Category Archives: In Sickness and In Health

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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The Close Shave

Naturally, my household and I are not socialising much. If at all we do, it’s in bubbles. I have met friends for walks in the park. I met another friend at her house where we always sat with at least … Continue reading

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La vie en Violet: dixième partie

I don’t really remember when it started. But a few years ago, when I had consensual, safe sex with my then sexual partner, it felt like claws were tearing open my insides. And we weren’t having passionate, violent sex, nor … Continue reading

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La vie en Violet: neuvième partie

My new psychiatrist explains, the first time I meet him, that anxiety and depression are brothers. I smile relieved that at least one of the brothers hasn’t visited. I smile also because I feel it’s propitious that I am with … Continue reading

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Migraine

My migraine is a pulsating red dot in a sea of indigo A Bengali bride ullulating under the pandal in the bustle of a wedding hall. My migraine stops me in the street and says: Those lights are far too … Continue reading

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