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Short Stories & Poetry
Whose Fault Was It When The Faultlines Had Already Been Drawn By Caste?

"He said he and Bhushanam had developed feelings for each other. Bhushanam swung both ways and while he remained attached to me, he continued his affair with Dev.”

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When Annamma’s Kada Gave Swati The Courage To Beat The Odds
A scene from the movie 'Chokher Bali'

When a creepy co-actor in a cherished play messes with Swati's mind, help arrives in the form of her grandmother's wise words and a heirloom bangle.

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Does Grief Care If The One Who Died Had ‘Lived A Full Life’?

How does one quantify or qualify grief? Does it hurt less if a loved one lived well, lived a full life, or died peacefully?

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But You Haven’t Healed Yet, Mom… How Could I Tell You?

She was staring at me trying to intimidate me. But I was her daughter, and wouldn’t back down until I got what I wanted. “So you are collaborating with my enemy?” She finally said.

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Our Kitchens Are Lonely Spaces Where We Spend Our Lives, Where Our Dreams Go To Waste

I’m tired of making mental notes every night about the next day’s meals. I want to write poetry but all I’m left with are recipes. I want Ajit to listen to my verses but all he cares for is, what’s for dinner.

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I Could See The Scenes Nani Had Once Lived Through Flash Before Her Eyes

"All that we shared were stories of tragedy – of lost children, of missing husbands and brothers, of sexual abuse endured. I felt I was the luckier one among them.”

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