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My Tryst With The Occult.

When I was around sixteen or seventeen, neither a child, nor yet a man, I had my first experience with the occult. It was on a fiery afternoon, when the sun was burning pedestrians, vehicles and tar, I was at … Continue reading

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The Story Of How They Got Their Watch Back

Suja’s mother was in an irritated mood that morning. The woman who used to come everyday to sweep their yard had been absconding for a few days and the premises looked unkempt and messy. Guessing that the regular maid was … Continue reading

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Grandmother’s Diamonds Are For Ever. (Part Two)

You must have learnt from the previous story, about Rati’s Ammama. Married at nine and widowed at twenty-one. Even in these modern times, being a widow, holds a subtle indignity and disgrace. During Ammama’s times, it was  terrible to be … Continue reading

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Grandmother’s Diamonds Are For Ever. (Part One)

A beautiful diamond ear ring sparkles in Rati’s ears. Though small, it dazzles despite its age and brightens up her face. The studs were her grand mother’s gift to her mother on her wedding. They were presumed lost once, but … Continue reading

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Real Comedy Of Errors.

This happened to my friend and her sister when they went to visit  their brother in USA. The elite area where their brother lived had not been provided with so much entertainment as this before and the two sisters became … Continue reading

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Skeleton In The Well.

I must tell you about the time we employed some men to clean a well in our backyard. The work was abandoned even before it  started , because the hired help dug up our family secret. Never in all their … Continue reading

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Grandmother’s Red Chillies.

  In our home town deep in the south of India, people believed  in the powers of the evil eye. When your life was all smooth sailing and suddenly  calamities appear to rock your boat then it was assumed that … Continue reading

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My Pop Died.

When my friend’s daughter  joined a professional college, she made a few new friends. Since their classes started by 8 am every morning, the friends would ring each other up at around 6 am, kind of like a wake-up call, … Continue reading

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Shyam And His Woodpeckers.

Though my neighbour Shyam and I live in a large metropolis we are one of the few lucky ones to have our residences in a sylvan locality aptly named Aspiran Garden. Huge trees grow on either side of our colony … Continue reading

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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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