Mira – Politics

By the time, Mira, you have a conversation with me about politics, I would not know how I'd have changed from now. I would also not know how the world would have changed. Maybe it is these fears of the unknown that I want to forestall by writing this down now. I have seen how... Continue Reading →

Absentee Fatherhood

This year I saw Mira for exactly 3 weeks. The rest of the time I have only watched her from afar, catching snatches of her morning routines or her bedtime sleepy face. I get her to say hi, blow me kisses, make her smile, and in general have a repeating conversation of "what are you... Continue Reading →

Absurdism, Road Trips, Parenting Blogs

Whenever I reread what I've written, I notice the writing patterns I adopt. The tone ranges from neutral to introspective, the themes range from the didactic ideological to self-reflection. Sometimes I mildly rant and rile but come back to a point of stability. I like the tone. I also cannot say that I do not... Continue Reading →

There And Back Again

I've had a traveling injury that first started from my right shoulder. Slowly the pain migrated to my lower back and finally came to rest on my right ankle. Over the past 7 months, I have paid some attention to how it has immobilized me, forcing me to rely on other body parts to make... Continue Reading →

Parental Advisory

6-month-old Mira is a joy to watch. She has a pacifier in her mouth and an expression of intent concentration when banging a cardboard book with her hands. Throwing the book down, she looks up, stares at me, smiles like I never see an adult smile, strain to get up from a reclined position on... Continue Reading →

 A Country For Mira

There is one major decision that stares me in my face everytime I sit back. Should I stick around in the USA or should I pack my bags for another country, most likely India? The End That it should come to this was becoming apparent for some time now. Every time the question comes up... Continue Reading →

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