Thoughts on Turning 29

29 feels the same. I have to remember to put the correct age when booking bus tickets. Which reminds me - I have to travel more. The physical education teacher who I liked the most in school was 29. The other day, a friend of mine ran his hand over my hair and said that … Continue reading Thoughts on Turning 29


Stories that Never Happened

I was reading The Bell Jar the other day. I was at home. Sprawled across the sofa after lunch. Mother had made fish curry. She sat beside me reading the paper which kept fluttering because of the fan. I did not want to turn it off. It was hot. The protagonist in the book, Esther … Continue reading Stories that Never Happened

The Old Picture

I was busy correcting the answer papers. Shaking my head in disbelief after reading ridiculous answers. The notification light on my phone started blinking. I opened it. Someone had shared an old picture in our family group. It was taken many summers ago when we got together for the holidays at our grandmother’s house. My … Continue reading The Old Picture

Goodbyes, Keychains and Oscars

I always wondered why people cry during Oscar acceptance speeches. Why athletes tear up on the podium? How can anybody cry when they are happy? On my last day at school, Roshan asked for my number. With teary eyes and breaking voice, he tells me that I should inform him without fail if I ever … Continue reading Goodbyes, Keychains and Oscars

Lesson Planning and Other Exciting Things

I miss being excited about things. When I was a kid, I subscribed to a monthly magazine called Children's Digest. I used to sit outside our house, beside the gate, and stare at the bend in the road hoping the postman would come carrying my copy. When he does arrive, he would smile exposing the … Continue reading Lesson Planning and Other Exciting Things