Shilpa looked at the clock. Five minutes till they arrived. Taking a deep breath, she looked around the house.
“Everything looks good,” she told herself, just as she heard the door open.
Pranav led them into the living room, and like she always did, she smiled and touched their feet.
“Namaste, mummy-ji,” she greeted, confident that nothing would go wrong.
“Your bindi is off-center,” replied her mother-in-law, proving her wrong yet again.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
17th April, 2018)