Life Lessons
The pleasure of writing

It was late in the evening in the dusty town of Bellampally where my parents live. Inwhat is a narrow and crowded colony, my father was busy chatting with more than a dozen of his friends and neighbours, when the office boy of the college for which m

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Be humble, it costs nothing
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Why am I educated?
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