Grandma, I am not going to study here anymore, declared my grand daughter Keertana.
What’s come over you all of a sudden? I said taken aback by her tone.
I have decided to go back to the U.S.to my parents, she affirmed.
But both your parents are working and they don’t have time for you, I retorted.
Yes, I know that but still want to go back to them, she insisted.
Have any of your Face book friends living in the U.S. want you back for what ever reason? (I had no courage to say boy friends)
Ofcourse not, was her vehement denial.
Breathing a sigh of relief, I said, Will you continue your college studies there?
Yes ofcourse, she said sounding very emphatic.
But why this impulsive decision to go back? I asked hoping that she must have been joking.
Well, I found a Role model and wish to emulate her, she said.
In which field? Has some one inspired you to become an Astronaut, Entrepreneur or someone who has ventured into a new field that I am not aware of? I said.
None. Infact it is something you may not approve of, she said with trepidation.
First tell me what it is? I asked preparing myself to hear something shocking.
Grandma, I was so impressed by Nina Davaluri who is declared as ‘Miss America’ even though she doesnot fall under the ‘stereotypes,’ she said.
Well, I do agree with you. I feel she is a dark beauty with a charm of her own unlike all the ‘stereotypes’ who contest for the title, I said sounding relieved.
Thank God for that. I am sure I too have a chance if I go back to the U.S., keertana reasoned.
Sounds good, I replied.
n.meera raghavendra rao