Z-ed(Z) or Zee(Z)

I met a friend Who carried in his hand A bunch of lilies galore, ‘Ah! Those Flaars (flowers),’ I cried He smirked and smiled. ‘Flaars are gone,’ he said ‘It’s Flah-wer you see, Times are changing You need a new dictionary!!!’   I brushed this meeting aside Calling it his pride Until a day in … Continue reading Z-ed(Z) or Zee(Z)

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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, when highways hadn’t really taken over in India, I would always … Continue reading Milestones