When we decide to pursue a story, we identify the relevant characters, reach out to them and go interview them. Not everyone will make it into the final version, of course. We’re also hyper aware of the fact that different people recall the same events in different ways, or have different perspectives on what happened. And we spend a lot of time fact-checking, cross-referencing and trying to reconcile those differences in a way that allows us to tell one coherent story.
Tali Aronsky’s story in “Soul Food” is no different. For all kinds of editorial reasons, we ultimately decided to focus the piece on her version of events, and indeed she was the only voice you heard. But now we bring you another perspective on the same events – from the man who nurtured Tali back to herself; a stranger with a kind heart who stepped in when he was most needed – Erwin Prabhu.
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