I just added the 'ugly' or else the title would not have looked complete :D
I have a dual character. And I am perfectly conscious and proud of it. A part of me was born to generate trouble. And since then I have become the perennial source of maladies for my parents and for all the other people associated with me. The day I was born, my mother had to gulp bouts of oxygen for I had drained her of it. She is still in the same condition psychologically from the day I opened my mouth to talk, and blew her off with all my questions. I was frustrated (again) with studies and without due respect, I censured every person I could recall who were or are in the field of education and responsible for carrying out the damning exams. (My parents are professors.) I finished my extensively animated and creative political-leader type speech successfully saying that I am about to turn eighteen and my parents should simply marry me off. My mother heaved a sigh of relief at the thought that I was finished at last, cursed Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar for pioneering women’s education, and went off to study the population geography of
The good side of me is also always cracking pathetic jokes and trying to study at the eleventh hour for a decent result, and at times even much before an examination is even announced, is a front- bencher in class and tries to answer most of the questions the teachers ask. She is a narcissist but tries to hide that fact by acting humble and modest. She too cracks horny jokes and goes around with friends all the time. She loves to give smileys and is basically quite stupid but she can fake intelligence pretty well.
I am a nikamma. :(
(p.s: the fact that the TOI columnist calls himself a nikamma has elevated the meaning of the word itself. hence the word has been used in appreciation of myself, by myself. )