Category Archives: Dandelion Days

Beneath A Rougher Sea

I have been writing since 1982, mostly in Odia, my mother tongue. Somehow I did not get around to doing any substantial work in English, a language that I have been comfortable with since my childhood. It only remained a … Continue reading

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The Sound of “Music”

We wanted the vacation to be perfect. After all, it was the first time Niti, our younger daughter, and I were taking a trip together. It was very easy to decide the destination. Since we did not have a lot … Continue reading

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The Stranger

The end came swiftly. One day the man was there. The next day he was gone, leaving behind a stunned family – a mother, a wife and a grown-up son. However, the man was the wise and the organized type. … Continue reading

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Something Fishy

After the sudden cancellation of a weeklong engagement, my husband and I were at loose ends in Europe. Impulsively, we decided to take a vacation – a writing vacation. Since we were already in Frankfurt, we thought of looking for … Continue reading

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The Other Draupadi

Draupadi’s fame preceded her. It was told that she was talented, had a beautiful voice and could reduce spectators to tears with her emoting. The musical was not to be missed. A chatty middle-aged housemaid reported this in a hushed … Continue reading

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Teachers… glorified, yet short-changed

I have always loved mathematics. My fondest memory from high school days is spending hours with my grandfather solving hundreds of problems. One Sunday, during my mathematics marathon at his home in Cuttack, I got stuck with a geometry problem. … Continue reading

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A Voice Within

When the Information Technology (IT) boom happened in Bangalore in the mid- nineties, its echo reverberated in the world of real estate. House rent went through the roof, causing a lot of despondency. We found ourselves in that situation, when … Continue reading

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