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Choosing to Marry Again

Choosing to Marry Again

It is still dark when I wake up in the guest room at my brother’s home. Trying not to wake up my teenage daughter, I adjust the pleats of the magenta silk sari and fasten the heavy fabric on my shoulder with a safety pin. Leaning towards the mirror to adjust my...

Race, Privilege, and Politics

Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers: New York. 352 pages. $26.99 hardcover. Also available as digital book, paperback, and Audible. “I write to make sense of the world and to make sense of my own, often contradictory...
Waking Up to Midlife

Waking Up to Midlife

Are you sure you want to do this?” he had asked. “Not sure but I would like to try,” I had replied, oh-so-casually but confidently. “This”—was the dawn climb up Mount Batur. Arun had done this a year ago. He was fit, athletic and always up for a physical challenge. I...

Filigree from Gold and Silver

SWIMMER AMONG THE STARS by Kanishk Tharoor.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.  239 pages. Kanishk Tharoor is both a nomadic writer and a city-dweller.  Currently making New York his home, Tharoor, as evidenced by his imaginative writing, is equally at home in other...