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 andContinue reading “Books on South Asian Diaspora”

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 timeContinue reading “Reading Challenge – 2019”

My “Rules” for Creative Writing

Written in response to Johnathan Franzen’s rules published in LitHub. Write for yourself. Write to discover yourself and the world. There is no shame in writing for money. Getting paid to do what you love is a wonderful blessing. The tortured, starving artist stereotype is unhealthy. Let’s strive to replace that with a more positiveContinue reading “My “Rules” for Creative Writing”

Writing as a Sadhana

When I tell people that I’m a writer, they inevitably ask if I am published and where they can read my work. Until very recently, I had not been published, but had been actively calling myself a writer for about 11 years. Neither my college degrees not my profession have anything to do with writingContinue reading “Writing as a Sadhana”