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Trying Out Brown Boots: Race And The Self

March 31, 2011

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When I look into the mirror, I don’t see the ‘brown’ anywhere in me. I am aware of the colour of my skin and I know that it's not white. But I don’t see what I am supposed to see that makes me comfortable with ‘brown’ or ‘woman of colour’.

On Taking the Bus…

March 28, 2011

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It’s never a random decision. Oh I think I’ll take the bus… nope can’t do. Not dressed like that anyhow. Being a girl in India means many things. It means you’re valued less, you’re harassed more. It also means that you have to be very very careful about how you choose to cloth yourself when […]

On writing more and thinking about writing less…

March 23, 2011

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A million ideas live and die in my head everyday. Stories I want to write about the way I see people live their lives Entire epics stemming from the simple and fleeting moments of observation. Of people I see in the bus, on the road, at work. Stories I want to weave out of the […]