Dreams Untold

She’s from a conservative-nuclear-family, and is young, dynamic, charming and intelligent. She’s fun-loving and chirpy. Anyone, from little kids to golden-aged prefers her presence for her sportive and zippy looks.  She is married off quite early, in her teens to a handsome young man who is professionally educated and who also have the privilege of […]

“Right School” and Other Stories

Come March, one tends to fret over many things. For me, it is usually the approaching summer with its dust, humidity, load-shedding and water crisis. I keep cribbing until monsoon sets in. For my friends in the business, it is the month of ‘year-end’ of round-the-clock office engagement, of stock-taking, of submitting financial reports, and […]

A Dizzying Prayer by the Toilet

A few months ago, a reputed college in Kerala invited us to put up a stall in their campus as they were hosting a National Seminar.  We accepted the invitation in glee and displayed our books. They happened to be wonderful hosts and treated us well. The place was hot and humid and by noon […]

On Reading and Orhan Pamuk

The other day my daughter asked me, ‘Mom, who’s your scroll-mate?’ And before I could respond, she exclaimed, ‘Orhan Pamuk’! I was taken aback but then I realized it was probably because she found me nosing into some or the other book of Pamuk more often than not these days. At home, our dinner table […]

How I Ended Up Here

The stint with writing, or I would prefer to use, jotting down experiences, started with letter-writing way back in the 80’s.  I could express myself better and we were a bunch of friends who took great pleasure in swapping letters, hence regularly exchanged letters during the summer holidays.  In spite of staying in the same […]