Draught Animals of India: Vehicles and the Indian Jugaad

No this isn’t a social studies lesson on domesticated animals that double up as draught animals in India. Excuse me, what did you think we Indians are? We aren’t the land of exotic princes and snake charmers anymore. We never were. Our load bearers are no longer animals now but machines! In fact, we Indians…

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Just Your Everyday Conversation Between Husband And Wife

Husband: “Oh boy, will you look at that? I don’t think we’ve ever had it this bad before?” Wife: “Oh, umm, yuck….gack! It does look bad. How? How are they capable of such things?” H: “I was just going to say that. Well, don’t just stand there, do something; it’s a mess and it’s getting…

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Funny Quotes, Part 2

Dear Readers, In this post of mine, I had asked you to give me some feedback on what kind of content you would like to see on TPC. Thank you so much for being so helpful and so supportive of my work! I was overwhelmed to read your comments on how you like what I’m doing on…

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Rendezvous

Originally posted on The Perfectly Imperfect Bunch:
I’m sitting, draped in my mother’s georgette sari, hands folded demurely in my lap, gaze trained down at my feet like I was told to do. I’m hyper-conscious of everything right now. Who moves, who stares, what they say. I suppose he must feel the same way. This…

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Ginger, Gingery and Gingerly

Gingerly is the Daily Word Prompt today. Gingerly…. I don’t get why gingerly means what gingerly means. This is what Cambridge Dictionary says it means – Gingerly – in a way that is careful or cautious But why? Ginger is ginger, as in this   Okay, also this   Not the girl, people, the color of her hair. Okay, some…

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Funny Quotes

No, no. This post isn’t about humorous quotes. Its about me making fun of overly sentimental quotes that I came across yesterday while researching a quote for a piece I was writing. I don’t know why I was like this. Maybe I was exhausted and worried about my daughter’s recovery, or about the burnt lunch,…

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Thirty Seconds Tale #11: Boo-Boo

“Eat carefully! Don’t let the food drop on your clothes, okay, or Mumma will be very upset with you”, she scolded her toddler, and when she took her own spoonful to her mouth, it slipped and plopped right on her own clothes. “Haw, Mumma made a boo-boo!” Copyright ©2017 Pradita Kapahi. All rights reserved.

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