Finding our self tucked away in the stories of our life

When we reclaim stories that have been buried under the pressure of the multiple civilizations of our own life, we unearth parts of ourselves that make us whole. And wholesome.

Last week, I was in an online writing session called “The Simplest Treasure Hunt”. Our facilitator, Raju, asked our writers’ group to take a walk around our home and return to our Zoom windows with any one object that may have a story attached to it. “Don’t overthink it,” she instructed us. Bring anything you have kept safely. Look in your almirah, in drawers, in the kitchen. Places where you keep important things that you sometimes forget about.

I picked up a large tub of Cetaphil cream that was a present to me from my brother, a doctor in Stanford. …


Natasha Badhwar

Natasha is a writer, filmmaker and communications coach. She is the author of the popular memoirs My Daughters’ Mum and Immortal for a Moment. Her columns have appeared in publications such as Mint Lounge, The Hindu, Outlook, The Globe and Mail, The Indian Express, the Hindustan Times and Quint.