Books, Story

New Blog: Voicing Diversity

The two friends, each talented and both wise, Yasmin and Mojdeh have their own blog and it is a wonderful read: click here “We both took the same path throughout our university career, only our minors differed: Mojdeh chose to do her minor abroad (NYC), while Yasmina did a minor in Education. By the time […]

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Academic, Apoorva, Books, Education, Film, Food, Gender, Story

Those Literature Courses I Cook Up

In 2013, Apoorva put this up as his Facebook status update: Some electives for the upcoming Autumn term. What would you like to study? Sociology of the upper-middle class Misogyny and education Poetry of poverty Mental health in patriarchal societies Conflict and negotiation in family settings Mathematical methods for personal relationships Psychology of empathy History […]

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Academic, Books, Poem A Day, Poetry, Story, Travel

The Miscarriage by Amit Majmudar

Some species can crack pavement with their shoots Source: The Miscarriage “if I consoled you it would make the loss your loss” —– How can Amit Majmudar’s words so relentlessly tangle the insides? Each line comes loaded, “his wealth of heartbeats.” I am currently reading his collection Dothead (2016). It has two ghazals. One of […]

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Art, Books, Story

Rereading The God of Small Things

It is like returning to a lover you never stopped loving I pause and linger, rolling words in my mouth, tasting the luscious lusty writing of someone as giving as Roy It is indulgent and selfish on my part After all there are many new books waiting on the to-read shelf Still….. They can wait […]

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