Well, the idea had been there for a while, to write in Hindi. Had it not been for my school principal in class 11th -- who discouraged me from taking Hindi along with the physics-chemistry-biology -- perhaps would have taken it for higher studies. I have been proud of being pretty good in Hindi...rather HAD been proud of it. Trying to write the first post in Hindi, fucked my happiness. And that too, I dont how to say "fucked my happiness", in Hindi. But I will try.
The final push came today, when I received an email from a self-prophesed "stranger". She wrote to me and asked me why I did not write in my "mother tongue". She meant it to be Bengali. For the record, I am born a Bengali, I do not consider it my mother-tongue. Hindi, is my mother tongue. I dont mean to offend Bengalis (too long a word, shall stick to 'Bongs', no you cannot smoke this one!); however, I speak horrendous Bangla. I cannot write it and can only read a smattering of it and on bad days I forget even the little that I know. Anyway, I am digressing...
Eve Emancipation is now ALSO available here, in Hindi and is called 'Gup Chup: Ek Ladki Ki Kahani', which means clandestine. Why that name? Because I didnt know the Hindi word for 'emancipation'. Shrug. Those who do understand Hindi, check it out and give feedback. But dont expect me to NOT try, I really dont care even if you hate it (defence mechanism, Eve*?)
Eve Emancipation Hindi = Gup Chup: Ek Ladki Ki Kahani