Category Archives: Darndest Things Children Say

The Boy Who Was Not Afraid Of Snakes.

My friend Kavitha had two sons, Raju and Premu.(All names changed.) Raju was getting into so many “situations” as a boy, that Kavitha  wonders how he grew up to manhood, without getting maimed or killed, by all his atrocious activities. … Continue reading

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A cute tale of a grandma and her grand daughter.

This is a story, one of my cousins told me. It is not even a story. More like an anecdote or a reminiscence.  She said: My grand daughter came running to me one day. “Grandma, draw a dog,” she said. I … Continue reading

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When Abramo Krishnan came to live in Tuticorin.

I must tell you the story of Abramo Krishnan” my cousin from Tuticorin told me excitedly, when I was telling her about my blog, Talkalittledo. “Abramo Krishnan? Seems a strange name.” I said, getting interested. Abramo was nine years old … Continue reading

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Why The Ex-President Of My Country Talked To Me

When I think back on my school days one incident comes vividly to my mind. It was the time the ex-president of my country talked to me. The centenary celebrations of my school was being celebrated on a grand scale. … Continue reading

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Pots Of Money

As a young boy, my brother was always up to some mischief or the other. I remember the numerous times when he was at the receiving end of my dad’s wallops.  This incident is still fresh in my mind and … Continue reading

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Where do babies come from?

My niece Sophie had delivered a baby and I went to visit them. When I was there, a cousin of mine also came to see the new mother and child. My cousin had brought her 2-year-old daughter along with her. … Continue reading

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Gulsum writes. So does her grand daughter!

Gulsum writes. So does her grand daughter!.

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You Don’t Always Kneel Down to Pray.

Have you witnessed your favorite teacher’s wedding? I have. And in what a way! When I was nine years old, I was in the fourth standard in a village school in Killyanur in South India. My class master was Susai Maria … Continue reading

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Brothers and Twins.

Do you become twins, when you dress exactly like your sibling? My son aged 4 years, was fascinated by the twins who lived close to our house. The two boys would be always dressed in similar attire. My son wanted … Continue reading

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living and non living

How do you tell a living thing from a non living one? When my daughter was about 5 years old, I was teaching her the difference between living things and non-living things.To drive home the point better, I told her: … Continue reading

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