Kyunki TV Bhi Kabhi Real Life Tha


Kyunki TV Bhi Kabhi Real Life Tha

Illustration: Arati Gujar


s it happened every sunny weekend, the shadow of conflict had befallen my household, once again. My mom stood on one side with a fierce look on her face, while my grandmother sat on the chair with tears in her eyes. My hapless dad and grandfather were stuck in the middle, pretending to watch TV but actually hoping to steer clear of the fireworks.

“But I didn’t remember that you had told me that the carrots were for gajar ka halwa,” said my poor grandmother, trying to clear the air over some missing groceries. “Pappu (aka my dad) hadn’t eaten gajar ki kheer in so long, so I thought I would make him some,” she continued to explain.