Monthly Archives: April 2011

Temptation

Everyday in the office cafeteria as I dutifully reach out for the jar of Marie biscuits I can see the other ones calling out to me. We’re here too. We’re waiting for you. You can have just one. We’re so … Continue reading

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Weight is just a number. Cuteness is not.

Why can’t I lose the extra weight I am carrying around? And why can’t Anna become a wee little bit plump? These two are my main concerns nowadays. Did you just say I’m shallow? Dude if I hit you with … Continue reading

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RIP Sheila Nani

Sheila Nani died today morning at 5:00 am. She was my mother’s aunt – the wife of my Nana’s youngest brother. Herself only a few years older than my mom. Her children are our age. She fought a long, long … Continue reading

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Thoughts about feminism

I like to think that I am a feminist. And this side of me has become stronger since my daughter was born. But there are many times I’m too scared or don’t want to hurt the other person to say … Continue reading

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Nanhi kali sone chali

This song from the movie Sujata and sung by Geeta Dutt is what I have sung for Anna to put her to sleep since she was a few weeks old. It’s a lovely melody – very soothing. It can really … Continue reading

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The last decade

If I look back at the last decade, it seems as if everything important that has ever happened to me, happened during this time. Not surprising, considering I was almost 17 when it started and 27 when it ended. This … Continue reading

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She’s eleven today. Months I mean.

My darling little baby, You’re eleven months old today. I just can’t believe it. I remember when you were born and I was sleep-deprived and tired, I would dream of when you’d become 3 months old. Because people had told … Continue reading

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Single Mom

Yesterday was my first day all alone with Anna since she was born. I was in-charge – with nobody to fall back to. R’s sister lives in Singapore and they were going to Europe via Chennai. So R and his … Continue reading

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A daddy was born

It was August 2009. R was due to go to Finland for some work related stuff for 4 months. He was supposed to go in October and come back in January. We were both excited and sad. Excited because it … Continue reading

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Summer love

Summer is here! Or atleast what can be called summer in Bangalore. Mostly I’m extremely thankful for the mild Bangalore weather – you don’t need to think a hundred times before stepping out at 2 in the afternoon, no layers … Continue reading

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