MOOOOnster Wind, Lola and Kitty-cat

This story was written for some illustrations that were sent to me—almost the opposite of the usual process—story and then illustrations. It didn’t make it to the final selection as the editor didn’t like it. It was my first piece of fiction that I shared with the world, and I still like it. More than…

we walked by tiny rivulets...

Of Paddy Fields, Bugs and Random Walks

I like walking around villages and the back-roads, chucking the route the car would take and just walking, till I find my way home. And rural Kerala, or maybe all villages, just cough up such trails effortlessly. Years ago, we’d walked around the farmland at Kooderi Manna and reached a railway track. City-bred me had…

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The Wildlings by Nilanjana Roy

I read ‘The Wildlings’ a few years too late. I was present on that evening at the Mumbai Lit Fest in 2012 (I think) when Nilanjana Roy didn’t win the award for the best book of that year. I sat there, a few rows behind, and watched her reaction to the announcement. Did her body…

light. creating. light.

Celebrating my 2014!

The year has just whizzed by, and while I am still getting used to saying 2015, I thought I could journey back into what 2014 meant for me… When days are slow and frustrating, I find it a good exercise to write down all that’s gone my way, so that I step away from the gloom and…

Chococlate Truffle... to die for!

Where to Make Merry in North Goa!

And no, it’s not what you think…. Nah nah nah… I was in Goa last weekend and I’m fresh with all the susegado-infused-peace—yes, that much abused word when it comes to all things Goan. A number of people following my Goa feed on Facebook and Instagram messaged me asking for a list of recommendations for Goa.…