M. K. Raina & Neelam Trakru
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Model Passage I
Kaul Sahib: Namaskar.
Please be seated. I didnít place you. Can I do something for you ?
Rajinder: I am
Rajinder. We have recently shifted here from Jammu. We are now your neighbours
on the fourth floor. Being a Kashmiri, I thought of meeting you.
Nice meeting you. What gets you to Mumbai.
Rajinder: I am an
engineer and I have got a job with a company at Andheri.
Kaul Sahib: Well. Who
else is in your home ?
Rajinder: I have my
parents with me. My father is a retired government servant. My wife is M.A. and
she is on the lookout for a job. I have two children, a son Ashwin and a
Kaul Sahib: In which
class are they studying ?
reads in 8th class and Shifali in 7th class.
Kaul Sahib: That is
good. Are you from proper Srinagar ?
Rajinder: Yes, from
Kaul Sahib: How do
you feel being in Mumbai ?
Rajinder: I am very
glad to be here. I attended the Hawan ceremony at Kashyap Bhawan last month
along with my family members. They were all thrilled to get in touch with the
biradari. People here are very nice and helpful. For a while, I forgot that I
was at a new place. O.K. Let me take your leave.
Kaul Sahib: No. Let
us have tea first.
f.mp3ality. I have had tea just now.
Kaul Sahib: You have
come to my home for the first time. How can you go without tea ? My wife will be
very glad to meet you. We will certainly drop in at your place today or tomorrow
to meet your father and other family members. We are indeed happy that we have
another member from our community in our building. Do convey our good wishes to
your family. Since you are new to Mumbai, do not hesitate to ask for any
Rajinder: Thank you.
You have been very nice. I am also happy to have neighbours like you. O.K. Bye.