Two Of Me

There are two of me that live inside our humble, little home. The red me; bold and fiery, alive with every beat of our heart. The white me; boring and broken, living because we must. The red me wants to pack a lifetime in each breath we take. The white me complains that even one…

The Woman and the Child

  Sometimes, the lines of age and gender hide who we are inside. Boxes suffocate our inner muse. And a child weeps in the silence of our lonesome everyday. Can a short rendezvous with childhood change how we exist in our minds? This series of portraits seeks to answer at least a part of that…

Bovinity: Original Sin

In conversation with Kesari, the woman who turned into a Cow… Kesari is the queen of his heart. Strong, sturdy, fair as milk, and expensive like a diamond from Ghaziabad’s most renowned jeweler, she is everything a man could hope for– Cash cow extraordinaire. That’s Kesari for you. But she wasn’t always a cow. She was…

Serene Rebellion

The resistance is not always blazing guns and shouted slogans. Sometimes, the sight of a woman’s unchained breasts is enough to bring patriarchy to its knees.

50 Things I miss about my Mother

The sound of her fast, purposeful gait that often sent me flying across the room to switch off the TV before she could knock at my bedroom door. The taste of her aloo paranthas, often drenched with homemade white butter. Her warm and cuddly bear hugs. Her crush on John Abraham. Her absolutely hilarious parody…

Reflections in Chardonnay

In different colors of the light, reflections change their hues. And reality once again gets repainted for the night.

Begun Bhaja- Spicy Eggplant Fritters

When I became a vegetarian, the first thing most people said to me was “what will you eat now? Salads? Yuk!” I can understand their sentiment. All my favorite things from McDonald’s and KFC were no longer suitable for me. And eating french fries the whole time was just not an option. As an Indian,…

50 Things Harry Potter Taught Me

We are defined more by our choices and than by our circumstances. There may be a fine line between goodness and greatness, but it is there. Anyone can be brave if they are fighting for something they believe in… or for someone they love more than life itself. You don’t mess with Minerva McGonagall. You…