My dear Radheya, That’s what everyone calls you, right? I remember how you stood tall and proud that day in the arena. I recognized you instantly. I was overjoyed, surprised, ashamed of myself, but very very proud of you. When the gurus Drona and Kripa asked your name, you proudly declared yourself son of Radha. … Continue reading Threads of memory
Dear diary, Last night I had a wonderful dream. I was a beautiful bride, and he was dressed like a prince. There was a grand wedding, with riches, and silks and finery and delicious food. The whole town was cheering for us, and dad was over the moon that I was marrying this perfect guy. … Continue reading Dear Diary I am in love
The media today is constantly turning out a crapstorm of men of power, woke men, pseudo feminist men et al at the center of sordid sexual encounters. By that I mean plain old sexual harassment. Earlier I used to read such news with disgust and indignation. Now all I have is frustration and impotent rage. … Continue reading A quick guide to not sexually harass women
Today I witnessed history being made. Today I saw the judiciary in its full glory – trashing social mores and taking up for the persecuted. Today after a long time, I logged into a happy, positive, encouraging Twitter. Today I understood why many men and women in my India felt they could finally breathe free. … Continue reading Today
"These highlights would look really pretty in your hair", he insisted. He probably didn't know she was a virgin. A hair colour virgin, that is. Over the years, these lovely locks had known a friendly pat, playful tugs and even passionate tussles. But they had to yet to even face a hair dryer, much less … Continue reading The deepest red
It was a strange friendship. They had nothing in common. But they were so close. She adored him. He worshipped her since the day he saw her. She made him laugh. He taught her to smile. She loved to hear him sing. He would spend hours listening to her chatter. He used to bake brownies … Continue reading Strange friendships -1
This question was the guiding principle of the Rajan family. All decisions, be it Appa buying a second hand car, Amma wearing nighties at home, or putting Kavita in veena classes, or letting Swati ride a Scooty to college, were made after putting it to the test of “what will people say?”. If the family … Continue reading What will people say?