I was born in India in a little railway colony. The British had just left, and most of our fathers worked on the railways. We lived in railway quarters which were huge houses that the British had occupied. I enjoyed every minute of it but now looking back I wish I had lived a more Indian lifestyle. My ancestry is French and Portuguese. When the British left, we (the Anglo-Indians) were the upper crust of society.
The women of that era would meet for morning tea, and go for walks, and the men went to work. Us girls, we were so protected.
I grew up thinking that this life is not for me.
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