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First Salary: 'I bought woollen socks for my grandparents'

Last updated on: October 31, 2012 14:02 IST

Reader Raghav Rohatgi from Hyderabad tells us how he spent his first salary. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh

We asked you readers to tell us about your first salary and how you spent it. Here, we have reader Raghav Rohatgi from Hyderabad telling us his story.

When I started working way back in 2005, I was earning around Rs 10,000 a month and was living alone in Lahual and Spiti of the Himalayan region.

With my first salary, I bought a shawl of original sheep wool, handmade for my mother and two sisters.

I also bought a pair of woollen socks for my maternal grandparents and aunt. Of the remaining amount, I deposited some and spent the rest on my daily needs.

In the following months, I must have bought so many things, but it was a different experience to share my first salary with my family members.

Dear Readers, what was your first job? Do you remember what your first salary was?

Tell us a little about where you worked and what you did there? And of course, what did you do with your first salary? Did you buy a sari for your mum or a gift for your girl/boyfriend? We want to know so tell us all about it!

Write in to us at (Subject line 'My First Salary') and we'll publish the best responses right here on!