Bird brain and sea brawn

This sparrow thought it could weather any storm. Well, not quite. When the wind was at its howling best and the tide at its highest, the little creature could not take it any more. At one moment, it was ‘hopping and skipping’ and, at another, it was in the water, struggling to stay afloat. That…

Temple times

As children, we used to get this every Saturday at the local gurudwara (Sikh temple) when devotees brought savoury (and sometimes spicy) black chickpeas as an offering. Throughout the evening, the offerings were collected in a large cauldron and every visitor received a handful. The ‘concoction’ was so tasty, it made us go back again […]…