Monthly Archives: June 2016


I am visiting my parents in Calcutta, the city in which I grew up. Once again, like every time I come back here, I am filled with a sense of loss, a sense of longing for what can never be … Continue reading

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“What do you fly from New York to Calcutta?”, my friend asked me. “Emirates”, I said. He chastised me, “How can you give your money to them? Emirates is subsidized by Dubai, which is as rich as it is because … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation

My father does not swim. I’m not old enough to walk yet; my sister is a toddler. Balancing me on his arm, and holding her by the hand, He walks into the waves. My father loves the ocean.

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Today’s one-word prompt on The Daily Post is “smooth”. I have not used these prompts until now, but the word whetted my appetite. Smooth as silk. Smooth as Swiss chocolate. Smooth as a lemon soufflĂ©. Smooth as all the people … Continue reading

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