I was leisurely lying on my couch yesterday enjoying the not-so-sunny weekend afternoon and switching channels in between when I saw the advertisement of "Aligarh" movie being premiered on one of the television channels. I set a mental reminder for tuning onto the channel at 8.30 pm to watch the movie. I don't remember why… Continue reading Aligarh Movie and the sorry state of LGBT rights in India.
Mira comes out in the guest room after getting freshen up to find her mother sitting comfortably on the sofa with a Tata sky remote in her hand and switching between the various Hindi channels. Afternoon is her time when she watches the repeat telecast of all the Hindi television serials uninterrupted. There is no… Continue reading Short story series: The Good Girl(Part-3)
I woke up this morning to realize it was raining in Chennai since last night. A much awaited phenomenon, considering the temperatures over the past few months has been above 40 degrees. I secretly prayed for the weather to be the same throughout the day. I also hoped the crowd in the train ride to… Continue reading Train Ride and the everyday chaos!
“Baby ji, for how many days you are here?” The maid Savitri asked Mira unaware of the recent change in her relationship status. Mira smiles as she tries to find the answer herself. The thought never occurred to her of what she would be telling all relatives and friends about her shifting back to… Continue reading Short story series: The Good Girl(Part 2)
“Madam, you want coolie?” The coolie guy standing at the exit door of the train asked her in Kannada influenced English tone. Mira is fidgeting with her hand bag along with 3 other suitcases trying to get down of the train compartment on her own. She is the last person to get down from the… Continue reading Short story series: The Good Girl (Part 1)
It was 6.30 in the evening but it looked as if it was midnight. I was sitting on the night bus from Guwahati ISBT bus stop to my hometown in Arunachal Pradesh. My sister and I were visiting home after nearly a year, and naturally we were excited. I had always liked this bus drive… Continue reading Article published in HuffingtonPostIndia: Not A Hapless Woman Anymore!