Namesake and an Indian village

Draft.   If you are born in an Indian village - at least the one in which I was born - you can be sure of two things; one,  you will not know your date of birth (according to global calender even though it is mostly used) and second, you will never be known by your … Continue reading Namesake and an Indian village

Daadi and me …

"You call every old lady Dadi Ji, Tai Ji. But why don't you call your own dadi, Dadi ji. All the time you call her Buddhiya (old woman)?", Papa used to scold me. So when he was around, I'd call my grandmother, Dadi - still not Dadi Ji. Calling her Dadi Ji was too much. … Continue reading Daadi and me …