banno, dhanno and teja in bumm-bumm-bhole-land

even a broken umbrella works, if it is red

Today the highway outside our windows is clear. I still don’t want to go out anywhere, and don’t need to, but I just breathe a little easier. First it was … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 15 Comments

you work to pay

At the signal, he swerved the rickshaw to the extreme left to avoid a pothole on the road. He then had to honk at the pedestrians standing on the left, … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 9 Comments

on making Urmila and Sheela smile

They walked up to the taxi at the signal. I was ready with my camera. I rolled down the window and said, “I’m going to take a photo of you.” … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · 26 Comments

some more visitors

These days we have some other visitors at our windows, apart from mynahs, sparrows, crows, the hateful pigeons and the disdainful parrot. Their shouts are as cheerful and as incomprehensible. … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · 10 Comments

the fussy parrot

We spent hours trying to entertain the parrot. But he/she/it continued to look at us disdainfully. After one exploratory round of the room and our books, it had settled itself … Continue reading

March 29, 2011 · 11 Comments

on acquiring a shooting permit for cst

A week. The cobwebs on the wall are not dusted away, but new ones grow on me. Electricity lines have changed their course, leaving their tracks behind, holes left by … Continue reading

February 5, 2011 · 13 Comments

afternoon goods

The goods compartment smells a little fishy. But that’s compensated for by the expanses of space available in comparison to the other compartments, and the breeze racing through the open … Continue reading

September 30, 2010 · 10 Comments

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