Nandini Nair


temple breeze…

the peepal whispers

an ancient secret


*the peepal is a scared tree and is found in several temples in India. Some peepal trees are over a hundred years old and lend a charm of their own to the temple courtyard


my baby’s heartbeat

next to mine

the rhythm for our lullaby


1st Place, Indian Kukai #01, September 2013


visiting grandma…

her love laid out

on the lunch table


anniversary dinner –

the candle does little

to melt the frost


april sun

the city turns scarlet

under the gulmohar


grey sky -

the sudden urgency

in the pigeon’s flight


sunday lunch -

laughter muffled

by hot rice