Mother always wore her wedding chain. She wore it indoors and outdoors, she even wore it in the bath. She never ever took it off. It was a gift to her from father. His eyes shone with tender love when he had brought her to his home after their marriage, and put it around her neck.
A North Indian folktale retold
Shyam was a worried man. He had to go to Rampur on work. It happened to
be his in-laws village. Shyam intended to stay with them. But being newly
married he hardly knew his in-laws.
Have you seen a housefly rubbing its hands together? It is almost as if it were washing its hands. It actually is. Not with water though.
When the housefly rubs its hands together, it is cleaning them.
Written by Gita Iyengar
Illustrations by Pulak Biswas
Published by National Book Trust, New Delhi
Summer vacations seemed never-ending when Priya first moved into her new home. Till she met Hari, the boy living next door.
May 11: From the kitchen floor of the house to the Floor of the House or State Legislative Assembly – that is the distance Lakshmi Parui is hoping to cover.
A widow in her late 50s, who supported herself by working as a domestic help in semi-urban Balagarh till a few weeks ago, she contested the West Bengal state elections on May 10.
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