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(12): NOTHING (I)

Something. Yes, something; for, you have already read some words. The piece is purposely entitled so, for one title may not capture the subject matters it contains. It’s a compendium of discursive thoughts of an amateur Nigerian living beyond the borders of his country, and in a far South Asian country of India, the country that defies any all-encompassing classification and codification. One cannot mention a single religion, culture, race/colour of Indians as there are numerous in place. The country is the second largest in the world by population after China. Therefore, a foreigner will never stop learning here. Everyday or time will present new challenges, new things, new human dynamics, and, sometimes even, new problems to solve. There can and should be many failures along the way—clash of culture, misperception of a particular gesture, language barrier, name it. This is however part of the human endeavours. The foreigner shouldn't hesitate to make as many mistakes as possible…