Letting Go of Our Old Comic Heroes

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Letting Go of Our Old Comic Heroes

Illustration: Saachi Mehta/ Arré



few days ago, I saw this kid on the footpath while I was having a cigarette. His father was waiting in a queue and this boy, who looked like he was seven or eight, was busy entertaining himself by skipping an action figure along the flower pots that lined the way. At this display of childish imagination, I smiled and thought, “You’re lucky there are people here, runt, or that plastic soldier would be mine.”