12 April, 2021

A Gatherer Of Zeal

A Gatherer Of Zeal
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When I was 17, I was in the first year of inter-science at the Ramnarain Ruia College in Matunga, Bombay. It was a great year  in college for me, packed with many inter-collegiate competitions in elocution and debating. My dream was to study medicine and go to rural areas to help people and change things. It was a different world, a world full of dreams. I was very quiet in class, but participated enthusiastically in extra-curricular activities. In fact, my teachers at King George School were surprised when they heard me speak at a competition.

We were given the chance to go out and travel for inter-collegiate competitions. Also to discuss several issues with our teachers. Those days,  teachers gave us many inputs to improve our political understanding. I distinctly remember a debate on the Simla agreement between India and Pakistan. I also remember one...

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