He folded his fear into a perfect rose. He held it out in the palm of his hand. She took it from him and put it in her hair.
("The God of Small Things")
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The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes.
Why not have your nuclear bombs in your briefcase All of these policies that America upholds, nuclear weapons, privatization, all of these things are going to mutate and metamorphosis into these dangerous things.
If you're happy in a dream, does that count?
Some things come with their own punishments. Like bedrooms with built-in cupboards. They would all learn more about punishments soon. That they came in different sizes. That some were so big they were like cupboards with built-in bedrooms. You could spend your whole life in them, wandering through dark shelving.
People always loved best what they identified most with.
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