We know we belong to the previous generation when we complain about the way children waste time.
“How much we used to play!” A friend and I lamented about how students at school spend more time at their laptops than at anything else. They are a generation growing up with email and Facebook; they’re attached to their laptops all the time.
“We used to be on the ground, playing in the sun.”
“Tree to tree, wall to wall…”
“Hundreds of things. Right until the time we left school.”
I fell silent. During my last two years of school, I really don’t remember playing much. What did I do, then? I wondered.
And then, I remembered.
I wrote a book.
On the 29th of August, 2002, just after I finished my tenth standard, I received this mail –
We are delighted to let you know that you have been shortlisted for the E-Author Version 2.0 contest this year. We will be announcing the top three entries on September 2 at our website …
I also learned from the website, We have been flooded with entries and out of the 1,611 first chapters that we received, our Editorial Team has shortlisted 8 entries.