31st July 2020 | Dear Anand

31st July 2020 Dear Anand, Today I went to get a haircut. My new hip hairdresser who I have just started trusting with my whole head and whose now started to fully charge me for that trust, twirled around to show me her latest hairstyle. Giddy with excitement, she flashed an edgy undercut. In line with salon protocol I told her just how greaaat she … Continue reading 31st July 2020 | Dear Anand

26th July 2020 | Dear Anand

July 26th, 2020 Dear Anand, You once asked me being the atheist you are, if anyone’s really seen God living inside worship houses? I’m neither a Muslim nor a Christian but I might have bowed in more mosques and churches than Hindu mandirs. Whether it was the Basilica and Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Merced in Lima or Stephansdom in Vienna or the La … Continue reading 26th July 2020 | Dear Anand

24th July 2020 | Dear Anand

24th July, 2020 Dear Anand, Did you know the kavi who wrote the lines “..zindagi aur kuch bhi nahi teri meri kahaani hai”, his name is Santosh Anand? (I know right). He wrote this around 1971-72 and it so widely resonated with people of every age then. Even today it still does. Perhaps because it’s hope explained in the simplest, kindest of words. It’s irked … Continue reading 24th July 2020 | Dear Anand

Wedding

As if setting your wedding date isn’t a hair-tearing of a mission enough, try adding the Hindu calendar in the mix as well. Apart from ensuring that your fua, Canada aunty, childhood nanny’s daughter and the HMU artist who has 20.1K followers on Instagram can make it, you must also ensure that the Hindu Gods and Goddesses can make it to your wedding too. According … Continue reading Wedding

Wait

I think it’s that dreaded wait in your doctor’s waiting room rather than the actual doctor’s appointment that drives many of us adults to self-cure ourselves. I promiseee just the thought of having to sit in a roomful of coughing, spluttering and miserable humans for more than 40 minutes has frightened many an oncoming ail to retreat from me! Don’t know why GPs even bother … Continue reading Wait

Sacrifice

Nothing more nerve grating than listening to a co-worker talk about what all their kids got up to in school first thing in the morning especially if it’s before you’ve finished your coffee. I usually try to smile and make appropriate cooing sounds (like an awww…but I can’t seem to yet master the art of awwwing yet) before zoning out. Though last Thursday I horned … Continue reading Sacrifice