Category: India

Book cover for my new chapbook — Mera Bharat

Book cover for my new chapbook — Mera Bharat


My chapbook Mera Bharat will be available in January! The poems in this collection are about my experiences travelling around India in 1994-95 as well as the last year-and-a-half that I have lived here....


Puja Nominated for Best of the Net

Puja Nominated for Best of the Net


This year Durga Puja will begin October 9. Durga Puja is a festival that lasts a week. It is not a huge festival in many places in India, except in West Bengal. In West...


Shola Forest

Shola Forest


How can someone like me save the Shola? After all, the forest is my home. (The link provides the answer…) http://goodmenproject.com/social-justice-2/social-justice-deep-thirst-to-save-the-shola/ Enjoy!


One of the reasons we moved here

One of the reasons we moved here


I am a mountain person. Always have been. Always will be. Living in Washington DC for 15 years pretty much took its toll. The mountains are only 60 miles away from DC, but getting...


A Gaur walked into a yard…

A Gaur walked into a yard…


almost sounds like the beginning of a joke, but not quite. It needs a monkey. “A gaur and a monkey walked into a yard,…” Alas, it was just a Gaur. “Just.” But it was...


Vagina Party

Vagina Party


I went to a vagina party Sunday night. A twist on “v-day celebrations,” it was a fundraiser for women’s issues in general, but more importantly, to help curb and destroy violence against women. As...


A Look Back at the Last Four Years

A Look Back at the Last Four Years


First of all, titling my posts drive me crazy. I learned to title things as I did here, where words such as “at” and “the” are lower-case, but everything else is upper-case; however, I...


Where are all the Indian poets?

Where are all the Indian poets?


I have been been spending quite some time now trying to build up my Twitter followers with Indian poets. I have a lot of Twitter friends, most of them poets, and with a handful...