Category Archives: City life

Marathwada Diaries: Where Everyone Knows Your Name

You know that feeling when you walk down the street and people call you by your name? As a city-dweller, I’m not used to it. I consider myself lucky that my neighbourhood grocer and cornershop proprietor recognize me enough to … Continue reading

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Bright, red nail polish

Sometimes, a girl just needs bright, red nail polish. I am finding the world quite taxing these days. It’s hotter than it should be in November, thanks to global warming. I take a deep breath and it feels like I’ve … Continue reading

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Love

This morning, I saw two crows sit in companionable silence on the mango tree across the yard. If you know anything about crows, you’ll immediately wonder what I’m talking about. Crows, as a rule, don’t seem to know about silence. … Continue reading

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Ganpati Visits Us

It’s my favourite time in Mumbai: Ganpati, or Ganesha, is visiting! I wrote about this festival before, describing what the experience when¬†Ganpati arrives in Mumbai. Clearly, I love this time of year. For the next 10 days, Maharashtrians everywhere have … Continue reading

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A reflection about this blog

A few months ago, I committed to myself that I would write at least one post every week for my blog community. After all, we had found each other, spread out geographically, across all differences on the basis of a … Continue reading

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The truant sun

It has been cloudy for many days now. The monsoon cloak hangs carelessly across the sky, gray and heavy. As I drove home this evening, in the hour leading up to dusk, I saw the sun. I think it was … Continue reading

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Do nothing

Do nothing: the two most pleasing words on some days. On a regular basis, I love giving myself the permission to not act, to not react, to not do. I give myself space, lots and lots of empty space. There … Continue reading

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