This story has been on my mind since FOREVER. It was decomposing away in my Drafts Folder that I almost decided to delete it today. I thought I’d give it one last read (we writers are a self-absorbed kind) before pressing the keyboard key that would damn it to the recesses of the Recycle Bin. … Read more
What exactly is sindoor : Ramesh Babu’s questions answered.
This is my first attempt at poetry, in the last 20 years or so. The last time I wrote a poem, it had an interesting vocabulary of ‘rat’, ‘cat’ and ‘mat’ in it and each sentence had been painfully, but meaninglessly rhymed. This effort is a reciprocation for a burst of such similar creativity from … Read more
“Ek chutki sindoor ki keemath tum kya jaane Ramesh Babu?”
Marriages are made in heaven (after the family does the initial screening of course)
If you have never, Then you will now (from a purely autobiographical point of view)
He watched his new bride fold the laundry. Including handkerchiefs. Just like his mother. They were so alike. It was an embarrassing thought. Did men really end up marrying their mothers? He tried to dismiss the thought. “What do you love about me?” he asked. She smiled and said “You remind me of my father.” … Read more
How did Jacob reach US and settle down there?