BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES, Two and counting

Head Turner #Bar-a-thon

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Col. Handa looked up from his newspaper and cup of tea. He had grown used to seeing the Four Cousins pass his house on their early morning run and looked forward to it. They were pretty diligent about it and was sure they’d all benefited from the discipline of a regular routine . But what’s …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES, Two and counting

Six minutes of fame #Bar-A-Thon

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“What does six minutes of fame mean?” piped up Tiger one day. He’d heard Nyra and Sanaya talking about it and he couldn’t understand a word of what they were saying.  He heard a lot of new words every day.  Were they talking in English or some other language? And whenever he asked his cousins …

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Grey, murky, sky #FridaySkywatch

The monsoons have played havoc this week but today’s overcast sky seems less menacing

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Death of a Mango Tree #ThursdayTreeLove

This beautiful mango tree that stood in my father’s garden for 35 years in his garden and perhaps 20 years earlier as part of an orchard, succumbed to a viscous attack by termites. Despite repeated treatment, the onslaught persisted and finally the tree was pronounced dead. Now all that remains is to remove it from …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES, Two and counting

Who will get the ball? #bar-a-thon

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Nani’s house in Garden Society was in a gated community populated by retired military personnel. It was quiet and orderly like the residents who inhabited the well kept houses. The neat gardens had trees that were trimmed and healthy flowers in  beds and manicured lawns. All except one. Brig. Kapoor’s house was in a sad …