Booknotes: Too Asian, Not Asian Enough

This is a 2011 anthology of twenty-one literary short stories by "New" British Asian writers, edited by one of the writers, Kavita Bhanot. Mostly, "Asian" here refers to writers of Indian origin. The tagline reads "Fiction from the new generation". And, for the most part, that is the case. A majority of the writers included … Continue reading Booknotes: Too Asian, Not Asian Enough

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2015 First Half Reading: Binging on Short Stories

This has been my Year of Short Stories. I hadn't quite started out planning it as such. But, as my writing this year has focused on short stories, which was planned, I've been drawn more to reading them too. And, that's when I realized a) how much I love short stories and b) how much … Continue reading 2015 First Half Reading: Binging on Short Stories

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The US Had One of the Best Weeks Ever

This past week has reinforced my belief in the power of politics to do both great good and great bad. As an Indian-American, the American part of me is rejoicing and the Indian part of me is moaning. On balance, though, the events of the past week have been uplifting. So, here's a quick roundup.