"30 Days of Notice Period" - #19

#19 Nicknames you have; why you have them

Well, my joining date got moved up a week so I might not be able to finish all of these, but I will try. I might combine a few into one article itself. So the numbering might be a little off.
So, nicknames huh. I have quite a few I guess. Well, my name is Arushi Pandey. I'll just start listing them down one by one; Pandey, Pandey Ji, Aru, Chotu, Shiro, Rushi, Popu, Bache, Shiri are the ones that are coming to mind right now, 

Actually, most people get their nicknames from their names, in my case, it was the other way around. I was named Aru first and that is where Arushi came from. My mother and my brother were taking harmonium lessons when my mother was pregnant with me. Her teacher was a blind man, whose next student was Aru. My mother liked that name so much that she decided to give me that name. 

Chotu is a nickname that a lot of people have called me over the years. The reason is simple for this one. I am short or tiny as I prefer it. Have always been the kid who stood first in lines at the assemblies in schools all my life.

Shiro is a nickname that has stuck with me for quite a while now. I also refer to myself as Shiro sometimes. I think it was back in my first year and I was hanging out in my friend's room and she suddenly declared that she would call me Shiro. And it has been about 5 or 6 years and it just stuck. A lot of people back in college started calling me Shiro. (Shiri is just another version of this)

Popu is a bit of a funny name. Actually very few people know about it at all. So sometimes I am a bit of an airhead and can be a bit silly. Maybe just a tad bit. And that is where Popu comes from. This is what the coffee drinking gujju would call me every time I did something stupid. It just started out of nowhere. One fine day I was Popu. 


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