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Permanent address?

Home is where the heart is

The place you were born, the house where you grew up, the city your parents live in—just what makes a home? And what if, at the end of the day, you no longer have one? In the second part of our Going Home series, Prem Panicker takes us through a series of homes, some happy, some not

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Name? Date of birth? Residential address? The high-priced, full-service agent scratched my responses laboriously onto a dirty-cream-coloured application form that, when complete, would get me documentation I needed urgently. Permanent address? My silence made him look up. “Permanent address?” he asked again. *** I was three days old when my mom and dad took me…

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