The Bitter Sweet & Other Stories
Zawadi and her siblings often carry packed lunch to school, a habit they hate. The siblings envy their friends who buy snacks from the school canteen. On sports day, their mother surprises them. She gives them money to buy lunch. Zawadi is thrilled. For once she will be like her friends who eat ‘town’ food as opposed to their ‘village’ food. Just like her friends, Zawadi buys sweets from a hawker at the schoolgate. Read the story to find out how her excitement turns into a nightmare.