Manik’s birthday was like a big celebration for the Malhotra family as they had especially come from Lucknow to give him a surprise. Manik’s mother Latika was in the kitchen, making sweets and savouries of Manik’s choice and liking. Nandini was around her, helping her, giving her things like ghee and sugar and flour. Latika’s excitement was palpable. “It has […]