15/24

I am so sorry that your mother didn’t tell you that a wife could be the road untravelled.   That that adventure you’re seeking across the seas, in unknown cities could be a woman.   I am so sorry that your mother couldn’t make you see that a wife could be more than pure milk.... Continue Reading →

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8/24

Every time I get on a long-distance train My inner Simran steps in hope That this is the trip I’d meet the Raj of my dreams.   I’ve ridden through mountains, lakes and deserts Jatin-Lalit on background score (through a USB!) My neck craning a little higher at every second bend.   Seeking. Hoping. Waiting.  ... Continue Reading →

6/24

Things to Give To Your Sister’s Daughter. A sewing machine. Every woman should be able to tailor her own dresses. Not many things in life bring you peace and magic.   3 meters of ivory silk with navy doves. For her to sew a dress with; to wear on days when all is falling apart.... Continue Reading →

The Christmas Within You

It's Christmas eve, actually early hours of the Christmas morning and I am finally sitting down with my feet soaked in a tub of hot water and a glass of rosé that I've taken a liking to lately. It's cooled down considerably and there's a breeze enough to gently sway the wind charms on Suruj's back verandah.... Continue Reading →

Fix

Things are not well in Suruj's house. There seems to be a spate of broken occurrences. Cupboard doors are off their hinges. The fridge isn't cooling properly. The 4-month old electric kettle has started to leak. The back door lock gets jammed every once in a while leaving somebody locked out. On Suruj's husband's TV... Continue Reading →

Too Late for an Ageing Closet Romantic

I am an addict. A romance novel junkie. And nothing 'fixes' me up better than a Mills & Boon trashy paperback. I am also a sucker for rom-com movies. There's something about "Sweet Home Alabama" that's had me watch it like 50 times without being bored. And my love for all things Bollywood, from Khuddar's... Continue Reading →

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