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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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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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Can You Steal From Your Teacher?

Can you steal from your teacher? How despicable is that. My cousin lived in an apartment complex. There were about 45 apartments there. In one of the apartments there was a lady who was good at crochet, knitting, embroidery and … Continue reading

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You Should Learn How To Be Safe.

My father called me in an agitated mood one evening. He had been reading the evening newspaper. A man had been found murdered in his house. The house was in Madavaram, in Chennai, which happens to be my area also. … Continue reading

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Two Sisters and Four Babies.

It is a very sad story. But sadness is part of life , right? There were once two sisters, who loved each other very much. The sisters got married around the same time and lived well. The elder sister had … Continue reading

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Do Parrots Have Feelings Too?

My cousin told me this story. Her tone, her expression, her concern when she was narrating it  made the tale so poignant for me, that I had to share it on my blog. But I don’t know if I can … Continue reading

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Twice Married Wife

I was barely out of college when I lost my father and soon afterwards, my mother. My sister had been married by then and lived close by. I got into the habit of spending time with her, helping her in … Continue reading

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There Is No Crowing About It In Singapore.

It was the top floor of a hotel in Singapore. My friend K was in the swimming pool on the open terrace of that hotel. There was no one else at the pool and that did not deter him from … Continue reading

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The Ice Cream Seller Who Was Paid Forty Years Late.

Long ago, a little boy in school was distraught because his best friend Hameed (name changed) had been warned by his mother to keep away from him. Hameed’s mother had come to school and complained to the principal that she … Continue reading

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