Moms aren’t Gentlemen

  “I don’t know — maybe the world has two different kinds of people, and for one kind the world is this completely logical, rice pudding place, and for the other it’s all a hit-or-miss macaroni gratin.” Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Prologue I sit next to my son, while he scoops up heaps of […]

Light your soul on fire

I was 10 years old when the boy I had a crush on told me that he would not be lighting firecrackers for Diwali because his mom had said that it ’causes harm to mother Nature’. He was 3 years older than me, but old enough to understand that Nature needs nurture. At the time,…