As with last year on IWD, I intend to continue with my personal tradition of celebrating a woman I admire. This year, it is Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the newly-elected democratic party in Burma and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Read on further below for more specifics. Before that, however, I would like to say a few words about the 2016 campaign theme for International Women's Day: #PLEDGEFORPARITY.
These days, when people ask me what I do, I say, with a lot of unease, "I'm a writer." Why unease? There are two reasons. First, it's because I can't point to a physical book that I've written and published. I've been writing online since 2000 and even had an article anthologized in a book … Continue reading Things to Say to a Writer
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