The world is gripped with a flu-like pandemic and as we fussed over whether to wear masks or not, took longer washing our hands, we lost a beloved aunt to brain aneurysm. It was quite sudden; in fact, a little over two weeks ago we were video-chatting with her...oh how vibrant and jolly she was!… Continue reading Pandemic


Of Literary Spies and Real-Life Selves

For some reason, spy novels are finding their way in my have-read list. More recent titles, not John le Carré classics. Last week, for instance, I finished Lauren Wilkinson's American Spy which was just published last February. Pausing here to mention I don't write book reviews. Nothing against them, just that I like approaching my… Continue reading Of Literary Spies and Real-Life Selves

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The Bachelorette Pad, Revisited

It was 2011 and I was in my mid-twenties. I still lived with my mom and siblings being from a culture where it's quite common for adult children to live with their parents until they married. But we are not the most traditional and our then-landlord just gave us an eviction notice. Moving out felt… Continue reading The Bachelorette Pad, Revisited