The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer – A non-review

‘The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer’  by Laxmi Hariharan – There were three things that intrigued me about this book and its titular character. One – Though far from being an avid reader of the YA genre, I haven’t come across many books featuring an Indian female protagonist. Two – To me, the ‘many lives’ […]

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Spotting Santa

I cannot help licking my lips as I watch Gary cover the sponge cake with dark-chocolate frosting. There is a certain finesse in the way that he applies each layer, just gentle enough to kiss the surface, but merciless enough to make sure that it stays on. I know that there is work to be done, and […]

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I remember

I will always remember that day. Some say that it’s unreasonable to expect a five year old to remember everything in the right sequence of events. I’m inclined to agree. But deep down, I also know everything I saw and heard that night. No matter how much people trivialise what I say, they cannot take […]

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SHE rocks!

My little one spent the first month of his earthly life in a transparent, rectangular box measuring 60 x 40 cm, and attached to different machines by coloured wires of all sorts. I suppose it’s safe to say that, for the first month, we hardly heard him cry. Rather our association with a fully mature baby […]

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