Monthly Archives: June 2012

My friend, Gufran.

There’s a lot more to say about Gufran. For now, I will put here the Mint Lounge column that I wrote last week.  I could hear her from a distance. My daughter screaming in terror. Or is she squealing with … Continue reading

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A girl like me and a girl like her.

“Maine shaadi naheen ki hai. Maine yeh bachcha gode liya hai. Geet Oberoi stepped back from the counter and raised her voice. “I have never been married. I have adopted this child.” This is the passport office in Bhikaji Cama … Continue reading

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Literature and Great Cinema

Unlike all you smart people, I cannot read the books and watch the films that you see and review. My brother buys books for me, honouring a silent pact we made in our childhood. He hands me a few new … Continue reading

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