I pass Laddu’s bedroom en route to mine. A cutout of a rainbow is taped to her door. The door
My girls and their cousins are snuggled up on the couch, sharing two throws between them. The lighting is muted.
I love the sound of keys clacking on the keyboard, the external kind that yields a touch of resistance each
The email from HR arrived suddenly, unexpected in its subject line. “Diwali,” it said. The body was sparse, requesting any
The garage rattles noisily when I press the switch. I wince. It is not yet 6:00 am. The breeze feels
A few weeks ago, every day on my drive to work and back home, I listened to America commemorate the
My call is just about over when a frantic text pops up on my phone. I ignore it and focus
A few months ago, I received a cryptic note on my FB page from someone representing a modeling agency. I
I survey the place around me from my elevated perch. I am on the elliptical chanting Vishnu Sahasranamam while pushing
Earlier this week, a friend shared this letter (excerpt 3). Words that have stuck with me for over two decades now
The water swirls around my feet, pulsing from the jets in the tub. The chair I am on pounds in
Walking around the house while the rasam bubbled merrily on the stove, I decided to scroll through my contact list
It is early in the morning. The kids are still asleep. It is one of those rare weekend mornings when
Pattu enters through the garage, her backpack sliding off her shoulder and her right hand clutching a patterned paper bag.
I walk around the house mid-morning, my eyes scanning for things to put away or trash. I am tired of
Dear kutties, My Amma bought a diamond earring for me when I was in sixth grade. My first saree happened
Laddu is on the kitchen island, her legs dangling off the edge. Large sunglasses cover more than half her face.
“How do you open this thing?” Laddu’s cry is plaintive as she wrestles with a miniature Hawkins pressure cooker. I
I am peeling potatoes by the sink, the window practically pointless because of how dark it is outside. The red
I circle the school parking lot a couple of times before resigning and finding a spot in the grass farthest
I walk around my home, my iWatch tracking my steps, urging me to walk 11 minutes more at a brisk