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Orc(he)s(tra)

The heart appears to have its own orchestra,like the beating of drums when it is hopelessly infatuated,or the melancholy of a violin when a lover moves away Even in solitude, there’s the airy notes of a flutethe toots of a … Continue reading

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The Number Nine

Kismat was born a month early, as if she was in a hurry to accomplish all the things she had set out to do. Her mother, Sita, was just visiting the clinic for a regular checkup when the nurse told … Continue reading

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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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One year down, saath janam to go! – Cheenus’ 1st Anniversary

My husband and I are poles apart. His dressing sense is impeccable, with his accessories perfectly matching his wardrobe. I barely manage to comb my hair every day and expect it to take the tangled avatar of a cannabis loving … 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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Befikre is So Bakwaas, I Dare You to Watch It

My husband and I met in French class, and decided to watch Befikre, assuming this movie would transport us to scenic Paris.  It did, except in the more cringeworthy way possible. Several couples left the theater at interval itself. We … Continue reading

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