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Nitya Ramakrishna

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Dear Vishrut and Anushrut, I forget the name of a short story by W.Somerset Maugham that I read long ago-perhaps you will read it some day. But I still remember the story and in particular one sentence from it. This is spoken by a chap, brought up strictly to tell right from wrong, who has to go out to the...

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Kindness to Animals

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