First Person

  • “Beta, Gana Ga Ke Sunao!”

    There is a tribe of parents that subjects their guests to the talent of their kids, even when said guests have no desire to be subjected. My parents were the leaders of that tribe.

    Add to list
  • Autism Lessons in Joy from My Autistic Son

    I’d hoped that my child, diagnosed with severe autism could be mainstreamed, could be like other children. We didn’t know it but this relentless hope was killing us.

    Add to list
  • My Life as Sweaty Betty

    Hyperhidrosis is a weird kind of illness. It’s enough of a condition to have an important sounding name, but it isn’t debilitating enough for people to feel sorry for you.

    Add to list
  • MyAbsentAbba My Absent Abba

    My Abba and I barely spoke. And while the lives of my friends’ fathers were not as complicated as my Abba’s, their memories of daddy-daughter conversations were limited too.

    Add to list
  • MyBrothersKeeper-Bhaidooj My Brother’s Keeper

    I’m grateful for my younger siblings every day and have anointed them my guardians. We were raised to be a team anyway, responsible for each other’s care and protection.

    Add to list
  • A Literary Guide to Surviving a Separation

    I started a book club while undergoing a painful split with my partner. But line by line, paragraph by paragraph, the books helped me put my life back together.

    Add to list
  • Ed Hardy & Other Absolute Nos

    In a world of too many greys, it is comforting to have some black-or-white absolutes. Like knowing you couldn’t date a guy with a dog named Tuffy.

    Add to list
  • MyLoveAffairwithUmaParmeshwari-WorldHeritageDay My Love Affair with Uma Parmeshwari

    Vijay’s fascination with an 11th-century Goddess drives his quest to recover India’s stolen antiques. After an eight-year struggle, he fulfils his promise to bring her home.

    Add to list

Advertisement