Where’s My Gullak?

Remember as kids how much we loved receiving ‘ashirwad’ money? When the fifth cousin from Dad’s side would visit in what was a once-in-the-lifetime (or once-in-a-long-long-time, or why-do-I-even-care-how-long-a-time) family visit and hand us a rolled-up bank-note (or two, if they were feeling generous) with the customary tagline – beta, isse chocolate kharid lena (buy yourself a…

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Karma and Workout

Beep, beep, beep, beep… “Oh, will you shut it up?” He grunts into the pillow where his face is buried. She fumbles in the near dark of the room, groping for her phone and with the familiarity of someone who’s done the same thing too many times before, turns off the alarm. All is quiet again.…

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Where is the Storm!

As I crept through the night Holding my pants really tight I waited for it to be true To be kept awake the night through. The warning was clear and mighty Will blow your candles and nightie. It howled and whistled for a while, Rustling the leaves and the textiles. It thundered a little, it…

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Flaunt Not!

My Aunt got me a brand new bike The kind with the supports on the side. Rolled it out to my mates I did Wanted to flaunt it, Hear their compliments. Proud I was till one friend spoke – Bet you can’t ride it, he joked. Incensed, I wrinkled my nose, Slung my leg around…

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Silly Questions And Their Not-So-Obvious Answers

Ever faced a situation when someone asks you a very, very obvious question and you itch to give them a nasty answer to make them realise that they’re being Captain Obvious? You start wondering why would they even choose such words when there are a thousand different ways of making a comment just for the…

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Random Gyan #1

If familiarity breeds contempt, I think I’m better off alone.   Copyright ©2017 by Pradita Kapahi. All rights reserved.   Image Source: MigratingMiss

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