Grandmama’s tales

It’s not her death anniversary or any milestone for that matter, but my grandma, my mother’s mom, Ammama, has been intruding on my thoughts so often lately. I was not particularly close to her, nor was she having any special characteristics. Ammama was illiterate despite belonging to the most literate state. It was fate, she…

My experiments with riding a two-wheeler

The husband lunged from above me to hold the handle and applied brake to the scooter.  He was just in time else I would have hit another two-wheeler.  There were equally angry honks from behind me.  But I looked into the scooty mirror to check that my hair is in place.   I smiled at the…

The times we live #MondayMusings

Two days back one of my friends visited me after a long gap accompanied by her 3 year old girl.  The three year old immediately started exploring my house and jumping and running around.  Finally, she got tired and jumped onto a chair and tucked her feet on the edge of the chair.  I heard…

The week that was #MondayMusings

So,  did you see Padmaavat?  No?  Did you read the open letter written by Swara Bhaskar to the director?  No?  Do you watch news? No? That explains it.  The movie has been in the news since the shooting started,  piquing our interest and sustaining it for so many months.  That is rather unusual for any…

Monster #writebravely

Chapter 1 , Chapter 2 , Chapter 3 , Chapter 4 , Chapter 5 , Chapter 6 Neil walked into the flat late in the night.  The office party was a disaster.  His thoughts kept going back to Shruti.  Shruti needs help, he thought.  He himself would like some support.  He thought of the one person who can set Shruti right. He had dialed…

Terminal Photo #writebravely #writetribeproblogger

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Shruti rummaged through Neil’s clothes in the laundry basket and sniffed them.  She was rewarded with a whiff of alien perfume.  She checked his pockets.  Just the odd railway ticket and some bills. She explored his study table, read his scribblings on the notepad.  She turned on the laptop and logged…