Sarees, Chapatis and Nandini the cow.

We always tend to crave for things that we don’t have or do things that we aren’t supposed to do irrespective of age. And in childhood, the fascination is in doing what is termed as ‘grown up’ stuff. During our summer holidays in Madikeri, us children used to make sure that we did all those things that […]

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Just a day in our summer holidays…

“We are gonna leave you behind if you don’t hurry up Sukruth” Hithu shouted. The very next moment a shrill cry of a child pierced through the air, wailing & complaining to his mother about the injustice in the world where he was not only the only boy cousin but also the youngest one. Though […]

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How we spent time during Power cuts.

It was like any other summer night in Madikeri. It was 8.30 at night, all 5 of us were at the dining table trying to chew & swallow rock hard chapatis that we had prepared in spite of our mothers disapproval. But we were giving expressions as if they were the tastiest chapatis in the […]

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Battle for the Lotus Pond.

From this post onwards, I will be chronicling the mischiefs that us 5 cousins- Kruthiakka, Sambramakka, Hithyshi, me & Sukruth were up to during our summer holidays at Dodammi’s place in Madikeri. If you guys are interested in knowing about the personalities of my co-conspirators, click here— ‘Summers in Madikeri‘. Now, there are some rituals […]

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Summers in Madikeri…

I am sure that each one of us have different memories of how we spent the Summer holidays as children. Back then, I remember there were 3 events that I looked forward to the most each year. One was my Birthday (the obvious reason being for receiving gifts), 2nd was Diwali as I just loved […]

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