As university students in late 1970s Bombay, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta were inseparable. Spirited and unconventional, they challenged authority and fought for a better world. But much has changed over the past thirty years. Following different paths, the quartet drifted apart, the... read more
“Never again would she be allowed the luxuries of forgetfulness or unpredictablilty. Now they would be measured against the backdrop of her illness.”Armaiti
“Rather, all seemed startling clear: it was a finite planet, with finite resources. Someone---she---had to go to make room for new life. Death was simply a way to sweep the planet clean.”Armaiti
“The clarifying principle made clear the impermanence of things, It was an illusion, all of it---this life that they clung to, this earth that they battled over, all of it--- a collective exercise in self-deception.”Armaiti
“The sun was a red bindi dot on the forehead of the sky as they started their walk. The sea was calm this morning and the powdered-sugar sand stretched for miles in either direction.”
“Her thoughts did not depress her. Rather, all seemed startlingly clear: it was a finite planet, with finite resources. Someone—she—had to go to make room for new life. Death was simply a way to sweep the planet clean”Armaiti
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