Monthly Archives: November 2012

I dont want to write…

I don’t want to write for the market.For years I had stopped writing.I did not have permission to speak my truth.My truth was lost. It had lost its words.I stepped out into the worldwith confidence and bounce.I knew my work.I … Continue reading

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Story of my Life

Country roads… What are you doing, he asks. Documentation, I say. OK, enough photos. Come back here, he says.  He unpacked his backpack. Kebabs, lahsun ka saaga, chutney…and this. Fresh fruit from Ammi’s back garden. (Haatha) Custard Apple, individually wrapped … Continue reading

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New art from the House of Beg

Crayon on Sandpaper. Sahar,9yo A storm in a garden. Naseem, 4yo My father. Aliza, 7yo Message from Aliza. 7yo 6am artwork.

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Permission to be the change

When I was a kid, I used to lie, cheat and steal. Now I have found out that I was imaginative, innovative and appreciative. It is a useful perspective to hold onto as a parent. There’s not very much my … Continue reading

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मैं घुमन्तू: तेरे मेरे बीच में

My friend Anu, wrote about her and me. I read  Anu’s blogpost aloud. My voice broke while reading it, tears flowed. I had to wipe my nose and other such embarrassments. “मैं तुम्हारे पास क्यों आती हूं, नहीं जानती। लेकिन एक … Continue reading

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Notes on How to Change the World

We are a society that does not give itself permission to love daughters. We have family and social systems that are dismissive of our feelings, that are designed to break the natural bonds of support between people. They damage and … Continue reading

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Do girls make you uncomfortable?

We are a family of five. Two adults called Mamma and Papa and three little children. A few months ago, I met a woman in an empty flat. A regular person, quite like you and me. Posh school, Delhi University, … Continue reading

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