When I was in the seventh standard, there was a girl in my class, who was also from somewhere else, like the rest of us. But she would say she couldn't go back home in the summer, the way we went to India once a … Continue reading In search of home
For the past five months, I was an editorial intern at a literary magazine. The title sounds more fancy than the work, really. I learnt to throw about words like copy editing, fact checking, proof reading, social media presence. I participated in general office tasks … Continue reading Unemployment woes
A while ago, I was in the DC area by myself, and I had half a day with nothing to do, no one to meet, and no plans in sight. So I walked a lot, but I realised later I hadn't walked as great a … Continue reading Museums tell scary stories
Over the next three months, I'm going to be playing Book Bingo. There is a card with fifteen boxes, each box a category. Like Book involving a journey or Book by an exiled author. There are some categories I know nothing about, the Hugo Award … Continue reading Book Bingo!
Diya is a constant attack on your ideology, should you have one about such things. The director Vijay doesn't waste a minute in getting his point across. It's a bit like sitting through a lecture where the strict professor calls on you most unexpectedly and checks … Continue reading A pro-life film that forgets about choice
This past weekend, I stepped into a swimming pool after about eight years. When I think of the last time I was in a similar situation, I remember two girls, who made a new school a bit more bearable, who let me believe I didn't … Continue reading Sentiments about swimming
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz This is what I wrote about the first Junot Díaz book I read, This is How You Lose Her: We follow Yunior through various phases in his life, as he loves and loses women. He is a … Continue reading Fiction or nonfiction?