Holy man

“Don’t you know holy men can live without food or water for days? They never need glasses or medicine. We never get sick!”

The doctor stared. The holy man urged, “I’ll need a few pills and a new pair of contacts to convince my followers- for a few days tops.”

My grandfather wonders

My grandfather sees a name he can’t recognize and can’t believe it.

“Who is that? Isn’t that a Jain name? My memory can’t be failing me already.”

I can’t believe it. What a world he must have lived in. Could a man really have known every name in the city?