“Finish your milk Reya… it’s going to be 10” called out her
Little Reya realized the urgency in her mother’s voice and
ran around the room, just for fun.
She liked it when her mother chased her with the glass of
milk and Parle G biscuits, it
happened everyday and she had her share of fun with her mom.
“Reya, don’t run… mommy will scold now, finish it or we’ll
Sundays were special, everyone was at home and at 10
everyone flocked near the television.
Reya finished her milk in one gulp before settling down in
the living room in front of the television with the entire family and the house
helps. Sunday morning when Mahabharat was aired on Dooradarshan, every single person was there in front of the
television without fail. Reya looked at her grandmother sitting with folded
She quickly sharpened her Nataraj dark pencil to write down the ‘shloka’ she had picked up from
watching several episodes of Mahabharat – ‘Yada Yada hi Dharmasya, Glanir Bhavati Bharata, Abhyuthanam
Adharmaysya, Tadatmanam Srijami Aham'.
Today it was no different, little Rohan was fussing over his
morning milk and he was busy with his PSP, while Reya was watching the latest
Mahabharat episode on Star Plus HD. It didn’t have the old charm, she felt. Reya smiled when she remembered her childhood
Three words Prompts were - Parle G biscuits, Doordarshan, Nataraj dark pencil.
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