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Journal #1: The Curious case of Chappathy and Kuruma

Updated: Jan 30, 2021

Upon reading The Psychopathology of Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud, it is evident that as per Freud each and every action of ours, and the events that happen to us are nothing but a consequence or result of oppressed thoughts in our subconscious. When we drop something to the floor, when we forget some names or places that we had visited, etc. all such daily occurrences are intentionally driven by the subconscious mind.

Now let me explain how this principle of Freud applied to my life. I like Chappathy and have longed for it and when it comes to preparing the batter it is the most difficult for me. Hence, I always refrain from making chappathy. For the past two weeks, I have been thinking about chappathy and how I missed them. I wanted to have them, but I didn't have the confidence to prepare them. In the meantime, my friend Avinash called me suddenly and informed that he would come over for a visit to my home on the weekend. Usually, we would go outside for lunch but since the lock-down period there hasn't been much diner opening around. So, I decided to prepare something myself.

Avinash is a Northie hailing from Madhya Pradesh. As like all northies, even he prefers roti to rice. This made me to decide that I will cook Roti and curry for him. And I ended up preparing chappathies and Tofu Soya Mattar curry. We enjoyed the delicious lunch and I realized I ate more chappathies than him not because I deprived him, but he had a small appetite.

Somehow, my brief desire over chappathy came true in the most amazing and psychological way!

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