1. I am three. We are taking a trip, the entire family packed into a minivan. There are no empty spaces in the vehicle: it is stuffed with adults, kids, bags of snacks both savoury and sweet. We aren't going too far from home, just … Continue reading Departures and arrivals
Recently, I read The Good Immigrant, a collection of essays edited by Nikesh Shukla. This book features 21 essays by people of colour from Britain - brown, black, yellow, everyone in between. From the book jacket: ...The Good Immigrant explores why immigrants come to the UK, … Continue reading Why I don’t go to yoga class anymore, and others’ stories of immigration
Last month, I met a friend I hadn't met in almost exactly five years. The circumstances of our reunion were an echo of the past - we went to the same restaurant we ate at five years ago, she still lived in the same area, … Continue reading The starlings murmur just for me
I haven't paid much attention to my blog lately. But, dear readers, I have some exciting news! A friend I made through the blog reached out to me last month with an idea he had for an online film magazine. It would be multi-lingual he … Continue reading Editor? Me?
It is difficult to not stare outside, the balcony door on my eighth floor apartment suddenly seems almost riveting. I watch the world through the glass door, and it appears as though the world is imbued with great urgency and purpose. The morning light hits … Continue reading Where I write
I haven't done one of these freewheeling blog posts in a while, where I tell you pointless things about my life. It is generally accepted that I have opinions about things, so I surprised myself by not having an opinion about or a reaction to … Continue reading Some bits and pieces
Doing Style: Youth and Mass Mediation in South India by Constantine V. Nakassis I have been wanting to read this book for a long time now, and I might not be able to tell you why. This books tries to explain style, within the context of … Continue reading Youth and Style