Color me black

“Wear a bobby pin in the back of your head, and a kala tika behind your ear” said my mom-in-law, “and this thread around your wrist”. She handed me what looked like a normal black thread but was rumored to have super powers that would control people’s bad vibe towards me. I smiled and realized…

The stoned night

“Do you have fever”, said the nurse at the Ruby Hall hospital’s emergency ward. “No”, I said. “Do you feel pain below your tummy”, she asked. “No”, I said. She twisted her eyebrows and I sensed that she wasn’t too happy serving a patient who had absolutely no complaints and was yet brought to the emergency…

About time

We had my husband Brijesh’s three uncles and their entire families over for lunch during Diwali. It was a full house with 20 adults and 3 hyperactive toddlers in our humble 2 bedroom apartment. After everyone happily gulped the sumptuous meal, all the men hastily plonked themselves on the sofas of our living room. It almost felt like…

Legend of Navatri

  I often dream of my kid coming back from school on sunny afternoons, and after witnessing a whole year of his life in his sanity, would ask me the origin of every festival month after month. I am dreading those moments a little because that just means I would have to go back to basics very…

So be it

“What’s your plan for today, have you made a to do list for the week?”, my husband quizzed on a Monday and it suddenly made me giddy. For the last month I had been waiting endlessly trying to get a project, it felt like I was living the same day every day. It didn’t seem…

A little about moi

For the majority part of my life I have been a conformist who pretty much followed life in the laid-out track without deviating or taking any risks. Going through school, college, engineering college, a corporate job, marriage and now a baby. I have been obedient throughout but didn’t really enjoy life as such and realized…

Look ma, your bubble burst

I am one of the gazillion mothers who manifested herself under the garb of the modern Indian women, handling a career (or something like it) living with in-laws and rarely losing her balance while losing hair as a mark of it. Beneath all this enters a new human being who suddenly warms the cockles of my…

Coming home

Every once in a while when I browse through Facebook, which is more often than perhaps checking my office mail, I feel a slight pinch in my heart. No matter which phase I’m in on the chronology, everyone is pretty much catching up and taking it to another level. So while I soaked in my…

Hello World

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