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Story by Abhishek Mathur - Our House at Kashmiri Gate

Our House at Kashmiri Gate

Having only heard stories and anecdotes, Abhishek Mathur narrates his experience of physically visiting his family home and its locality in Delhi's Kashmiri Gate.

“Memory’s images, once they are fixed in words, are erased,” Polo said. “Perhaps I am afraid of losing Venice all at once if I speak of it, or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.”

I have often wondered if Calvino believed his fictional Marco Polo when he wrote the above lines in Invisible Cities. ...

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