New Chutney Partner and Other Trivia

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Mi, I have news for you. I have a new chutney partner. Oh no prizes for guessing who that is!. It is none other than our V. Did you ever imagine he would relish coconut chutney? I am basking in the happiness! Chutney shall flow again in our house. You and...

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Making More Memories

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I am still pinching myself over Vidur being in the midst of his 12th std. exams. I feel like sobbing each time I visualize not going to the school. And of course it takes me right back to those days when he joined the school, 12 years ago. How you...

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Can Never Tell

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With life, we can never tell, can we, Mi? And people, of course. But before I get to our coffee and our chat, just wanted to tell you that on Feb 8, besides being shocked that we spent five years without you, we organized lunch at Seva Sadan. The rest...

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Memories Of Another Day

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Feb is a nerve-wracking month in so many ways, Mi. For how could I not relive those days in 2010…. Do you remember how our house guest arrived on Feb 2 to attend an interview in our town? We invited him to stay when he called to tell us the...

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The Going Gets Tough

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So that fateful morning started off hectic and proceeded to get worse. I kicked it off with slicing my thumb. Yep. Was making kundru (ivy gourd – who knew!) and just began to cut it, when I recalled how easy it was to slice it – and save so much...

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Unlimited By Choice

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You more than anyone will completely understand what it means to be stereotyped, labelled and sealed in a box, Mi. As women, we had to fit into the little square earmarked for us, no matter how cramped it was. Responding to even the most trivial decree was frowned upon. Even...

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Fresh-Faced Forever

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Neem. Always brings a smile, Mi. I am wondering if I should feel guilty about going through my teenage years with smooth skin while my peers were busy trying all sorts of lotions, pastes and creams to hide those craters that would unexpectedly appear at the most inconvenient moments! How...

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