Dear Vidhya, I do not remember you much as a baby, I was only 7 years old when you were born. I did not care much for you, I was busy with my friends and school. When you were a little older, you pestered to be taken along wherever I went. I did not want to and there was a little bitterness then. Even that was very mild only. When I was an adolescent, I started loving you, you were very sweet and innocent. I remember that it was me who took you to your new school (which was my old school) when you joined 5<SUP>th</SUP>. I was proud that you are also joining my school, that too in the same section. Then we developed a bonding not only among us, but also our two cousins who were just a little older than you. We four used to be very close. Mother used to set aside a quarter cup of curd for you as you were a very poor eater. I feel ashamed that I used to feel jealous of you. You were very puny and so mother did that. I used gobble up anything that was given to me. You were very delicate and petite. Once you all were in your teens, I used to fight with mother to get you the dresses you fancied. I also used to stitch the patterns you three wanted. Thus my dress making skill improved well. During Deepavali, the only time we all got new dresses, we 4 used to break our heads to choose our dresses-the model, cloth etc. And I have spent many hours at the machine, getting ready the dream dresses you all wanted. You used to say that I taught you the finer things of life. We became closer with each passing day.Only one thing bugged you, your resemblance to me. You were a carbon copy of me, in miniature. Wherever you went you were called Kutty Lekshmy. You used to get irked and would say that you would change your face with plastic surgery when you had enough money. I remember the day after my marriage. We were all chatting along with my friends. Suddenly you rushed to the next room, closed the door and we were all shocked to hear you cry. Nobody could understand why and after some time you came out. When confronted, you said that you were sad that I was going away and that you would miss me terribly. Oh, all of us too started to cry then.