Immortal for a Moment by Natasha Badhwar
Ochre Sky Stories
Did I mention that I love to dance, asks Noirtanki
I low-key convulsed in my chair at birthday parties when “Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen” came on the B-Side of Baazigar cassette and no one asked me to go for…
Motherhood taught me to stop dishing out advice
"I spent the next year trying to settle in with an infant who was like nothing I knew or expected, and a mother slowly sliding into insanity. The…
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Turning 20 together
From Sahar, my firstborn daughter, I learn the value of fearless self-care. My job is not to teach her to tone herself down. It is to learn from her how…
In Solidarity with Indraprastha College Students
Studying in Delhi University’s Indraprastha College is one of the most important stories of my life. It took decades for me to find the words to…
LIKE WATER FOR LIFE
With lots of time to myself as I lay in hospital, I began to think of a new name for myself. What did I want to be like? What was my true nature?
A tale of two names - Naseem and Natasha
"How can you choose such an old-fashioned name for your child,” my niece said. “She will grow up and hate you for naming her Naseem.”
Living the Unschooled Life - SAM 2023
Get-togethers of unschooling families feel like a sacred space for creative incubation
An ode from Mirza Sahab ki bahu
Papa lost his deposit as an election candidate. But he has remained a favourite of the people. This was the victory of his life.
Lessons from the many Diwalis of my life
Just like that Afzal and I discovered that we were safe with our families.
Oct 22, 2022
Decoding the chaos of verbal warfare
Did you recently have an argument with someone who you didn’t intend to alienate? Was it just words that became hurtful shards?
Sep 23, 2022
Hai Bechari! and other bewildering terms of endearment
It could be that my train was delayed by a few hours or that I got only two gulab jamuns when everyone else got three. “Hai bechari,” a kind-hearted…
Sep 4, 2022
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