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My Big Move

My Big Move

Would you ever like to move to a different place?

When I was 13 years old I moved from my childhood house in Chandigarh to Mumbai, for my school. When I first got the news, I cried for hours and then I fell asleep. I was sad because I would miss my childhood house and all my friends and my family would be left behind in Chandigarh. I was very attached to my childhood house. When I was packing my things I remember feeling very very sad. First my mom and I packed all our things and put them all in big cartons. Then my Mom went to Mumbai first. She went to the furniture shop with Neha Masi. They bought clothes cupboard, a kitchen set, a side table, a dressing table, a T.V., A.Cs., curtains, a toy almirah, a washing machine, a dining table, a sofa and a study table.

After some days I went to Mumbai to meet my Mom and Masi and to see my new house with my Papa. It was amazing!

I was about to cry but I didn’t. In my mind I was thinking – When will I meet all my friends, my Papa and my sister Ritu Sahni again?


At my new home, I met my house helper Sheila Didi. I also liked the podium where all the kids played.


Slowly, I started loving to be with my Mom, in this peaceful house.

Then one Monday, I met my fitness teacher. The next day I went to my first ever dance class. I made lots of new friends there. I also met my dance teachers Asif Sir and Shifa Ma’am, my amazing teachers who helped me and supported me to learn my dance steps. They never scolded me when I was not able to dance or when I forgot any dance moves. I loved my new teachers. They worked so hard to be able to teach dance to little children. I felt lucky to work with them. How easily they worked with the grown-ups and little children too!


I still miss my house because all my family and my friends are missing me.  They say “Please come fast!” When I didn’t go to Delhi for Raksha Bandhan to tie Rakhi to my brother we were both very sad. I wanted to tie a Rakhi to my brother and meet him and the rest of our family too. I love to spend time with my family and my friends. I love to go and visit my house in Chandigarh and also my old school friends from Strawberry Fields High School and the amazing teachers who helped in all my studies. They were my guides throughout my childhood and they motivated me whenever I lost hope. I love my teachers so much!

I have lots of wonderful memories of my childhood spent in my house. I still do and will miss them all. Change can be difficult and make you nervous. But in the end you can learn from it and be happy about it too!




Author: Naaz Chopra



  • Nidhi
    March 2, 2022

    Such a well written piece Naaz. Loved reading it. So proud of you.

  • Kiran khurana
    March 2, 2022

    Very well written Naaz 👍 U have poured your emotions so beautifully So proud of u

  • Aashish
    March 5, 2022

    I am a proud father when I read Naaz’s article especially how eloquently she has gone about expressing how her ‘big move’ to Mumbai has affected her. It has affected all of us. Naaz is the life of our family. Reading her article took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions where on the one hand I was glad to see her come into her own and on the other hand was sad because of the distance between us. God may always keep her blessed.

  • Aditi Ghosh
    March 6, 2022

    Dearest Naaz, I saw how enthusiastically you worked on writing this blog. You share your thoughts and feelings from the heart – it fills your readers with warmth! A great big congratulations and keep writing!

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