Almost 30 years ago, I was born in Indore. Kalyanmal nursing home. Then my family moved around ALOT. And came back to Indore when I was 11 years old.
Then I also left Indore for studies, for work. And now more than 12 years later, I’m back again. For my own baby to be born. Most probably in Greater Kailash nursing home. Just across the street from Kalyanmal nursing home. 🙂
Aah, the circle of life.
I left Indore in mid Jul 1996. I think it was the 12th or 13th of July. I wasnt even 18. I was leaving for Bombay, to join IIT. I was scared. My parents were scared. And so was everyone else. A girl.. going to Bombay – to study – for 5 years – was a biiiig thing. Mom and my grandparents didnt quite know what to make of it or whether to let me go. They didnt know about IIT and wondered why I couldnt study in the local college.
In those days there was just one engineering college in Indore, good old GSITS. There were no flights to Bombay. And the biggest of all concerns “ladki biggar jayegi Bumbai jaake” – Sending a young girl to the big bad city of Bombay…
Since then, I’ve come a long way. I’ve travelled the world, so to say. I completed a Dual Degree at IIT Bombay. I’ve worked in Pune and Bangalore in some well known MNCs. I’ve been to atleast a dozen cities in the US of A for work and general travel. I’ve vacationed by myself in beautiful Paris. I’ve visited Thailand, Malaysia & Bali. And touched Singapore a few times.
My parents are proud of me.
Now, life has come full circle. I’m back in Indore. For my child to be born.