Archu From The Archive, Poems, Tamil

Poetic Past

I’ve treasured memories through diaries, papers, pictures and what not and keep re-visiting them every once in a while. To relive happy times and re-learn from the mistakes, as a reminder to renew ambitions and aspirations. That’s how I came upon this today. What struck me the most was how my flair for writing in Tamil has almost come to…

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Archu From The Archive, Personal

Love Letter

Dearest Vijay, Happy Birthday to us! We complete 27 years on this earth today. I have no reservations about disclosing my age. When a woman doesn’t, a man shouldn’t. Unlike many couples who share their wedding anniversaries, we share our birthdays too and that is because we share our birth-date too. How many wives get the opportunity to wish their…

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Archu From The Archive, Personal, Poems

Happy Birthday Akhil

Four months of marriage,Life was a mirage,We were still on our honeymoon.Little did we know,The consequences though,I had conceived all too soon. Shocked and surprised,Happy and rejoiced,I panicked about pregnancy!With no water retention,No swollen condition,My baby took care of me. The due date came,But the baby remained,So intact within my tummy.The doctor put a knife,And brought him to life,There I…

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Archu From The Archive, General

Varying Work Styles

“Man, what a hard-worker!!!” Isn’t that a common exclamation that we make when we see someone spending long hours in office? Yes, it is. Is it really justified? Maybe it was, in the previous generation. Is productivity proportional to the time in office? No, definitely not! The office-goers world was totally different some twenty years ago. It was a world…

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Archu From The Archive, Personal

Aunty-o-phobia

Aunty…aunty…aunty…remember the Godrej hair-dye adv.? A teenage dude addresses the husband as ‘Anna’ (Brother) and the wife as ‘Aunty’ followed by an echo whispering inside the lady’s head ‘Aunty…aunty…aunty’. All for what? A single streak of gray hair! The lady turns miserable and seeks the help of Godrej hair dye. Her head is now all black again, she gets the…

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