Monthly archives of “August 2016


One morning last month, driving through the back roads, I noticed a broad swathe of blue flowers hugging the road and instantly I was swept off my feet by their brilliant color. I remembered seeing those flowers each summer, although they were sparsely scattered on […]


My grandmother on my father’s side was raised in a tiny village in the south of India. Growing up, I listened to her stories about relatives and friends, friendship and betrayal, roosters and tigers (roamed in sugarcane fields), that place she endearingly called her hometown. […]