The Saree Closet

Like most Indian families, ours has a closet in our home that houses a plethora of Sarees. It is a closet largely relegated to special occasions and family reunions. It is a closet fallen into disuse. My relationship to the Saree closet has evolved in strange ways. When I was younger, my mother would remind…

Body (2)

Should we cover up? It is an unwinnable fight. The familiar look of discomfort, the lingering tension that persists every time we leave the house wearing anything that leaves hints of skin exposed. The hushed Chinese whisper that invariably turns into a large scale blowout when we refuse to conform. The constant bone of contention…