Tag Archives: identity

indian rate.

The city of Agra, aside from being the home of the fabled Taj Mahal, is also the home to many other beautiful monuments – The Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb (in Sikandra), the mini-Taj Mahal, and Fatehpur Sikri, among dozens of … Continue reading

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pop.

The other night, my roommates and I stumbled upon a nightclub in the Greater Kailash N-Block Market, and decided to go in for a drink. It was actually quite nice — the atmosphere was great, the crowd was a mix … Continue reading

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talking about music.

On New Music New Haven, the composers’ series at Yale, we were always asked to speak before our music was performed. The composers at the School of Music (myself definitely included) complained about this regularly. Though it is becoming a … Continue reading

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airport musings.

(the next few posts were written over the past few weeks during my travels) When I came back from my first trip to India in 2006, I caught an awful cold on the plane, and by the time I arrived … Continue reading

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two rings

In the summer of 1997, my parents took me to New York for a week long vacation. I was fourteen years old, and as we came out of the Lincoln Tunnel into midtown Manhattan, I thought, simply, ‚ÄúThis is it. … Continue reading

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reena in india.

I didn’t realize this until coming to India, but for most of my life, I grew to except that my name would be hard for people to understand. You wouldn’t think so. It’s phonetic, and pretty easy to pronounce, but … Continue reading

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