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Mainstream, VOL LVI No 32 New Delhi July 28, 2018

A Hug!

Sunday 29 July 2018

What’s there in a hug?

It may be desi, bidesi or even chipko.

But two hearts come closer,

narrowing the distance.

The effect may be different:

affectionate, startling,

embarrassing or artificial. 

Yet it sends out a message.

You may differ from your opponent,

but demonise him not, instead

hold him in human bond.

—A.K. Das

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