Let It Burn

When you have met the man of your dreams. He has gone ahead and asked you out. You’ve agreed to his advances because there is a special part of you (who are we kidding, its your heart – and so many other places) that flutter and tingle when he is around you. When one date has led to another. And […]

He Turned Me Into A Man

A woman in love. That is who I was. Was that so wrong? I was living my very normal, very womanly life and getting on with it quite well. I was financially independent. Done with school. Done with University. A good job under my sleeves. And now I was ready to try men, marriage and children. I was ready for […]

She Bleeds, She Lives

Every month, from the time a woman (for she is a woman now) hits puberty, to the time she gets to menopause, she will bleed for three to five days through her vagina. It is a natural thing. Every single month, every year after puberty and before menopause, she bleeds. Excluding the months she is pregnant. Or when she is […]

Can You Hear The Drums?

It is 4.17am. There is a drum beating somewhere. My eyesight might be failing me, but my hearing hasn’t bailed on me yet. I can hear it loud and clear. It beats continuously. Dam daram…dam daram…dam daram… 4.22 am and it is getting fainter. Maybe ‘whoever’ is getting tired? The beats are weaker too. Dam…da-ram…dam…da-ram…dam…da-ram No it is loud again. […]

A Happy Man

I saw a happy man the other day. A genuinely happy man. A rare spectacle in these streets. He had earphones stuck to his ears, singing along to a song that could be heard only by him. I wondered what was making him happy. He did not care that I looked at him. He smiled and kept singing, even adding […]