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Calling Off The Wedding

Calling Off The Wedding

The Indian TV channel was playing Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (HAHK) when the phone call came to say that Aparna’s wedding had been called off.  “Is the wedding postponed or canceled?” my mother was asking on the phone. When she hung up, she shook her head. A single...
Dallas Morning News – a Poem

Dallas Morning News – a Poem

I lived ten years in texas sun, singeing my brown body. today’s paper, leaking red, a bloody tapestry. “rawalpindi,” says my mother. and she drips into her sink. I churn to know. from where she hears. these brown bodies sing. It whistles through me when she mourns. a...
Mirzapur: a Roller Coaster Ride

Mirzapur: a Roller Coaster Ride

The first thirty minutes of Mirzapur dish out thrilling flavor samples for a first taste with a seasoned chef. The delicious ingredients aka the key cast are introduced with careful precision in the first episode by writers Karan Anshuman, Puneet Krishna and Vineet...
Daddykins Makes A Splash at Fourth Grade

Daddykins Makes A Splash at Fourth Grade

Kalpana Mohan, whose India Currents article won an award this month at the 2018 San Francisco Peninsula Press Club Awards, is excited about her forthcoming book Daddykins. For many years, her witty column gladdened our hearts and her prose brought smiles to our faces....