Even before your imagination runs wild, i would like to clarify, that my grand mom was literate and could read and write in 3 languages. How many can i, thinking, thinking? 4, i guess. No, it would be 3 and half. I can't write one of the four. Then what is this post about??? A book by Sudha Murthy. Yes, you guessed it right, she is the wife of the great honcho Mr. Narayana Murthy!
On a recent trip to Bangalore, a friend of mine gifted this book to me. Apparently Ms. Murthy is also based in B'lore. I guess this tendency of linking things come to the fore with me at times! Anways, the book is a collection of short stories or rather real life instances that happened with her over a period of number of years and have been penned down in a very simplistic manner. That's why it has been published by Puffin instead of Penguin. After reading it through, i was sure that these stories are not just meant for the children. And when i say children, that does not necessarily mean me! My mother had finished her marathi book by that time and i suggested her to read this one. Apparently, she loved the stories and instances and could relate to it much more that i did! I have not come across many books that would be equally liked by two generations. I could not say the same for one of my other favorites...The White Tiger!