Eat, Love, Pray and Listen

Recently, an insightful conversation sparked amongst my friends around ‘Privelege’. Although, it eventually, lost its steam, one thing we concurred that money solves only money problems. Though it is the biggest hurdle for many, it only brings you only material happiness.Whenever, we have a whine about silliest of things, we often joke here and say “My first world problems.”Years ago, […]

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Grey wala Shade

When my old manager, expressed her love for grey, (the colour not the infamous protagonist) I didn’t know what to make of it. The rainbow has seven splendid colours. Great fashion statements can be made in black. But Grey?The semi-permanent colour of the sky in England. The colour of a dusty old rag which is picked up only by tips […]

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Dil Chahta Hai:Love and Hope

This is still a special story. Four school friends. Three girls and a boy. Living across different continents over different periods of time. Most importantly at different stages in their lives. The only time the four of them have been together are the couple of carefree odd years they spent in Mumbai in their early twenties. Then? Well, adulting is a serious business.They all got caught up in their lives. Their priorities shifted.The phone calls became infrequent and the messages said they were having time of their lives. Ofcourse, there were moments of ” Tell me I will buy that next ticket and be right there”.You know what the other person at the end of the phone will say to that statement, right?They did have their share of holidays together. Amsterdam, Spain, Paris. But each time, there was a person or two missing from the plan. But in November 2018, I had a rare smile on my face as tepid waters washed my feet. The foursome were finally together.It was only a three day trip. What felt like years of waiting had finally come true.A Goa trip with friends.Isn’t that a coming of age thing for every Indian millenial child ever? So, what if it was a decade too late.It is still what these silly people kept alive in their hearts. Love and Hope.After all these years.

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Grief

Grief, they say comes in stages.Engulfing you through darkness of anger, denial, sadness in motions.Science explains how your brain goes haywire. Its clinical, you see. Grief, they say happens to those weak people.Not us. We simply carry on wearing the scarlett pink which covers our invisible bruises. Grief, they say should be over by now. It’s about time.Just like a […]

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Bread

Mixing, kneading has already been dusted.My weekend beauty sleep has been busted.That occasional clank of the pan withthe soft rattling rolling-pin.A warm doughy waft invites me in. The flour and oil, rolled into a ball so tender.A Phulka, a Paratha, a ghee laden Puran poli, I wonder.I enter nonchalantly and say,”What’s cooking?”Shrinking well below three feet when she says, ” […]

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