Wallpaper, madam, please!

“Madam…tut tut tut….this will not look nice” The young man shook his head solemnly. “It look good here but it in real life, it not look good!!!” My interior designer was not only uncomfortable with English, he was also patronising about my requests. My mother was trying to reason with him calmly, holding a standard-issue…

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The Destabilization of an Institution

“Sakshi’s getting married?” I asked, stunned. “Yes!” There was a squeal of pleasure from the other end. A friend had phoned me up with the good news. “Isn’t that wonderful?” I wasn’t so sure. Sakshi was not yet 18, and even though I was no older than she was, I suspected her marriage wasn’t entirely…

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A dog owner’s letter to her neighbour

Dear neighbor I believe you have some issues about living next-door. I understand most of these issues involve my dog. Since I sympathise with the plight of non-dog lovers, I’ve decided to write to you some gentle pointers about co-existing with these amazing animals. Here are some that you may find useful: If there’s poop…

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Pilot Among Passengers

{DISCLAIMER : In light of the overwhelming response to this article, ethically readers should be informed that the events related here are a mix of fact and fiction. Because any ribaldry while extremely amusing for the author may be mildly discomforting for the subject} As I was about to take the aisle seat, I stopped to…

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One of the scariest texts ever

Can I ask you something? Those five, loaded words. The moment I see them in my inbox, which is quite often, my heart does a somersault and thuds audibly against my ribcage. That text always scares me and thrills me at the same time. What is it with men asking me that all the time?…

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