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Just as I sat down to write this week's column, the power went off.

I cursed and swore at our power utility company for the power outage and rhetorically asked, ‘Of all the days, why Tuesday evening when I had a deadline to meet?’ Very selfish of me, isn’t?

Anyway, the powers-that-be had warned of power cuts due to a fault at one of the power generation plants but I somehow fooled myself into believing we would not be affected since we are in the rural areas. Naïve of me, I know!

I thus almost forgo writing this week's letter as it meant using my mobile phone, which is quite a dauntin...

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