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Shahjahanpur Diary

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Home’s A Pilgrimage

Holi is almost upon us and that means it’s time for my annual pilgrimage to Khaira, my village in Shahjahanpur district, UP. I may have done the whole saat samundar paar routine in the past two decades but the yearning for home around this time of year is too strong, like that of a fauji eagerly awaiting his annual leave. I see myself returning to Khaira on the slightest pretext, to share the joys and sorrows of my family and friends from my langot days. It helps me stay grounded and cope with the vicissitudes of life.

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