There is no word for home

I'm sitting at home, typing away on this old wooden desk, with the sun streaming in - deceivingly, because I know it's frigid outside. I'm reminded of how much I love to write, and how it feels so much like home. These past few weeks have been crazy! I started a new job as a [...]

It’s a One-of-a-kind One-Liner…

In the last poetry class I took, we learned about aphorisms, which are one liners that contain a generalization about life or a topic, and are usually clever/witty and impactful. According to Lawhimsy.com, an aphorism is: There are many bloggers out there that are skilled at the art of creating these witty one liners. One [...]

Anemone: Beauty in Simplicity

The wordpress theme that I use for my blog is called anemone. Although I've changed the theme many times, looking for the perfect layout, I always come back to this one. It's simple, beautiful, and displays well both on the computer screen and on mobile devices. Lately I've been seeing the word 'anemone' a lot, [...]

A Night Owl at Morning Owl

I'm sitting at Morning Owl Café in Kanata, the sun is shining in through the window and soft jazz music is playing in the background. My favourite barista Hannah just served me a brownie and latte, that I sip while reading my friend Veena's thesis about the stories of Indian immigrant women who have come [...]

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 [...]

Sons of Roses

I recently had the honour of writing an article for Must be Kismet (a leading South Asian magazine & bridal show in Toronto) about queer weddings, featuring Haran Vijayanathan and Humza Mian, two amazing South Asian men who portray two grooms on their wedding day. The entire article and accompanying photos can be found here: [...]

A Plummy Spring

Sometimes at the end of my tutoring sessions, I will work with my students to write a poem about a random topic, or any topic that interests them, or about the current season or holiday. The other day, Miraya and I came up with the following poem about spring. She was delighted today when I [...]