Browsing All posts tagged under »childhood«

Rediscovering a joy from childhood

January 28, 2018

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My childhood was spent reading all the time. A.L.L T.H.E T.I.M.E. So much so that my mother had to ration my reading time. When I went home to India this time, my aunt was telling her granddaughter that she never saw me without a book and how I used to take my lunch/dinner to my […]

Whom do you love the most?

March 17, 2016

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Memories of mom – physical and emotional resurface every now and then. Precisely for this reason, I did not look at pictures of her, especially from the times she was sick. One of the major regrets I have is not taking more pictures with her when she was well. We barely have pictures of her […]

How to (NOT) Get a Good Husband as a 9-Year Old

April 16, 2012

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Growing up in a Gujarati Jain-Saraswat Brahmin household, my sister and I were exposed to a minimal amount of traditions and festivals. While this practice led us to become broadminded and less religion-governed, it used to be a great source of distress when we were younger. Living in Gujarat, a lot of my classmates were […]

My Experiences With Motherhood – III

July 24, 2011

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To get a background of this post, you may want to read the previous ones. My husband and I went to a waterpark with a few friends. Among our friends was a couple and their 6-year old son. Sid and I were left alone for a while with the handsome li’l boy. We decided to […]

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 […]

Fasts and Feasts from Childhood: Ganesha and Samvatsari

September 11, 2010

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This day has such a deep connection to childhood for me. I was born to a Gujarati Jain mother and a Saraswat Brahmin (Konkani) father. Eight or nine days before Ganesh Chaturthi would begin “Paryushan“. For eight days my mother would abstain from cooking green leafy thingies (Yayyy) and no onions, garlic, potatoes and the […]

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 […]

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