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Dear Bhai, Hi Bhai, How are you? I hope you are as terrific as you claim to be on video calls because sitting 3000 kilometers away, you can only claim some unnatural things like this. No honestly, I cannot imagine my brother (who is just another monkey) to be ‘terrific’. But anyway, I hope you miss your sister because I am kinda missing you not being home this Diwali. Why do you have to work so much when you can’t celebrate the few moments and festivals which are meant to be celebrated with your family?
I know there’s a lot of work in your hands right now, but I hope you take care of yourself properly and do things to maintain your health (like bathing daily maybe!?), eating on time (and brushing your teeth, you know!) We have although lost the real touch (thanks to your job) and we do not chat much, again because of your busy schedule, but I really love to talk to you and want to have those series of long conversations back! In the past 20 years, no one has been as close to me, as you are Bhai. I miss the time when you and I used to sneak around the house, to find a quiet place just to discuss your crush!
I also miss the time, when you used to protect me from all those bullies, who attempted to eve-tease me; now that I am enough to handle them, I must admit that I was a spoiled sister as I admired it when you use to show your power (with zero strength at that time) in such a heroic way! Remember the time, when you use to gift me something for my birthday, and would steal it again to gift it on Bhai-Dhooj as the time duration between the two was always more limited. But, that was a good time, brother. At least, the gifts (though stolen once) had a homely feeling because of your presence around it. Now that you sent me the gifts online, I barely get that feeling! Not only gifts, but there are also many small changes in my life now which create a drastic impact overall. But Bhai, I am very happy for you & you are a true role-model for me. You have always worked so relentlessly for your goals. Even as a kid, if you wanted that remote-control car, you used to everything to please dad and he always ended up with your favourite car. I want to be like you, brother. I want to be intrepid and determined one, the one who thinks of his loved ones first in every possible way.
Of all the times I told you that you were useless, I hope you know how worthy you are for us, for our parents. You taught me how to deal with this selfish world by showing that when there is no one, there is a family, no matter how much we fought, our bound is infinite. This Bhaidhooj, I don’t want any gift. I want you, to be eternally happy, and mentally satisfied always. I hope you find your peace and happiness. And don’t send an online gift, just courier me one your old t-shirts so that I can savour a real gift and relish the traditions of wearing your old clothes, just like old times! 🙂 Your dearest sister!