Dear Daughter…

Dear Daughter…

Dear Daughter, As you turn five soon, my thoughts turn to the day you were born. Time has just flown by. Just yesterday, your didi was five when you were born and here you are – a little-big girl now. Being my second born, I never could give as much singular attention to you as [...]

A Week in the Wild without Social Media

A Week in the Wild without Social Media

First things first, I don’t think social media is a big bad evil monster which is threatening to shred the fragile fabric of our society. In fact, I don’t think anything in moderation is bad. It’s the excess which can make it evil. We live in the times of WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchats [...]

She Got Cancer… But My life Ended!

She Got Cancer… But My life Ended!

There was a couple sitting in the cafe when I walked in. As the light was low, I didn't know who they were until the woman turned around, and I saw it was my wife. There she was… still as beautiful as that angel on the top of the Christmas tree, the first ray of [...]

Love you to moon and back…

Love you to moon and back…

She was the IAS daughter married into the IAS family. The cherished daughter-in-law, the trophy wife, the one they all couldn’t stop raving about. Then she got pregnant. She was pampered dime-a-dozen. After all, she was bearer of the next IAS heir. The day she gave birth was a warm sunny one. ‘It’s a girl!’ [...]

Book Review – The Forest of Enchantments

Book Review – The Forest of Enchantments

Since childhood, I have never been a big fan of Goddess Sita as a mythological character. Somehow she always seemed too much of a Miss Goody-Two-Shoes (Bhakts, don’t run to kill me yet! Read the review first!). The fiery Draupadi and the fierce Parvati who stood their own always seemed more attractive as Goddesses to [...]

Jasmine Khurana on spoken word poetry, and how writing heals her

Jasmine Khurana on spoken word poetry, and how writing heals her

I saw Jasmine performing for the first time last year in Mumbai. It was my first time at a spoken word performance and her words had me gripped. Here was a woman who held her own, and how. I almost blushed listening to parts of her piece sitting in my seat there. Jasmine’s poem was about 40-something women, [...]

Chhichhore Movie Review – Are you happy? Or just successful?

Chhichhore Movie Review –                     Are you happy? Or just successful?

Chhichhore is a mast watch- nope, that’s not a typo! It is MAST! I laughed out loud through the movie (and cried a lil bit too…). The movie is about a group of friends who meet in the engineering college, and friendships that last a lifetime. Hostel masti, dunk fights, sports rivalries and crushes- it [...]