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 |  She Says  |  5-minute read
Millennials, Childhood, Struggles of growing up, Struggles of adulthood

Paradise Lost: Much like Satan, my fall occurred when I ‘fell’ from the heaven of childhood's simple joys

I never knew I would relate to the anti-hero of a 17th century epic poem so much. But as loneliness closes in on so many as a social epidemic today, it is clear I am not even alone.


 |  8-minute read
Uttrakhand, Army, Dehradun, Childhood

Luxury of solitude: Memories from a Dehradun which had more trees than people

Air-conditioning was a completely foreign idea and woollies were never out of season in Uttarakhand's capital.


 |  6-minute read
Childhood, Summer, Uttar Pradesh, Mangoes

Summer reminds me of my mother and nani's love for mangoes from our UP village

'So how long do we have to make these last?'


 |  8-minute read
City life, Nostalgia, Childhood, Dehradun

Who stripped my Dehradun off its charm?

There are more shops, branded stores, malls and eateries in the city than people who would and could shop and eat in those places.


 |  7-minute read
Childhood, Parenting

How do we raise a generation of kind children?

In an age of hatred and turmoil all over the world, raising kind children is all the more imperative.


 |  4-minute read
Twitter, Accidents, Childhood, Children's Day

Children's Day on Twitter: People are tweeting about hilariously bad childhood decisions

Makes one wonder how we managed to survive all the way to adulthood.


 |  8-minute read
Memories, Childhood, Nostalgia

What the Instagram generation doesn't get about nostalgia

The jury is out on whether the current generation will hold on to memories or flush them down the chute of sentimental sludge.


 |  Shapeshifter  |  4-minute read
Childhood, Writing, Books

How books in my grandfather’s study helped me discover my family

Books showed me how to feel. They weren’t just about thought. They were my emotion.


 |  Life  |  8-minute read
Death, Childhood, Relationships, Grandmother

On grandma and photographs

We call her Nenek, Malay for grandmother.


 |  6-minute read
Children, Childhood, Parenting

The one thing you should never ask a child

We are, after all, a selfish race that exists for pleasure, irrespective of what we might destroy for it. Ask Earth.