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Of checks and cross

.Image I call him Kitty these days. The world also calls him Sarthak or Gogol. He is my five year old nephew who lives in Atlanta. He came to India during this summer. He has a unique way of showing his love. If he loves you, then he will give you a check. And if he’s upset with you then he will give you a cross. Some times he draws it on a paper and puts it in your hand. On most occasions, he will draw the sign on your hand, palm or cheeks. That’s his way of showing love or disappointment.

I told this to my husband and showed him how Kitty does it. And my husband kept on giving me loads of ‘cross’ —- sometimes a little hard which felt like mild pinching.   Now I have banned this ‘playful’ act at home. May be I should have just told him about drawing it on the paper. There’s always something innocent about a kid’s way of doing things. Till he/she grows up.


About Deepika Sahu

I earn my living through writing stories, editing what other people write (in simple terms I am a journalist). I dream of opening a cafeteria in the mountains, owning a beach home on the shores of Bay of Bengal... but right now, they all seem like wild dreams.. A gypsy at heart --- am passionate about life, music, words, cooking for people I love, soaking in the lashing rain and just looking at the changing colours of the sky.... And I am a great fan of the Indian Railways and I long to travel in First Class AC coupe across India.....with my man

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