Chilis in the sun

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I walked to the market today. As convenient as it is to order things online, it can never replace that walk down 8th cross, where lemons are sold in baskets for one-fourths the price in the cheapest supermarket and where I get to see my old friends – the women...

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Sifting through

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I was reorganizing my cupboard today. And what a pleasurable job that is! Hours and hours of interrupted fun. Yep, I had to keep attending to the kitchen and other parts of the house. I was a maniac with keeping the kitchen sink empty. It is always funny how I...

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Forward Backward

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I’ve been slowly purging you know. I am looking at the big stack of jigsaw puzzles expecting it to dwindle soon. Such pleasant memories of you and Vidur spending hour poring over the pieces! You used to marvel at how quickly he would find the pieces – and the two...

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Bitter and Sweet Memories

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I am sorry I threw out a pack of kariapak. I didn’t realize I’d shoved one at the bottom of the veggie drawer in the fridge and bought another and used it. So when I was busy cleaning up the drawer to accommodate new purchases, I was mortified to see this sad little...

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Washing Up Can Wait!

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So I was standing in the kitchen, eyeing the overflowing sink I was too lazy to empty last night, Mi. Well, the water was ice cold and I didn’t fancy a late night date with the dirty dishes. Also, I was highly encouraged by my procrastination partners to leave it...

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Presence

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Absence is one thing, Mi. Presence is even more powerful, isn’t it? No matter what, we can’t bring back your physical presence. And yet, I was pretty sure of your soothing presence when… we were wishing Vidur well for his exams when his results were announced and we rejoiced when his...

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Absence

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I remember this verse by Lao Tzu more than ever right now, Mi. Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu – chapter 11 Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it...

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