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Paapa in Tamil Means Baby.

This happened a few years ago when we went to get a passport for my baby grand-daughter and renew the existing one of her mother. We reached well in time. Since my grand-daughter was a baby, they allowed an extra … Continue reading

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Twice Married Wife

I was barely out of college when I lost my father and soon afterwards, my mother. My sister had been married by then and lived close by. I got into the habit of spending time with her, helping her in … Continue reading

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There Is No Crowing About It In Singapore.

It was the top floor of a hotel in Singapore. My friend K was in the swimming pool on the open terrace of that hotel. There was no one else at the pool and that did not deter him from … Continue reading

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The Ice Cream Seller Who Was Paid Forty Years Late.

Long ago, a little boy in school was distraught because his best friend Hameed (name changed) had been warned by his mother to keep away from him. Hameed’s mother had come to school and complained to the principal that she … Continue reading

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The Left Hand Does Not Know About The Right Hand.

Mr.N was born with the proverbial “silver spoon in his mouth.” But that was not what endeared him to many, especially the weaker sections of society. His heart was bigger than all his industries put together. For he was a … Continue reading

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Three Women Under The Doctor’s Scalpel

Definitely” said the doctor, “you have to have  hernia surgery done, immediately.” I panicked. “Really, doctor? Immediately?” “Yes. Sooner the better.” There was no turning back.  I was admitted in a private nursing home and my surgery was completed without … Continue reading

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Raja Gopal, the King of Anger.

When I was growing up in a large traditional household in Chennai city, my father employed a man to drive us to school. The driver was short, stocky and had a prominent moustache which he was in the habit of … Continue reading

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