23 years ago
‘Shalu, where is my chemistry book? I know you took it and God knows where you have kept it. I can’t believe this. I have my test tomorrow’.
‘It’s in the upper shelf only. If you look closer, you will find it’.
Rahul searches the upper shelf.
‘Yeah, I have got it. How many times I tell you, keep my books as it is’.
‘You study then keep your books on the floor. What shall I do? It is my responsibility to clean the whole house. I have told you many times, be responsible. You don’t give a damn’.
Shalu is the elder child of her family. Rahul is her younger sibling. As it happens in all houses, their fighting never has an ending. Their fight for silly things.
Her parents are one of the great parents that can be found on the planet. They taught their children good values at a very young age. But what to do if both their children’s age difference is just one year. These two always keep fighting. Shalu is studying in 12th std while Rahul is in 11th. There is one thing that is good about these two is that they are both studious. But there is no sibling love. That’s what they both thought.
Rahul now lives in Canada. He has two children named Rohan and Tara. They both are twins studying in senior high school. Shalu lives in Chennai. She has one daughter named Praneetha. She has completed her twelfth with distinction. Now she wants to study in Canada.
Shalu phoned Rahul and enquired about the best colleges. They both keep in touch nowadays. Rahul is very happy to meet his niece.
This is what happens in all the houses. Isn’t it? Siblings fight a lot when they are young. But once they grow up, they forget all about their misunderstandings and behave as if they have never fought. Life is a box of surprises.