Category Archives: Family

For the one who came through me

You have turned but eight and already the labels have started – talented, friendly, disruptive, naughty – and be sure, there shall be more. From those who love you and those who don’t care; from friends and acquaintances and sometimes, … Continue reading

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The bird has flown

once you were entirely mine – every bone, every muscle, every cell, every thought – was of me, from me. now you belong to this earth, it’s soil, it’s air, it’s water in you; taking from it thoughts and giving … Continue reading

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Puppet

there is a thread that takes me back a hundred years, to the dreams of people who cannot see anymore. there is a thread that pulls me forward a hundred years, to the dreams of people who don’t have eyes … Continue reading

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Selfishness

At seven you watch your birthday candles As your father lights each one slowly, Hypnotized by their flickering bright light, Impatient to do it yourself. And I warn you, “Stop or you’ll burn yourself.” At six she wanders boldly in … Continue reading

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Vagabond on loop.

“Where are you from?” Someone asked me recently. “I grew up in Chennai, but my family is from Dehra Dun.” The answer by now well-rehearsed, spewed out mechanically. I cannot remember when I first began giving this answer. Must have … Continue reading

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Experiments in writing.

I’ve never done this. But there is a first time for everything. So here goes. There was this writing contest announced for all IIT Bombayites. 1500 words. Write in any form you want. Four topics including one I have been … Continue reading

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Foodie Aside: The bitch in the house – Part 2.

From part 1… In the introduction of Bitch Hanauer talks about a book called Flux “in which journalist Peggy Orenstein, after interviewing 200 women in their twenties, thirties and forties, concludes that ‘Women’s lives have become a complex web of … Continue reading

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