A heavy burden

The day had been quite uneventful. I had gone to work in the morning and returned in the evening. After returning, I had gone with my son to our regular park for some much-needed playtime. At the park, it was much quieter than on other days: it was, after all, just before a major holiday. … Continue reading A heavy burden

Why don’t you have your husband’s surname?

Today, my wife and I went ¬†for our routine eye-check. Both of us were told by the optometrist that our eyes were getting worse with age, that we should eat food with plenty of antioxidants, and that we should wear prescription sunglasses whenever we venture out in the sun. In addition to these scare tactics, … Continue reading Why don’t you have your husband’s surname?

The case of the burning child: spontaneous human combustion?

One morning last week, through a friend on Twitter, I came across a shocking piece of news in The Hindu, arguably, one of India's finest newspapers. The story entitled "Rare medical condition sets Chennai baby afire repeatedly" detailed the peculiar case of an infant who allegedly caught fire spontaneously shortly after birth. According to the … Continue reading The case of the burning child: spontaneous human combustion?