Category: Life

Carpe Diem: A Lesson in Refrigeration

Carpe Diem: A Lesson in Refrigeration

It struck me as I was throwing out a ziplock bag full of once-frozen strawberries that had now turned a bag of red liquid with bits of mouldy berries floating in it. I had frozen them last season in the hope of conjuring up an Almond and Strawberry Tea Cake off season or making virtuous […]

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To god, with love

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A dancer never dies.

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Crumbs!

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My time, our time.

Thanks to her nanny and the “bus aunty,” Avanee has grown quite fond of; no, quite obsessed with wearing salwar kameezes. She wants to wear one all the time–everywhere, and even at home. To bed, if she can have her way. A few months ago, we gave in, and got her a couple–go knock yourself […]

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How Gampu came back

How Gampu came back

When I was a child, we went to my paternal grandparents’ home for Ganpati celebrations every year. My grandmother was in poor health since as far back as I can remember, and she used to feel weighed down with the additional responsibility of prepping for the elaborate festival. My mother, not exactly the religious sort, […]

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A letter to Avanee

Dear Avanee, On the eve of your fourth birthday last month, I sat up late at night and looked at you in bed—tired from the day’s activity, you were fast asleep, curled up on your side, your mouth slightly open. The moment I pulled the covers on you thinking the air-conditioning is too strong, you […]

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