Of Marital Relationships

August 28, 2021 12:32 pm

Writing a column about marital relationships in a literary way can be rather fraught with risks for a columnist. I have always believed that any action taken with the best of intentions is acceptable. So, I’ll call it a ‘hedged risk’, using stock market parlance. In India, we hold the family sacrosanct as a unit. […]

Love, Actually.

August 7, 2021 1:49 pm

A few years ago, my friend, a beautiful divorced woman in her 60s, with adult children from a heterosexual marriage, ‘came out to a group of us during a weekend break. For a brief moment, awkward silence descended upon the flower-filled garden where we sat. Six minds churned, our thoughts could be heard buzzing at […]

Losing and gaining friends in the pandemic

August 20, 2021 2:05 pm

In March 2020, I was visiting a friend in Goa when the lockdown was announced. What was meant to be a week-long visit suddenly turned into a ten-week stay. Those who’ve been through such an experience would know this doesn’t bode well for a friendship. First of all, it breaks down the distancing required for […]