By Neel Anil Panicker
There is this thing about girlfriends.
If people ask you about past ones, it means you are well past expiry date, off the shelf, that is.
If they inquire about current ones, it means you are still a good quality product; very much on the shelf.
And, if they don’t ask about them at all __past, present, or even future___it means you are as dead as a dodo.
Meaning: neither a buyer nor a seller.
Off the market, that is.