance, though few people know that. There it is… The first thing few people know about me.

For the remaining 24, I ‘made up’ this list. :-)

2. I am quite romantic though I don’t look like one.

3. I have three birthdays. No, I was not born thrice. Just that my date of birth in official records is two months earlier than the original one, and I’ve a star birthday.

4. My first poem (in Malayalam) was published in the children’s magazine Lalu Leela some time in 1980s. It was about my cat.

5. I had cats; 16 at one point of time. Reared and buried quite a few of them.

6. My first short story (in Malayalam and last so far) got second prize in a competition held by the local fine arts club and it was later published in the school magazine.

7. I remember most of what I hear except the classroom lectures. So get bored when people tell me the same stuff again and again and sometimes contradict themselves.

8. I intend to write my autobiography.

Enough of gloating.

9. I get angry fast.

10. I can be nasty at times.

11. I don’t bother about what others think.

12. I’m not religious, but I know there’s God.

13. I (we) decided not to have kids even before marriage.

14. I like kids when I'm not responsible for them 24x7.

15. However, I feel responsible for the whole world, but too lazy to save it.

16. I like being alone and I like being with family and friends.

17. I was crazy about Hindi movies in my teens. My favourite hero was Mithunda.

18. For washing cloths, I don’t trust anybody except myself, my mother, sister-in-law, and IFB washing machine.

19. I like only the curd I make or the packaged ones.

20. I don’t like to see oil in my food – I mean in the non-fried ones.

21. I’ve tried many times to become a vegetarian and failed. Then I married a pure vegetarian. That did work partially. I am a vegetarian most of the time.

22. I get put off by insincerity.

23. I like those who act over those who just talk.

24. But I often talk and not act.

25. So I believe, “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - Carl Jung

Now I feel I can write more. Who will have the patience to read it?

Meanwhile, mixedblessings89 gave me the Honest Scrap award.

I honestly made this 25 things up. :-)


Arun Meethale Chirakkal 21 May 2009 at 10:11 am  

Hi Chechi,

Well done. Rather than dragging –the way I did- you have done an admirable job. And birthdays, yes, I too have an official and original one. And the 7th one is exactly the same for me as well. Actually it’s a bane as one has to see, agape, a lot of people turning into someone else. A big salute to the 25th one, how true. Alas! You remind me of my literary credentials which I totally forgot, including the Pulitzer Prize I won in 2004 for my collection of short stories titled ‘Interpreter of Tragedies’.

Thanks for the comments in my blog. I was a bit too low to reply properly and hence the delay. My heart is thumping because I just want to be the first one to comment. BTW, how could you manage to ‘post’ the award? Even I got one.

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് 21 May 2009 at 2:41 pm  


I liked the line just after the 25th one.

(once the starting trouble is gone, it flows. Doesn't it?)


sujata sengupta 21 May 2009 at 7:33 pm  

great post, most of the time i am confused as to what I am, it changes with age and also my reactions and responses are people oriented. From some i gladly take shit, from some I refuse even compliments!!

Bindhu Unny 21 May 2009 at 7:41 pm  

Arun: Wow! Pulitzer Prize winner! How can you forget to mention that? At least few of your online friends know that. Where can I get a copy?

I saved the image from MB's blog on my comp and uploaded it in my post. :-)

Sands: Not necessarily. For me it depends on the topic. :-)

Arun Meethale Chirakkal 22 May 2009 at 11:56 am  

You can have your copy of ‘Interpreter of Maladies’ (yeah my literary editor had a fascination for the M word and replaced the original ‘Tragedies’ with ‘Maladies’. People and their fancy obsessions!) at any reputed bookstore. In case if you don’t know my pseudonym, it’s Jhumpa Lahiri. Happy Reading.

I think it was in Laluleela ‘Poocha Police’ and his adventures were featured. Right?

നീലാംബരി 22 May 2009 at 1:17 pm  

wonderful post.....great work Bindhu... I m currently in a forest... can not read your post regularly...anyway nice to read this...

Anya 22 May 2009 at 3:34 pm  

its taggy time again... yipps


Dhanya 22 May 2009 at 9:48 pm  

wow good list :)
write more of poems and short stories na

DPhatsez 24 May 2009 at 9:02 pm  

yet another victim :)

Sapna Anu B.George 28 May 2009 at 9:15 pm  

Good post Bindhu,Enjoyed reading you

ZB 31 May 2009 at 9:53 pm  

i nice tag answers. Nice t know you, cheers:))))))))))))

Unknown 1 June 2009 at 5:47 pm  


mathew 7 June 2009 at 11:21 pm  

16 cats!! wow..thats like a small park in itself!

Bindhu Unny 15 June 2009 at 8:10 pm  

Arun: So you took the bait. :-)
(I've a copy of the book)
I don't remember about Poocha Police. :-)

നീലാംബരി: Thanks. Have you come back from the forest? What were/are you doing there? :-)

Chronicwriter: :-)

Dhanya: Thanks. Have written one in Shankupushpam. :-)

DPhatsez: Vicitm? Of what??

Sapna: Thanks :-)

ZiLliOBiG: Thanks :-)

Ifthikar: Thanks :-)

mathew: yeah, cat zoo! :-)

Rush 19 June 2009 at 1:52 am  

liked the birthday bit!!

Rhapsody Phoenix 29 June 2009 at 2:55 am  

YOu forgot have a sense of humor. know one knows everything about theirselves it is whey we continue to learn and grow. To know oneself completely would mean having experience all there is to experience in the world and well you will need at least 5 lifetimes for that and the ability to remember through each lifetimes...

Take care and have a blessed week ahead.

Bindhu Unny 6 July 2009 at 11:24 am  

Rush: Thanks :-)

Rhapsody: You are right. Thanks :-)

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