On 14th Feb, I sometimes receive Valentine’s day messages or mails from people wishing me love and good cheer. I take it as an opportunity to inform them of my ‘extremist’ views that have no room for birthdays, New Year or Valentine’s Day. Sometimes I do it apprehensively as I don’t want to hurt the feelings of loved ones. Sometimes I do it hesitatingly knowing I was amongst the ones who found no harm in it a while back. It makes me reassess my feelings, why is it that I don’t want to celebrate it any more, why do I feel that it is wrong and what’s the big deal about it anyways?