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Displaced in Delhi at 17

Sometimes I close my eyes and try to imagine the irregularly shaped rectangle of sky I encountered as I lay my soaked head back on the steps leading up to the roof.  The coolness of the painted concrete was the … Continue reading

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History’s Hidden Quarters: A Review of Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman

There are some books which infiltrate one’s skin, which burrow deep underneath layers of tissue and stay there.  Then there are others which rip the skin from your body and recreate that being which is you.  Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman: … Continue reading

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14 Hours in Kuwait International Airport

Oceans away my relatives were celebrating my cousin’s wedding to her Gujarati boyfriend.  A phone call from my mother was enough to conjure images of sea green saris, red dupattas, and gold threads running laps around pointed shoes in the … Continue reading

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