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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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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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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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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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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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This Is How We Got Married.

When  I was a young lad,  I fell in love with a girl and have remained besotted with her since then. Even to  this day, even though I am more than fifty years old. Luckily for me, she is my … Continue reading

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