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Unbecoming – My Journey to Freedom

February 7, 2020

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In 2019, one of the books I loved listening to on Audible was Michelle Obama’s, “Becoming”. This post is an homage to that beautiful journey. It has been exactly a year since I posted to my blog. I have heard from a few people over email, checking in to see if I was okay. I […]

Love in the Time of Alzheimer’s

February 3, 2013

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Sid sent me this article about the reaction of a person living with dementia to an old photograph. The man in this article seems to be in the middle stages of dementia. When he looked at an old photograph of himself with his girlfriend from decades ago, he recognized that the woman in the picture loved […]

Had a Bit of Mom Today

August 11, 2011

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This post was originally written on April 14th 2011, while I was living in Ann Arbor, MI. Never posted it. But today I can. So here. _________________________________________ It’s been so long since I lost mom to Alzheimer’s. I was very young. I barely have any happy memories of her, with her, about her. But she […]

The Woman I Love

December 4, 2010

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I love her, for she is imperfection, Her nose too big, her eyes too small, Her teeth – crooked, her lips pink, but thin, Yet she loves the mirror, her reflection, She loves herself, her imperfection.   I love her for she is vain, The swagger in her hip, the stall in her step, She […]

The Boy Who Loves Me

November 18, 2010

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For those who know me, it will not be a surprise. I don’t like my name. EKTA. That is one of the reasons I chose to write under a different name. I live on the 2nd floor and he lives on the ground floor. The place where I park my scooter faces the back door […]

Football Frenzy

July 7, 2010

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This World Cup didn’t begin well with me. Initially I was constantly sad that my dad or my buddy Rajiv weren’t around for me to bet and spar with. However, my new flatmate got me hooked with her enthusiasm and I was back to my old self, jeering and booing Brazil and Argentina and rooting […]

Fruits From Childhood

July 6, 2010

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Moving to Besant Nagar has probably been the best thing that happened to me. It has put me in touch with myself. I guess part of it is because I am forced to live alone most of the times and introspect on the smallest experience that I have. About two weeks ago, I walked into […]

More Than Just A Dog

February 8, 2010

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You didn’t just bark, you roared, You were not just respected, but also adored! You are not just a dog, you are family, Your magnificence, old pal, is legendary. We’re sorry if sometimes we didn’t care, We’re sorry for tying you up, when others were scared, We’re sorry you’re sick, and there’s nothing much we […]

Home Care or Institutionalization?

February 3, 2010

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Since “The Caregivers’ Foundation” has happened, a lot of people just open up to me. I think it is the realization that one who has gone through pain, will understand the pain of someone in the same situation. I don’t know if it holds true for everyone, but somehow, I do feel it is pain […]

My Mum Was Just Like Iris Murdoch!

November 18, 2009

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Iris Murdoch had Alzheimer’s Disease. My mum did too. And the strange thing is, it was around the same time. 1995-96. Iris died in 1999, mum in 2001. Iris was 70 odd, mum was 49. “Iris” is a beautiful film. I have never read any of Iris Murdoch’s books. I think I am too daft […]

What Goes Around, Comes Around…

October 20, 2009

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I experienced this, but in a good way today. I have been down lately. Very down. Life seems to be turning the wrong way and I feel helpless. Luckily, I have been writing which brings me some joy. N pinged me to tell me that he read my new blog. I met N through Roberto. […]

My Caregiver’s Song

September 26, 2009

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I watched her wither, I wished she died, And then I burned in shame, I tried to hide. I spoke to none, I knew I’d be shunned, In my own private hell, I began to reside. She knew me not, yet I wanted her to know, I was her little one, the one she bore. […]

I Also Love You

September 17, 2009

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I like myself. I like that I can learn about life from anyone. No matter what their age. I like that I can respect even the youngest person I know 🙂 Anoushka – my niece – she is my connection to childhood, to innocence, to experiential learning. A few minutes spent with her rejuvenate me […]

The Cycle

May 29, 2009

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charade, facadeveil, wall,wail, fall,piece by piece, crumbles downtill nothing remains,nothing at all love, hate,deed, fate,fray, graylittle by little, wiped outno remnant to covetno trace at all leave, stay,play, slay,shoot, scoot,the game is over, show is off,no story to narrateno memory at all alone, groan,meet, greet,grow, shownew beginning, it’s back on,protagonist changed, narrator retained,the lights are […]

A Requiem

May 14, 2009

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Will I be missed when I die? How many times have we thought about this? Some of us like to fantasize about the void that we will leave behind when we pass on to the next world. Some of us, very conveniently avoid even thinking about it, some others among us just don’t have the […]

Does God ever listen?

March 25, 2009

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How many of believe that God doesn’t listen to prayers? I can see hands go up almost instantaneously. And like all of you, I used to believe the same. Until… Last year, around August, I found out that three people I only knew of had 2 different forms of cancer.But I knew people who were […]

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