usha manohar

Location Mangalore , India
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I love books and travel...and my other hobbies include gardening, music and cooking 


  The next morning, when Shalini's mortal remains were brought to Akashdeep, it was drizzling but that did not stop the estate workers from the nearby estates, who came in droves to pay  homage which I felt was solely because of Mahesh...

After the tragedy and Shalini's Parents  The atmosphere at Akashdeep and the surrounding estate was one of gloom, foreboding and frankly unbearable,with the policemen coming and going and questioning the staff, estate workers and even the...

  The Mysterious Incident at Akashdeep Estates - 13 Rohit , Me and Mahesh anna Now, when I think back, I am surprised as to how some things become clearer with time. But when it is happening it makes little sense,  or has no...

  The Mysterious  Incident at Akashdeep Estates – 12 Meeting Vidyakka again The next day was usual and after lunch Mahesh anna went up for his usual afternoon nap and Shalini too went up to her room and so did Geeta. Rohini aunt was...

  The Mysterious  Incident at Akashdeep Estates – 11   Shalini Confides As we sat down for lunch it began to rain and it was no ordinary rain either, but a proper storm which apparently was quite normal in the hilly...

 The Mysterious  Incident at Akashdeep Estates – 10   That night it rained heavily and we had a power cut soon after we had finished our dinner. For some reason the power backup too failed and the only alternative was to go down...

  The Mysterious Incident At Akashdeep estates - 9 As we approached the town it began to drizzle and the sky was steadily becoming darker and we felt that there would be more rain in store during the course of the day. Shalini requested or...

The Mysterious Incident At Akashdeep estates - Part 8   New beginnings? One morning while we were having breakfast Mahesh anna announced that he would be away for 3 days, also asked Shalini whether she would like to go with him since he was...

  The Mysterious incident at Akashdeep estates - 7 Life at Akashdeep estate  Saturdays and Sundays were eagerly looked forward to, by the estate workers and other staff alike. Saturday was their pay day since the workers worked half...

  The Mysterious incident at Akashdeep estates – 6 My routine at akashdeep In no time at all I settled  into my new routine at Akashdeep estates. I would wake up to the sound of the daily roll call and the twitter of hundreds of...

  The mysterious incident at Akashdeep estates – 5 With so much happening in one day - the long exhausting drive through the winding roads and meeting Shalini had completely drained me because all I remembered was flopping on to my bed ,...

A decision is made One week later after many discussions, arguments and deliberations with my family, I decided to go to Akashdeep estates and live there for some time but on the condition that I was free to come home if and when I wanted. Sunita,...

  The Incident at the Akashdeep  Estates - part 3 In fact Mahesh anna’s visit paved the way for closer ties and interactions between my family and his own although we did not get to see much of  Shalini who preferred visiting her parents in...

The Incident at the Akashdeep  Estates  -  Part 2 As they came inside after having seen the Inspector off , Anita sat on the sofa lost in thought both about the past and the present .. “A penny for your thoughts Madame “ “That...

The Mysterious Incident at the Akashdeep Estates - Part 1   The official jeep made its way through the narrow winding streets of the small coastal city. "Yes yes ! that is it , right here , that is the house , number 23 is visible on the...

The Best Way To Burn Fat

The best way to burn Fat Each time I take in a mouthful of chocolate cheese cake or any other ghee laden Indian sweets , I start feeling guilty because all I can hear are the various warnings that swirl around me -" Reduce the fat content in your...

Pros and cons of the Indian Education system

We get to hear more Cons than Pros about the Indian Education system by Indians themselves. This is probably because in most cases people like to criticize and look for faults rather than appreciate  anything positive. However an impartial...

Taking Care Of Our Heart

Introduction According to researches and many heart specialists, it is now becoming clear that the more outgoing and social you are, the better your chances of keeping away heart diseases. I was reading a medical journal and this is what one of...

Introduction I am not speaking about hiking which many people do simply to impress others because I have seen many people do that, put on sports gear, carry a back pack and walk for a kilometer or two on the outskirts of their cities, take some...

Karma - a theory of action and reaction !

What is Destiny or Karma ? One wonders whether Destiny or Karma is a concept that evolved and grew only in India and particularly unique to Hinduism or whether it was also known and believed by people elsewhere in the world. But going by all...