When I fell in love with him, I accorded him every particle of respect that a spouse would be given. He was loved by my mother, whom he called Biji. … Continue reading Tan90
“Breathe,” you tell yourself.
“Breathe,” people, you reach out to, say.
“Try,” he says, with a smile.
I sit here wanting to express my thoughts out onto the screen. The fingers move across the keyboard and I want to express everything on my mind. Then I wonder … Continue reading Locking Down But Not Away
Maybe my mood is low. I was suddenly reminded of the emaciated, female polar bear that wandered down into Norilisk this June. I wanted to know how she was doing. … Continue reading State of the world
Love has a way of becoming comfortable. When it becomes comfortable, it gets lazy. It rests on the couch and it watches movies. It feeds you pastries and chocolates. It … Continue reading You, in Mid-air
I knew her when I was a child. We lived in the same building, separate wings. I would go to her home often. My love for Christmas began here. I … Continue reading Rest, Virginia
My dear Pua, Today, my family and I were going to come to your home for dinner. A couple of days ago, I had called you and I had … Continue reading My Dear Pua
It is time to take back myself. It is time that I let go of false notions of what love should be able to do and what it should not … Continue reading Swim
The rain is welcome. The summer is over. Heat has been defeated. I leave home with the kids and stepping out of the air-conditioned house I realise it is raining. … Continue reading Monsoon
‘When winter comes, the winter wild that hill and wood shall slay; When trees shall fall and starless night devour the sunless day; When wind is in the deadly East, … Continue reading Fangorn
I was talking to Manjiri about The Thornbirds. She had not read the book and I lent her my copy to read. Very few books have touched me the way … Continue reading The Thornbirds
I was just having a conversation with a friend on WhatsApp and he asked me, knowing how much I love the movies, how I liked the Oscars, this year. Honestly … Continue reading Being Politically Correct