I’ve realized my list of ‘brothers’ has increased over the past few years and I am yet to understand the reason for this ‘phenomenon.’ My ‘brothers’ include men both younger and older than me which makes them treat me as an elder sister and a younger sister as well. I have heard of Agony Aunts but strangely there are no ‘Agony Uncles’ to counsel all those youngsters who need sane advice as to how to lead their lives without getting into scrapes. It only proves women are better counselors when it comes to relationships of all kinds. This inborn quality of women perhaps makes them score over men, thanks that they are one up at least in one respect and men cannot complain about it!
Now coming to all my ‘brothers’ who are my ‘moo bole/ rakhi bhais’, I am happy that they take me into confidence and trust me with their inner most feelings and secrets, which normally doesn’t happen if the confidante happens to be a journalist, that too a woman journalist! I am also overwhelmed at the affection they shower on me which only proves it is not necessary that one should be a biological sibling to become one’s brother or sister in every sense.
n.meera raghavendra rao