Rely first on your instincts

In the India of the eighties, where I grew up, “rank” in class was important. Rank meant one’s academic position in class, an index of one’s score in the progress report. It meant stature. It probably still does. The title of “first boy” or “first girl” was a badge of honor, a halo of prestige […]

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Hot chocolate

  Hot chocolate by Mystic Wanderer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Hot chocolate runs down my gut. My mind at ease, shapes the thoughts as they emerge, flowing freely, as words from pen onto paper. Tinkling spoons, the sibilant coffee machine, barista calls – “Tall mocha”! or “Grande caramel latte”! […]

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