Monthly Archives: July 2016

Cow couture


Many, many years ago, when I was probably seven or eight, we were visiting my grandmom, who lived on a small hillock. My grandmom’s house was the third house from the right, in a long row of around 12 houses. … Continue reading

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Digital surpriseĀ 


My son has just come back from school. He usually washes up and spends 10 to 15 minutes playing games on the iPad, after which he eats his evening snack. However, today, as I watch him, he skips the washing-up … Continue reading

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e-Stranged!


The phone alarm rings. One of those mechanical sounds that are meant to goad you into action. I turn lazily, and open my eyes gradually to adjust to the bright light of day. The first thing I do is check … Continue reading

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Magic words


A few days ago, I was looking for a story for one of my son’s school projects, when I chanced upon a collection of stories from The Arabian Nights. As I flipped through its pages, I saw the story of … Continue reading

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Bubble of contention


The school day is over. Both kids are back home; each unwinding in his/her own way –  music and TV, evening snack, general banter and at times a detailed outpouring of something exciting that happened in their day. After lazing … Continue reading

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Signature Story


Recently I had to sign a set of documents.  The documents required my signature in more than 40 places. Phew.. I signed the first few with a flourish, then the brain switched to automaton mode, after which, when the brain … Continue reading

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The Evening Gossip Brigade


The balcony of my mom’s living room overlooks a line of trees. Each time I visit my mom, I realize that the foliage has become thicker. The neighbourhood cricket training ground – that was once clearly visible – is now … Continue reading

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A walk on the Scottish moors


We are in a small coastal town in the Scottish highlands. It is a warm and pleasant day. The sun is out on a blue sky, and the waves are gentle as they approach the shoreline. Small families are scattered … Continue reading

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