I met Lorraine exactly two years ago today at a Writer’s Conference in Philadelphia. We met on the train to
It is late at night, the darkness a cloak that encourages free-ranging discussion and soul-baring. We walk, my friend and
Sometimes you spend a couple of days with people and you find the pictures of them you had in your
Today was a light day with just the workshop in the morning and then a longish break until faculty readings
There is frenzied knocking on my bathroom door followed by incoherent yelling. I turn the shower off and manage to
Dear Ammu, Pattu, and Laddu, Tonight, Ammu dissolved into tears and I stood by powerless, rudderless. What happened today is
In the past few weeks, my mind has been consumed by thoughts that can only be classified as morbid. Close
“You have American friends! It is OK for Indians to be friends with Americans?” Pattu is at the kitchen island
The grated daikon glistens with moisture as I add finely diced green chillies to it. A sprinkle of sea salt
Often I catch myself looking out the window and pondering on the connectedness of us. I think of trains when
On why we tend to seek people who are like us.
We reached the temple in the late afternoon, the sun playing hide and seek behind rain bearing clouds. Having done
She flitted into my life, like a butterfly one day in the past year – bright, cheerful and full of
It is mid afternoon. The kind of day when the sun is out, the bees are buzzing and spiders are
I borrowed this book from my neighbor one day last week when I needed a good dose of girlfriend talk.
a box of Pim’s! All it takes is a box of biscuits to make my day! Thank you S!!
Last weekend it was UL, this weekend, friends from school. People who knew me from the time when I was
Settling in comfortably into cushions that were soft and welcoming, I tucked my legs underneath me and hugged a smaller
Bubbly, breezy, she entered my life many, many years back. Till date, when I think of her effervescence is the
With my accounting finals a day away, three of us from our class decided to meet at a cafe to
Madhuram of Eggless Cooking has passed me hugs and a promise of friendship. I was thrilled of course!! I had