Sarita Sarvate’s monthly column, Last Word has been featured in India Currents for the last twenty-five years. Her experience as an immigrant who arrived in America to attend graduate school at a time when few Indian women ventured to a foreign land lends her perspective a unique mix of global villager/desi vernacular flavor.
An avid connoisseur of Americana, her columns straddle her native and adopted cultures. The topics she writes about range from global politics, society, culture, feminism, and memoir. She believes in living true to one’s desires and beliefs even if it means being relegated to the margins of society.
After spending a month in Catalonia, I returned to California in September even as the referendum took place there. Looking back, I marvel at my naiveté as I s
I was at my weekly watercolor class when, across the table, a woman said, “I don’t even know anyone who voted for Trump.” “I do,” I replied. I was