Coffee With Mi

Mi, I toast you with a tumbler of freshly brewed kaapi!

Wanted Alive AND Dead!

I am going nuts with the pressure to do ‘last rites’ because the ‘saastram‘ says so. Every day mama calls – he says: you carried out your mother’s last wish. Now you have to succumb to the family’s wishes. Why?…

I woke up early, got the coffee going, brushed my teeth, lit the lamp, offered milk as ‘neivedyam’, grinned at your picture, washed the vessels, got the washing machine going – and then heard your voice whisper in my ear…

Mother of Mine

My mother, Devi,  was something else. Nice to a fault. I’d always get a bit mad at her for insisting on looking at only the good aspect of everything. Me – I tend to be boringly practical – but hey,…

Everyone who came to know about my mother’s death (now there’s a word that is so – final) kept praising me – about how well I looked after her. My mother was easy to be with, easy to look after,…

DOD

Its crazy. We keep seeing DOB (date of birth).  When I saw DOD on the hospital document – it just broke my heart afresh. Date of Death – February 8, 2010. Who would ever want their mother to die? Stop…

Mother Of Mine

MOTHER OF MINE Mother of mine you gave to me,all of my life to do as I please,I owe everything I have to you,Mother sweet Mother of mine. Mother of mine when I was youngyou showed me the right way…

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