My brothers' nicknames

My parents and the elder members of the family used to call my brother Chitta by the nickname Badoi. Badoi is a kind of cute, tiny bird that eats next to nothing. They thought that he would also eat next to nothing.

My brother Hriday's nickname was Khoka, which means "the darling of the family."

Only my parents and those relatives who were older than Hriday and Chitta were allowed to use these nicknames. We younger ones could not use them.