I walk around the basement, its luxury vinyl tiles looking like grey slate, it feels smooth to my slippered feet.
My desk has stacks of paper. Yellow envelopes filled with sheets I need to fill, a checklist of largely unchecked
The resentment pushes out of me in waves, undulating with the intensity of the feeling. I hang up the phone
Ammu hands out small disco bands when I ask her to. Laddu is trying hard to be still as I
Laddu runs into the study as I sit, brows furrowed looking at my incomplete book proposal wondering what on earth
Late last evening, I sat with a new friend at the dining hall sipping tea and nibbling on tea cake
I left home bright and early and caught the morning train from home to Philadelphia and from there the connection
She rolls to and from me like a yo-yo, the weight of her body propelling her first one way and
I look at the dusk setting just outside the window of my dining room. The soles of my feet hurt
Some moments in life are definitive. The Before. The After. I stormed out of the local laboratory, a sobbing
Saathi and I are at the kitchen island, he is chopping broccoli, I am mostly done with prep work for
The number on the scale triggered an upheaval in me I had not expected. I stepped out, stepped back on
She stands in her batik printed dress, the silky fabric clinging to her body as she strikes a pose for
Anniversaries have this way of inspiring reflection on who we were, who we are now. Each year as the week
I am strolling through the aisles of my local grocery store looking for that small something to attach to the
It was 1:30 PM, that time of the day when I prioritize napping over everything else when the phone rang.
I croon alongside the radio on the morning drive to drop my toddler at her school. She doesn’t seem to
Most days like today, I clear up the kitchen, run a round of laundry, attend to chores and with one
I lie in bed, in the dark, under the covers, the backlit screen of my phone casting an eerie glow.
I wear my clothes, my mind on other things, frowning at the mirror as I do. I notice Ammu behind
I am crouched behind the door, my large frame cramped on the tiny steps leading down to the basement. Pattu