When I had started writing this post, I had named it- 'Shit, jobless people do.' But it soon transformed into something else and I had to rename it. What led me to rename a blog titled 'Shit jobless people do' to 'A packet of chips'? Read on. If the title didn't give away, I would … Continue reading A packet of chips.
A reflection on gender identity and life in the 21st century... A little person was born in a small family, living in the suburbs of a major city. The little person was dressed in yellow on the name ceremony. The little person still didn’t know the color spoke volumes in this world, more than words … Continue reading A little person in search of something
Yesterday, I found myself in the movie theatre, hogging a bucket of butter popcorn and sipping coke, trying to wipe off the tears with my salty hands. I was watching 'Wonder'. I am a firm believer that movies never do justice to books, but I haven't read the book and people who have, would be … Continue reading Wonder-A tender heart-warming 113 minutes
Like any loyal reader, even in the times of Amazon and Flipkart and convenience of getting a book delivered at your doorstep, I took a metro accompanied by a friend and reached Pragati Maidan, to attend the first day of the New Delhi World Book Fair (6-14.January.2018). I could only cover one entire hall, by … Continue reading New Delhi World Book Fair
At some point in our lives, from readers, we become collectors. I am guilty of being a book hoarder and buying more books than I could read and adding it to the pile of unread books. I tell myself, that each book will be read in its own time- helps me sleep at night. But … Continue reading My list of Unread Books-1
Jars, Boxes, Tins, Shelves, Drawers. The meticulous placement served a purpose. No nook or corner was left unused. Nothing could be disturbed. Laced with mixed smells. Cinnamon, cardamom, clove Frying onions. Batter rising. Ghee. Familiar smells of childhood. Once inside, the moves were choreographed. A dance of knives, spatulas, spoons. Cut, peel, chop, wash, drain. … Continue reading Off-limits
In my view, homo sapiens, as a species, just doesn't cover being a parent. One needs to upgrade and formulate a new species altogether with a sub-species of Indian parents. As soon as you make another human being- booyah, you are upgraded! The new species come with a packet of almonds and a handbook to … Continue reading Parents- Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.