Amma, is Thatha a Ghost?

Amma, is Thatha a Ghost?

Ever so often I’m caught off guard by a question posed by my child. It has the quality of a zap to my system – like that of a rusty car battery being jump started out of its cold slumber. This was one of those moments. Coming off of a hectic few weeks...
Measure T – How Will We Measure Up?

Measure T – How Will We Measure Up?

On a pleasant October afternoon, a diverse group of media representatives gathered on a quiet street in San Jose, around a picnic table laden with goodies. This was not a mere picnic.The meet was hosted by Ethnic Media Services (EMS), a Bay Area non profit...
write4joy –  Hooked on Writing!

write4joy – Hooked on Writing!

A little girl stands in the balcony of her home, watching the world come alive slowly around her.  Flocks of bright green parrots take flight as one from the mango trees. Rabari tribeswomen in their brightly hued clothing spill onto the street below her. The sounds of...
Monsoon Special – Newsprint Peanuts!

Monsoon Special – Newsprint Peanuts!

“Pitter patter, sprinkle and pour Flash and dazzle, rumble and roar!” That sums up Monsoons in India.  As I prepare for my annual visit this summer, I find myself sharing monsoon stories with my child. No other rainy day experience has quite the charm or the nostalgia...
My Name is ‘Tomorrow’

My Name is ‘Tomorrow’

I’ll make a little paper boat, And fill it with a song; A melody so full of Joy, To help it float along. Next I’ll  paint along its sides, Stripes of gleaming red; For Courage it can hold on to, Through storms that lie ahead. For it’s sails I’ll pluck some stars, From...