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About Bhumika's Boudoir

I love to laugh, and end up being a part of high drama and stormy emotion even when I don't pursue it. Being creative, and communicating with people get me going. I enjoy all the good things in life especially those that are slightly risque, and apologise little, if ever, for all that I do. Literature is a passion and so is music.

Dharma – the subtle art of giving too many fucks

In the list of well-meaning but tone deaf, insensitive half-witticisms like, ‘Cheer up’ to someone suffering from depression; ‘try to control your panic’ to someone in the middle of a panic attack; ‘you are beautiful and would be more so … Continue reading

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Small Celebrations

It is not an easy relationship. In a lot of ways, I have already lost my father. I think it was over two decades ago when he decided to retire early from his job. That in itself would not have … Continue reading

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A Birthday Message

I disliked her on sight. No. That’s not true. When I sent her an email (warm, friendly, inclusive) in response to her introductory one, she had replied ‘Thanks’ not even a ‘Thank you’. I was disappointed because her email made … Continue reading

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How to eat a Mangosteen

Do you recognise compatibility while grocery shopping? You can always tell a lot about relationships while watching two people shop for groceries together. There’s a rhythm, nearly sexual, when he picks the bread, and you add the cheese. He puts … Continue reading

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At 41, I feel buoyant, free, and full of fire. Of course, the fear of the Corona Virus seems to be fading from our consciousness, even as the disease refuses to fade. Traffic is back, violent and full on Bangalore … Continue reading

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