It was my brother who introduced me to the world of Michael Jackson, Queen, Phil Collins and Aerosmith. In fact, I remember the time my brother decided that I needed to understand what the musicians were singing. So he took one of Phil Collin’s songs ‘Another Day In Paradise’ and explained the song to me line by line, word by word. I was only eight then but I realized that songs had a bigger purpose aside from being lovely melodies.
As a teenager, if I wanted to do something, I would write a letter to my father stating why it was ok for me to do something or have something.
I am very close to my brother and was always his ‘go to person’ for jokes, for a cuddle and just about any little thing. So when he got married and Silje, my sister-in-law, came into the picture, I was extremely insecure of my standing in his life. Silje is from Norway but since the Norwegian and Indian family values are quite similar, she became a part of our family instantly. And we became such thick friends that today we can talk about anything under the sun.
Coming in first on Sports Day at school