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Ammalu series, updated frequently

“What is your opinion about our new servant maid ?”

” She joined us hardly a month ago. Too early to comment”

” I joined you long long ago. What is your opinion about me, Ammalu?”

” Too late to comment”

”who is that good looking woman going behind our new neighbor?”

”Can’t be his wife”

”How “

‘Which good looking woman, other than me, walks behind her husband, in this town?”

” Wah, You are rocking, Ammalu”


“Ammalu, I want to confess a sin committed”

”I am the wrong person . Visit the church next door and speak to the Pathiri.”

‘”It is  to be confessed to you and you alone”

”Did you speak some nonsense to your ex colleague Ammini?”

‘Never in my life, have I spoken a word to Ammini” .

“Oh, this lie I can’t handle. You need a pathiry’s help only”


Ammalu, did  you see my comb. It is not there on the bathroom table”

”Where do you usually keep your comb.?”

”In the dressing table drawer”

” Then, why did you go to bathroom in search of it?”

”Because, things in this house don’t stay in their place . They keep walking on their legs.”

” They do, I agree . But they come back to the original place sooner or later. I just saw your comb  returning,  after finishing its job in the bath room”


‘Ammalu, God always lives in the heart of good people. I can hear His heartbeat within me. How will you understand all these complicated issues ?”

”Complication, where? you are a good man, God lives in your heart, you hear His heartbeats . So simple and straight forward.”

” I thought you would bombard me with questions. “

”Such as?”

“How did God enter inside your heart, if the heartbeats you hear are God’s, what happened to your own heart beats etc'”

” Only if I doubt what you said then those questions arise, right?”

”OMG, that statement of yours puts me into difficulty. I have now started worrying what happened to my own heartbeats.”


“What happened to all my coaching on Advaitham, Dwaitham and Visishtadwaitham, Ammlu?”
” They all have come back to you with added merit. I have been adding them every day in the sambar, rasam and other dishes I have been serving you “.
” I have decided to help you right from today, in your kitchen work. How do I do that, Ammalu?””By keeping away from the kitchen till the food is ready”
“Any woman would like to have a few minutes for her own purpose, to sit in a corner, muse on her childhood, her parents, play mates, siblings etc. After finishing all my work, feeding you and children, cleaning the kitchen, When I try to steal an hour for me, you yell,’ Ammalu, kaappy'”
.”You forget that I too have my own childhood and playmates to muse upon and it is to ignite those thoughts, I ask for kappy. Is there a better stimulant than kaappi ?”
“Can’t you prepare one cup just for your own need ?”
“I can make hundred cups but it won’t be as  tasty and stimulating as your make”
“Wrong age for you to look for stimulants. Is is OK. I will make your happy just  for taste. “
“Yes, Ammalu, just for taste “
“Ammalu, happy valentine’s day”
“I know only Sunday to Saturday. What is this new day? “
“Valentine’s day is a special day for a man and woman to express their love for each other.”
‘Love is not to be expressed but to be experienced. Love loses its charm when expressed.”
“But how will the other know if love is not expressed ?
“If the other knows only through expressions, he or she is not worth to be loved”.
“Ammalu, even animals express their love through their body language”
“Body language yes, but not through mouth”.
”Your ideas are antique, Ammalu”.
“Love is antique, but ever fresh”
“Patti, respecting your age and good deeds, I have already allowed you ten minutes extension and if you don’t follow me instantly, I will throw my rope around your neck and pull you here.” The lord of death issued the final warning.
“Another 5 minutes, please ” the good old lady pleaded, “let me complete the task on hand”
“What noble cause this worthy woman is anxious to complete !” wondered Dharma and unable to contain his anxiety, peered through the window.
Patti, the good grand ma, was polishing her nails !
“At 95, this woman sits on the floor, stretching her limbs, bends her body and prunes and polishes her nail !”. He could not contain his surprise.
Yes, you guessed right. He gave her 20 minutes.
If you too could do, at 60,  what the old woman did at 95, I am sure that you will go far  beyond 100.
”If your false pride makes you believe that you are the only woman working hard, I have nothing to say, Ammalu”

”You have already said what you wanted to say”

“I love you, Ammalu””That is a stupid statement. If I have to know about your love only through a stamp paper affidavit from you. your love is worth only the value of that paper.
I should feel your love even while you are away, even in my dream, even in my thoughts.The rest is only a publicity stunt”

”I know every face in this women’s group except one”

“Don’t quit that easily; it could be your wife’s”

” Bharyaa roopavathi satru’ – lovely wife is one’s  enemy’,  is a wise saying, Ammalu”
” I know that. I also know what you are going to say next . ” I don’t want to have an enemy in my house and that is why I married you’ right?”
” Not exactly, but ….”
“I also know the next line of the wise-saying- ‘putra satru apandithah :’ unscholarly son is one’s enemy – Your scholarly father didn’t want to have an enemy in his house and that is why he packed you off with me”

“Not exactly, but—–“

” you have said it, my lovely, scholarly husband; not once but twice”
“Ammalu, I am standing for election as an independent candidate. Go and tell every friend of yous that I am a honest man “
“You are a honest man. Anyway, give me Ra. 50,000 for canvassing “
“Rs. 50 thousand just to go round and tell your friends ? That is looting “
“OK. Don,t give a pie. I will give five Rupees to our servant maid and ask her to tell every one that you are NOT a honest man”
“OMG, Ammalu, you stand for election. You are more honest than me and better  suited for a political post “
“Where is that guy who used to stand on the bench and give orders, in our class?”
“‘He is sitting in the Supreme Court bench now”
” I’m a good man”

“How you say?”

“Because everyone says so”

‘Who is that every one?”

‘My wife”

” But, I can confidently tell you that you aren’t a good man”

“How you say ?”

” Because everyone says so “

‘who is that every one?”

‘My wife “


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