WHY SO SOON?

There have been two deaths so far that have moved me deeply. The first was the death of my brother’s best friend, and the second was the death of a stranger. In both cases, the deceased died young. I’ve lost family too who I loved dearly, grieved for as well. Every loss was monumental in…

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THE INDIAN ‘SANDWICH’ SITUATION

At 65 years of age, Sandhya (name changed) is a busier woman after retirement than she was when she worked as a teacher. Before the lockdown, in her native Allahabad, she would care for her octogenarian in-laws. Every six months she would shuttle between one daughter based in Singapore, who can’t afford child-care for both…

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IN THE AFTERLIFE

No, no, this isn’t a preachy sermon about how you should prepare for life after death. Well actually, this is about that except its not your afterlife I’m asking you to prepare for, but for those you leave behind. Life has no surety. Death, however, is a certainty. We can get any number of insurances and jeewan bimas but nothing…

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Wildflowers of Summer + Hello Note

It’s been a long, long time since I posted something here. A few days back, I was checking my WP stats here (don’t know why though; they’ve only been going down) and I gasped when I realized that my last post, Empty Spaces, was published more than 2 months ago. Two. Months. Whoa, I’ve never…

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Love = Poison

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