In the Lives of Talented Women- Meeting Dida

No matter which continent you are in, as a woman, things are decidedly different. A small peak in the lives of talented women brings it all to the fore. Men are held accountable to different standards. A high profile working dad is rarely asked about work-life balance. Men become eligible at 50, while women inch…

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The Garden Of Peer Bagh

The other day I was drawing for Brandanew, and while those were drying out, I decided to draw out a memory- not mine but my mother’s. In several family gatherings and just personally to me, it’s been repeated a thousand times. I have no memory of it. No selfies to prove it. The garden of…

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23 Winters In Review

It’s not yet November, but I can’t wait more for December (birthday months are usually special). Over 23 Winters ago, I was offered a cake to be made in a pressure cooker considering all the shops were on curfew. For multiple reasons, that’s the only birthday gift I refused that year. This year, I would like…

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What is my culture?

Recently while eating spicy Thai (and not even a coconut base) chicken and a bowlful of sticky, shinning rice, in a half Deutsch-half Vietnamese (?) restaurant named Panda ( there’s enough Chinese as well), I had one of those culture moments. What is my culture? Growing up, my idea of home has increasingly got clearer…

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