Embarrassed By My Indianness

Embarrassed By My Indianness

I was seated on the kitchen counter, my favorite perch as a four-year old. I watched my thatha, my maternal grandfather, draw a “U” shaped white figure on his forehead with what looked like a metal toothpick. Carefully, he placed a red substance with water on the heel...
This I Believe

This I Believe

This is the year. This is the year my friends and I choose colleges, select majors, and are endlessly asked, “What do you want to do? What do you want to be?” As I watch students around me struggle to choose a school and a single goal to focus on for the next four...
Countdown

Countdown

10. The clock is ticking down. The score is tied. The crowd is standing. Jeremy Lin has the ball, alone at half­court. My father would talk about him all the time. I guess it took me too long to understand why. 9. My father played on his high school football team. I...
The Curious Case of Bernie Sanders

The Curious Case of Bernie Sanders

The Story So Far Bernie Sanders is an unconventional candidate. His opponent has already secured the 2,383 delegates necessary for a presidential nomination, yet Bernie continues to campaign. In fact, he remains confident still that he can win, hoping that the...