A gentle breeze blowing on a hot summer’s day. Sitting in my balcony with a glass of lemonade in hand, observing the fast moving traffic, the distant ships in the sea, the children bicycling down the path, the elderly doing tai chi…I started walking, walking down memory lane, to the near past and then to the distant, a piece of paper guiding me and in it the questions. Questions relating to my childhood, my dreams, my culture, my city and finally the reason for the interview – the Miss India pageant. When Vishal approached me about doing this interview for his blog – Scripting the story of life, I wondered why would anyone want my interview? And if they did, they could write about my achievement as a mother or as a homemaker, but for Miss India… and I didn’t even win that contest!
It was only after I started reading his interview questions and when the answers started pouring out, did I realize how much our past shapes us, our thinking, our decisions, our choices, our future. Although it was not a face-to-face interview, I felt like I was talking to someone, sharing my story, bringing to life my past. So here is the interview – Rewinding Time with Mehroo Mistry Turel. Hope you enjoy reading it!