Makimai Khokru

There was a covered passage connecting Seervai Vad with Lashkari Vad. Cattle were led through this passage for grazing, causing the pathway to be littered with cow dung. Dodging the fresh dung was a fine art. Exactly opposite this route, in a house which had not been painted for decades, resided a mother-in-law, Makimai and her daughter-in-law, Naja. Every Seervai Vad resident visiting the oldest agiary (Vadi Daremeher) in India had to pass through this path. Barring a brief afternoon siesta, Makimai remained perched like a vulture just outside her main door, poised to converse with every passerby. Makimai never terminated......

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