Browsing All posts tagged under »india«

A Tale of Gooseberries, Grief & Coping

December 12, 2016

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I walked into the Indian store at Dundas and Hurontario on a wintry Saturday afternoon last weekend. It was a regular day; Sid and I were just going about our business buying things we needed. There was bad Bollywood music playing. It was the complete NRI experience. And then bam, in the fresh fruits and […]

Of Messy, Yet Simple Things

April 2, 2016

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It was a cold winter morning, in January 2015. I woke Sid up and pleaded with him to go with me to this little shop on Dundas that sells fountain pens – you know, ink pens, like from way back. It was the day I first felt a stirring to revive the good ol’ days, or […]

When I Attempted Suicide

March 20, 2016

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Let me begin by saying, “Suicide is not a choice. It is the lack of choice or options that results in suicide.”  I can see that day clearly. I was 18 years old. The year was 2000. My mother had been sick with Young Onset Alzehimer’s for almost five years. I had barely functional family relationships. My […]

A Late Night Cab Ride in New Delhi

May 28, 2015

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I am an Indian who has been living in the West for over four years. In the last few years, I have been as enraged as my fellow country folk at the gruesome rapes being reported one after the other. In 2012, I was as deeply anguished, shocked and helpless as the women in my […]

Our Dry-Cleaning Lady

November 9, 2014

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When you move to a new place, and some of the service providers start recognizing you, you begin to feel more at home. This epiphany came to me when I went to drop off our dry-cleaning a few weeks after we moved to Toronto. The owner of this store is a pleasant Korean woman, always smiling, never […]

My Mother’s Barber: Alzheimer’s Diary

October 31, 2014

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They say it takes a village to raise a child. As caregivers, we realize that it takes an entire community to deal with Alzheimer’s. Extended family members, friends, neighbors, healthcare professionals, coworkers, employers, employees, service providers like household help, etc.; a personalized universe of all these groups and more is essential to help a family […]

The Outcome of Education

December 4, 2013

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When we think about education, we immediately think about a few things – literacy, school, degrees, professions and money. If you’re somewhere in the U.S., you’ll be thinking student loans and debt as well. After all my experiences, now when I think of education, I think of quality of life, civic sense, open-mindedness, cultural sensitivity, […]

Amusing Stories From India

September 8, 2012

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Having worked out 4 days a week on average since February 1st 2012, I was keen to continue this habit while on vacation back in Ahmedabad, India. I enrolled at the nearest Talwalkar’s and was ready to burn off the dhoklas. I won’t even go into how I am stared at every morning for wearing […]

A Glimpse Into The Life Of A Therapist

January 5, 2012

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It’s been just a few months since I started working at a residential center of a verrrrry big human rights organization. At this residential center, I work as a clinician for undocumented immigrant male minors. In plain English, boys – under 18, who enter the US without legal documents and are detained by immigration are […]

Confessions of a New Housewife

March 15, 2011

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They still are like foreign agents to my lips – the words – wife, husband, married; the less said the better about my new found identity as a HOUSEWIFE. It hit me when I was filling in the immigration form just before landing in America. “Occupation” demanded the cruel white sheet. Somewhat belligerently, I wrote […]

A Living Example of Horrifying History

March 18, 2010

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I saw 4-year old Aditya dangling from his mother’s arms. I wondered why she would ‘handle’ a child that way. And I soon found out why. I edged closer to see that the boy was unkempt. Dirty clothes, saliva drooping, eyes crisscrossed…the works. He was mumbling to himself and walking, rather stumbling at every step. […]

Fair Trial? Who For?

April 19, 2009

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Note: I am not well-versed with Politics, the write-up below is based on my deductions and common sense…let’s say they’re musings…reader discretion advised. How many people saw Ajmal Kasab weild the beautiful gun on that fateful evening in Mumbai? Hundreds? At least! How then is it possible to give someone like this a FAIR TRIAL? […]

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