Academic life made me addicted to makeup. I just had to cover up all my defects, the blue eyes from stress and sleepless nights, the hyperpigmentation marks, the dull complexion and eternally weary face. Every morning I put a perfect face on to show to the world and trick myself into believing that I can… Continue reading The mirror on the wall
This is a story of a long, long struggle I had throughout my life. For part I click here. I had always been made aware at "how, thin, limp, and straw like" your hair are, "you don't have length, thickness or volume" were the comments of every doctor, masseuse, and even every housemaid I had… Continue reading Experiments on thine self, to shampoo or no poo! A hair saga : Part II
“You are too fair to be of South Indian descent” remarked my friend who was from Pune. “So you have doubts to my Kerala origins? I replied. Along came another friend from Gujarat, he said “No! Girls from Kerala are so pretty and can be lighter skinned like you..” I wondered later about what they… Continue reading The forgotten legacy of the British colonization of India
Dear Mom, Happy Birthday! You are forever young and beautiful and will not grow older. Some people are meant to be beautiful, they are not touched by senility and a downward spiralling longevity into a mere trace of the splendor that they once possessed in youth. Princess Diana remains young and beautiful to this day.… Continue reading On finding the road back to you….
The pandemic has brought out ugly truths of our fast paced modern lives which have left us baffled and changed. Everything has changed perspective and what may have once seemed a necessity no longer serves any purpose. The lockdown slumped the lipstick index and cosmetic sales plummeted. I just like the rest of us didn't… Continue reading Minimalism with responsible decluttering