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I am an independent writer and multi-award winning blogger who writes on parenting, humour, fiction and general lifestyle topics. - Sid Balachandran

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Let Us Play | Guest Post

Let Us Play | Guest Post

What do you do when you find a person who is a unique combination of yin and yang? Someone who can reaffirm your belief in yourself yet will not hesitate to kick you should you wallow in self-doubt. Someone who not only listens to your incessant rambling, yet can literally talk sense into you. Someone who will help …

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The Diners

The Diners

Let’s start with a bit of a Q&A session, shall we? Who doesn’t like eating out? You there…in the blue shirt? No? You…in that peach salwar? You neither? Well, looks like we all love eating out. And why wouldn’t we? Apart from the fact that we get to eat mouth-watering yummy food, it’s also an experience. …

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Memories

Memories

Karthik stared at the tall, rusting wrought iron gates emblazoned with the familiar insignia of the institution.  He smiled wryly. He clearly remembered the day these gates had replaced the short wooden picket fence that had originally guarded the entrance to the college. They had watched from the hostel, as the iron bars were lifted …

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The AL-PHA-BE-T

The AL-PHA-BE-T

It is often said that teaching is an art. My mother is a teacher, and if her students are to be believed, she’s excellent at what she does. And I tend to agree. Why, she even teaches English to  one of the local Sheikh’s kids. And we all know how Arab Sheikhs always HAVE to get …

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Onus of the oath – Epilogue

Onus of the oath – Epilogue

*** This is an epilogue to a recently concluded novella titled “Onus of the Oath” by Jairam Mohan. Kindly do ensure that you read that first, before reading my epilogue **

The Beginning

The Beginning

Yvses (pronounced ee-sus) was bored. He’d spent days looking down at this large black spherical shape that his father, Serus had created, virtually out of nothing. The youngest of Serus’s eight children, Yvses was also branded the least creative. So when his father conjured each of them a spherical shaped object out of thin air and …

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