Monthly Archives: June 2015

Cold spice


Many years ago, when my husband and I were at a loose end one Saturday, we decided to go out for an ice cream. My husband heavily recommended a small ice cream shop, whose specialty ice creams were all the … Continue reading

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Her Idol – A short story


Twenty years ago Madhavi stood in line, patiently awaiting the arrival of her idol, the music sensation Arun Swamy. To say that she was crazy about his voice was an understatement. She followed his life by the minute, and had … Continue reading

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A Muggle Spell


Both my children are voracious readers, my son, more so.  Many years ago my daughter went through the Harry Potter phase, and our home echoed with Potter stories and spells. My son is now going through the same phase. His … Continue reading

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When it rained – A short story


Tanya was cooped up in office the whole day. She was a new entrant to the corporate world, and in her enthusiasm to learn, she usually ended up leaving work late. Today, as she came down to the foyer, the … Continue reading

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A bathroom singer is born


My son has recently discovered that he has a voice, and that it sounds better when it is echoing off the walls of the bathroom! So, he goes in for his bath and we get treated to a good ten … Continue reading

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Realization – A short story


It was raining outside, but the sounds in Jaya’s head drowned out everything else, to the point that she was barely aware of her surroundings. Her fingers absent mindedly plucked at the frayed embroidery on the table cloth. There was … Continue reading

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Grandparents


The kids have their summer vacation, and are spending a couple of weeks with their paternal grandparents, in their ancestral home. We do this every summer. They love all the nooks and crannies in this house. The car garage, which … Continue reading

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The Wish – A Short Story


ONE MONTH AGO As the yellow studio lights fell on her, Avanti felt droplets of sweat forming on her upper lip and below her eyes. She was minutes away from winning the ‘What’s your IQ?’ show. She had five more … Continue reading

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Sound bites from the past


Memories come in various shapes and sizes – mostly as our own mental images, as experiences, as smells, as music, as sounds, as moments of happiness, and many other emotions that help us recollect a particular incident with amazing clarity. … Continue reading

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When the lady went shopping…


The mail has brought good news. Points that I have meticulously gathered on my credit card have borne fruit in the form of shopping vouchers…Yay!!! I am out at 10.30 a.m. to buy out the entire mall with these vouchers. … Continue reading

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