Farewell, Ms Parke 

This is Ms Parke. Ms Parke was my elementary school principal. This is her giving me my first award in kindergarten. Ms Parke was the most elegant woman I had ever met. Everything about her, from her hair, to her sari

Farewell, Ms Parke 

This is Ms Parke. Ms Parke was my elementary school principal. This is her giving me my first award in kindergarten. Ms Parke was the most elegant woman I had ever met. Everything about her, from her hair, to her sari

Bridges between gifts 

They arrive. Ma and Papa. My kids Daddu and Amma. After six years. With suitcases full of clothes and dates ofcourse, the quintessential middle eastern gift. And yes pickles and home made mathri. One suitcase of their clothes. Three of

Bridges between gifts 

They arrive. Ma and Papa. My kids Daddu and Amma. After six years. With suitcases full of clothes and dates ofcourse, the quintessential middle eastern gift. And yes pickles and home made mathri. One suitcase of their clothes. Three of

Happiness for no reason

I caught a woman yesterday, walking by herself, looking at her phone and laughing.  I use the word caught because that is how she looked, guilty, as if I laughing alone is somehow wrong.  It’s socially awkward to show your

Happiness for no reason

I caught a woman yesterday, walking by herself, looking at her phone and laughing.  I use the word caught because that is how she looked, guilty, as if I laughing alone is somehow wrong.  It’s socially awkward to show your

Happiness 

Happiness sits deep, so deep that we spend our lives looking for it and we find everything but that. We are enamored by the expensive robes it wears and we think that is happiness. We don’t even know what it

Happiness 

Happiness sits deep, so deep that we spend our lives looking for it and we find everything but that. We are enamored by the expensive robes it wears and we think that is happiness. We don’t even know what it

Solitude

Make solitude your lover. Lay side by side with it in quiet rooms. Take it to a lake on a moonlit night and together, dip your feet in till your hearts are soaked in longing. Offer her your fear knowing

Solitude

Make solitude your lover. Lay side by side with it in quiet rooms. Take it to a lake on a moonlit night and together, dip your feet in till your hearts are soaked in longing. Offer her your fear knowing

I will live to be a 108 

I have finally understood that dying young is an idealized vacuous notion those who live in their heads hold. Those of us who feel the ache of loss in our bones, who feel the clock ticking away under our skin, we

I will live to be a 108 

I have finally understood that dying young is an idealized vacuous notion those who live in their heads hold. Those of us who feel the ache of loss in our bones, who feel the clock ticking away under our skin, we

The Reluctant Sufi

“Efendi Jelaluddin Loras is going back to Turkey and will be holding his final Zikr. Join us if you can”, said the unassuming email.  I had never been for a Zikr, an act of remembrance of God, asking for forgiveness

The Reluctant Sufi

“Efendi Jelaluddin Loras is going back to Turkey and will be holding his final Zikr. Join us if you can”, said the unassuming email.  I had never been for a Zikr, an act of remembrance of God, asking for forgiveness