Plunging Necklines, Gaping Armholes and Low Risers

Plunging Necklines, Gaping Armholes and Low Risers

In a shocking reversal of trends, showing one’s undergarments has changed from being a faux pas to a fashion statement. Those of us who are used to snickering “Sunday is longer than Monday” at the sight of a peeking undergarment should refrain from going to places...
Kindness

Kindness

Raji was looking forward to a long relaxing bath. She even took the day off to really savor it. With the kids off at school, the house was empty and quiet. She mentally fixed the time at which she would take her bath; at noon she would fill the bath tub with nice warm...
Two Daddies

Two Daddies

I was headed east from California on a red-eye flight. As soon as I boarded the plane I buckled up, covered myself with my very own red blanket and tried to fall asleep. I have heard some pretty colorful stories about the way in which the airline blankets are cleaned...
Greener Gifts, Please

Greener Gifts, Please

I grew up in a household where there were no garbage bins. Nothing was thrown away. Everything was reused or recycled; except the term recycling had not yet been coined. Kitchen waste was thrown into a huge pit near thepavazamali plant in the backyard. We thought a...
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Every South Asian immigrant has two stories. One is a green card saga and the other is a story about how his or her name was maimed, mauled or mutilated. I too have my very own green-card novelette; but that is for another day. This one is all about naming the rose....