• Life

    What Happened is History

    As a child, I was never an ideal student. My situation wasn’t as bad as Chaitrali’s, but I wasn’t Nupuri either. I was never the one who stood first in class, prepared for the exams well in advance or completed the homework before it was too late!   I always kept all the preparations for the last possible minute (I…

  • Life

    A Walk to Remember

    When I was little, I would go to school in a rickshaw. Like many kids my age, I didn’t have the privilege of my parents dropping me off and picking me up.   But rickshaw was good, fun even. Our kaka was a caring fellow and would entertain us with stories. He was extremely particular with time. So ours was…

  • People

    Annoyed And Irritated aka AAI

    Life on weekdays: “Pilu wake up, it’s late!” Life on weekends: “Pilu wake up, it’s late!” It’s like I can’t catch a break in my own house. And then once you’re up, she will present a cup of amazing coffee and piping hot breakfast. So now you can’t even get mad at her. Yup! That’s Aai. She will yell at…

  • Life

    Remember the Milk

    Morning school meant no solid food till the 10:30 AM recess. To the filmy Maa heart that my Aai had, it just seemed cruel. She couldn’t bear the thought of her three little daughters staying hungry for so long. That’s why our dabbas would be complete meals with 2 big chapatis and a hearty portion of veggies.   But that…

  • Love

    All Rights Reserved

    I am usually a very reasonable person. I don’t get angry, I don’t swear, I don’t hate (I dislike at best), I don’t fight (maybe a rare argument) and I am never driven by emotions like jealousy. But let’s get one thing straight. What’s mine is mine. And he is MINE!! I don’t scare easily. Neither am I the insecure…

  • Life

    Oops! I Did It Again!!

    I am an accident prone person. Be it as silly as banging against static furniture or as severe as banging against moving vehicles, I always have scratches, bruises, burns, cuts or some or the other injury. It’s like they are an integral part of my life and I just cannot live without them.   Like when I was little (about…

  • Life

    Aye Chashmish!

    When I was about 4 years old, my parents noticed that there was something wrong in the way I looked at things – literally! They noticed that I would squint in order to focus, get really close to the TV, have my nose pressed against the paper when I would draw and other such symptoms that were alarming enough. I…

  • People

    Oocha Moocha Timba Rucha

    This piece is only because I love her so much (even though she thinks otherwise). For those of you who don’t know her, here’s a brief introduction:   She’s my “college friend”. Which means I’ve voluntarily loved this monster for the past 71/2 years (remind me to check my sanity)! She is my multipurpose friend – in a sense that…

  • Love

    Introducing Him

    I remember the first time I saw him. Rucha and I were waiting for him outside our college because our Professor had asked us to team up for our annual exhibition. When we saw him walking towards us, the first thought that came to our minds was, “Oh God! Not this guy!!” Lanky figure, dark complexion, big & strong eyes…

  • People

    Elder Sisters – Curse or a Boon

    Sounds like the title of a school essay right? A topic that has caused more confusion than offer answers. The story of my life. There are times when I feel truly blessed that I have not one but two elder sisters. And then there are times when it’s an absolute horror that I have not one but two elder sisters.…