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Ayyagari Srikanth


Raju (38 years old) lives with his wife Kamala and 8 yearold daughter Lakshmi in Kakinada, a small town in Andhra Pradesh. He works as a mathematics teacher in a small private school in the town. They belong to lower middle class family and live in a small house. That evening Raju returns home from the school at his usual time 5.00 p.m. Kamala andChinnu (Lakshmi’s nick name) are getting ready for Chinnu’s friend’s birthday party. Kamala asks Raju to come to the party but Raju says he can’t come as he is having severe body ache. Kamala gets angry on Raju and says he never attends any function with them sighting flimsy excuses. She says he never mingles with relatives, friends, he is not social, and there is something wrong with him.Raju don’t speak.Chinnupersuades her father to come to the party along with them. Raju kisses her cheeks and…