.... the extra spoon of Bournvita or Nutramul my Amma used to put in my cup of milk just so I'd be able to crunch on something as I drink my milk.
.... cooking rice outside on a brick stove with my cousins, collecting 'ola' (coconut leaves) and 'cheratta' (dried coconut shells) to light the same fire, taking turns to kindle the fire.
.... my grandparents - both Grandfathers and one Grandmother who are now up in heaven!
... jumping out of bed, brushing teeth and making a mad dash to class dressed in my pyjamas ( in college - we did this all the time and nobody bothered because it was a girls college!)
... waiting every night for my phonecall from the love of my life! We've been married almost 4 years now, and though I have him to have and to hold, I still miss those long phone conversations!
... singing. Especially singing with my old band - the Sitaphalbandies - queer name and queerer girls!
... my Hydrabad mess food - not WCC, no way! I think I'd die now if I ate the same food that was served to us in WCC!
... drinking Rasna. The Rasna we used to get when I was a kid. The Rasna in the markets now is just not the same!
... the excitement of planning my wedding
... playing in the river, skimming flat rocks on the water surface
... watching English movies almost every other week at the cinema for just Rs.6.50!
... evening chapel services at college
... reading comics on the bed with a bag of 'murukku' (a South Indian fried snack) for company.
...sleep overs and pretend play
I miss longing for the day I could have all that God has blessed me with now!