Writing: Loss And Its Layers

Musings, Writing

Here’s a story for you. Sometime in 2020, I had a meeting by the beach in Chennai with one woman who I thought was a friend but never was. It was a weird, discombobulated meeting, one of skirting around edges, and one where I returned feeling I hadn’t said anything I wanted to. I tried […]

April 13, 2024

To Love Or Not To Love


We are soulmates.Until we aren’t. Best friends.Until we aren’t. We match. Unmatch. Swipe. Block. Casually fling away people the way we uninstall apps. Where is love in the middle of it all? This messy appendage that comes with not just the placid lakes but the boiling lava of a burning volcano? Who are we without […]

February 12, 2024

The Kindness Butterfly

Interviews, Writing

Have I been kind? Many times, I find myself asking this question. The answer I get each time is revealing. I am frequently unkind. To myself and others. Short with my time and words and harsh with my flaws. But what is kindness, really? I used to mistake kindness for being ‘nice.’ It resulted in […]

February 20, 2023