An impromptu food drop off from a friend turned neighbor. A text that says “Vetti? Call??”. Weekly check in calls.
I stand by the sizzling tawa pouring the batter and swirling it into a geometric shape. You stand by my
The sunlight streams in from the mullioned window in the foyer. I pass the room where your toys lie scattered.
Sometime this week a year ago, I traded in my full-time job for something more flexible. A stay at home,
I watch you as you bend to place something in your overnight bag for the umpteenth time. Your forehead is
I walk the length of the home from the study to the kitchen my eyes taking in the mound of
Time seemed to slow. The half eaten sandwich on Pattani’s plate mocked me. I surveyed the space around me. Lunch
Taking a break from work yesterday afternoon, I made my way upstairs carrying a load of freshly laundered clothes. Putting
The silence that accompanied the gradual rolling down of the garage doors was loud. I stepped into the peaceful expanse
“Good friends are like stars. You do not always see them. But you know they are always there.” Admiration, Annoyance,
It is Thursday evening. The skies are cloudy, a drizzle settling in. “Yeh jo desh hai mera” playing on the
The clock inches past six in the evening. I slice and dice tomatoes, my ears alert for sounds of the
For most of my life I have considered myself normal or as Saathi puts it in the middle of the
I set my laptop on the kitchen island, set the saute pan on the stove and turned the music on.
Waving the spouse and kids off, I walked around my home. The weeds and the tall grass stood out in
The clock showed a minute to 9:00 PM. The sole light in the vast expanse of our first floor came
Every so often, I get into discussions with friends on matters like stereotyping, gender inequities, feminism and the like. More
The cool light from the half moon filtered through the trees casting long shadows as we walked. I walked a
Am I dreaming or is it already a year since you both started school? Time flies doesn’t it? From the
“I haven’t read a book in ages..” I remarked rather wistfully to a friend on the phone one day in
I sit with my back to the slender pedestal fan savoring the brief respite from the heat and stickiness. My