This Diwali, Don’t Pass on Gifts — Choose Them With Love.

For the longest time after I moved to Delhi, I did not understand the craze around Diwali gifting. The noise, crazy traffic, and crowded markets left me irritated and angry. But what I disliked the most is how impersonal these gifts were: a chocolate packet for people who may be diabetic, crystal glasses for people …

That Tailor By The Dustbin

I see them every afternoon while I wait outside the gate for the girls. They sit under a tree, just a few feet away from two large garbage drums. The drums were not there when they had first come in, they were placed there much later. By then, I suppose, it was too late for …

Goodbyes and Why I Hate Them.

I hate goodbyes, I hate them with a vengance. They make me sick like nothing else does -- not even lizards and cockroaches. They make me helpless. Of course it doesn't mean anything. I have still had to say thousands of goodbyes in my comparatively small life. I have had to move away from people …

If you do not mourn

They say you die everyday, if yo do not mourn those who have gone away That with every one who leaves you, a part of you is also gone, That you lend some of your soul to the dead if you do not mourn; They say you begin to lose your hopes, happiness and joy …

Tis’ the season.. Missing The Good Old Greeting Card..

December means different things to different people. For some, it is the time to celebrate the year gone by and look forward to a new beginning. For others, it is the time to introspect, to look back with fondness — or regret — to long for the time lost. And to some, like me, it …