Hari Krishnan grew up in Delhi in a Tamil household in a locality of partition refugees from the Punjab on the other side. As he strolls in Karol Bagh with his childhood friend Amandeep Khurrana, they recollect how Partition shaped their lives.
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‘One of the relics of Partition is ambition. When we saw them (the neighbourhood Punjabis), there was an urge to be like them’ – Hari Krishnan
‘It gave us a sense of attitude. To be pragmatic.’ – Amandeep Khurrana