Fat, Fiction

You are not Your Fat

She measured her worth in kilograms. Higher the number on the scale, lower the self esteem. Love was impossible as she was too fat to deserve any. Respect was hard to get when she treated herself so unkindly. It took years of misery to realise that she was not her weight - she was much… Continue reading You are not Your Fat

Children, Depression, Family, Fat, Fiction, Siblings

Fat Girl

"You are beautiful," her mother tried to make her feel better at home. "You need more confidence," said her brother. She nodded as if she agreed with them. The truth was that she didn't believe her mother and she wanted to laugh at her sibling. She wanted to tell them to put themselves in her… Continue reading Fat Girl

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

Books, Fat, Fiction, Parenting, Women

A Sneak Peek at Just me, the Sink & the Pot

Things got more complicated in the ninth standard, when our hormones started acting up. Suddenly, holding hands just wasn’t enough. A school in India wouldn’t allow much room for experimentation. Teachers kept an eye on who sat next to each other and were aware of the current couples and serious crushes. Most of us did… Continue reading A Sneak Peek at Just me, the Sink & the Pot