Category Archives: adventure

Escaping

Mumbai right now is heat and dust. So I escaped to Srinagar, up on the Northwestern border of India, near Pakistan and at the foothills of the Himalayas. I felt guilty, but I caved to my needs for cold weather, … Continue reading

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I comfort myself

I comfort myself in the mornings When the sun strains through the haze A sickly yellow against a nectarine sky As I breathe through the fabric wrapped loosely over my hair and nose As I alternate between holding my breath … Continue reading

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Yes.

Sometimes I feel like I can’t really explain my life very well, even to myself. “Where are you from?” I sometimes answer with a lie – the easiest answer. “USA. New York”. People don’t really question that answer… I look … Continue reading

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REAL HEROES

Last week, the middle school did Day 9 – an experimental concept where kids sign up to do workshops based on their personal interests and spend 2 days learning, ideating, and creating. I was signed up for the Superhero Comics workshop. … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales

Living in India is like living in a fairy tale.A Grimm’s Brothers fairy tale. Last week we were let out of school half a day early so we could beat the traffic home in preparation for Ganpati Bappa. It was … Continue reading

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Adjusting to the Climate

What can I write about? What is there to focus on – School, transport, food or the weather? Starting small and working big (I think…) begins with the weather. The mall during a monsoon, the Sunday of Eid. INSANELY crowded. … Continue reading

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The Beginning

Mumbai Beachfront I’m in India. In Maharashtra. In Mumbai. In my apartment, in my bedroom, laying on my bed, on my brand-new bedcover. Because I live here now. I have bought coat-hangers and a laundry hamper, and today I went … Continue reading

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