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A quick tale 26


“Place a brinjal under each armpit and pull out three strands of hair from your head. After some months, you’ll have a baby.”
Many years later she would remember her cousin's sagely answer to her question on procreation. How she wished things were as simple now.


Chakra Sampath said…
Ammani, you are inspiring lot of ppl with your quick tales now.. best part is, some of them are going round in e-mails... i got one today. :)
kaaju katli said…
:-) Brinjals? Oh, I thought it was onions! But whatever works, eh? Thanks for the much-needed funny!!!
shammi said…
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shyam1969 said…
haha... surely that cant be true? Brinjals?? But on reflection I guess they're better than onions. Oniony armpits cant possibly be conducive to procreative activities, hahahaha! :) Love this one, Ammani :)
AF said…
Great one Ammani!. Onions they say under the armpit brings fever.
How about drumsticks ??? Bhayaraj style?

Very funny and yet brings out our superstitious believes in such matters.

virumandi said…
awesome one..அம்மனி..சுப்பர்!!!!
Kika Gops said…
I dont understand it. Its way beyond my reach.
Ram.C said…
நீர் இல்லையேல், இந்த இரட்டைக் கிளவிகள் முடிவு பெற்றிருக்காது....Check it out at
PVS said…
Yep, many a times we have this urge that things were as simple as the stories we heard when we were small.
tilotamma said…
you sound like sivashankari now!
Arch Storm said…
wow!!! amazing amazing quick tales!!!
i am really enjoying this!
thennavan said…
Naan oru padam edukkalaamnu paarkaren:

"Ammani Virus"

Smyta said…
:-)) hahaha..Neat!!!
You rock!!
deep said…
loved the concept of quick tales

if u have time chk out my 1st quick tale(i know its silly) and pls leave a comment.
Ha ha!!
Ammani, me too got inspired by you!!! Its utter crap, but still, wud like to have ur view...

Check out my quick tale
Saranya Kishore said…
Came through Inthya's!! how did I miss this place?? Will blogroll u for sure Waiting for more tales from you/
Aha the old family tales. Its kinda funny trying to figure out the rationale behind all this stuff. The concept of aphrodisiacs is still unknown territory for science and is yet unproved. But the old ladies have their recommendations nevertheless.
balaji said…

I introduced some of your short tales in my office and now there is a huge fan following your tales.

Especially an old post of yours about staying single is very popular among my colleagues
IBH said…

off - post comment!
am a fan for ur chai pani more :) so phullleasseee for my sake add lots of recipes to it!thanks
Anjali said…
Bala of passing cloud refered your site.They are wity,gritty.awesome quicker quickies.Proud to be here
Sundaresan said…
As usual, excellent one...i am reminded of keeping 'mayil iragu' in the book as it was 'believed' that it would grow!!!
~phobiac~ said…
what can I say Ammani....nother good one.....

know what...I took some print outs of ur QTs for my mom...after reading that....yesterday when I went home.....she was in front of my comp reading ur blog !! shez hooked too !!!
ranganathan said…
அன்புள்ள அம்மனி அவர்களுக்கு,

'நல்ல கதை!' உங்களதில்ல...

உங்க கஸின் வுட்டது!!

என்றும் அன்புடன்,
Amrita said…
Most of your protagonists are mostly females in distress...this is no exception. But i don't know why this reminds of a very recurrent theme in the Indian society...infertility!
Anu Vijay said…
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Anu Vijay said…
True... When you are a child, everything is so simple. Like they say, "Ignorance is bliss"
Anu Vijay said…
I wish things were this simple...

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