As a teenager I didn’t know but I used to think that what these people said was right. It took me a very long time to realise that it was all just not worth wasting my time on. I can’t go thin just because I want to be liked or married by someone.
My school bus conductor would scream out “Moti, bhaag!” expecting me to run faster from my house till the school bus already waiting for me outside the gate of our building. I don’t remember much about how I felt about it, frankly speaking.