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SRK and I...

I have a love-hate relationship with Shahrukh Khan and his movies. It wasn't always like this. I used to just love all his movies. There was no hate then. The first SRK movie I remember watching on a big screen was Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) and I remember loving it. I was just stepping into adolescence when it came out and I understood it, and became a huge fan right then. After that, I watched every movie of his that came out. I was still young then and didn't delve into whether it was a good movie or not. It had SRK in it and that was enough. When I watched Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, it bothered me that the college they had created on the screen was so unrealistic, it bothered me that an 8 year old girl would speak like a grown up adult. It was weird, but I still loved the movie. When Mohabbatein came out, it bothered me again that the Head of the Institute would take so much interest in the personal lives of his students, that he would expel a student for being in love …

To my fiercest competitor

This is for those hide and seek games when she used to be the first one to get out because she was the youngest, for those many many fights when we would literally pull each other's hair, bite, pinch and slap each other in equal measure, also for those moments when she would start crying louder just to get my mom to scold me for hitting her, for those endless games of snakes and ladders and business, for those cricket matches in the evenings, for those really competitive badminton games, for those summers when every afternoon was spent playing carroms where she would beat me every single time, for those scrabble games where I would beat her, for those times when she'd make me mad by waking me up just so she could make the bed or clean the room and also for those times when I would disturb her sleep by keeping the lights on so I could read my book till 2 a.m., for that time when she tricked me into eating raw flour but also for those times when she stole tamarind from the kitc…