Rising Above ‘Log Kya Kahenge’

We are turning 4 very soon. Yes! A 1000 likes on my Facebook page. It took me three and a half years to procure a 1000 likes. And almost an equal quantum of time to acquire a lot more than just financial freedom. Honestly, finances weren’t even the last thing on my mind when I …

Mind Your Own Business !!

The coconut oil froze. It is mid-January and the temperature is around 20°C. At six in the evening, I look for warm water in the flask, the tap and the pantry. Find none. So I head down to my first floor kitchen. Take some tap water in a vessel and heat it on the four …

Quarantine incognito – Secret Goals Achieved

I very clearly remember, as if it were yesterday, hiding behind the pale yellow striped wooden door of my aunt’s balcony, holding a small silver scissor (that is still there at my mum’s place) trying to snip my own fringes. Being a hairdresser was a secret childhood obsession. I was always caught. Well mostly! Seems …

Happily Quarantined – the lockdown, the environment, the efforts…

This entire January I had been rigorously reading about COVID-19 on Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia. At first, it seemed like a new epidemic that was identified in Wuhan, China, a far off place, that even a travel freak like myself would not ever be interested in visiting. A city locked down, thousands quarantined, a deadly …

The Unspoken Accord

There are a handful, who would be with you for whoever you are, not for where you come from, nor what work you do, not for you achievements or the favours you could bestow upon them. These are the souls we seek, ironically these are the ones we fail to recognise. It’s like finding an …

Rab

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Fidgety uncle on the flight and random thoughts

It is 11th October 2019. Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday, that he gladly shares with my father, ahem, “happy birthday Papa.” I am returning from my husband’s farmhouse in Jharsuguda, Odisha with a part of the immediate family. The part of the immediate family travelling comprises of the legally wedded husband, the six year old vibrantly inquisitive …

Sindoor khela by Debanjali Biswas

A write up by my friend Debanjali Biswas No matter how exotic and photogenic it looks, sindoor khela is not as beautiful as it appears to be. It is remains of unjust ritualistic laws of a society once dominated by strong patriarchal values. I’m not a feminist but certain experiences have made me stop and …

An extract from ‘The Little Boy’

Powerful. (shared from another page) “Once a little boy went to school. One morning The teacher said: “Today we are going to make a picture.” “Good!” thought the little boy. He liked to make all kinds; Lions and tigers, Chickens and cows, Trains and boats; And he took out his box of crayons And began …

The Causeway Across The Comfort Zone

I have been carrying something heavy, that I need to let go, but the address it needs to be dropped off at, is far beyond my comfort zone. So here I am trying to run, jump, walk and crawl to the other side of the causeway, that doesn’t seem safe, peaceful or even endurable – …

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