In my lap

March 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm 13 comments

A meek wail never went unheard at ‘In my lap’, a small home in by-lanes of Chennai for the little ones who were tagged ‘unwanted’ even before they were born. 40 -Something, Aung Iyer had set-up this place nearly a decade back and refused to call it an orphanage.

A home where kids were sent to good schools, wore their size clothes and not just hand me downs. There was always an ‘amma’ or ‘akka’ (elder sister) around to pamper them, help with home-work, tie their shoe laces and button-up the shirts. Oh, not to forget deciding on whose turn will it be next to sleep in Aunt Aung’s room.

Aung, which means to succeed in Burmese, is a lady with zest for life with only one dictum “being a parent is a responsibility and not a liability.”

Abandoned by her Burmese mother when she was barely 7, Aung felt blessed that her mother chose to let go off her and she found foster parents in Anand & Radha Iyer. Anand was in the Police and had rescued young girls from a trafficking mafia; Aung was youngest in that group. Though Iyer’s had two children of their own yet that didn’t deter them from taking her in their family.

to be continued…



Entry filed under: COL- Circle of Life!.

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. siddarth  |  March 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Interesting. Waiting fr the rest.

  • 2. snowleopard  |  March 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Waiting for the complete story…bring it on…, fast

  • 3. Pzes  |  March 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm


  • 4. delhizen  |  March 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks all; happy to know that you enjoyed reading it…I hope I can write an interesting Part-II as well

  • 5. Deboshree  |  March 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Ah I want to read more of this… Aung sounds like an interesting lady!

  • 6. Sapna  |  March 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Interesting! Waiting to read part-II

  • 7. Kartikay  |  March 25, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Woh! You CAN NOT stop at such a point! NO NO NOOO!

  • 8. Mayank  |  March 26, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    thats not fair.. 🙂

  • 9. bhagyareema  |  March 27, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Waiting, waiting

  • 10. Vee  |  April 4, 2011 at 10:44 am

    at first i thought its based on real story and looked up in Google. now, i’m waiting for the next ones. continue

  • 11. Kunal  |  April 11, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    A powerful read..

    Waiting for the next installments.

  • 12. Zephyr  |  April 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Gripping story. waiting for the next part. 🙂

    • 13. delhizen  |  April 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      @ Kunal & CN: Thanks! yes, me to looking forward to penning it down! I hope I can get it done in the next few days 🙂

      @ Vee : Apols for replying so late to the comment, but actually googled for the story?? Lol 😉


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