Sometimes, a perfectly harmless compliment may have a negative impact on you. It?s like getting a bottle of good perfume as a gift. It makes you wonder if you?re such a stinker after all.
And it keeps happening to me again and again. People read my work in the lab journals and other publications, come up to me and say,
?Hey, I noticed your work. I really liked reading it?.
And then, without fail, they back it up by saying,
You know what? You should apply to Times of India. You?ll get through easily.
Sure. Times of India, huh? Why not? I will write for them someday.
Oh. Did I tell you? I also aspire to be the Queen of Egypt someday.