Monthly Archive: September, 2017

Thoughtless Threats and its Repercussions

The other night, as we sat in our parents’ kitchen, someone threatened my three-year-old niece for being disobedient. Her threat was neither a time-out in the corner nor withdrawal of TV privileges. My little niece was told that ‘the desh walli’ (mainland Indian) was loitering outside. That was enough to...

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Home: Just Another Place Without the People

  I am visiting my home town, Kohima, after one full year. If you have read my other posts, you will know just how attached I am to this beautiful place and its people. My heart is always tightly stringed to them and any attempt to make me love any...

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Sharing: The Best Way of Loving

Very rarely do I not think of my nephews as I pass the Dubai Airport. A fleet of planes are parked just meters away while one takes off every few seconds. I can almost imagine the excited faces of my nephews and hear their screams if they were to see...

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My Niece and I at 14

  I paid my old high school a visit today. There I met my enthusiastic niece, a teacher, and we happily chatted for a while. My other niece, who is 14 years old and a student in the same school, later told me that some boys from her class asked...

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Miserable Separation and the Sweet Re-union

My husband and I shamelessly and hopelessly miss each other whenever we are separated (temporarily). Our misery begins days before the scheduled departure date. I feel that he is completely dependent on me and that in my absence, he is incapable of taking care of himself. Sadly, he feels the...

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Under the Weather and Learning Craft

I have been a little ‘under the weather’ for almost a month now and hence the plunge in my posts. There are improvements every day and yet I’m still waiting for the day when I can tell if a dish is too salty or lack salt. I am also longing...

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