Category Archives: We Indians!

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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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 Ramesh always has a bald pate

Among my brother’s many boyhood friends, is one Ramesh whom everybody loves. He is a sweet person with always a smile and a friendly word for everyone. But there is another reason why he stands out among my brother’s friends. … Continue reading

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She Saw The Genius In Him .

When I was in college all those years ago, I would spend my Saturday afternoons in my best friend’s house. Her mother whom I called Kasturi aunty, was a teacher in a school in Chennai, where we lived. Kasturi aunty … Continue reading

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Saving Her Husband

  Muthu an agriculturist and his wife had fallen on dire straits because of lack of rains. People in Muthu’s village were seeking employment in the Middle East as contract labourers. Muthu who was forty years old, also did the … Continue reading

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