I had shared the story of the The Fisherman and his wife with Anush a couple of weeks back.
Last evening my mother- her paati/ grandma- was looking for something in the shelf.
Anush concerned " What do you want paati?"
Paati sighed " I want so many things Anushka."
Anush promptly" Paati you must not be greedy!"
Talking of books I read this book The Glass Palace by Amitav Gosh
Set in Burma and Kolkotta and Ratnagiri, it traces a royal family's decline as a back drop and then focuses on a love story spanning a couple of generations.
Sometimes it meanders and is laborious, but on the whole it makes an interesting read
The best part was the conflict among the Indian "saab" like recruits in the British Indian army as they confront the dilemma of fighting against their own country. . .