Sharpener
       
     
Gulmohar
       
     
Kolam
       
     
Matches
       
     
Marudhani
       
     
Sharpener
       
     
Sharpener

Forever sharpening pencils down to a stub, in a quest for that elusive and perfect flower.

Gulmohar
       
     
Gulmohar

We would gather from the carpet of fallen Gulmohar flowers at school, and pretend that the sappy sepals were nail extensions.

Kolam
       
     
Kolam

Patti would collect every kolam she encountered into many foolscap notebooks with careful notes.

Matches
       
     
Matches

Matches would be used more than once, until they burned a crispy black from end to end.

Marudhani
       
     
Marudhani

We huddled around Amma, Periamma or Patti, spending a hot afternoon with marudhani capped fingers.