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

Books, Children, Family, Fiction, Friendship, shortstory

Bookworm

Tapas couldn’t believe it. Moving from a big city to the little town of Golepur had been hard enough already. His mother reminded him, “Babu, we’ll come visit during Durga Puja.” But Tapas was not ready for this news; Golepur did not have a library! His father believed that his school books were enough to… Continue reading Bookworm

Children, Fiction, The Telegraph

Pink Dresses – Part I

She’s coming back, finally!” Sree exclaimed. Shreya frowned. “No, she isn’t. It’s just for two weeks,” she corrected her friend. Sree stopped grinning but refused to be sad. “We haven’t seen her in one year,” she thought out loud. The same question was stuck in both their minds: would Rhea be the same as before?… Continue reading Pink Dresses – Part I