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We Are All Connected

Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony Side by side on my piano keyboard Oh Lord, why don’t we? The Paul McCartney song plays endlessly in my head as I read reports of the henious crime in Charleston. A crime that is in all probability a racial one. People…

Three Little Words

He didn’t mind the dreadful stench that came from the gutter opposite the restaurant. He didn’t mind waiting to be served. He normally didn’t make such hasty decisions about where to eat, but the sign had drawn him in. He couldn’t resist. He attempted to play a game on his phone,…

Every Once In A While

Every once in a while, he would ask her how she was doing. He cared deeply for her and she was grateful. There were days she was happy, almost deliriously so, but there were other days too. Days when she longed for what might have been. Days when she wished…

Well Of Death

Unlike Corinne, who has spent her early years in different parts of India, courtesy the Indian Army, I have always lived in one city, viz. Mumbai. And I grew up in a quaint suburb, just on the outskirts of Greater Bombay, as the city was earlier referred to. The suburb…

Vacations Redefined

A few days ago, as part of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge, Sharmila Kulkarni had written a thought-provoking post about her Nana (maternal grandfather). But what struck a chord was the reference to the her annual vacation, when she was growing up. Long, long ago, before globalization,…

Kathputli – Indian Puppet Shows

Kathputli is a string puppet theatre, native to Rajasthan, India, and is the most popular form of Indian puppetry. Although there is no written record of this, it is said this craftof Rajasthan is more than a thousand years old. Kathputli is a combination of two Rajasthani words (Kath meaning…

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