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A Hundred and Twenty

March 4, 2013


It has little to do with a surprise grandchild. But your mother does not want me in her house when she’s not around. Not because she’d have to hesitate before doing up your bed, or would be forced to have an explanation for the stray hair the maid found that is simply too long for […]

A Pocketful of Sand

March 3, 2013


A far more civilized, and less self-indulgent version of this appeared in Mint Lounge. Thank you to the brilliant Shamanth Rao for taking this beast through seventy eight gargantubajillion drafts.  — I reluctantly unpack my well-used swimwear and do two more things. First, shiver: Bangalore is too chilly for a one-piece, however conservative. Second, pick my […]