TGIF: Feast, Pray, Love

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  Have you ever just wanted to holler “freeze frame” in the middle of a meal? It’s the moment before you: carve the turkey (freeze frame); blow out the birthday cake candle (freeze frame); or pass around plates of still-warm peach pie (FOR THE LOVE, freeze fraaaame.) For. One. Fleeting. Moment. Life is luscious. Everyone […]

TGIF: Teenage Mutant Sleepy Turtle

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On lazy kissing, deadlines and sisters. “A [sister is] the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.” -Marian Sandmaier I’m the human equivalent of a turtle. Once I rest my Cinna-bum on a sofa, it’s Game Over. I’m pretty sure I single-handedly gave my mother grey hairs […]

TGIF: How I’m Learning to Rise to a Better Story

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On Valentine’s Day, the B-word and finding my true self. You’ve seen the blogs. You know, the ones with the Anthropologie dishware, matching His and Her J. Crew outfits and a 3-tier cake on a vintage cake stand. If you’re anything like me (a Bitter Betty or a Cynical Cynthia), you’ve probably thought: a. Who […]

TGIF: The Good-ish Wife

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On poodles, nose-bleeds and real love. Getting married is a mind-bending experience. None of my copious note-taking from rom-coms prepared me for the emotional crazytown that was my wedding day. Exactly 33 days ago, I promised my love, commitment and spare kidneys to my sweetie, Kupa. It was an eclectic wedding, given that I’m Indian and Kupa […]

TGIF: Thank you, India. Thank You, Ammachi. Thank you, Ann Voskamp.

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On sobbing extravaganzas, being in a thin place and the practice of gratitude. October has been a big fat bully. My sweet grandmother (Ammachi) passed away. My dad’s lupus started acting up. My friends got laid off. On the flip side, I celebrated… My dearest friend’s 40th birthday. My beloved’s move to Vancouver. Not to mention, […]