Grandpa Tales

It was Ganesh Chaturthi… the festival that I most look forward to every year. Sadly it was a watered-down version this year due to COVID-19. We never went to the market to make the usual purchases like sugarcane, plantain leafs, flowers, variety of fruits, etc. In fact, we never even bought the customary clay Ganesh... Continue Reading →

COVIDiaries

A month before D – Day: The COVID-19 virus was wreaking havoc in a few parts of the world, especially China. I was one of those intelligent ones who said that since India is entering a hot summer, we will be unaffected. There were a few cases in India though; starting with Kerala… but like... Continue Reading →

At The Waiting Lounge

It was Sid Sriram belting out one of melodious Tamil numbers. My family and I were surprised to hear Tamil songs on the radio. I inquired about it and the driver nonchalantly explained that there were multiple channels playing Tamil and Malayalam songs on the radio. Dubai continued to surprise us, even on the very... Continue Reading →

My Short Stories : The Devil Within

I had shut myself in my room for more than five hours now. I was unable to take the moans and wails of my family. I was tired of the endless commiserations from strangers, friends and foes. About half a dozen folks from the local police department were stationed permanently near my house now. The... Continue Reading →

Chumma Kizhi

By the time Joshua and I rushed into the movie theater, the logo of the production house was being displayed. Joshua flashed the light from his cellular and quickly navigated us to our respective seats. No sooner than we took our seats the screen blacked out momentarily. And then came the moment which gives goose... Continue Reading →

NinjNinjDing

“PASSENGERS… EVACUATE EVACUATE EVACUATE!!!” This announcement jolted me awake. I was wondering what had happened, but quickly realized it was nothing to worry about. It was NinjNinjDing giving instructions to a few passengers on when to open the emergency exit doors in the airplane. I was returning to Bangalore after visiting Chennai for a couple... Continue Reading →

Umpteen Shades Of Grey

I was in a hurry to get back to office, since I had a meeting with my boss. The guy in the shop not only prolonged my agony by asking me to wait for a few more minutes, but also rubbed salt into my wounds. As I was fuming within, he was humming and listening... Continue Reading →

Lokisthan

The short vacations to places near Bangalore were getting boring. The last time we went on a vacation to some far off place was way back in the summer of 2013, when we went to Kashmir. Thereafter, since our second child was young, we never mustered the courage to take her to far flung places.... Continue Reading →

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