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Breathless

I wake up and suck a bowl of charred asbestos through a dirty bong. That’s what it feels like most winter mornings when I open the door of the fourth-floor New Delhi apartment that I currently call home. Fog-drenched clumps of soot, ozone molecules and microscopic bundles of nitrogen oxides flow down my trachea and into my chest, where some become lodged. The airborne detritus puts me in danger of ...

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  • Headline: Breathless
  • Publication: Perspective, Pages 71 on 03/24/2013
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