My name is Anda. Some people make fun of my name and some people ask me what it means.

In my family there were only a few boys and a lot of girls. So when I was born my grandmother decided to name me ‘Anda’. The reason was I increased the number of boys in my family.

I have a nickname, ‘Skwabha’. I really don’t like it. My friends used to call me that when I was young because I had a big head.

My name is Anda and my last name is Bholi.


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