Devika doesn’t have many memories of happiness and laughter with her mother. Ever since Yamuna was diagnosed with dementia about four years ago, and Devika became her primary caregiver, their troubled relationship has increasingly put them in adversarial roles.
For as long as Tanvi can remember, her father used to drink. It was a fact of her life. Her father drank. Socially at first, but soon, he was drinking every day, at home or outside, despite her mother’s increasingly aggressive opposition — a glass, a pint, a bottle. It took a toll on her […]