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

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

Louisiana Catch: Review

Louisiana Catch by Sweta Srivastava Vikram is the story of Ahana Chopra’s personal journey wrapped in a professional endeavor. Ahana is a strong and empowered woman, who is healing from an abusive marriage when she loses her mother. To help with her recovery, she joins an online support group where she meets the mysterious Jay. At … Continue reading Louisiana Catch: Review

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 writing … Continue reading Writing as a Sadhana