My Sister, the Lady Bird and the Everyday Drama with Mama

Modern Family

My Sister, the Lady Bird and the Everyday Drama with Mama

Illustration: Akshita Monga/Arré

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ighteen years ago, my Ma bounced a steel katori on the dining table of our house and sent the bowl flying at a perfect angle, hitting my elder sister on the forehead just as it was meant to. A livid teenager, she screamed bloody murder at Ma for hurting her and started packing her bags. This was two days before her class tenth exams. Taking a local bus to our grandma’s house, my sister stayed at that far-flung place for the next few weeks and took her exams.

When Ma requested her to come back, she agreed just as suddenly as she had left. Ma fed and pampered her before her last exam as if she were Dolly the sheep.

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