Village life revisited. Me and a bunch of friends from my wife’s office landed up at her colleagues home for a get-together. His home is 40 kms off chennai in a rustic setting with lush greenery around. I had a feeling I was back at my village. We enjoyed the tender cocounts which we plucked ourselves, played cricket in the height of noon with the local boys, consumed lot of “Kucchi ice” ( ice sticks ) which was a steal at Rs.1.50 a piece. It was heartening to see the ladies at home leisurely play “thayam“, a village game played by rolling dices with no worries of time pressure or deadlines. The trip was a terrific stress buster.