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Nine Days of Joy

This is a narration depicting the imaginary discussion of the golu dolls. Golu or Kolu or Bommai Golu is a traditional display of dolls during the Navarathri festival, seen in Tamilnadu, India. Advertisements

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Photo Challenge – Waiting

Waiting for the next wave….which is already on its way… A wait need not always be long!!  

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NORMAL

“She is perfectly normal.”, said the doctor. “Really?” asked Priya, her mother. “Are you sure, doctor? Maybe we need to do a few more tests, you know…” suggested her father, Vishnu. The doctor, controlling his rising anger looked at the … Continue reading

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Vows of Love

As the incessant rains thrashed over the tin roofing, Asha looked at the clock, perhaps for the hundredth time. She then looked outside. It was quite dark, no street lights, as power had been switched off to avoid accidental electrocution. … Continue reading

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Giving Back Childhood – 3

Three different scenarios of today’s children. Who is to blame? Continue reading

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Earth

The sky, with its infinite expanse, The land, encompassing innumerable man made and natural objects The sea, hiding countless secrets in its depths Earth– showcasing a surprise everyday…. Kanyakumari.

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Giving Back Childhood – 2

The Annual School Day functions had not begun yet. My daughter pointed out her friends sitting on the other side. Her whole class and their parents were sitting there. “Let us go there, Amma”, insisted my daughter Vani. I hesitated. I … Continue reading

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Its is Easy Being Green!

Green, it is there everywhere! It is easy to be green !!  

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Atop – A top view of an erstwhile snake

Thatz a well-preserved skeleton of a snake… A snake that was once atop a tree, now lying still in a glass case, A snake that once roamed the forests, now a permanent inmate of the museum, A snake that gobbled … Continue reading

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Giving Back Childhood -1

We waited in the classroom. My daughter was nervous and she kept pulling my dupatta, and squeezed my hand. I patted her hand and tried to calm her. Soon it was our turn. The teacher handed me the papers, and … Continue reading

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