Mr. Rao teaches a lesson

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The son had turned into a money monster. He had a number of specializations tucked in his backpack – a PhD in skin treatments, a British course in acne removal, a Chinese one on liposuction. He was the doctor who did aggressive marketing: there were boards all over his house-cum-clinic and full-page advertisements in several leading newspapers.

We would meet the father in the market place sometimes. He would usually be buying fruits, occasionally a chocolate.

“How are things Mr. Rao? You are not around much lately.” we would ask.

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