Saturday, May 20, 2017


I remember times as a kid I used to hold dead mice by their tail and fling them into the garbage or into the woods. It was casual and it never bothered me. I hadn't encountered mice since a couple of decades until I became a home owner. It was now time to deal with the mice face to face. It was a dreadful experience and I realized that I had a fear of mice.

Yes, mice! I even looked up the word for it and it's called "Musophobia". I was certain that I was musophobic when I couldn't sleep for two nights; every minor sound would make me jump. I was even worried that the mice would encroach into the whole house up from the basement.

Every time I saw a mouse in the trap, I was scared to take it out, afraid that it would jump up on me. I cannot explain the source of this fear which has the potential to bring several sleepless nights upon me.

But, over time I have learnt to deal with these creatures who are part of my surroundings, not being sure who is encroaching whose space!

Thursday, May 4, 2017




ನನ್ನ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತನಿಗೆ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲಸವಿತ್ತು
ನನ್ನ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತನಿಗೆ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲಸವಿತ್ತು
ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ಅವನ ಮನೆಯಾಕೆಗೆ ಕೆಲಸವಿತ್ತು!!