The phone screamed its shrill monophonic ring tone. The voice on the other side did not begin with the famous word that features in the world’s first C program, “You are showing signs of not coming to office today.”
Salim Azmi wasn’t a person who was given to being formal when speaking with his boss, “I’m coming,” Avi said, “I wonder why you would say that. I will be there in an hour.” In fact none of us ever gave our bosses the impression that they were.
Avi Sharma imagined the chuckle coming through…
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