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“Free yourself from attachment to material objects of pleasure. It is the key to Nirvana, to peace, to realization,” the orator’s voice boomed.

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My mind was divorced from my ears. It stealthily flew to my brand new pair of shoes. Why did I just have to wear them today?

‘’Don’t fret. They are safe,” my fingers reassured me. They curled firmly around the token given by shoes-stand employee.

I sighed with relief and once again became all ears.

“Faith. Trust. Detachment.” droned on the orator.

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P.S- 1] Why are worship places the commonest ground to lose shoes?

2] Raise your hand if you’ve stationed someone beside your shoes while you entered the holy arena.

3] Cynical and flippant I may well be today, but isn’t there a grain of truth hidden here?

4] No, I have yet to lose my pair of shoes. Have you ever been a bakra aka victim of this heinous crime against mankind’s wide eyed trust?

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5] Which Sherlock Holmes tale had ‘one stolen shoe’ as an important clue to the ensuing crime?

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