The year was 2013. I was just about to start college when, sometime in early June, I went to watch a movie with my friends, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The movie sparked a debate after it ended, and a few …

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I am still surprised at the title I have just now typed above. This movie was not on my radar. I had seen the trailer once as a part of the previews for some other movie but that was it. I had neither any intention nor motivation to go watch this movie. I had written Karan Johar off as an out-of-touch Boomer who didn’t understand how love and relationships have evolved since the 90s ever since his “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”. And boy was I surprised!

I sincerely think that autobiographies should be placed in the fiction section. It is the accounts of one person looking at the highlights reel spanning decades through the dusty glass of her own memories, and often has very little to do with the objective truth, if a such a thing even exists. I think all of us should revisit our planned autobiographies in our heads many times before we start writing them. Look for memories that might have been forgotten, question if you remember things correctly, find plot threads that you missed on the first reading.