A Brown Girl

An Indian girl dressed in bridal finery, looking down, eyes, shielded, but standing tall

Is it my brown skin that you don't like?Or that despite my brown skin,I stand where I do?Or maybe you don't likethat I was born a girland I was to stand behindmy man while he baskedin all the glory.But instead, although I am a girl,I take center-stageand take the applausefor my life's work.Or maybe it …

The Second Son

As the second son of Mr. Moushoom Chatterjee, Bhima was, by birth, exempt from most responsibilities towards the family. As manjala bhaiya (middle brother), his duties were restricted to taking care of himself - getting a good education, marrying a respectable lady, and enjoying the family fortune - the fortune that his father had earned …

My 2021 ‘Not-To-Do’ List

For years now, I have made New Years Resolutions and wrote up long lists of things to do in the New Year. Exercise more, lose weight, go to the gym, take some classes, learn something new, the list was endless. This year, to be kind to myself, I am wary of adding more to my …

Book Blog – ‘The Clothing Of Books’, By Jhumpa Lahiri

This little book is deceptively power-packed and emotional. At the onset, this book claims to speak to the very technical view of book jackets and how they frequently impact the commercial fate of the book. Although as you read it, you will find it is a deeply personal reflection of the author. Lahiri starts by …