How To Survive a Long-Distance Relationship with Your Parents

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How To Survive a Long-Distance Relationship with Your Parents

Illustration: Reynold Mascarenhas

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hen I left home for the first time, my parents showered me with parting gifts and proudly told their friends and colleagues that the same useless child they’d threatened with a belan one too many times, was now a functional adult ready for independent life.

Except it’s not really adulting when your mother gives you a wake-up call every day at 7.30 am. “Goood morning, Shreya,” chirps my mom, reminding me of Vidya Balan’s annoying greeting from Lage Raho Munnabhai.

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