I have been trying since yesterday to wrap my head round the horrendous video of this man attacking the other man with a machete and then burning him. So blase. So nonchalant that I had bile coming to my mouth. And to think someone - I now hear a 14 year old - was recording … Continue reading Hate. Kill. 1984-2017
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My mother-in-law told me the other day that I was fat. Just like that, I swear. And people wonder why women don't get along with their mothers-in-law! I felt like telling her that the Sengupta family cannot talk to us Chattorajs about obesity - they just cannot. But my parents taught me to gulp my … Continue reading Battle of the Bulge – Wishful Shrinking
When they plucked you out of my womb, I felt the tug and then they brought this swaddled infant, little over a kilogram in weight, with green gunk all over, and showed me you, I felt no love. I fell into my tired slumber as they took you away but before I did, I still … Continue reading One door closes…..
How many of you have watched the BBC (faux) quiz show Have I Got News for You? Every time I watch an episode of it, I am reminded how thin-skinned we Indians are when it comes to laughing at ourselves. The question about freedom of speech aside, this lack of ability to laugh at oneself … Continue reading The Apurva story of Kangana
The other day I was disposing a lot of my son’s toys and I remembered how before my son was born, I would get expensive toys from all over UK for my nephew. He was about 2 years old then, I remember I bought him a suitcase-load of toys I thought he would enjoy. Three … Continue reading Of improvised toys and rustic games
While everyone around me were showering eulogies on their mothers, I had a raging row with my mother on the phone. Today, on Mother's Day here. As is my wont, it immediately went on to become a tirade of past injustices done to me by her and others, and how she never spoke up for … Continue reading Mothering, then and now