My relationship with my father has been always quite strange. We always seemed to be at loggerheads with each other. He was a simple village man who came to the city, studied under street lamps and been a successful self-made man. Whereas, I've been born in the city itself and never had really seen the hardships he had seen - so a spoilt brat would be the perfect definition for me. His coming from the village meant, he had all those traditional thinking and values in him. Whereas, I was a city-bred gal, who loved independence and was more into liberal thinking. So, two different worlds collided almost everyday at our home, which led to arguements and disagreements. Some times he won, sometimes I. He tried his best to instill strictly the traditional upbringings in me. However, there perhaps he failed a bit though. Because, the more he restricted, more I rebelled and ultimately had my way. Sometimes, I ponder and think if he was right all along. Because, I hardly see any of those traditional qualities in me as one would perhaps see in other girls. Whatever it was, I know he said for my best. But my sense of independence was extreme and finally I made a decision to actually leave home and live really independent. Though, it was unthinkable for my family and we got into the most emotionally volatile of situations. My father ( and also my mother ) ultimately did accept my decision albeit hesitantly. Its been years now and we are at peace, though we live apart. In all these I realized, I never really gifted my father anything. I always demanded this or that in the past. How nice it'd be to surprise him and gift something for a change. Now to gift, one doesn't really need an occasion do they, but Jabong came at the apt time with their #FathersDay #DandyDad contest. So I thought, why not just take this opportunity and gift my father one big surprise. This will indeed be a big surprise, cos' I'm sure he'll never be expecting this even in his wildest dreams. Hell...even I myself never expected to do this until I came across this wonderful contest by Jabong.com.
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