A Lying Mirror

"Have you ever loved yourself?" He asked her the simple question that she already knew the answer to. It was not easy to feel worthy of anyone's love - even her own. How could she imagine being loved when she hated the sight of herself? "I must be the fattest, ugliest person on earth," she…Read more A Lying Mirror

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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…Read more An Extract from Just me, the Sink & the Pot

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…Read more Another Sneak Peak at Just me, the Sink & the Pot

A Sneak Peak 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…Read more A Sneak Peak at Just me, the Sink & the Pot