This is my grand nephew Vedesh. He towers over me by at least half a foot and can easily beat me into pulp if it ever came to that. When I next visit Chennai again, I shall take a photograph with him to show my readers how larger than life he really is.
Two days ago, he posted this on his facebook page.
Since over a thousand kilometers separate the two of us I decided to tease him a bit and since I could not resist the temptation to respond we exchanged views as under. Please click on the image to get an enlarged version.
As a grand uncle, I think that it is my duty to enlighten Vedesh about matters of great import. Particularly since his best friend Suman and I had this exchange again on facebook. I have no doubts whatsoever that Vedesh must have told Suman about my antecedents.
Bong in that exchange means Bengali. Suman is a Bengali and finds it fascinating that a Bengali had condescended to marry me. Grihasta is another word that needs explanation which can be had here.
So, as part of their education, without further ado, I shall take them to a remarkable piece of writing on the world’s most popular four letter word which can be read here.
I shall now await reactions from these two young people who brighten up my existence by just being around for me.