Waiting for the oriole

Every morning from mid-September, I lie in bed hoping to hear it. Sometimes, it is early and my wait lasts only a few days. Some years I have to wait a whole month before the harsh call finally sounds. Like many of you, I live in an apartment building in a city. There are very […]

The circle of life

A few monsoons ago, a friend gifted us a small, succulent plant which had lovely red flowers. A couple of weeks after we had installed the plant among others in our balcony, when the flowers had fallen away, I saw a small red, white and black butterfly, called the Red Pierrot come fluttering in and […]