Misfits

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I left him. If you ask me why I couldn’t tell you. It was not one thing, it was many. Perhaps, in the end, it was the question of what I loved about him, and I couldn’t say anymore. We’d been together long enough for me to have forgotten. So, […]

Bitter

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Gouri mashi moved in with my parents after her husband died. Her husband’s wealth had funded our family for years; she had no children, and she said she was lonely and would like my parents’ company in her old age. In any case, I was getting married and moving away, so […]

Paper Cut

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It was during the early monsoons that Little Pinky realized her family was in trouble. It started with noting her father’s transformation into an anxious, irritable insomniac. Since the end of summer, he’d started working longer hours, and came home piss-drunk at night. He looked terribly haggard too, his sparse […]

Yoga and my screaming mind

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Let me start by admitting with some shame — I suck at Yoga. The poses are too hard, the contortions unbelievable, and the instructions hardly decipherable over the protests of my screaming mind. Despite the fact that every time I read in an encouraging article or I’m told by my […]

How an introvert can slay solo travel

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So you’re a classic introvert i.e. most times you prefer your own company to that of others. Your energy levels deplete quickly in a crowd. Meeting and talking to strangers does not come naturally to you. You feel awkward with people you don’t know, more so when they’re a lot […]