I finally watched Velai Illa Pattadhaari 2. I knew I shouldn't have, but I keep making these mistakes. I encourage myself to catch up with Tamil cinema syllabus, and then I realize I must now spend time watching a movie I like, to erase memories … Continue reading VIP 2 – Why we don’t need sequels
Last week, I read Balli Kaur Jaswal's Erotic Stories for Punjabi Windows, and I think it is the most fun book I have read in recent times. In Southall, a brown suburb of London, young Nikki is hired to teach an adult literacy class marketed as … Continue reading Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
I visit my grandfather after several years, and he looks just like he did in that photograph on our wall. Even before I say Hello to him and ask after his health, I want to know how his hair is still black. “Have you been … Continue reading Forgetting to fly
Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo Yejide and Akin have a happy marriage for the most part; they fell in love while at university, they continue to remain in love. But there is a child-sized hole in their lives, and to fill it up with … Continue reading One more recap
How could they know she had powers? She was insignificant. One day, she drew the Leviathan, a hunk of metal and glass. She willed it to life and commanded it to destroy them.
Years ago, I read about the Amish people and I told myself I would see for myself this deliberate old world lifestyle. One day. So when the opportunity presented itself, I almost convinced my travel companion this was going to be an enjoyable road trip, … Continue reading A visit to another era
A long time ago, there were six of us. We spent an entire summer together, maybe even two. One evening, after lunch and many hours of acquainting ourselves with the couch, we decide to go to the beach. This is what people did, when they … Continue reading At Marina Beach