I am thinking of all the fairy tales, I read growing up. A Western export. These were balanced by stories of Indians who fought wars for the sake of their country and land. Today, I realized one of the messages of the Fairy tales. I heard it on the radio: Do all Fairy tales end … Continue reading Mom musings: Cancel Princess Tales?
Sometimes temporary lasts a few minutes at other times it is whole lifetime. Sometimes it is measured in minutes or hours at other times it is measured in feelings and yet often it is measured in terms of the only permanent entity in this life. Have you guessed already, what I am talking about? As … Continue reading The [Un]Lucky horse a.k.a ghoda
Once upon a time outside the village of Rakhigarhi, there lived a snake a.k.a. saap, named Cobra. Cobra was well known for his viciousness nature to the villagers, he had bitten many, hurt many more and killed quite a few. The villagers avoided his nesting area. One day, a group of boys were playing with … Continue reading The Snake a.k.a. saap
Once upon a time on the beautiful Ranmal lake a.k.a. Talav, in Jamnagar, Gujarat, lived 3 friends: Batak, Machimar and Kachbo. They were happy on their lake, eating fish, bathing in the sun and exchanging tidbits about their day. Kachbo talked all day and night. Batak and Machimar listened patiently. Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring: … Continue reading The Tortoise a.k.a. Kachbo
It is Saturday evening, the Shah family is having dinner, it is Pav Bhaji and story telling night, a.k.a. Indian sloppy Joe, Nitali and Nihir’s favorite meal. After dinner, they put their names in a bowl, shook it up and Ba pulled out a name from the bowl. It was Bapu’s turn to tell a … Continue reading One Mango a.k.a Kaeree