Coming Out Coming Home

Gay Pride was just over in San Francisco. Not surprisingly, on her flight back to Los Angeles, Rashmi Choksey found herself surrounded by gay people. When she got on the shuttle from the airport, one of her fellow passengers, a man commented on how he found a gay...

From Dotbusters to Cool Dots

When Radha pushed the cart out of the exit door, the DotBuster with the barrel chest and GOTCHA T-shirt—appar­ently the gang’s leader—approached her as if he wished to lend a hand. “Hey lady, why do you wear that thing on your forehead? Your husband throw...

Children’s Classic or Colonial Fantasy

I am glad I come from that vanishing generation which actually read books in­stead of waiting for the movie. Other­wise I might have thought that The Jungle Book was the story of the romance between a young man brought up in Indian jungles and the British woman who...

Junglee Girl

A suspicious old grandmother laboriously climbing up the stairs to see what mischief her grandchildren are up to, a maid shelling peas, a schoolgirls’ game of Lucky Dip—familiar, even mundane images plucked from day to day life. But in Ginu Kamani’s hands...