Hi! Missing you a lot. How are you and the other family members? Give my regards to the elders and love to youngers. Life has suddenly become very busy but at the same time quite lonely. My job is quite lucrative considering the perks I’m getting. How are things at your front? Hope you are continuing with your legal practice, but then such a small city like Ankara, does not give you much to do. In case you are interested to come down to İstanbul then let me know, I’ll try to do something for you. No doubt there is lot of competition in Ankara, but knowing you well I’m sure that you can make a good headway, once you get a break. At this time İstanbul is literally boiling and with sudden power-cuts, things have become worse. However, I have adjusted to the busy-life of this city and in the evenings usually go to watch some good Turkish plays. I have also taken the membership of Turkish Library and is having a great time with good books-as you know my passion for reading.
Yours Forever, (Bülent)
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To (Name) (Address) (Date)
You can never imagine the amount of joy your letter brought me. I received your epistle on the ____________ (Date) and I must admit that Indian Postal service has really improved a lot. Tell you what, from the day you left ____________ (Place Name), I was feeling very lonely and depressed, but on receiving your letter I feel much better. Nice to know that you have adjusted with the busy city-life of ____________ (Place Name). Out here, everyone is fine but the heat here is equally unbearable with sudden and long power cuts.
My practice is as usual and very soon here will be the holidays, for summer, when the courts will remain closed. Going through you letter I have also decided that I will also shift to ____________ (Place Name), so in case you know some reputed lawyers of high court, then just have a word with them. I’m planning to visit ____________ (Place Name) in the first week of May and I’ll stay with you for a couple of days. How’s Bhabhi and the children? Give my regards to your wife and love to your children. I miss them a lot.
I hope you have cut down your smoking and taken care of your health. Knowing you eating habit, do not have much to do with outside food as ____________ (Place Name) is also the capital of different and hitherto unknown diseases. Do write back as your letters are very special and brings me a lot of happiness.