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Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters – Nalinee as Friend, Sister and Philosopher


This week’s writing challenge: Tell us about a character in your life. It could be your best friend, your partner, your child, or even your third grade teacher. With as much detail as possible, make this person real for us.

Wait is over! Till now I have acknowledged many people in my life for their contributions and sometimes I have regretted for giving too much importance to them after knowing about their true colors (Vivid Colors); sometimes, I know exactly why some people are being nice but in real they are not…still I give benefit of doubt and don’t react on their behavior and show gratitude to them because I have seen nice people and so I want to be nice to people.

I am about write about one character who is having a great impact on my life since we met in 2003. It is almost 10 years and that girl is still special. She is Nalinee; we share lots of relations…

  1. Teacher-Student (She was my student)
  2. Friend
  3. Brother-Sister
  4. Friend-Philosopher

I have never seen a girl like her in my 30 years of life (Full Stop). It doesn’t mean I disrespect other girls whom I know; but if I try and make a comparison with my limited wisdom then she will have the most check-boxes clicked in front of her name. (Having said that, I know I have lots of faults in my own self but when I give, I accept as I am no SAINT and that is why I am entitled to my opinions for others based on my own experiences.)

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“Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.” ― Greta Garbo

Her smile is still refreshing and she was the boss in her society; all used to respect her and she used to teach kids for free.

She was a traditional student who always gives respect to all teachers no matter what the age. Normally teachers have a soft corner for the brightest student in the class and she was no different. She was hardworking and sincere and that’s why she gained my respect from the very first day. She can laugh even in the toughest situation. She is a very honest girl and her character is flawless.  I have never seen a girl going through so much and still have a smile on her face. She has suffered a lot but whenever we used to talk on mobile, she never uttered a word. I could understand from her voice but still not a word. I had to call her mother to ask what has happened and it used to kill me after knowing the situation. That is the resolve of her which allows her to stand even in worst storms of life. Nalinee has immense proud and respect for her own self; she is a girl with integrity and ethics and so we used to fight lot many times because my ethics and integrity was/is not well built as hers.

As Anne Frank says in The Diary of a Young Girl, “A quiet conscience makes one strong!”

We share a relation of brother and sister from early days and she knew almost all things I had faced. She is more like a Philosopher-Friend-Sister to me. I remember when I failed in the DAIICT interview. I couldn’t go home…I was so devastated; I worked very hard for whole year with dedication; it was a one year gap and people were raising eyebrows; I had arguments with my parents also and thus I had no choice to go other than her home; I couldn’t control when I reached at her home and cried like a small baby whose toy has been stolen. She took me to nearest garden and gave me some pearls of wisdom and within no time I was ok. That’s called relation; I have so much of FAKE relations till today and I maintain them just to be nice. Then it was her marriage and we all were so happy; I couldn’t understand what to do when she was leaving…It was a temple in the middle of Sector 12 where we were standing; she was about to leave us after taking blessing from God and I was standing near that temple; she came near me and touched my feet and all hell broke loose…I lost my control and was bit embarrassed as well since she is older than me and still she touched my feet (Teacher-Student relation); we all cried but we knew that she had to go.

Even after the marriage, she remains in touch; she is different from other girls… personally I believe ALL girls are extremely self centered and liars; and I don’t trust any girl for that; they change their priority as if it’s a season in the year (I respect girls but I am entitled to my opinion based on my own experience). She was different in the sense that she still contacts all of us having all responsibility of life, a great kid, and not so good health. In extremely traditional and restricted environment she has managed to keep contact with each one of us and that is why when some girl comes to me and tries to give excuse based on her priority and responsibility…inside in my heart I want to slap that girl for lying.

That is why Nalinee is so special and different from all girls. In one of her marriage pics, she looks like Madhubala, the famous actress in Indian Cinema and we all family members (Her family is My Familyas well) are proud of our Madhubala.

Thanks for being there Nalinee! You always guide me when I need the most and that’s why you are not like rest!

Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters

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