“I’m a Bharatanatyam dancer. During my Arangetram, I was 15. The entire process was filled with bumps and bruises. My partners changed almost 5 or 6 times, the choreography kept changing, and it took a total of two years to prepare for it. After all that practice, a week before the show, Swine Flu broke out, which postponed the event and delayed things by another 6 months.
When it finally happened, after all the roadblocks, it was really worth it. Honestly, I teared up a little seeing my parents talking about me so proudly. That’s the happiest I’ve ever been. Nothing beats that."