A.B.C.D. (American Born Confused Desi)

You are lying on the bed with not a lot to do. You regard the popcorn ceiling and the bright light your father had installed to help you study better. It makes dark spots flash in front of your eyes. You catch a sudden whiff of food—notes of turmeric and curry leaves that you automatically adjust to. It sinks into your clothes. Continue reading



What are some synonyms for “feminine”? Some have said dainty, delicate, and soft. Femininity is something we women are told to aspire to from such a young age. For a long time, it seemed to me like a difficult, impossible undertaking.  Continue reading