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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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M for Mischief – Part 2

M for Mischief – Part 2

(Continued from M for Mischief – Part 1) I notice that the sliding door to the balcony is open. I get  excited since it’s a territory that I don’t usually get to explore. I have always been curious to find out what it is, that Ma and Pa are so defensive about. Strangely, I don’t discover …

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M for Mischief – Part 1

M for Mischief – Part 1

I am woken up, not by the cooing sounds of the neighbourhood birds or the tooting of the chugging train from the nearby railway station. Instead, unlike a lot of you unluckily people, I am fortunate enough to be woken up by a melodious rendition of “The Circle of Life” from my dad’s phone. “Oh, …

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In a minute

In a minute

The glorious setting sun cloaks the sky in stunning shades of orange, pink and blue. Though it’s not yet dark, a colony of bats silently whiz through the air, preparing for their night-time adventures. The sprawling Bangalore city skyline, with its tall green trees, and even taller apartment buildings, slowly starts to light up for …

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Sleeping with the enemy

Sleeping with the enemy

The luminous digital bedside clock says 01:00. I know, because I’m wide away nursing my right cheek bone with ice. “Oh, that’s going to be one heck of a bruise” I think to myself. Without making a sound, I turn around and glare at the culprit. He’s sprawled on his back, his arms folded behind …

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The Eulogy

The Eulogy

Connor smiled as he watched Karen, walk up to the stage. She purposely averted her glance from the long wooden rectangular box in the corner and slowly made her way towards the microphone where she carefully unfolded a square sheet of paper. “She looks a tad tensed” thought Connor as he moved away from the …

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The “IT” factor

The “IT” factor

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present the versatile, the handsome, the quintessential ladies’ (and some men’s) man – Two times Academy Award winner, three times Golden Globe Award winner, two times People’s sexiest man alive winner (almost 10 years apart that too) – George Clooney. (*clap clap* Really? That’s the best you can do? No standing ovation? …

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