Aadi – Chapter 5

Shadi at Last Chandra bade a tearful goodbye to the London branch of the Reddy family and returned to her father’s home in Chennai. A great celebration took place to welcome her home. Hameer had been in contact with Chandra’s father and all the formalities were complete between the two families. Chandra’s father consulted a priest to determine the most auspicious time for a wedding … Continue reading Aadi – Chapter 5

Aadi – Chapter 4

Chandra Gains a New Family There seemed to be no softening of Hameer’s attitude, but Dakshana had learned through the London Reddy family Chandra had been a frequent guest in their home through her studies and realized there would be an eventual confrontation on that issue. Dakshana wanted to see her son Aadi happily married to a woman of his choice and she liked this … Continue reading Aadi – Chapter 4

Aadi – Chapter 3

Chandra Meets the Extended Family The green VW flicked its lights as it approached and Aadi recognized that was the signal for her arrival. He quickly removed the orange traffic restraints and beckoned her to park. She backed in expertly and his heart swelled with pride at her skill. Chandra emerged flushed and clutching her purse. She stood briefly and looked at him. She was … Continue reading Aadi – Chapter 3

Aadi – Chapter 2

The Reconnection Chandra had already been in UK staying with relatives for six months. Aadi had missed their clandestine meetings while he waited for formalities of UK visa and school acceptance and Dakshana had watched her son with sympathy as he shut himself away from usual pursuits. She guessed her son was missing this girl, Chandra. Dakshana had liked the girl and felt Chandra had … Continue reading Aadi – Chapter 2

Aadi – Chapter 1

Forbidden Relationship Captain Hameer Reddy sat pondering the future of his children at his home office in Delhi. He was on leave from his battalion. Posting in the mountains for the duration of his last assignment had been cold and uncomfortable and he was happy to enjoy the comforts of home for a time with servants to answer his beck and call. He reflected in … Continue reading Aadi – Chapter 1

Conflict on the Mountain

Manu sat at home thinking over his options. He was reluctant to leave this house his ancestors had put together collecting stones lying about in abundance in the rain channel. Most times a gentle stream supplied them with their drinking water and washing and cooking needs but when seasonal deluges hit these hills it became a raging torrent of water that scoured banks revealing stones … Continue reading Conflict on the Mountain

Love Found and Lost – Chapter 1

The Recruit Malcolm Gilbert looked up as his secretary Gill opened the door. “Mal are you ready for the last interview?” Malcolm looked at his desk puzzled. “I cleared the last one on my desk Gill. You mean there’s one more?” Gill came over to the desk and looked at the empty folder. “I know I put that one on your table last evening as … Continue reading Love Found and Lost – Chapter 1

Anya’s Quest – Chapter 4

Anya’s Confession “I suppose I could spend time looking around this vast country if there were some other reasons to do so now that my genealogy research has reached a dead-end.” Anya searched his face for a reaction. He brightened immediately. “My long service leave is due from government employment, but I’ve been putting it off for some time wanting to accumulate more time thinking … Continue reading Anya’s Quest – Chapter 4

Anya’s Quest – Chapter 3

Ancestry Research Ends Sunday morning the effects of Anya’s travel time lag were beginning to catch up on her. She was wide awake at 3am but without her usual zest for life. She dozed off at 5am and woke with a start when the telephone beside her bed woke her. She glanced at the clock. It was now 9am and she had a hangover from … Continue reading Anya’s Quest – Chapter 3

Finding a Friend

Horst Weber hunkered down at his desk in the classroom absorbed in an English textbook. He was still coming to terms with the transfer his family had made to take charge of a software development corporation in Silicon Valley. His father Gerhard was a sought-after expert in the field with years of top-level executive experience in Europe, but it had been too tempting to refuse … Continue reading Finding a Friend