I approached Bharti on a sweltering day in mid-April. She was resting in her favorite spot—a well-shaded staircase in the rear of the building.
If women are art then Rokeya Qaiser is a masterpiece. As she sits across from me with her bangles clinking, hands expressing anxiety, and dark hair rippling…… Read more “4 Indian Femme Perspectives: Rokeya Qaiser”
Unlike many people, young and old, Sonali does not appear to be missing any pieces. She is a complete sculpture that will get better with age, but she is complete nonetheless.
Sometimes an individual cannot help but answer the question underlying the one explicitly posed. Here we were, a woman and a bud, sitting over curries talking about womanhood when the question was about gratitude.
To hear the voice of one is to amplify and simultaneously silence the voices of many.
Kerala. Kerala. Kerala. I’d heard so much about it that I knew I had to visit. When I saw how affordable the plane tickets were I nearly spit out my chai. It was settled.
Let’s cut straight to the chase– if you have the money to travel to some exotic, foreign land, then local merchants and business owners will naturally assume…… Read more “10 Tips for Hustling Your Way Through a Foreign Marketplace”
In less than 10 days I’m moving to India and I can hardly believe it!
My 2016 Summer Suitcase Mission was devastatingly simple: find a way to pack enough clothes to cover 4 months, 3 states, and 3 climates — all in 1 single suitcase.