YouTube : The Accepted Drug

YouTube : The Accepted Drug

Id seen it before, I’d laughed at it before, I’d even sent it before, yet, there was this dying urge inside of me to see it, to laugh at it, to send it once more. It had occurred to me that maybe I was addicted, maybe I couldn’t get enough, maybe I couldn’t stop....
Charlottesville Happened: A Teenager Reflects

Charlottesville Happened: A Teenager Reflects

Inexcusable. Unbelievable. Unspeakable. And yet, if we do not process the events at Charlottesville, we may never heal from them. To process the events fully, we Indian-Americans need to reconfigure the way we think about and discuss politics. Politics isn’t a cute...
The Grocery Bag: A Granddaughter Remembers

The Grocery Bag: A Granddaughter Remembers

The rickety wooden gate opened slightly with the wind, like the consciousness of a half-asleep child. Daylight streamed through  almond leaves and dappled the broken pieces of gray sidewalk. There was the soft dripping of the monsoon’s last raindrops – a...
Cut To Fly

Cut To Fly

Black My fingers weave through the mess of my hair, smoothening the strands and arguing with the tangles. Poking against the knots until slowly and silently, they come undone. Like an ancient scroll finally discovered, my braid unravels and a curtain of ebony cascades...
Winning Student Essays

Winning Student Essays

The two essays are winning essays by students in the competition, Growing Up Asian in America organized by Asian Pacific Fund.  They were asked to write a letter to Senator Kamala Harris. “Beneath All Skin there is a Soul” Dear Senator Harris: “I have a dream that my...