Category Archives: Writing

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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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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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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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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