TGIF: Teenage Mutant Sleepy Turtle

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

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

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.

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, […]

TGIF: What a Toddler Taught Me About “Going Pro”

On the Little Mermaid, deadline angels and fuzzy pink socks.  Remember that scene in The Little Mermaid, when Ursula the buxom half-octopus Sea Witch, offers Princess Ariel human feet for the “small price” of her voice? [insert the blood-curdling screams of a kabillion little and not-so-little girls from Bombay to Boston] “Noooooo! Don’t do it, […]