Archu From The Archive, Personal

Aunty-o-phobia

Aunty…aunty…aunty…remember the Godrej hair-dye adv.? A teenage dude addresses the husband as ‘Anna’ (Brother) and the wife as ‘Aunty’ followed by an echo whispering inside the lady’s head ‘Aunty…aunty…aunty’. All for what? A single streak of gray hair! The lady turns miserable and seeks the help of Godrej hair dye. Her head is now all black again, she gets the…

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Archu From The Archive, Personal

Dear Diary

I feel like I had aged a hundred years in the last two months and why not? Two things that are considered essentially challenging by the Indian community are building a house and preparing for a wedding. When you try to do both simultaneously, aging a hundred years is slightly on the down side. I only hope that I don’t…

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Archu From The Archive, General

Identity Inquisition

Asked who are you, I would most certainly answer just like any other female of our species, “I am so and so’s daughter.” or to keep it generic, “so and so’s so and so”. A common answer to not an uncommon question. Are we answering correct? Read again – it was ‘Who are you?” and not “Whose are you?”. Pause…I’d…

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Archu From The Archive, Personal

Friend Indeed

Who said English is a versatile language? It still lacks in vocabulary! What would you call someone whom you are acquainted with but hasn’t accepted yet? Friends! Then, what would you call someone who is a lost contact but a lasting memory? Friends! You’ve been seeing someone on and off co-incidentally and I ask you to introduce him/her, you say…

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Archu From The Archive, Personal

Motherly Moment

Ask me to “Get Lost”’ and I would ask you to arrange it for me in a in a Book Shop, Gift shop or a Card shop. If choices were allowed, I’d prefer it alone by myself with a soothing music on the background. It always makes me feel intellectual when I am amidst racks and racks of books (even…

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