We are living in the age of Selfies, aren’t we? Before
anything else happens we take a selfie – at a mall, in your balcony, in your
bed, washroom, and I don’t know where all. I myself am party to it. Some of my
cousins say I am obsessed with selfies!! Like really??? I know girls who take
69 washroom selfies at a cinema!! I am much mellower than that. At least I post
much lesser than what I click. LOL. Just a few days back someone said in our family whatsapp group I should be named Selfie Tina. It made me laugh actually. It sent me thinking for sometime.
The more I see my son posing for selfies at 8 months the more
amazed I get. The moment you hold the phone in front of him he knows it’s time
to pose! He is a camera friendly baby. But his mom hasn’t been like that
If you see photos of mine from my childhood you’ll be
surprised to see a kid who’s always sulking. I hated cameras, I hated flash, I
simply hated the idea of gathering together and posing for photos.
During my childhood, we used to have these photo sessions at
home. My dad has a friend who is a famous photo journalist and we have had many
photo sessions with him. I was probably five or six when one Sunday we were all
dressed up for one such photo session.
I particularly was not happy how my mum had dressed me up. I
hated kajal, I hated jewellery, I hated stockings. I don’t know why but I just
can’t stand stockings at all. I was not happy with any of the outfits I was
made to wear. Then came the torturous lights, quite a nightmare for me.
All other cousins were super happy and excited about the
photoshoot. They all loved posing and dressing up. And there I was sulking in
all the photos, which was enough to face some wrath from my mom later.
This is exactly how uninterested I was while being clicked. I am in Red Shirt
But if you follow me on Instagram now or on FB you’ll know
how much the little camera shy girl has come across. I still don’t know why I
used to sulk in all photos in my earlier days.
But my bub ain’t camera shy!
Here's mom and son - Same Place, Same Photographer and Same toys!! he hijacked my teddies!!
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