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I always like interactions with kids in India. Met Ameer and Anvar, a couple of boys, probably around 8 years old, on their way to school, , who were so talkative and fluent in English. One of them, in this small Kerala town, is into Spiderman, so he has a Spiderman school bag, shoes and umbrella, "everything Spiderman". A motorbike passed us, so they commented that wow, that's a high powered racing bike: "modified", they said. They go to a tribal government school where they learn Malayalam, Tamil and English. I don't think they mentioned Hindi, though Modi and the BJP are trying to press schools in every state into teaching it.