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It was just another usual day at home, and my mom was on the phone, engaged in a casual conversation with a friend of hers. In India, these phone conversations between aunties tend to be about accomplishments of their children, whether they are in school, college, working or even married.
Returning to the latest phone conversation, which went something like this:
Aunty: So Purnima, what are your children up to?
Mom: Ah, nothing much. Anu, the elder one, is doing her MBA and the younger one is studying at Christ.
Aunty: OMG, I still remember them as little kids Poo! But what about Varun?
Mom: He is doing some work ya. What's Aparna doing?
Aunty: Oh she is...Read more...
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Varun Agarwal is a filmmaker, entrepreneur and a bestselling author. He is 25 years old and has launched three companies to his credit - Alma Mater , Reticular And Last Minute Films. He has directed the likes of Preity Zinta and AR Rahman in music videos and his films have over a million views on Youtube. He has been featured on the cover of India Today and numerous other periodicals as well as on the CNBC Young Turks Show.
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