Category Archives: Vintage

Father Forgive Me.

Can you forgive your father if he deserts you for ten long years? This prodigal father finds that his child does not. My aunt whom we called  Mami was born after six boys. When she was a baby, her father, … Continue reading

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The Story Of The Angry Grandmother

Hell hath no fury than a woman whose grandson was scorned. This happened to a girl I knew, some years ago, in a non-descriptive south Indian village.  The girl, lets call her Amudha, was in the fifth standard. She was … Continue reading

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School Trip (lunch included) Which I Can Never Forget.

My name is Mariam Beevi. I did my schooling in a village called Choolavaikaal in Trinelvelli district. This was in the 1960s. At that time they had started a factory manufacturing Chlorine in an adjacent town called Athur. The factory … Continue reading

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Tied to a Mango Tree After School

  In the 1960s Chennai, which is now a bustling metropolitan city was quite laid back. There were not so many houses and apartments sitting choc a block next to each other. Almost every house had a sprawling garden around … Continue reading

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Appointed President By A Little Girl.

  My aunt is in her seventies now. But one of her quips at school has become part of our family history. Everyone, from her husband to her little grandson has teased her about it. She just smiles and says … Continue reading

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Celebrations in School.

I was born in 1940. I grew up in a small village in Tamil Nadu. There was only a primary school there. To study after the fifth standard, children had to go to the town near by.  I had lost … Continue reading

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An Old Student and his Memories.

I am 90 years old now. I  think I would be the oldest person reminiscing on talkalittledo . I feel like beginning my story ,  “Long, long ago, very long ago,”  because I was a student in the 1930s, much … Continue reading

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