Monthly Archives: October 2011

Yellow T-shirt

I am not sure who or what I am missing. I wear his yellow t-shirt anyway. In case it is him that I am missing. Advertisements

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Mother.

You come this far in life, look back and realize that your mother was an incredibly sad woman. And that your own sadness is inextricably linked to hers. That this chain of pain has to heal now. Because my daughters … Continue reading

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Married to a Feminist.

Nine years later. ‘You know,’ he said over tea one day, ‘you used to say that you are not a feminist.’ ‘What?’ I said. I nearly spurted my chai. There was almost no context for this. And I couldn’t believe … Continue reading

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Smudges

The movement of colours,  the lines that cross the light on the wall. Then there are smudges. The bird that flew off the branch, the handprint by the stairs. So many ways to say one thing. Or nothing.

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LISTEN

“When I ask you to listen to meand you feel that you have to do something to solve my problem,you have failed me,strange as that may seem.”

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Letter to a Friend on the Threshold

http://www.livemint.com/articles/2011/09/30200317/A-letter-to-a-friend-on-the-th.html My new column in Mint’s weekend supplement, Lounge.  LETTER TO A FRIEND ON THE THRESHOLD OF BECOMING A PARENT We became parents for the first time in Port Blair. Within a couple of weeks, we were on a beach … Continue reading

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