It was a hot summer day, when we went to the zoo. Our school was taking us to an excursion, to the zoo. And we were all very happy. We were studying 7th standard, so we were all pretty excited to see the animals over there.
This was the 90s, when India was just entering into a period where it could be called a developing economy in another 10 years.
So, during that phase, going to a zoo was such an achievement and so much enjoyment that we were all extremely elated.
So, we reached there in a bus arranged by the school. And there were teachers who took us along to each area and showed the animals to us.
“Hey, look there. It’s a deer.” someone said.
“Hey, look there. It’s a peacock.” the other said.
Everyone was so excited to see the animals. I was pretty excited too. But I would always miss the excitement of a big group of friends. I was always a misfit to any group, so I was alone mostly. Continue reading