“Living in the kingdom of the Ikshvakus for twelve years, I enjoyed every delight imaginable to human beings and had all my desires fulfilled. Upon the thirteenth year, the king invited all his ministers to an assembly to discuss the installation of Rama as the new king. When it was thus decided in that assembly that Rama would succeed His father as king, my respectable mother-in-law, Kaikeyi, begged for a boon from her husband.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 47.4-6)
Friend1: You ever have someone say bad things about someone that is important to you?
Friend2: What happened?
Friend1: I’m asking you first.
Friend2: Is this about politics again? I told you to let it go. Don’t get so attached.
Friend1: How did you know? Well, it’s not politicians, exactly. It’s people on the radio. I listen to them…
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