I am currently living in Chennai. I came and settled in Chennai for many years for work. But all my seasons took place in the village. My father was on duty in the village, so I had to live in the village. Although I was a kid when I lived in the village, my circle of friends was high.
I like hanging out with friends more than I study. My childhood was very much in tune with nature throughout. I'll be at friends' house during the holidays and evenings.
All my friends are very poor, and I only belong to a middle-class family. I meticulously watched the events that took place there when they went home.
At a friend's house, his mother would always brew ordinary tea in the morning, water, buttermilk, and onions to eat. This is the food they eat three times a day at home
Worse than that at another friend's house is eating two meals a day and not sure that's hunger for several days.
I did not feel guilty because I was a child at all these events then (last year was 1983) but today when I remember them a kind of guilt haunts my mind.
Kindergarten friendship is non-discriminatory. It would be nice if we could be like a friendly kid until the end of our lives.