Vignettes from home

Plants and trees. Banana, coconut, jack fruit, pepper vines climbing on those, sapota or chickoo, guava. Unrelieved green. Steady rain that turns the view slightly fuzzy. A cuckoo in the background. The usual crows. Pale yellow and multicoloured butterflies. The monsoon which hopefully won't end any soon. But then running up and down the stairs … Continue reading Vignettes from home

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Ceylon tea

A story from a bygone era, for Kaitley: 1976 Aadam was his name. He was a man of probably about 55, tall and lanky, but his face was drawn with lines crisscrossing all over, perhaps a result of many years of living and travelling.  He brought out two glasses of black tea. And a small … Continue reading Ceylon tea