I think one of my biggest pride in life actually is being able to read and write Hindi. Well, one would be English, pretty much my life saving language because I stutter in Rongmei and take ages to write a paragraph in my own mother tongue. Finally all the slaving off in school, going to after-class tuitions, reading all the hindi books and learning all the stupid things have paid off.
I remember I bought a Teach Yourself Hindi book in Calcutta and my classmates in college laughed. Haha, who does that?
Don't get me wrong. I am terrible in hindi. I cannot understand 80% of Bollywood music songs. If hindi had the King's version and the common man's version, I speak the Naga version. But my spellings are good.