Threads of love
On Raksha Bandhan, singer Sagarika recalls a few childhood incidents in a letter to her brother Shaan.
Dear Raja Bura, Whenever I close my eyes, memories of our childhood come flooding back and I see us playing ‘I Spy'. Those were the carefree days - days we thought that would go on forever. I felt so close to you like no one else.
Today, both of us have our own families and the intensity has faded a little bit. Still, I feel my soul connects with you.
You've become extremely busy now and we miss you a lot when you fail to make it to some of the family functions. I know you are always there for important occasions but there are times when you are too busy to attend the smaller gatherings. It's a bit unfortunate. Having said that, you are still the same - my humble and ever-smiling brother.
I still remember you advising me on almost everything. And I also remember doing all kinds of things to protect my little brother.
Remember the day when you were playing with a friend and I thought that he was going to hit you? To save you, I hit him with a brick. I know it was quite embarrassing for you as you guys were just playing.
I've always been the naughty one. We started our singing careers together but soon, I decided to try out something else. You were the first to stop me from doing that. As usual, I did what I wanted to.
Now, I'm shifting to London next month and find it hard to describe how much I'll miss you. But no matter, where we are or what we do, my love and the sense of protection for you will remain the same.