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MY AMMA’S SAREE

Amma had fancied a checked Kanjeevaram saree with double coloured border since long.She saved money from household expenses and purchased the saree after considerable effort.She happily wore it on her birthday and showed it to papa forgetting his abusive ways.

Irked by her independent thinking, papa punished her hard and amma succumbed to the injuries inflicted on her.

Soon papa remarried.For her first birthday after marriage, papa gifted his new wife a beautiful saree…. my Amma’s checked Kanjeevaram saree with double coloured border.

The Chubby Little Girl.
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THE SPACE IN BETWEEN

From rustling up mouth watering dishes in the kitchen to entertaining the guests in the living room, from drying clothes and gardening in the small balcony to taking care of elders in the bedroom, from teaching the kids in the study room to sharing tea with her spouce on the easy chairs , she kept looking for a little ‘quiet’ space in between for herself.

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LIFE ….. AFTERLIFE

The lifeless body was lying on the floor.Blood flowing from the slit wrist.The loved ones were shocked and wailing.

The soul was shocked too to see the body.How could the body betray its own soul?Though the body had freed itself from the miseries of the world , yet it had caged its own soul in miseries forever, the most agonising of which was to see the longing of the loved ones for the deceased.

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THE BLIND BEAUTY

She saw the recluse looking at her and writing in the cafe.She confronted him and found him making a sketch.Inspite of many requests she tore the sketch and in her arrogance insulted him.The recluse left the cafe with a heavy heart.

Years later , a painting called ‘The Blind Beauty’ garnered world wide attention.The famous painter drew a beautiful face with its eyes closed.When he was asked why he did so , he said, ” the beauty lacked the soul, hence the eyes are closed”.

She too saw the painting.Strangely, it resembled her.

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UNDYING SPIRIT

The plant was trimmed yet again.The vertical growth was hampered but it fought back, grew healthy and grew its branches.

Every time the plant was trimmed, it wasn’t ready to give up, it grew horizontally each time, spreading its roots and branches and covering up the whole big pot.

What the world saw was a healthy green plant but failed to acknowledge its undying spirit.

Amazing, how the plant resembled a woman’s life.

The Chubby Little Girl.
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LOCKDOWN

The family members based in different cities downloaded a new app to video chat with each other during lockdown.

When all of them came online, they enjoyed the chats and agreed that lockdown certainly brought them together again.

“Really?”.The eccentric disagreed. “I was always here.Never busy for you”.

Years earlier the family had downloaded a similar app to keep in touch.However, they became too busy for it.

The eccentric now dreaded the end of lockdown.

-The Chubby Little Girl.
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REIMBURSEMENT



They met after years and had lunch together.They remembered their old days and common friends.He paid the bill for the food but forgot to collect the receipt.She pointed it out and he casually reminded her that it won’t fetch him any reimbursement.
Later when they had coffee together, she paid the bill and promptly collected the receipt.
Did he ever wonder why?Just so that, whenever she sees the receipt, the memory of spending some time with him would keep getting reimbursed.

-The Chubby Little Girl.
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