Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Sea Green Marble – A short story


Shiva’s two older brothers walked to school everyday. Shiva was the baby of the house and was usually walked to school by an adult, much to his dislike. Finally, when he turned seven, his father declared that Shiva could walk … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?


I recently read a joke in which there were two brothers, who had the same name ‘John’. One brother was a tourist bus operator, while the other was an undertaker. So, to avoid confusion, the people in the town called … Continue reading

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Overflowing bookshelves


Most days, we allow our lives to flow along, performing everyday chores and keeping our appointments.  Then again, some days, we wake up with a sense of purpose, where we plough through tasks and chores methodically, and feel a strong … Continue reading

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Grandma’s home remedy


I am down with a cold, blocked nose, watery eyes and a gnawing headache.  I have to live with this one, I guess, medication or no medication. The power of my sneezes can definitely get some mechanical device going. They … Continue reading

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Of little girls and little boys


A couple of days ago, when I was at my son’s school to pick him up after school, I met a very sweet girl, who was part of my group in a community project last summer.  The girl and my … Continue reading

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My Dad’s Transistor-Radio


                 Picture courtesy                http://www.radiomuseum.org One of my Dad’s most prized possessions was his transistor radio. It was grey in colour and was encased in a black, vinyl cover. Till we were teenagers, there was no television at home, and … Continue reading

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When your pinch pinches you….


I am going to narrate two, true stories about ‘pinches’. The first one happened last week. I was out shopping, and in one of the roadside shops, I saw my friend. Her back was turned away from me.  She is … Continue reading

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Coffee, me, myself – Part 1


It is that hour of the morning, when the body refuses to wake up, a few more minutes would definitely help. The bluish-pale silvery light of morning illuminates the bedroom. The birds are already up & about, calling out their … Continue reading

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The Gudugudupandi – A short story


It was another hot summer’s day in the village of Pattanapalli.  The women folk were busy with their morning chores, most of the men folk had already left for the rice fields, and would only come back at sundown.  The … Continue reading

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Ludo, digitally!


The kids are super excited that their father and I have joined them for a game of Ludo. We are a little rusty but quickly reacquaint. There’s a huge difference, we are playing Ludo digitally on the tablet. We get … Continue reading

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