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The cash crunch and my ‘note’worthy moments

“Are you going to the bank today?” Ira asked my husband. She knew that he had been queuing up outside different banks almost every other day to withdraw the princely sums that were being doled out so that we had … Continue reading

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A Spider, Ants and an Angry Crow

Last morning, I was on an island. Not marooned. To tell you the truth, it wasn’t an island at all. But, when you are with an almost five-year-old, with a fertile imagination, a mound of soil in the middle of … Continue reading

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The Day I Faced the Consequences

It’s natural for a growing child to pick up words, start building its vocabulary and begin speaking whichever language it is exposed to, fluently, in no time. Sometimes, as it happened with Ira, you can be flooded with a barrage … Continue reading

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The Day Ganesha Fell Ill

Years ago, my colleague, Bhavani, gifted me a little ceramic idol of Ganesha. I placed the tiny figurine on my writing desk, next to a clock, and he watched, as I wrote or stared at the screen of my laptop, … Continue reading

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Why Fairies Don’t Have Haircuts

I have been in hibernation for months now, struggling to complete my long-pending book, hiding away from little Ira, whose timing to get into my hair, coincides perfectly with the arrival of the Muse. Just when I’m having a writerly … Continue reading

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How to Stop God

Let me at the outset reveal that such a thought has never crossed my mind. I have neither the temerity to nurture such misadventurous ideas nor the creativity and imagination to pull off an impossible mission. On most days, I’m … Continue reading

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Coming Out

This was meant to happen last year; actually, a year before that. Honestly, it should have happened on Lakshmi Pujan day, during Diwali, four years ago. The disclosure. I didn’t want to hide it but neither did I go about … Continue reading

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