Ambujam walked rapidly all the while adjusting her madisar (sari). Her destination today was her village post office and the big street clock already showed 4:50…View More Along comes Ambu mami!
It’s hard enough to train children to road cross properly and not jay walk but when you have wild alligators who are apparently born with…View More Nina & Nana in Crossroads
As some of my readers know, my favourite pets were a pair of cockatiel birds back in India. Trained cockatiel were known for their affectionate…View More Nina & Nana in Pink or Purple?
Don’t make a mountain out of a mole hill, goes the old adage. But can you make one out of snails? As many of you…View More Nina & Nana in Mountains out of Snail hills
Sharmila walked with her head bowed as she entered the conference hall from the side while Vidyuth hailed her from behind. “Ignore the No Entry…View More Sharmila’s milestone and yet not…..
Snakes are pretty common across almost all the continents across the world and the mythologies associated with them range from the freaky to just plain…View More Nina & Nana in Slither Dither
Apparently one deer tried to! To beat the New Jersey heat, a deer broke into a resident’s house and was merrily doing swimming laps until the scared resident called the police. Not turning a hair… Er… Tail…. The deer casually strolled off to the woods to spread news of this novel way to beat the heat among other denizens of the wood!View More Nina & Nana in Deer fish
The festival had origins in the myth of Seven Sleepers of Ephesus in religion where a group of young men hide inside a cave to escape religious persecution and emerge 300 years later. Of late, of course, this has evolved into a day of informal celebrations and family fun where the last member of the family is carried out to the nearest water body (preferably a lake) and dunked in (while still sleeping).View More Nina & Nana in Dunkin’ Dozenuts
A recent incident in the US proved that partying wild can happen with er… Goats gone wild too! They went on a rampage in a tiny town scaring the residents to death and practically held them hostage inside the safe of their buildings by eating everything on sight. The company that owned these goats was into the business of renting them out for eating the weeds and hence helping the renter to clear his gardens or yard.View More Nina & Nana in Got my Goat
As a practicing Indian Hindu, I am used to many schools of theologies and beliefs but the story of a Nepali custom I had heard many years back from a fellow student of Nepali origin had me intrigued. According to a still practicing custom in Nepal, a girl child of not more than 5 years old is selected as an embodiment of Goddess Divine and is worshipped as Kumari, the virgin goddess.View More Nina & Nana in Alive & Divine