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They say 60 is the time to retire. But there are some such jobs you create for yourself, which you can never quit. And then, I am engaged with my dreams, in the land where dreams come true. Mumbai! I love dogs. I was around 11 when my father brought home a German Shepherd. I [...]
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I am Ramesh Srivastava, fifty-seven years old. I have been running a garage for twelve years. Before that I was working as a helper, lending a hand to anything that might require the support of my energy and youth. This is about an incident, some 15 years ago. One day I was washing a car [...]
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Sixty four isn't a flattering age. Or maybe it is, with a tank of memories to fall back on. I can't decide. Actually I can't decide whether I should be optimistic or pessimistic about my age. But I certainly wish to be born again, in this age of communication and accessibility. I want to be [...]
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I am Amit Kamble from Vashi. Age 54 and brain a warehouse of memories. Different days, different times, different images, different people, their changing attitude – they all play light and dark at every opportune moment. When I was twenty-six years old, one day I was traveling to my workplace in Vashi. I left my [...]
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I am  67 years old now, spending my life with three children and four grand children. When I look back, I find an active life I have left behind with so many little and big things that came and went in their own space. My grandchildren remind me of the days when I was their [...]
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Does 50 sound too aged? I hope not. At least the days that I look back to doesn’t seem like I have left them behind too long ago. It was the famous city of Maharashtra known for exotic temples. Kolhapur. I lived there with my family for around 4-5 years, if not more. I can’t [...]
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Its been 70 years now that I have known this city. Mumbai! My relationship with the city is far deeper than any kith or kin. Seven decades ago I was born to a Marathi family, our little home had seen many generations coming and making way for others. You must be wondering, why am I [...]
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It was Sunday morning when my mother shouted at me for keeping the room dirty. I was instructed to clean my room at the earliest. I was on the job, cleaning all the mess under my bed. That’s when my younger brother came up to get some of his toys. I got very annoyed because [...]
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Shah Rukh Khan, king khan of Bollywood is the person whom I admire the most. I was 38 when his movie Baazigar was out in 1993. I saw his first film, Deewana and just loved this person, I don’t know why. Maybe because I wanted to be like him! I too had similar ambitions – [...]
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I was thirteen when my mother passed away. Thereafter the family was left with me, my father, my grandparents, my younger sister and brother. I was the eldest of the three siblings; so many of the responsibilities were for me to take care of. I didn’t know how I would make things up for everyone, [...]
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