The House that Made Us

Before you begin this, here is a key to family titles: Mama- My mother's brother- my uncle Mami- Wife of my mother's brother- my aunt Mausi- My mother's sister- my aunt Mausaji- husband of my mother's sister- my uncle Nana- grandfather on my mother's side Nani- grandmother on my mother's side Aachi- grandmother on my... Continue Reading →


Breathing Life into a Character

There are plenty of skeptics out there (mainly those who don’t pick up books, because it simply isn’t worth their time) who seem to believe that Characters cannot be seen as real people. But what makes a character in the first place? Is it simply the physical appearance of a human? Yeah, no that’s not... Continue Reading →

It’s Not About Selfishness

Trigger warning: suicide I've always broached the subject of suicide through glossier, sugar coated angles to try and ease in the harsh reality of what people face when going through a suicidal episode, but this time....I can't do that. The picture is from a book called Americanah (to all my IB friends who are reading... Continue Reading →

The Desi, The Coconut, & The Indian

When Ms. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke of single stories I can’t help but think of the many stereotypes created about my people, some even created by one another. It’s a fundamental problem of humans to categorize each other, to try and understand someone, or even ourselves better.   Growing up, I always identified myself as... Continue Reading →

What Makes Racism and Not Equality

This is a post about the work "Letter to my Son" by Ta-Nehisi Coates and it's relation to the book "Native Son" by Richard Wright. Overall thoughts: I think Ta-Nehisi Coates goes into great debts about what it meant to him growing up in a black community and how that was completely different from what... Continue Reading →

Dystopian Novels: Divergent by Veronica Roth

  Entry 1: Describe a novel, TV show, video game, or movie that fits into the categories Post Apocalyptic and/or Dystopian There are a lot of contemporary novels out there that fit into the dystopian genre, however my favorite would be Divergent by Veronica Roth. Divergent explores a society based upon categorizing people into different... Continue Reading →

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