• Musings

    Coping and hoping

    I wake up early. The acid in my belly feels like it will burn a hole through my innards. I douse it with some ice cold water from the refrigerator, and find that sleep is no longer…

  • Musings

    Wallowing in webinars

    It is time to sleep and I have just changed into my night gown, when the phone rings. It is a Whatsapp call from a family member. You never know who needs what help in these corona…

  • Musings

    The first meal

    April 1999. I was shifting bag and baggage to Sevagram. My husband worked there. Although we had been married for a year, I had a job in Nagpur and he worked in Sevagram. We met during weekends…

  • Musings

    Murder and meditation

    They say it is a good time to catch up with movies you have missed earlier. So I begin watching Raman Raghav 2.0. Nawaz is menacing in the matter-of-factness with which he murders people. But after five…

  • Heritage,  Sarees

    My Saree Stories: Part 13

    Now, I have wanted to do this for a long time. Today’s blog post is dedicated to the gorgeous weaves of Odisha. It has been enriching discovering and learning so much about the textile heritage of this…

  • Musings

    Plan, prepare and prime your people

    It will be delusional to believe that you will not be affected by coronavirus. Yes, if you are young and healthy and if you have good immunity, you might end up asymptomatic or escape with mild symptoms.…

  • Musings

    Life in the times of corona

    Parenting has its woes. My struggles are with a teenager who refuses to sit at the dining table with us. Because there is that complex physics or mathematics question which needs to be solved. Almost every call…

  • Musings

    Time for disobedience

    She is interacting with her superiors as she gathers the files. Bowing low, speaking softly, smiling cautiously, as if to avoid accidentally treading on their feet. It is a posture I have seen before. It makes me…

  • Musings

    Board blues

    It is that confusing time of the year. The heat leaves you exhausted when you return from work. Yet, you are hesitant to pack off the thin blankets as there is still the nip in the air…