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A Tribute To My Father.

My father was a school dropout. Yet there was no man who loved education as much as him. His English knowledge was mostly self taught. Our house was filled with books and magazines of the highest caliber: Time, Span, Illustrated … Continue reading

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Tender Coconuts At One Rupee Less

My uncle, that is my father’s brother, was a  tight fisted person. Frugal and very thrifty. His miserly nature never failed to raise a laugh in our family. I lived two houses away from him and was often the victim … Continue reading

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Some things Are Not Meant To Be.

Whenever I met Salma aunty at weddings and social gatherings, she would say something to me that I thought was very funny. I had a tough time not cracking up and laughing every time she said that. Salma aunty was … Continue reading

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A Surprising Coincidence.

I have always been a bibliophile and have a big cupboard full of books collected over many years to show for it. I really don’t have the heart to dispose them or to give them away to some  kindred soul. … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Came To Her House To Help Her Celebrate.

It was the festival of Krishna Jayanthi. People who worshiped Lord Krishna  were celebrating the deity’s birthday with much gaiety and happiness. Only Manjula was sad that day. Manjula was a person whom other women could describe in all truthfulness … Continue reading

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The Sad Tale Of How He Gave Up Drinking.

Ravi was an alcoholic. A terrible one at that. He was always in an inebriated state, which saddened his wife Pooja very much. Pooja ran from addiction cure centers to psychiatric clinics to God men. But no one could stop … Continue reading

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Selecting A Bride

Though I had studied in a co-education institution and later worked in a multinational company, I had not fallen in love with any girl. When I turned  twenty seven without a bride in the offing, it was my mother’s lot … Continue reading

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Is There Life After Death?

When my sons were in the primary school, I was a member of the ‘Parent-Teacher’ association. It was quite a friendly group of parents who got together with the teachers a few times a year and discussed school matters and … Continue reading

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The Grandmother’s Decision- Right Or Wrong?

As a child my relative’s daughter grew up in her grandmother’s house. Her mother had died when she was young and her father had remarried. The grandmother had taken responsibility of the girl and even though they belonged to a … Continue reading

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Can We Give Up On Life?

Some years ago, being disappointed and disillusioned with myself and being low in self esteem, I decided to leave it all. With some thirty thousand rupees, I left my city and drove north east from Chennai. My idea was to … Continue reading

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