Category Archives: Love

The Pendulum Motion of Mommyhood – Toddler Diaries

Giving birth is like taking the biggest poop of your life. Speaking of poop, my toddler yells “mumma” the moment I step into the washroom for my morning rituals and keeps knocking until I don’t come out. If this isn’t … Continue reading

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Havan & Heavan

Bhatt Uncle had eaten more than his share of pooris for breakfast and his wife’s anaar daana pills did little to contain his flatulence. Seema Aunty expelled her own fuel of criticisms about the choice of clothing of the others … Continue reading

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Some Humorous Confessions of a Newly Made Indian Mother

When we are young, we are invariably asked what we would like to become when we grow up. Responses can range anywhere from Musk inspired engineer to Chawla inspired astronaut. My hubby, I presume, responded with  – “I want to … Continue reading

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A Labor of Love

Life can be a drudgery; stumbling in and out of a time loop, wherein only dreams provide solace, But then I found you; the loop ceasing intermittently with your warm and tender gaze. The stolen kisses and brief exchanges, The … Continue reading

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A Bloody Good Flick! – Rangoon Review

Of the many releases this year, let us first explore the recent hits. Raees was SRK’s baby, with Mahira Khan’s presence not exceeding beyond his romantic sequences and delivery of a baby boy. Kaabil was Hrithik Roshan’s comeback film, helmed … Continue reading

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Goodness Grief

            There’s a scene from FRIENDS that particularly touches a chord. Phoebe is convinced that a lost cat has taken on the spirit of her deceased mother. As silly as the premise is, Phoebe is … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Married Indian Woman

One of the primary benefits of getting married, I suppose, is appeasing the doubts of all relatives about whether or not you intend to die alone. They are satisfied in knowing that you will also bear the same tribulations in … Continue reading

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Dignity in Death

There is dignity in deathIn a mother’s sacrifices, in the dying doctor’s valorDeath is an end that binds us all for even in our very last breath, It is only nature we honor But death is rarely presented as such … Continue reading

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Dilli Hai Dilwalon Ki

Tens of firecrackers burst in haphazard intervals. Car alarms set off from the same dins, adding to the madness. Children’s faces are more lit up than the homes they live in and there are plenty sweets stocked up in fridges … Continue reading

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Minni’s Mettle

Cruelty may be the label you seek on your cage-free egg packaging in the first world. It is the blood stains of a child near a suicide bomber in the patronized third. It is also the cries of a father … Continue reading

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