The glory of a Bombay winter!

We moved to Bombay during the 2012 rainy season, as is fashion each year during this time, all looked to the looming clouds that dissipated as the morning wore on.  And then all complained at the woeful rain this year. Every year, worse than the last.  Obviously there are only two seasons in Bombay, hot and…

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Insomniac/paranoid/woman handling ingrained sexism in a country which blames chow mein for rape.

It’s a small mercy when the sleepless nights are truly sleepless.    Anything is better than jolting awake to a day that’s bright and cheery when you had slept only a mere minutes or hour before.   The eyes remain itchy, the sinus pressure  intense and the need to sleep constant.    My  insomnia returned this year [babbling like an idiot], delayed, just…

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On being a siren mermaid.

One of my closest friends called me a siren mermaid yesterday in a random text chat.  My instinct, when called this was of immediate anger.   Even when  this seemingly sounding and ultimately flattering classification came at the tail end of a time when, I was forcing myself to be angry.  To make myself dislike her. So, I looked…

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[un]spoken word[s]

It’s not love; not  like the one your daughter and her friends discuss over honey nut cheerios.  It’s a bunch nonsense made up to sell diamonds or something.  It’s not but  product of hormones, serotonin and oxytocin, mostly ” I still don’t mind the look of you”   These together are  known as what induces feelings of love…

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