Category: A to Z Challenge 2019

Questions Please!

“Tell Me Why?” Does that ring a bell? The only credible thing, after your parents, that you went back to for all the wonderful questions that ever plagued your mind. As children, too many doubts cloud our mind. And Parenting Bibles are so supportive… Continue Reading “Questions Please!”

Pink Pyjamas

This story dates back to the year 2015. Not very long ago, you see. I had a new neighbour from some part of another metro, who had just moved in. Now before I go on to introduce her, let me throw some light on… Continue Reading “Pink Pyjamas”

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

No, there isn’t a mushy, saccharine story that I bring today. Life can’t be spiritual and all every day.  As a middle-aged woman, I do have to deal with some practical issues, and I’m just here to share the tale of my absent-mindedness. Once… Continue Reading “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”

No-The Subtle Art of Saying So!

This goes back to the time when I was teaching. I had moved into a new job just around the time of mid-term examinations and was trying to get a hang of things. There was a colleague who was teaching the same subject and… Continue Reading “No-The Subtle Art of Saying So!”

Milestones

The popular “meel ka paththar”. They were such an essential part of travel until huge green mile markers- just a variation of the former, or, the Google Maps happened. Although you do spot these milestones on roadsides even today, forsaken and abandoned. Years ago,… Continue Reading “Milestones”

Letter- Chitthi Aayi Hai! (You received a letter)

I bring with me today, the whiff of old letters. Back in the 1970s my father moved to a different town for work. I speak of those days when it took seven to eight hours to cover a distance that would take merely three… Continue Reading “Letter- Chitthi Aayi Hai! (You received a letter)”

The King’s Motley Curtains

Not very long ago, there lived a King in the North of the Indian subcontinent. He was a great reader, a great acquirer of knowledge. He had a personal library and would often import books from China and the Middle East and Russia, to… Continue Reading “The King’s Motley Curtains”

Just Being Honest

It was the beginning of a new session in school. Ms Abhilasha gathered her music notes, the ones that she had been using for nth years on end. Today was going to be the first class with III A. Her drill was set. She… Continue Reading “Just Being Honest”

An IDLER’S Tale

I read W.H. Davies in school. ‘What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.’ The poet, I thought, was clearly pointing out how vile and useless my life was because I had practically no time to… Continue Reading “An IDLER’S Tale”

‘Hair’ Today, Gone Tomorrow!

This piece is a cheerful take on some chronic disorders. It is not meant to belittle struggles of those who choose to fight. It is simply meant to manifest a positive approach in dealing with certain ailments. My ‘hair’ tales aren’t new to the… Continue Reading “‘Hair’ Today, Gone Tomorrow!”

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