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Three words: Apple, electricity, redemption

When I was a girl, of merely eleven years, my freedom came from power cuts at night. At precisely 11:20 every night, power went off, plunging our tiny street into darkness. There she was, the apple of someone else’s eyes. … Continue reading

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Words 5: school canteen, painting, glowworms, brandy

Kitchu and Vitchu were friends from very young. Or perhaps they weren’t. They didn’t really play together as children, or even know each other’s families. But the familiarity of the situation and the shared memories of afternoons, festivals and grandmothers … Continue reading

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Words 4: Mumbai, freeriding, separation, glass

Words: Glass, freeriding, Mumbai, separation This was the curse of IT firms. They had offices in Bangalore. And many of those who worked in the glass-kissed buildings were from places like Mumbai and Delhi. The ones from Madras were alright. … Continue reading

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Words 3: Constipation, Convection, Credit-Crunch etc.

Words: Conduction, Convection, Constipation, Show-off, renaissance, propellor, credit-crunch Janardhan Ramalingam was a very polished man. Even if his name had been truncated to an ultra-feminine Jan, one look at him, and you would think he was born with a suit. … Continue reading

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