Tag Archives: India

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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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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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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How to Make a Delhi Man Fall in Love with You

1. Wearing Makeup that can Withstand Billions of Dust Particles Indian beauty companies have a whole range of products to lure women which are, in turn, promoted as means to lure men. Whilst it is good to be natural, it … 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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Emergency Contact

Today, at the age of 26, I have spent exactly 13 years in either country that so remarkably define my identity – India and US. My accents for either land still change at the drop of a hat, depending on … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Tanu Weds Manu Returns and the Phenomenon that is Kangana Ranaut

A Firstpost article recently stated that Kangana Ranaut may be the next female “Khan” of Bollywood. They suggested that she can deliver hits by her sheer presence as do the aging male Khans (Saif, Shah Rukh, Salman) who get paid … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Piku — A Tale of Loose Motions and Lax Emotions

Last year, my dad started a new regimen of chemo medication which caused him significant constipation after each sitting. After 2 days of no poop and regular intakes of laxative with water, he quietly came out of the bathroom. We … Continue reading

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My Jump Rope

It has not been an easy two months. There are tremendous responsibilities my brother and I have had to adopt in the absence of my father. It, sort of, comes as part of the contract of growing up.  Providing the … Continue reading

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