French Kiss

The reasons to travel were many: to be away from home, to breathe fresh air, to soak in some peace and quiet. Then there was the ocean, the architecture, the history, and the culture. And so, one fine morning, I found myself in a place I have often fancied living in – Pondicherry. Although famous for its French connection, Pondicherry wasn’t a French colony to … Continue reading French Kiss

A Ghost That Changed Shapes, A Tortoise That Came Home

I first saw it in the stories of my husband’s boyhood: when he told me about fishing in the rivulet with his bare hands and when he described the tough climb of the adjoining hills; when he told me about the ghost that changed shapes, and the tortoise that came home. There were also times when my imagination failed me: how could I, a girl … Continue reading A Ghost That Changed Shapes, A Tortoise That Came Home