Sunday, July 27, 2008

Home


Home, sweet home is a very well known phrase which we frequently used in our day to day lives. Yes, indeed home is very sweet and warm, these qualities differentiate it from a mere brick house. As a student i donot own a house and the fact that im staying away from my family, i cant call their house mine either. So I'm like this stray bird who keeps juggling from one nest to other based on her own convenience. But inspite of all this i try weeving a small world of mine in all the places that i shift.
Home I feel is more of a feeling of belongingness for a place than the house itself. So home for me is the city of Mumbai which gives me an immense sense of comfort and has accepted me the way i am. Mumbai has given me everything which kolkata hasnt but Mumbai can't give me many things which kolkata can for instance my family, my loved ones and people who care for me. Mumbai has made me the person i am today, not the irrational, vindictive spoilt brat that i used to be in Kolkata, with a caring parents and an irritating little brother. Mumbai has tought me the lesson of life as well as forced me to restrict myself. I have immense freedom here but its upto me at the end of the day what i want to do and choose to be.

Thank you Mumbai ( not thanking the CM thou..lolz)


2 comments:

Blue Ocean said...

I enjoyed reading this piece. You have described your personal experience of the two cities extremely well.

Rohan said...

Loved reading the comparision.!!maybe i ll realise 'ghar ka value' when i have to go study somewhere else..!!:)