OCD Or Covid Safe?

She’s got OCD – it keeps her safe. The world will end if the tendli is cut round, not straight. OCD – it gives her control, There’s so many rules – no one could take over her role. She’s struggling these days because there’s no maid, It’s hard for her to find comfort on thisContinue reading “OCD Or Covid Safe?”

If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay

If I was God, I would want to make sure women outlived the men in their family. Not all, but some at least. Genetics, and hormones do this for us, most of the time. But I would want this because I have seen the Indian man. You know, the Indian man who can’t find hisContinue reading “If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay”

Do you want children so quick?

Do you want children so quick, or is it the pressure? From family and friends who really should know better. Who should let you do things at your own pace, Take a little time so you have more savings and space. Space in your schedule to spend time with your child, And savings, so oneContinue reading “Do you want children so quick?”

The stages of my life

It used to be Baby, ‘cos they saw I was young, The one they looked after when her parents weren’t around. Then, it was Didi – the elder sister, A young adult woman without a ‘Mister’. But 2 years of marriage and that was all gone, Then I became Bhabhi, their sister-in-law! Now things have changedContinue reading “The stages of my life”

Kharghar is burning

Kharghar is burning and nobody cares. There’s often a strong smell of smoke in the air. Garbage collection is not a routine, And waste segregation still is a pipe dream. Kharghar stinks and nobody cares, The stench of chemicals sometimes fills the night air. The cool of the season brings a mist early morning, ThatContinue reading “Kharghar is burning”

The Newspaper.. an ode to a lost friend

She was the one you could go to… When you wanted to pick a fight with your neighbour without actually starting it yourself. A few well aimed barbs whispered in her ear, and then you just had to wait ten minutes. That’s the time it took for your message to be delivered. She always knewContinue reading “The Newspaper.. an ode to a lost friend”