“Eeka, come and help me with the dishes!” said Amma in an irritable tone. It was Friday evening, one week into lockdown. “Why do I have to do it? Ask him to do it,” said my sister, pointing a finger at me. I was relaxing on the Barcalounger, playing chess online with a friend of mine. “I already cut vegetables for lunch today. Besides, didn’t … Continue reading Lockdown Diaries – Sibling Rivalry
People say maids and drivers are the hardest to get right in India. Retaining them for long is another story entirely. Surprisingly, my mom never had a problem with the maid. We’ve had a total of two maids in the past 24 years. Solid, right? But the same can’t be said about our drivers. We haven’t employed a driver in close to four years now, … Continue reading The Curious Case Of The Driver Jinx
When my dad called me to a kuladeiva pooja (a ceremony in our native village) last week, I readily agreed. One, because it was a weekend getaway, more like a mini holiday after a long time. Two, because I wanted to understand my roots, and know more about this ritual which I attended once before, when I was 11. The turn from the Thiruvannamalai-Thirukoviloor highway … Continue reading Native touch of a city bred
If you sit alone and think about it, it would be very hard to agree to the fact that you’ve grown up. I’m 23 years old and life so far has been a blur. It only seemed like it was yesterday, when I first went to school and peed my pants; when I first made a friend; when I first picked up a cricket bat; … Continue reading Is marriage really that close?