Author Archives: nimi naren

Street play at sundown


High up in the sky, the moon is a sliver of silver on a late evening sky that is still blue. The moon seems to be gliding peacefully far above, totally oblivious to the goings-on below. Down here, there is … Continue reading

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Trapped!


The roads are jammed, and most drivers have switched off their engines. I stare absently at the scene outside. An old lady is standing under a bus shelter. As I watch, she pulls out something from the waistband of her … Continue reading

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‘Tis more about the popcorn


The school holidays have begun. Time expands itself to fit our mood of purposelessness and lassitude. We laugh in glee at the clock, for we are the masters now! We decide to go watch a movie at the neighbourhood multiplex. … Continue reading

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Mom


Whichever way I turned this last week, there was only one theme – Mother. There was ‘mommy love’ everywhere. If there was an energy meter that could measure this love, it would have probably burst! Cards, gifts, letters, cookies…..and a … Continue reading

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The Silk Skirt


The molten afternoon sun pours into the living room, playing hide and seek with the furniture and the curtains. I narrow my eyes into a piercing look that will somehow help me thread the sewing needle that is in my … Continue reading

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Out of bounds


When we were kids, there were certain things and areas in our home that were out of bounds to us – our Dad’s bookshelf, his stationery cupboard and his files; our mom’s wardrobe and steel almirah, and our aunt’s knitting … Continue reading

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A Tech Tutorial for Grandma


It is late in the afternoon. My mom is visiting. My son has just come back from school. He chatters about his day, hugs his grandma, washes up and disappears to his room to change. In a few minutes, he … Continue reading

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Carpet of flowers


This afternoon, as I rushed to complete a few errands, my eyes saw that the road was filled with beautiful pink flowers that had fallen from a nearby tree. And, as I watched, the flowers continued to fall, swaying gently … Continue reading

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‘Homecoming Meal’ Philosophy


I was talking to one of my friends last week. She had just returned from a two-week family holiday. She told me all about the trip and the fun things they had seen! And then she said, “After all that … Continue reading

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Circle of friendship


When we first go to school, we are reluctant to let go of our parents’ hands. We stare at this new world that is inhabited by other kids, from the security of our mom’s lap or dad’s shoulders. The world … Continue reading

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