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Choice

Minu looked at her watch again. He was late. Or, she was early. As she was to every date or appointment. She couldn’t help it. The clock inside her set up a clanging gong as the appointed time arrived. It … Continue reading

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Synonyms For Green

My ringing phone is perched precariously on top of the files for today. Steadying it with my sweaty chin I leave court. Sweating. In bloody Bangalore. And not a single drop of rain. I dump my files in the association … Continue reading

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I’ll Be The Human And You Be The Tree

A tree and a woman get talking in a forest. After a few minutes the tree says, “Let’s play a game.” “OK,” the woman says. “I’ll be the human and you be the tree.” “But why,” the woman asks. “It’s … Continue reading

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I Remember This City

I remember this city, when I first visited it as a wide-eyed child. I remember the gardens, I remember the flowers, I remember the Vidhana Soudha, I remember the bull temple. I remember the saree my mother purchased from Deepam … Continue reading

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From a Bangalore Treetop

I have been here for ages now Back then, I was a sapling and small I have lived and grown with my friends in tow But now I am lonely, though towering and tall. From where I stood, I would … Continue reading

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Abundance

Dusk seemed to excite the avians, flocking in hordes to the mango tree. Life was abundant, energetic, and vocal, threatening to burst out of its green shelter in a cacophony of sounds, colours, and shapes. The mango tree seemed to … Continue reading

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Tale of the trees

Once there flourished A garden city Its occupants stood Tall and proud Magnanimous by nature They sheltered All under their broad canopy Birds and bees of every kind Frolicked amidst blooms Varied, multi-hued Neither too hot nor too cold It … Continue reading

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