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Although after all the cement layering had been peeled off and our house looked like a abandoned home with all the bricks exposed, the re-plastering was slower in comparison to breaking

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Keya Sarkar 

Keya Sarkar

Since my childhood, I remember our house in Santiniketan with a lime wash as its interior and exterior wall colour. So when 15 years ago, I came to live in it, I continued with the tradition. Primarily because a lime wash is cheap and so a major chunk of your spend goes into labour and not to any paint manufacturing corporate.

And since a lime wash gets ruined easily one has to do it more frequently than the popular protective wall paints. So more money for labour. However, it is only recently that I realised that the labour who I thought I was doing a good turn to, were increasingly ...

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First Published: Fri, December 14 2018. 21:33 IST
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