to be brilliant then tell them stories, if you want them to be more brilliant then tell them more stories.” - Einstein

Once long Ago

stories were part of my afternoon siesta. My grandmother would loosen her 9 yards saree; sit comfortably on the floor, with all the grandchildren gathered around her playing ‘Dayakattam and Pallangozhi’. This was the usual prelude to our stories. And then the magic spell would take over; patti would sing songs interspersed with stories and we would never want the afternoon to end………………