Ten years on.

It’s been ten years since our country along with the city that never sleeps, Mumbai, had come to an unexpected and grim halt. I don’t need to describe the horrors that unfolded in those three days, the lives we lost, the screams that rang through the carpeted corridors and the stunned silence thereafter. My sixteen-year-oldContinue reading “Ten years on.”

Muse.

For writers, in life, some people end up becoming a muse – thinking about them gets the words flowing, the ideas add up and the fingers don’t stop typing (or writing)! I was introduced to this concept of a writer and a muse way back in 2010, when the first season of Castle was beingContinue reading “Muse.”

#Swarun Again!

To the long evening talks, to the short Ajmera walks, to the values you taught, and throwing away foods that rot.   To being a bride, those bumpy auto rides, to the faces you made, and the cakes we smeared. To the streams of rant, to the walls dabbed with paint, to the jokes weContinue reading “#Swarun Again!”

From home to away.

A week off from work means going home and then away from home again. Home always is special but the day, when thanks to tech advancement, you are in both cities on the same day, when you leave home in the morning and are away by evening in another city, is the day the starkContinue reading “From home to away.”

THE ADOPTED CHILD.

I sat alone in my new room. I’d tried calling up my parents but they were unreachable. Keeping the phone aside, I lay my head on the wall backing the bed. Outside in the living room, I could hear the other girls, both my age, my new flatmates, talking and laughing. I wanted to go out too,Continue reading “THE ADOPTED CHILD.”

It’s Your B’day!

Finally coming around to a proper b’day dedication for you! Dear D, If friendships were made in heaven, ours would almost make it to that list. Well, almost ‘cuz you gotta work on being perfect from almost perfect. I crossed the perfection threshold long ago! 😉 I still have to figure out why I dislikedContinue reading “It’s Your B’day!”

Marmee!

She’s flawed. Yet she’s perfect. She’s elegant. She’s hardworking. She’s barely tired. She’s always concerned. She taught me to accept nothing lesser than what I deserve. She made me bold. She proved women are at par with men. She put me to sleep on long days. She stroked my hair telling me how proud I madeContinue reading “Marmee!”

Uncommon Us!

Here’s right back at ya, mate, for just being you ! (Your birthday’s too far away for a birthday dedication! And you just cracked your Chartered Accountancy exam today. So, I think the timing is just appropriate!) I was lost, wanting to be found, I was expecting help from someone profound. In you strode, with yourContinue reading “Uncommon Us!”

Little Sister.

The Little Sister is going away to study. Time for another blog dedication ❤ The little birdie fluffed her wings, Pruned the tips, Twitched her tail, Cleared her voice, sang melodious rings, Announcing her departure, she was ready to sail! So now I have the whole bed to me! But no one to wake up to. I don’tContinue reading “Little Sister.”