Archu From The Archive, Personal

Engaged and Entertained

“This is definitely not me!” I sweared indignantly from behind the two inch make-up that messed up my face. Plated artificial hair and huge rolls of flowers sat heavily upon my head while six foot long silk saree and jewels restricted any possible natural movement. Why should the festivity of an engagement ceremony require me to have my face painted…

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Archu From The Archive, Fictional

New Arrival

“I love you!” He whispered those magical words in her ears as they lay undressed in their bedroom, fully spent. The blush of the new bride was radiant in spite of the darkness and she kissed her reply with a seductive smile. Love was most potent at the moment and it lulled them to sleep in tight embraces. Two months…

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Archu From The Archive, Personal

Happy Happenings

So much has happened in my life since March 31, 2008 – that’s when I published my last post. I had been quite a busy bee for a while, running around and putting pieces of my life together, aiming at getting settled atlast! On the road to it, I’ve lost contacts with a few, forgot to update a few and…

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Archu From The Archive, Fictional

Punishment

When I woke up this morning, I never guessed that I was going to lose my wallet once again in the same Pondicherry bus-stand to, (God knows) the same pick pocket at 6 AM in less than four months. Like hell, how could I guess? I had a leather shoulder bag, tightly zipped and pressed close to my body and…

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Archu From The Archive, General

Identity Inquisition

Asked who are you, I would most certainly answer just like any other female of our species, “I am so and so’s daughter.” or to keep it generic, “so and so’s so and so”. A common answer to not an uncommon question. Are we answering correct? Read again – it was ‘Who are you?” and not “Whose are you?”. Pause…I’d…

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