The MakLuckians – Changing Minds
He muttered ” I am off to attend voice training classes”. “Well, since its voice training you are taking can’t you speak a bit more clearly?” I yelled. That was my way of telling him what I thought of his attempts to improve his communication skills. In response he just put on his headphones and walked out. Little later my daughter Lokanya walked in and I told her about her brother’s latest crazy idea and she brightened up and said “Wow, that’s awesome”. “You mean awful, right” I inquired hopefully and she said ” No I think that’s cool”. “You are nuts like your brother and I am glad your Mom is not around to witness these things” I said and immediately knew I had crossed the line. Her face darkened and she moaned complainingly “DaaaaaaaD!” and I knew a diplomatic exit to my bedroom was the wisest option for me. I should have known. Lokanya has always sided with Avalokita in all weird things he gets up to. I also knew, him not having a mother around – (My wife – May she rest at peace – died at Avalokita’s birth) – Lokanya felt the need to be emotionally protective about Kitta. But I still had Avalokita’s career- shift dream to tackle and I knew just the right person who will help me in putting off Kitta from the ill-chosen path. And that person happens to be my dear jogging partner Mr. Karan Kapoor – Kap for short. I was sure he will come up with some clever idea considering that he is the one man everybody in my building society approaches for solutions to their troubles. He was Chanakya, Tenali Raman and Birbal rolled into one and I am going to consult him tomorrow to find a way to exorcise my son. To be continued…..