I was telling a friend about how I’m likely to encounter a romantic nemesis of mine in the coming weeks, when he asked me to explain the term. Was it just a fancy way of saying “ex”? Ha ha. No. Y
01 Aug 2018
Vacating a house that one made into a home is a painful thing. In the weeks before this happens, I leave my space in disarray on purpose.
26 Jul 2018
A few months before I finished school, due to a set of circumstances that don’t lend themselves to a brief explanation, my siblings and I stayed for several days at the home of a friend of our mother’
19 Jul 2018
Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark have found three books in its library, dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, painted in poison. Bookbinders of that time often reinforced books by
12 Jul 2018
Mars retrograde is supposed to bring the men back.
04 Jul 2018
There’s a scene in the heart-wrenching 2008 film Frozen River, in which two impoverished women who smuggle people across the US-Canada border bring a dead baby back to the parents it was separated fro
27 Jun 2018
It’s said there’s ‘nothing special’ about the tiny green stones that appear to be raining from the sky in Hawaii — fragments of the mineral olivine, spewed in the lava from the ferociously erupting Ki
20 Jun 2018
Nearly a decade ago, I took some of the worst advice I’ve ever received.
13 Jun 2018
Some time ago, I’d been travelling in a rather boring but reasonably picturesque small town which thanks to its appearance in a few films had started to gain the attention of honeymooners.
07 Jun 2018
Because I am almost never in Sri Lanka, but my heart – like the south-seeking gaze of Vishnu-Ranganatha, who was also meant to live on the island but doesn’t – is always turned in that direction, I ob
30 May 2018
There are two placeson the Chennai-Dindivanam highway where the road curves alongside a wall of sheer rock, the side of a hillock cut down to make room for traffic.
17 May 2018
The mistake we make when thinking about charismatic and powerful abusers is to assume that their charisma and power come from their talent.
10 May 2018
My friend and I made wishes on coffee beans and planted them – buried them, actually. We gave our wishes to the earth, hers into hallowed ground and mine in potted jasmine.
09 May 2018
Neha Gnanavel, who is married to film producer Gnanavel Raja, obviously wants us to forget the objectionable things she posted about women in the cinema industry last week.
28 Mar 2018
The doors opened and I was inside a zenana: an erstwhile one, turned into a hotel.
21 Mar 2018