Tag: Anupama Jain

Bujji Pinni

He had been very restless since afternoon, not letting me move out of his sight, even for a minute. He had been suffering for some time you see and now it looked like he couldn't take it anymore.Not even the thought of a tomorrow which meant more time for the kids or me. It simply didn’t matter to him anymore. He just wanted to sleep. A painless sleep. A dreamless sleep. A contented sleep. I sat opposite, watching him struggle, watching the evening shadows make patterns on the walls. I thought of stroking his forehead gently, lulling him to...

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Dog Tales

It is almost mid morning. I haven’t seen Momma yet. Daddy had left for the office, at his usual time, giving me a mighty kick, on his way out. Momma’s bedroom door is still tightly shut. Seasoned as I am, I don’t disturb her. But my sixth sense says, she is Ok, just hurting. A lot! But that is nothing out of the ordinary. Suddenly the door opens, Momma comes out, scoops me and mutters incoherently. “Come on Sheru, let us go and indulge ourselves in a much-needed mani-pedi session.” She then bundles me up and starts the car....

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Alzheimers

“Doc? What do the reports Say?” “Sam is suffering from Alzheimers Sree and you know that it is a downward descent from here” “Yes, Doc. I knew his family history, never thought Sam would test positive so early in our lives.” “Well, he is nearing his sixties! Need help?” “Not really, kids are grown up and settled. Thank God, we had them in quick succession! Will have to tell them too. Obviously, things are going to be tough but I will manage Doc.” “Keep in mind, my suggestions and get Sam for regular check-ups” “Will do Doc!” ********************************************* “Hi...

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When Love Comes Calling

Their first meeting had been a disaster. After all, they were mere three-year-olds. They both wanted the same empty swing at the same time and as three-year-olds are wont to, beat up each other, to settle the winner. As their respective mothers went hammer and tongs at the general lack of civilities, these two went off to try the slides. ********************************************** They both again met when they were assigned to the same plump games teacher, who was very bored anyway and made them run around the ground. As Deepak collapsed after the third round, a mocking Deepa continued running....

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When Life Takes Over

Their first meeting had been a disaster. After all, they were mere three-year-olds. They both wanted the same empty swing at the same time and as three-year-olds are wont to, beat up each other, to settle the winner. As their respective mothers went hammer and tongs at the general lack of civilities, these two went off to try the slides. ********************************************** They both again met when they were assigned to the same plump games teacher, who was very bored anyways and made them run around the ground. As Deepak collapsed after the third round, a mocking Deepa continued running....

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