All things said, there’s nothing like having a sister. And I’ve been lucky to have one who has indulged me from the day I made my entrance into the Bindra home!entertainment Updated: Aug 21, 2010 12:54 IST
With rakhi coming up, I thought the most natural topic for this week would be my sister Divya Bindra Kapur! Divya and I are six and a half years apart and though we don’t live in the same city we are perhaps even closer now that she is married and no longer home.
We have always been very close. I remember, as kids when I was studying in Doon and she was at Wellhams, we would meet whenever there were outings. She would make sure I was pampered thoroughly by her and her group of friends!
Eventually, I moved back to Chandigarh to pursue my shooting but we remained very close. She has always been a great source of strength through all my growing up years.
I have always kept very high standards that I judge myself by and it’s Divya who always steps in and tries to level with me. Her biggest complaint is that I am too harsh on myself!
As kids, we were both obsessed with this one particular movie —Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I was much younger than her, and she always indulged me.
We have long since bridged that gap though. Some years ago, we took a mad holiday together to Kuala Lampur. It’s the one time I totally let go. We did mad things together, including some serious bar crawling as well!
The time my sister got married, was perhaps when I realised exactly what she meant to me. And probably one of the only times when I really managed to tell her just how important she is in my life.
I think I’m a very possessive brother ! I hide it well but I definitely am! I may have been younger but that didn’t stop me! Divya is very creative and I admire that. She is a successful designer in her own right. There are two passions we indulge in together. The first is love of Chinese food — we run to grab a bite at Taipan whenever we can. And the second is SHOPPING! Ha! Yes, I am a self confessed shopaholic. Milan or actually anywhere in Italy is where we love to take a few days off.
All things said, there’s nothing like having a sister. And I’ve been lucky to have one who has indulged me from the day I made my entrance into the Bindra home!!!
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