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18th September 2001 - Page 4
YOU MAKE ME PROUD                                          DEIVYANI DHEER

Editorial Board

Aatish Bhatia, Shivan Marya, Digvijay Singh, Pallavi Raghavan, Shruti Sharma, Deivyani Dheer, Amaan Raj Khanna,
Aditya Basu, Dhananjaya Chak, Umang Mittal, Kush Sagar, Varun Garg, Abhimanyu Chaudhuri, Deepika Aggarwal, Neha Chopra, Sadhvi Khanna, Kunwar Bahadur Singh, Mihika Acharya, Abhijoy Haldar

Editor- Priya Malik


Reflections on childhood

I remember as I look back
Memories of the day
Are still fresh
Within me
It was the day
When god gave you
To me
Tiny limbs
And an even smaller face
That crinkled up in rage
If you were not fed in time
As condensed tear droplets
Rolled down your lush cheeks
My heart
It ached
Gradually as you grew
Out of your
Nappies and diapers
Graduating to
Pretty frocks and clips
You make me proud
I looked at you
With awe
As you made
Your first steps
Your first words of wisdom
Then as time moved
You moved on with it
Your first tooth 
As it grew
Out of your soft pink gums
Just yesterday you painted
Your first landscape
And now you sit perplexed 
Solving and sorting
Numbers and sentences
Your piggy tails have now
Grown into braids
As your trousers tend to shorten
I no more have to bow to converse
I look into your eyes
And I can see them sparkle
A fine young girl
I have won the battle
Of motherhood
And love
You indeed make me proud! 


1) Crack open your briefcase or handbag, peer inside and ask "Got enough air in there?"
2) Say ding at each floor.
3) Say, "I wonder what all these do?" And push all the red buttons.
4) Stare at another passenger for a while. Then announce in horror:
"You're one of them" - and back away slowly.
5) Try to make personal calls on the emergency phone.
6) Draw a little square on the floor with 
chalk and announce to the other passengers: "This is my personal space."
7) When there's only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder, and then pretend it wasn't you.
8) Drop a pen and wail until someone reaches to help pick it up, then scream: "That's mine!"
9) Call out "Group hug" then enforce it.
10) Push the buttons and pretend they give you a shock. Smile, and go back for more.
11) MEOW occasionally.

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