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New White Rain

July 20, 2014


A version of this appeared in Mint Lounge on July 19th, 2014. Do click through for more deets on planning your own trip there! — I was 27 years, one month, and three days old when I touched snow for the first time. It had been a long wait. I had taken an overnight bus […]

Mushroom Soup for the Vegetarian Soul

May 31, 2014


So this appeared in Mint Lounge on May 31st, 2014. It was so much fun writing this. And I think I’ve received my first few zealot commentary, mails, and criticism for it. But more on that some other time. — It was my third day in class I at a new school. My first friend, […]

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 […]

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 […]