The daily load shedding meant an hour of darkness and peace in the evenings. It was the summer vacations and the house overflowing with children of all ages. Thankam had made it a rule and instructed her five children to return to the ancestral home in the village every summer vacation.
It was difficult to co-ordinate the dates, but it was also fun. The housewives and the children would come down at the start of the vacation, and the others would join in after a few days as their jobs permitted. It was the time to catch up on each other’s lives. The children got acquainted with their cousins leading to life long, strong relationships. Continue reading