Today I am going to tell you about a short man, a man whose name I have forgotten. Maybe someone in the family remembers his name. The reason I remembered him was because I was eating rice noodles for dinner. The husband had picked up the noodles at our Asian store, it had writing on … Continue reading Some we met
We would have had just finished our lunch boxes. I don’t remember clearly now, but the chana cost either rupees ten or rupees two. Probably ten. Our lunch boxes were the same throughout school life, but this school had a great attraction after the lunch, the chana seller outside the school gates. I have had … Continue reading Want to get chana?
on June 20, 2019. This plant has been with us for about two months now, I think. It was a lush plant in a pot when we got it from the supermarket garden center. Let us see if I can keep it thriving long. On July 9. I plucked off all the dried out stems, … Continue reading Can I keep it thriving – marigold
Two styrofoam bowls and two plastic spoons. One has some cornflakes and more of the multi colored sugary cereal. The second one has more cornflakes and a sprinkle of the sugary cereal, giving the mother an illusion of a slightly healthier bowl. We both are fixated on the supernatural series playing on the television screen, … Continue reading Hope in a tavern
I was reading aloud the second Harry Potter book to the sick kid. The reading was the fun part, I had thought I would probably have no interest in reading these again, but apparently once you love something, you can read it even if you are almost two decades older. The reading brought about mild … Continue reading Scattered thoughts of the desert
Notes made from the book: Creative Writing (Idiot's Guides), Casey Clabough I got this book from the library in the hopes that a submission I was doing will be up to the par. I have a friend doing a creative writing course, but since driving and time are both out of the equation for me … Continue reading How to write a short story!
I make plans. I can already visualize the future, well-accomplished, successful me. I write lists. Both on paper and virtually. I project the possible timeline for the study. I might meet about a tenth of the timeline. I procrastinate saying that I have to cook and clean. Also I do not actually have a computer … Continue reading How do I accomplish my goals
who has dropped off her precious toddler at the play-school. This little guy has been with me a while now. And with me, I mean that him and me have been inseparable the past few years. This inseparable-ness was borne out of necessity as we were breastfeeding and I was at home always. So now … Continue reading Inside the mind of a mum
I mean to give up the tea. I sincerely do. I just. Can't. Not today. Now I am drinking this third tea of the day in this glass. (Not counting the first cup of hot chocolate at 6 am.) All the cups are in the dishwasher. The glass is the best I can do one-handed, … Continue reading Woes of the chaaya
I should not be writing now. Now is the time to do. Things. Activities. Still. We are in the land of the fresh prince of bel air. In a way. A month ago there was talk of trending dance moves amongst the younger set. My kid has been doing the floss, and it is not … Continue reading In the land of cacti