An Open Letter from an Angry Indian Goddess

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An Open Letter from an Angry Indian Goddess

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza/ Arré

D

ear Kids,

With a deeply saddened heart, I must tell you that this year I don’t want to come to “dharti” for you to celebrate the pujo in my name. Yes, you heard me. I don’t want to come. Call it a tantrum, call it what you will. All through my storied life, I have rubbished the guilt imposed on Indian working mums. But now I feel that if I hadn’t been battling demons outside the home, and focused on you children a little more, you might have turned out a little less disappointing.

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