Archive for April 4th, 2012
Yesterday we bought new bicycles for the kids as I think no childhood is complete without a bicycle. Who can forget the scary moments when one learns to ride a two wheeler sans the training wheels or the pride when you actually float down the lane without falling after you realize that your parent/sibling/friend has let go of you and you are going solo and then the shame when you wobble and fall on your side. These cycles made me nostalgic as I remembered my childhood when my brother and I used to cycle down the lanes of Bradford, racing through the public park like “CHiPs” and taking turns to haul the bike up the hill we loved on – aaahhhh those were the days.
“We shall fight a thousand years to liberate Kashmir and we shall eat grass, but we will make an atomic bomb.” These were the words of a great leader who revived a new spirit; and who taught the depressed nation to start living again with honour.