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Mahesh Sharma

lecturer at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi


With a heavy sigh and an uncanny discomfort, her untrained fingers dug around the plant. Suddenly, her nostrils were filled with a pungent smell which was possibly coming from the dead leaves lying around. What she could not understand was the untimely death of the Tulsi plants in her courtyard every monsoon season.