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A Hundred and Twenty Six

March 26, 2014


Amelie is amused by Nino’s growing bald spot. She rubs this spot every night when she is done creaming her feet and stuffing them into socks, and likens it to peach fuzz. She is older, the skin around her mouth has softened a little. She finds herself appraising her shoes more and more, wondering, is […]

Bangles & Betelnut in Basavanagudi

March 24, 2014


A version of this appeared in Mint Lounge on March 22nd, 2014. — I don’t think even I have understood my mother as well as the proprietor of Payal Fancy Store has. Everyone – or at least, every Bangalorean woman, her friends and relatives – has encountered the Fancy Store owner. He’s usually wheat-skinned and looks perpetually […]