Since 2006 I have been living away from family. I chose to return to India after schooling in many countries & began a journey of exploration here in Delhi. I started off with something & ended up somewhere totally different. That’s how unpredictable a journey can be & the uncertainty is what makes it worth living. Between all the opportunities it presented, I learnt to work with a lot of responsibilities that we at times take for granted when we live with family. Our parents do so much for us that we don’t even realize cuz we are so involved with our own perspective. You grow up & realize you gotta be responsible. Buying your own veggies, cooking them sometime even if it tastes like feet you cherish it, taking care of your body because it stays with you to the very end & learning how to say no to every opportunity that makes you take your body for granted, to be true to your passion & calling & not get lost in the chaos that the industry sometimes makes it, to do your own groceries & make the right choices for your good health, to introspect as to how we are giving back to the planet we live on, taking out time from our highly unpredictable schedules for loved ones, keeping ourselves organized and attending to all the commitments we make both professionally & personally, learning how to spend carefully making little sacrifices, & so so much more. So many values learnt from family, so many challenges faced by the society we live in, & so much we apply into our own lives as we unravel each layer with time. So here’s my life for you: a bag for veggies & a dolchi for the occasional milk (even though I have watched documentaries advocating the whole milk industry is scam), a diary to pen down ideas & commitments of gigs, workshops, collaborations that I tick one at a time (so much pending & I can’t wait to work my ass off for everything), & hoops that have given me more than I ever imagined! Back when I first picked a hoop up I had no idea it would become everything! All this clicked by my @bharat_mishra who I met in 2006. Who knew 12 years down the line we’d be living together. This is us. This is life. This is home. This is everything!