Today evening, as I was having tea and smoking a cigarette at a very modest tea stall I saw a very meek looking man, with not the best clothing and wearing fake leather chappals that are bound to give multiple shoe bites. However, he said with a tone resembling the legendary Raaj Kumar, “Jaani.. Zamaana hum se hai, Hum Zamaane se nahin..”

Looking at him, after a day of incessant self doubt and loathing, I felt that no matter how much I deteriorate from now, I can always be good enough to proclaim to anyone who will listen that, “Jaani.. Zamaana hum se hai, Hum Zamaane se nahin..” and experience a moment of pride.

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