April 4, 2016

A Full Circle

Then I bruised my forehead Rushed to the hospital For stitches that stung So terrible, I cried I was seven Now I shrieked In agony I lay More than a day To push a human out I was thirty one * Then I fell ill Missed an exam Sobbed at having lost My chance to a glorious future That, on my mind I had etched I was fifteen Now I worked Behind a desk Waiting for the two days I could forget what I did Often doubtful But still waiting It will all mean something One day I was twenty […]
March 23, 2016

Launch of ‘I made a booboo’, in my school

A couple of weeks ago, my book ‘I made a booboo‘ was released in the school I studied in Chandigarh, India. Hon’ble Mayor of Chandigarh had kindly agreed to release the book in front of a big, captive audience. I couldn’t have asked for a better venue to release my book – in the very place I learnt to read, write and dream. It was so nostalgic and the emotional mess that I always am, I had a hard time trying to not well up at the love I received. I was asked to give a speech, and just like […]
February 15, 2016

When outside India – part 2

If you haven’t read part 1 of this post, you might want to read it first to understand the context. I will continue with some other quirky questions I’ve had to answer while living outside India. So once dear Europeans, you asked me if we still have arranged marriages in our country. You know what, we do. We have dedicated websites and newspaper classifieds to facilitate that – much like your dating websites with an added little commitment of marriage. But what we really are ‘arranging’ there is the wedding, and boy we take that extremely seriously. The marriage, however, […]