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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  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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‘What is in your hand’? I asked my son. ‘A chicken.’ He said. ‘Eeekkkk!’ Shrieked my wife, her eyes popping out in terror. They were a group of three, also known as ‘Three Musketeers’ in that Air Force station in Punjab. Dharmendra, Satnam and my son. They were a terror for the rest of the [...]
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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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Reviewer Analysis Pawan Sood has a strange history. Many in this silly world may have had their own crazy eventful lives, but very few must have faced something as bizarre as this. He was around 13 then, loitering around amidst the extreme chaos of a dragging middle class family. One night he was sleeping with [...]
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I have spent the most vital days of my life at Raisinghnagar, Rajasthan. Those were the days when my hands were full of colourful bangles actively engaged in the rhythm of life. I was 12 years old when I got married. By 14, I had a child. But unfortunately, it was a girl. And eventually [...]
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I am 63 years old now. I am living alone since forever I guess. I was all of 8 years maybe, when my parents left me on the streets of Kota, Rajasthan. I had no idea what to do, where to go and what to do with myself. I don’t even remember their faces now, [...]
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