A comment from my mother

I have been posting on my blog since the last year or so, and learnt how to use email and browse the net in the first year at my engineering college. Until about 2-3 years ago, I was the most net-savvy person in my family of six. As you can understand, telling somebody that I'll drop off an email to let them know about my present hostel address was as good as telling that I'll tie the address to the leg of a pigeon and let it fly. But things have changed since then.

For one, my siblings and I are all computer-savvy now and keep in touch through email most of the time. But getting my mom to come to the computer was another story. So, after much persuasion, she joined a course at NIIT, and she became computer-literate, so to say. So I had felt a tinge of ineffable joy when she sent the first email to me. Actually, any letter, phone call, anything from my mother is special. But that email now told me that I could be in touch all the time, anytime!

But now something special has happened again. She has put her first comment in my blog, which she has been following for quite some time. Take a look at this, at the end of the page, and read the comment from her. Just in case you were wondering, my nickname at home is 'Chhanu'. I think I have read that comment about 10 times now, and will read it again someday whenever I miss her.

I don't know what feelings you can gather from that comment, but I am overjoyed. The fact that she is a PhD in English Literature is evident I guess from the little paragraph. What may not be so evident is the fact that I owe all my English vocabulary, my style of writing, etc. to her and so if you like my style of writing, or if you have heard me at debates or elocution competitions, all the credit should go to her! And that is just the tip of the iceberg.

But here is the catch... she still insists on getting hand-written letters from me. So I need to go off and finish a letter that I started writing long ago and post it home. In the meantime, you go home and give your mom a hug!

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  1. It will take some more time for my mother to post a comment on my blog. But it is indeed going to be a wonderful feeling the day my mother comments on what I write.

    Wish me for luck for my exams dear sudipta da.. only two weeks more for our exams..!!

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  2. I can feel how u wud have felt reading ur mom's comment....I too read it...my mom still doest know that I have a blog of mine... but some how some times dont want her to read it...coz it will make me conscious then..and may be i cant write about all my depressions then there..my mom is an extremely positive minded person and she is always there is my darkest moments giving me the much needed strength. She will not like to see her daughter weak and suffering...though she knows most of it am sure..the way she can predict about me is amazing...

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  3. :) Thanks for dropping by. Well... Lucky You! It'll be a good another 100 Year war to convince my mom that the computer isn't all that a horror! Making her send me an sms on her own is the least that i could do! hehe... I know that your joy knew no bounds on seeing appreciation from your mom...

    Afterall, it's only your beloved who can make a difference to your life. Cheers to NIIT and the spirit of learning!

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  4. Hey I think I posted a comment out here! It has disappeared! well... here it goes again... thank my cache for tat! glee!

    :) Thanks for dropping by. Well... Lucky You! It'll be a good another 100 Year war to convince my mom that the computer isn't all that a horror! Making her send me an sms on her own is the least that i could do! hehe... I know that your joy knew no bounds on seeing appreciation from your mom...

    Afterall, it's only your beloved who can make a difference to your life. Cheers to NIIT and the spirit of learning!

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  5. Jeevan, yes... wished you luck already! And it will be a wonderful day. No doubt! I guess you'll realise that the day it happens.

    Oindrilla, the whole point is not be conscious of people who read it. Baring the civilities to be observed which go by the name of net etiquette, it is ok. In fact, I think if you are able to express yourself better here, your mom may be able to help you better if she reads them here.

    Just to let you know, my mom had read the post titled "Homesick" and was moved to tears. Then she called me, and we had a long nice talk. Find it somewhere on my blog... and tell me if you ever felt the same.

    Ships, hey... welcome aboard! Guess what, my mom is still not very comfortable with sending an SMS. I am glad that you could understand the joy I felt on reading her comment.

    P.S.- you should curse your cache for not showing you that your original comment was already here!

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  6. I have read your that blog titled "Homesick" that time when I had read all your blogs right from dec '05.I have stayed just half of the time you stayed outside home that is 6 yrs as compared to ur 12 yrs...but felt home sick so many times...so I could understand the blog in my own way...
    Yeah I guess u are right about that conscious stuff that u said...will definitely try...thx :)

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  7. Oindrilla, Well, thanks for reading all that! Try the conscious stuff :)

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  8. welll i can't imagine my mom reading my blog and giving a comment... u r lucky u got one....

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  9. Dhaval, I am indeed lucky! Thanks a lot... :)

    P.S. - Welcome aboard!

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  10. Dude,now that I know aunty is following your blog, I guess I need to be a little careful with my comments here. I'll try :-)

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  11. First of all great posts :-)
    I know what it feels staying away from home.
    Nice to see ur mother comment,thats something really special.
    and I feel lucky with 3 months left for me for maybe flying abroad.

    Hit across ur link accidentally thru one of the TOEFL tips u posted in a group.
    Remember u well cos U n' I wrote our GRE on the very same day :O .
    Seems like u r in England for ur PhD.
    Cheers dude and wishing u the best times ahead.

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  12. Sajid, don't worry about it... I trust your judgement! ;)

    Arvind, gee- thanks for the compliment! And congratulations as well, for your upcoming trip for further studies!

    So my TOEFL tips are still popular, eh? Cool! I am not doing any PhD here, buddy... jsut doing my job (onsite! :). Cheers and same to you... will see your place soon!

    P.S. - Welcome aboard!

    J, thanks! Although I must confess I never understood the meaning of the word fully.

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  13. That was very sweet..... of both of you. Though personally, I'd be very conscious if my folks were to read what I write... dunno why.

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  14. hi sudipta,
    You dont know me but i'm a friend of one of your ardent fans.
    I always get mails of your blogs from my friend.I have really started liking them a lot.Congrats for your excellent work.Keep blogging!!!!!

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  15. Sunshine, well, thanks... but I have to confess I don't understand that word when applied to people or their behaviour!

    P.S.- Aap ne kya kya raaz chhupaye hain apne ghar-waalon se?

    Bristi, wow!! I have an ardent fan who regularly mails my blog posts and you plan to join the list! :) Thanks for all the compliments. And guess what, I was jsut inspired to write another post. :D

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