Traveling Raconteur

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Dear Tranquebar

Dear Tranquebar, You are so beautiful, right from the T to the R. Beauty inhabits every bit of you, it surrounds you and fills the air above. Ours is a … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dear Mr Sunshine

My dearest, dearest, dearest Vinay,You know how much I have cried and just how terribly. You have seen me long for you torturously, you have seen what the pain of … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

To a little child I saw at the lights

My dearest, sweet, little child, I would say my lovely girl or my charming boy if I had the chance to look at you a little longer and know what … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Like Mum, Like Dad

My dearest Juli, You have never said any of this but I know it well. That you cannot love me any lesser than you love me now, with all your … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Oh Grapes!

Dear Sweet Grapes, Can you be more perfect? I doubt. Just looking at you is pure joy, the soft roundness of your body, tender and smooth, your silken skin enveloping … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Heart Children

My dearest heart children, Someone told me that you are called ‘street children’ because you live on streets. That’s what they know. What they don’t know yet is that you … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tassology, yes.

Oh what happiness you have got me my dear tea leaves! I seldom get intoxicated with anything but thy have gripped me! The please and apprehension knowing one’s present and … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sr Valentine – The Angel of Love

My dearest, dearest Sister, I went to a Catholic school that was built by the British before India’s Independence. It is a magnificent building with unique stone walls. I loved … Continue reading

December 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Booking a Laughter Partner for Life

Dearest Sirisha, I am so thrilled to be writing to you! I can feel the excitement in the tips of my fingers, waiting to scribble endless lines of how mesmerized … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Sweet Sons of the Sea

Dear Shells, (that hang in my bedroom) You give me what I most want and what only you can give me. You are the gift I wake up to each … Continue reading

August 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Nick, Nikola, Nikolas

I asked my mind to think of a name for you and it immediately came up with Nicholas! I’d love to call you that, I hope you like the name. … Continue reading

June 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

My Boy Tim

My dearest little pumpkin, It’s been years since I last saw you. Since that moment when I watched the distance between us get longer and longer, when you waved your … Continue reading

March 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Loving You Jules Verne

Jules, I understand if you are a little surprised with the name I picked for you. It comes from something Mary Oliver said while publicly reading one of her poems. … Continue reading

January 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

To This Paper I am Writing On

You are joy, pure pleasure and such a beauty. You, dear handmade Auroville paper, are so, so beautiful! You make me happy when my hand with ink between my fingers glides … Continue reading

December 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

Yo Teeth!

My dear teeth, Thank you for keeping yourself healthy! Though this is the first time I am ever saying ‘I love you’ to you, I developed great love for you … Continue reading

November 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

To Me at 10

Dearest little girl, Yes, your grandfather is a lovely man. You’ll miss him all your life so get used to his absence but also know that your memories of him … Continue reading

November 20, 2010 · Leave a comment