Moti Goes to Bat! Is this the story of a Moti the birdie joining a little league or NY Jets? Could it be it joins a cricket team in New Jersey or the National team of India? Nothing of the sort. The four friends were sitting on the deck after returning from school. Chakra, the crow was sad as his brother Shukra has been missing and he was worried. Panna’s mother organizes a search party and locates the hurt Shukra lying on the ground being protected by a large group of ravens and crows. Shukra tells Doctor Dolittle when he was awake that he was attacked in the air by a mouse. This became clear when the good doctor told that it was not a mouse but a fruit bat. Moti goes to meet the bat and makes a friendship with the bat and her baby. Moti, the fearless birdie from Hyderabad, thus successfully introduces the bat family to all her friends and they too become part of Panna’s animal family.
I grew up in a large family system interacting with seven siblings. My parents lived in a large house in Rajahmundry and most of my memories are drawn from my early life in this house. I was dark compared to my other siblings and that is the beginning of divide by my close elations and cousins and so on. All the incidents are either witnessed by me or told to me by my parents and grandparents and have recorded most of the good things and events. Some of the readers may find similarities with their experience and may like to read the small biographical sketch.