On some mornings I wake up early to write. When I can’t, I stare at the screen. If I am upset, I cry. If I am not, I go look at the trees and the birds. I listen to dabba music and feel inspired. I teach under-grad students at a college in Bangalore. I like the comfort of a routine. When it gets messy, I crib about not having time to write. When I have time, I don’t write and still crib. I like listening to podcasts on writing. I don’t bite but I can get nasty. If I like you, I might bite you and then we will have chai. If I don’t like you, it’s probably because you also don’t like me. I like walking. I went to Goa and fell in love with a dog I named bleach because I found him on a beach and he was a little yellow. He followed me around. He was a happy dog. I miss him. I like watching films, I like watching TV shows. I love women. I can tolerate some men. I like the morning light when it falls on things like the floor, books, bed, windows, faces. I like rain. I like having elaichi chai when it rains but this never happens because my timing is horrible. By the time the chai is ready, the rain goes. I have a big laugh. I like laughing. I like wearing loose clothes. I don’t like not writing. I don’t like writing either but it’s the only thing I want to get better at.


I am here – https://www.instagram.com/rumlolarum/

and also here – https://twitter.com/rumlolarum

Have a nice day.


  1. Hi,
    I have been reading your blog frequently since I discovered it through an article on TLF (the one on the Dalit Women Speak Out conference). I am filled with so much gratitude for your writing. Your posts are empowering, unapologetic, vulnerable, and rare. Your writing has a spark that makes me warm. Thank you.


  2. I loved your article on Kaala, and shared it. Who are you, Vijeta Kumar, I wondered and came here to investigate. Beautiful…the very best and many thanks!


      1. Hello Vijeta,

        Your article on the book,”The illicit happiness of other people” is impeccable. I recently finished reading that book!

        I am still confused regarding the reason for Unni’s death. He was considered to be the ‘Anti-corpse’. Did he take his life because he could not control his temptations towards Mythili, and felt that the syndicate of life has overpowered will?


  3. Hi Vijeta,

    I have been following your blog for quite some time now and I am in love with it. Whenever I am bored, I visit your blog. I read your old posts. I find you honest and funny. You say the most real things. I have to pause after sentences just to digest it and also because I am filled with awe. Your writing makes me want to write more. Some instances really touched me (like the way you felt sitting alone at a table in Goa or how a Dhanush’s song taught you to write, dance shamelessly). I share your blog with my friends and tell them to read this and read that. They love it too!!

    Always looking forward to your next post. Keep writing ๐Ÿ™‚

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