Monthly Archives: November 2011

Happiness is a decision.

I wrote this article for the annual Happiness edition of Outlook. Little Moment Junkie ……………. Sometimes misery is a just a faded old security blanket. It has been useful solong, you don’t have the heart to get rid of it. … Continue reading

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Now it sounds right

My best friend’s name is Dawn. Sahar, our first child, is named after her. Many years ago, Dawn and I were walking around Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi. Jenny was also with us. Dawn asked me about my love life. Is … Continue reading

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Smiling in Urdu. Dancing in English.

At breakfast.An animated conversation, discussion, some disagreement. I am speaking louder, faster, less thoughtfully. Afzal has a certain look on his face. ‘For 9 years I have been talking in Urdu with you,’ I say. ‘Now I will speak like … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is Here.

She was just like me except for the diamond earrings andsolitaire ring she was wearing. We recognized each other instantly. South Delhigirls, modern Indian women, now professionals. This was my third pregnancy andshe was my ultrasonologist, the doctor who did … Continue reading

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