Books, Children, Fat, Fiction, Valentines

An Extract from Just me, the Sink & the Pot

Things did not improve as I gained years and kilos. In class three, I had a class teacher who believed that every kid needed a Valentine, so she would let us take turns drawing out our classmates’ names from a bowl. The person’s name we picked up would be our Valentine for the day. I… Continue reading An Extract from Just me, the Sink & the Pot

Books, Children, Fat, Fiction, Food

Another Sneak Peak at Just me, the Sink & the Pot

One day a classmate asked me, “Where is your lunch?” I told her that I had already had it and went back to my fake laughter and smiles. The others chatted and laughed while they ate from their tiffin boxes. Some brought samosas or ice cream from outside the gate. My hunger pangs got worse… Continue reading Another Sneak Peak at Just me, the Sink & the Pot

Children, Family, Fat, Fiction, Shopping, Women

Body Image Series 4

"I don't want to go," she told her mom for the fifth time. But her mother didn't understand. "What's the big deal?" She shrugged and left. Preeya wished she could tell her what the big deal was without bursting into tears. She had tried telling her friend at school. But her friend was a size… Continue reading Body Image Series 4

Children, Depression, Fat, Fiction, Human behaviour, Love, Women

Body Image Series 3

She wanted a boyfriend like the popular girls in class always had one. But who'd like her? "I'm so fat and ugly," she told herself every time she dared to have a crush. Her sister told her to just go and say, "I like you." But how could she? Sometimes she wondered if she hated… Continue reading Body Image Series 3