Waking Up to Midlife

Waking Up to Midlife

Are you sure you want to do this?” he had asked. “Not sure but I would like to try,” I had replied, oh-so-casually but confidently. “This”—was the dawn climb up Mount Batur. Arun had done this a year ago. He was fit, athletic and always up for a physical challenge. I...
The Color Black

The Color Black

To sell even a moisturizing cream,  companies feel the compulsion to add, “skin-lightener” for better sales. This realization hit home when my niece who was visiting from America accompanied me to a store. She looked at me puzzled as she saw many lotions and potions...
The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Last year, on a Turkish shore, a small Syrian boy in a red vest washed up by the beach. The picture of his dead body dominated news and social media for many days. Our morbid fascination of them, the “outsiders,” and their inhuman conditions and often untimely ends...