A Retelling of An Ancient Story

I'm so happy that I'm finally making some progress on a project that's very dear to my heart. For my final project of my creative writing certificate that I'm doing at the University of Toronto, I'm doing my own poetic version of the Ramayana, an ancient Hindu epic that has been in people's minds and [...]

Diary of A Loose Woman

I've always been fascinated by society's obsession with a woman's so-called promiscuity, how many men she has slept with, her purity, chastity, virginity, etc. There is a stigma associated with so many things when it comes to a woman's sexuality - if she has had sex outside of marriage, has chosen a lifestyle that others disapprove of, or [...]

The Bandit Queen

This morning I met my friend Melinda at Lavazza near my place and we talked about boys (our favourite topic of conversation). There is a thing with women that no matter what situation they find themselves in, whether in poverty or in a refugee camp (or sitting in a café on Queens Quay), the conversation always tends to gravitate [...]