A character I can relate to in the pages of history is Muhammad Bin Tughlak. Why? The next five minutes or so (directly proportional to the speed of your reading) will give you a fair idea:
- I love the smell of coffee but do not like coffee. Instead, I prefer tea – my elixir of life.
- I find French Plait cool but find it impossible to style my hair because of its length (one of the rare times I regret having long hair).
- I love the honesty that comes with being frank. At the same time, subtleties too occupy a fair share of my adulation – well being sarcastic requires some amount of subtlety :)!
- I am independent while at the same time I yearn to be comforted like a child.
- I am not a romantic yet I blush when I am gifted a single red rose. (yes..... I do blush from time to time)
- I hog like a pig. Yet I do not put on weight (touchwood), much to Aki’s disgust who always exclaims, “Where does it all go?”
- I love the variety of colours in nail-polish but only on others’ nails.
- I like the jingling sound of ankles and bangles. But I do not prefer wearing them myself.
- I appreciate fashion but I am not willing to be a guinea pig for any experimentation.
- I never cry during movies but I bawl my heart out while saying extended good-byes (Bhopu will never let me come to the airport with him after Sunday’s fiasco. Have to warn Aki about this :)...).
- I love humour but not when it’s directed at my emotions.
- I am a good listener but when it comes to speaking up for myself, gung-ho is the word.
- Discount sales fail to incite any interest. But I get all excited like a child if it rains.
- I love blogging but give me a topic to write about and my mind goes blank (tagging, unfortunately, comes under this particular category).
- I can be yuxtremely sarcastic. But then, I can be yuxtremely apologetic about it as well but only to my loved ones.
- I can be stubborn, opinionated, haughty, irritating, critical, and all the more. But I can be very accepting as well.
- I respect the concept of marriage but am afraid of commitment thanks to insecurities galore – not sure many can accept me the way I am.
For all those non-history buffs, Muhammad Bin Tughlak was one of the kings during the Mughal era. He shifted his capital from
And it was exactly for this reason that he was known as the ‘Mixture of Opposites’ :).