Hometown Glory.

The emphasis on finding home is nowhere near subtle. Sometimes in people that leave (strangely because this time, the house is leaving and not the resident) and sometimes in the beaches that watched you grow from two to twenty. I've written about the all the places and people and things I called home. Actual home, …

Muses, not Lovers.

I've told you, the last time we meet I didn't want a boyfriend, and when I thought about how I shouldn't have done that, it dawned on me, that I wanted you to be my muse more than my boyfriend. Not that you couldn't do both. Now that that happened, I'm mad at you for …

Education Systems.

I know this isn't an Indian thing, and there must be a thousand posts on this, but I promise you that's not enough. In my country alone, there are lakhs of kids and I mean kids, children, going through this every year. It's not happened to me personally, although I was never a fan of …

Happy Almost 50.

This post started when things were really bad with Mom. We've gotten over that and we're being really good to each other. Almost normal, but I don't know if it will ever be like that. I didn't wish her on her 49th birthday, and I remember acutely not wishing her for her 46th either. Things …

Mother dear,

I had a line prepared, if someone asked me what I was doing in life, I'd say 'Dealing with mommy issues through promiscuity and mild drug abuse.' I thought it was smart and badass, although I've never really done drugs. Of any sort. It is true though, that I've learnt (courtesy : Mother) to be …

Hotels out of people.

Warsan Shire said, 'You can't make homes out of human beings.' For a while, feeling clever, I thought you could perhaps make hotels out of people. Wouldn't that be convenient? Fair, even. But when people talk about having a person for a home, there's this one boy that comes to mind. and we haven't spoken …

Unraveling #4

The things that I went through when I wrote the series last week or so, have all passed and I'm starting to feel completely myself, other than a few moments when I think about the college admissions. Life can get overwhelming, and I know so well, but I came up with a few things that …