Tag Archives: anecdotes

apne peir.

Our new roommate, Jess, is starting an internship today at an organization called Apne Aap, which works with women who have been victims of human trafficking. This morning, as she was leaving the house, our maid Anita asked where she … Continue reading

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interview. (video)

Here is an interview I did with the Oral History of American Music at Yale, in March 2011:  

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american fashion.

Apparently our maid, Anita, is not the only one who demands weird things from us. I’ve been staying in Pune for the holidays with my dear friend Sherry and her father, Khush. This evening, this conversation ensued between their maid … Continue reading

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the versatile dupatta.

The dupatta is a necessary wardrobe item for a woman in India. Normally worn as a long scarf, draped over one or both shoulders with a kurti, it is usually a flourish of color for any indian outfit. Yes, there … Continue reading

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getting to Goa

As insane as the last transportation story was, this one is even more unbelievable: After five lovely days in Chennai, staying with fellow Fulbrighter Amy, I got up this morning and headed out the door to the airport. Notoriously, I’ve … Continue reading

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Diwali redux

Diwali was awesome. It had the lights of Christmas, the fireworks of Fourth of July, and a kind of reverse-Halloween trick-or-treating where people brought sweets to your door instead of demanding them from you. As with most Indian holidays, there … Continue reading

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hillary.

I had googled myself many months back, and one of the more random results that came up was this: What is the connection between Hillary Clinton and Reena Esmail? – True Knowledge Kind of funny that there is a page … Continue reading

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