My name is Pratiti Kaka. As a child I learned dancing, and my mom thought I'd grow up to be a dancer of renown. I soon joined skating classes. She assumed I'd break Olympic records. When I started swimming, she hoped I'd swim across the English Channel someday. But all her dreams crash-landed when I grew up to be an ordinary, amiable girl with varied interests. After managing an office, I married a wonderful man of my choice and am enjoying life. Just the other day, someone told Mom, "I want my daughter to be like yours."