Books on South Asian Diaspora

A friend recently mentioned that they haven't come across books or movies that depict the lives of South Asians in the Diaspora. Rather than listing any book that takes place outside of South Asia, I am including books or stories that depict characters and conflicts specific to the South Asian immigrant and diaspora experience and … Continue reading Books on South Asian Diaspora

Culling Bookshelves

There comes a point in every bibliophile’s life when we have too many books. There are a few facts that are true for bibliophiles: We keep buying books. E-books, audiobooks, hardcovers, paperbacks We keep going to the library We have multiple copies of books We give books as gifts and are given books as gifts … Continue reading Culling Bookshelves

Review: Invisible Traces

Invisible Traces by Sarina Dahlan is an imaginative and poignant tale contained in a brief and beautiful moment that fully conveys the grandeur of love between two people. It begins with an all too familiar question, "Will you remember me?" Set in a futuristic world, Sarina Dahlan's world-building is masterful as if it were a … Continue reading Review: Invisible Traces

Reading Challenge – 2019

Reading and writing are a form of meditation for me. They help me understand myself and improve my life. As a writer, my reading affects my writing. As a person, my reading affects my sense of self and how I interact with others. However, I've noticed that as student life was replaced by a full time … Continue reading Reading Challenge – 2019

In Defense of Audiobooks

Oral and Multimedia StorytellingStorytelling and information gathering isn't limited to just reading printed words. Oral storytelling was the first form of storytelling before written history. Many of the ancient works that we study in school were not written down for centuries. They were delivered orally and visually through a collaboration by playwrights, actors, musicians, set … Continue reading In Defense of Audiobooks