My grandfather was the eldest in his family. We were his youngest grandchildren. The age difference between us is almost nine decades! My grandfather’s life was very eventful. It could be said, that he lead a full life. He was a professor in the Burmese University, joined the Army during the world war, served in […]
Leaving the crowded station, I hesitantly climb into the bus. The tattered seats look familiar. I get a seat next to the window. There is no glass to protect me from my thoughts.
We mixed up the traditional white stone Kolam powder with colourful Rangoli powders to create a small message. A couple of shots of our little decoration for this year’s Diwali… Here’s wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous Deepavali!
The beginning of a new year in school was something I looked forward to. Leave the old imperfections behind and start a new quest towards perfection. Torn notebooks, lost textbooks, unfinished assignments, silly classmates, demanding teachers and scarier mathematics, none of these would matter in the new year. New books, new subjects, new teachers, and […]
Have you ever had those moments, when everything is absolutely crystal clear? When every haze of your life is cleared and you can see yourself, your opinions, your life even, in a way that only someone absolutely sure of herself can see? Someone whose self-assured demeanour you have admired, and perhaps even envied at some […]
With bleeding toes And callused feet, Broken backs Grasping for breath. Dragging heavy sacks Their bodies dripping wet. Weary but happy, The warriors return. They will laugh and sing. And enjoy their meal. For they have survived The long ordeal. They will celebrate For they live today. But they all know, They must fight another […]
When I began sketching out the letters of this quote, my sister-in-law asked me. ‘You really believe that…? You need to work your bum off to achieve things. The universe won’t hand it to you on a platter.’ This is a quote I strongly believe in. And so I defended it thus, ‘No. Who said […]
It was the night before d-day. We said our good nights and slipped into our beds. Amma was still in the kitchen, keeping the last of the dishes inside. We heard the flick of the switch and all the lights were out. We waited another 15 minutes before sneaking out.