Different

I spent my childhood in Zambia. I felt completely at home there, part of the social fabric. There was a large Indian community, both local and expat, so integrating wasn’t difficult, besides, children don’t see difference as a dividing factor, not until they are grown up enough to cause trouble, anyway.

My parents decided to move back to India when I was 14. It wasn’t a sudden decision; they’d been mulling it over for more than a year. When I told friends and school mates that I was leaving, one of them asked me if my parents were planning to marry me off. That day I realized I was different.

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Different

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s