Evolving & Enough

Evolving & Enough
Short personal essays for an intimate group of readers - on mental renovation and befriending the body - as well as pedagogy, poetry, dosti and more.
Created 10 Jan 2020
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  • Cooking Alone
    17 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Dear all, In this edition of Evolving & Enough, I am sharing an essay I wrote in November 2018, two years before I started this newsletter. To cringe at one’s older writing is natural…and also a sign ...
  • Doing Something Does Something
    12 Jul 2021 • 4 min read
    Don't just do something, sit there! This phrase finally dethrones ‘Hey there! I am using WhatsApp’ as my status. I love quirky flips of language. In contrast to the hustle culture around me, this feel...
  • Breaking Up with Your Favourite Subject
    13 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    "What's your favourite subject?" Kids get this question all the time. I wonder why it is rarely posed to adults. I guess it gets replaced by the more practical "What do you do? (so that I can appropri...
  • On Loss
    24 May 2021 • 2 min read
    Supermassive Black Holes. Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT via phys.org Loss is everywhere. People have lost their sense of smell and taste, the healthy fabric of their lungs to the disease. Communitie...
  • Grim→Gory→Grip→Grounding
    05 May 2021 • 3 min read
    Blue Morning 1909 by George Bellows, Chester Dale Collection It is a pleasant morning, a muskmelon and homemade chiwda morning. I think of checking the news. I have been away from news for good chunks...
  • On Hope
    21 Apr 2021 • 4 min read
    Emily Dickinson via Giphy One of the most rewarding acts of writing last year was drafting and shipping this letter on corona anxiety to all of you. It gushed out of me in one go. It felt original, an...
  • How to Be a Sick Foodie
    19 Oct 2020 • 3 min read
    [Art by Sonal Sher] Nalli Nihari at Bhopal’s notorious Chatori Gali. Chicken Kuzambhu at Chennai’s Courtrallam Border Rahmath Kadai. Galouti Kabab in Lucknow, Crab Kaalvan in Kolhapur, Maggi Anda Ghot...
  • |i want to eat your voice|
    29 Jun 2020 • 3 min read
    I want to eat your voice. I want to pour it in my soup bowl, and take a ear shaped ladle to scoop it up and gulp down the sizzling warmth of your voice. By you, I mean a human who’s neither Lata Mange...
  • So That's Me, Your New Teacher
    06 Jun 2020 • 3 min read
    As a kid, I would have liked to know all the new teachers who joined my school but started teaching right away. I wrote these thirty little things about myself, ‘the new teacher’, for 12-13 year old s...
  • The St--------art
    25 May 2020 • 3 min read
    If you were Hema, you would hide in your grandma’s room every Sunday. You would be sweating your palms, wearing a pink frock, scared the music teacher will call. You wanted to quit the class. The prev...
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