I am: Tina, a.k.a. Sarani Basu. I should have written it the other way round but I am known to people more as Tina than Sarani, moreover I am tired of the numerous weird renditions of my good Bengali name so I stick to Tina!
I think: I speak a lot which makes my friends & my husband think– ‘how can she speak so much?’
I know: If I think positive and have faith in myself I can do everything… most of the things actually (I don’t know if I can confront a cockroach, or overcome my fear of the dreaded maths!)
I want: a life where I am always happy… I like to be bright and smiley… [Oh yes I also want back my vital stats which I had when I was a regular classical dancer ]
I have: a good sense of humor, creative mind and good culinary skills (which I got to know only after I started living away from family) J
I wish: terrorism & violence never occurred.
I hate: disrespect for women, corruption, hypocrisy and oh yes drinking milk, all reptiles and cockroaches.
I miss: college days when I could bunk classes and sit in Green Benches (familiar term with all Xaverians from Kolkata), in the canteen, so wake up late bunk few classes and still maintain attendance. FYI I had 98% attendance in the first year in my Post Graduation in Bangalore!
I fear: losing my loved ones.
I feel: I need to know more, there is never enough of knowledge, I want to know so many things.
I hear: myself talking to the ‘inner me’ often asking her questions and getting the answers.
I smell: everything that I cook. [I make sure all my recipes smell good, look good and of course taste good]
I crave: for sweets all the time. I call myself ‘sweetoholic’. Whoever is visiting me from Kol please don’t forget to bring the sweets. I become shameless when it comes to sweets and keep on asking people to get sweets because there is a huge dearth of good sweets in Bangalore!
I search: for stability and peace when I have conflicting moments in my mind. I like to be quiet than screaming in these times.
I wonder: if ever I will be able to fulfill all my wishes J
I regret: nothing. Even if I made a mistake I have only learnt from it – not to repeat it again!
I love: keeping myself, my family and my friends happy.
I ache: for people who are wronged.
I care: about myself not hurting anyone in anyway
I always: think positive and keep my mind strong
I am not: the one who can be selfish, rude or cruel.
I believe: Past is past, future is future, present is the gift that you should always cherish.
I dance: because it’s my passion. I dance from Kathak, to Jive. [ occasionally, me & my friends R, V & A have danced Afro tribal when Wakka Wakka was a craze and believe me it was fun]
I sing: only in bathroom or when I am alone. I know my limitations!
I cry: only when I am hurt badly.
I don’t always: tell everything true to parents specially, I keep myself safe from running into trouble.
I fight: in my mind. I always think I’ll say this n that and when the time comes I can say nothing L
I write: in MS-Word. Had a wonderful handwriting till college but these days I prefer digital!
I win: people’s friendship I can start talking to anyone any time.
I lose: my patience… rarely.
I never: pretend to be perfect because I know I am not… no one is for that matter.
I confuse: my cook almost everyday when I tell him “Don’t make too many things today, but make this n that n that too and the list goes a lil long” 😀
I listen: to my parents… but it’s mostly literally… what I do after that is entirely on me 😉
I can usually be found: shuffling between my laptop & desktop in office, lazing on my favorite spot in the couch with TV/ laptop/ book, or cooking up something new in my kitchen.
I am scared: of anything which is creepy and crawly. Surprisingly I am not scared of ghosts & thieves and have enough courage to face them and I know many of my friends don’t have it 😉
I need: peace in mind to go about in life.
I am happy about: who I am.
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