Inside My Hungry Head

This piece is all in good fun. For a slightly more serious look at how Muslims around the world observe Ramadan, check out my piece at Travel + Leisure. Inside My Hungry Head On Saturday, August 22, Muslims across the U.S. stopped eating. That’s the day we began...

The Felons on the Bus Go Blah Blah Blah…

Update: This essay was recently published in the New York Press – check it out! I knew he was sketchy as soon I saw him clambering up the steps of the bus. Slightly hunched over, the man slithered his way down the aisle, shifty eyes darting from seat to seat,...

When Coconuts Attack

UPDATE: this essay now appears in the travel anthology The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35. My grandparents in India live on a tidy little estate called Palm Grove. It’s a whitewashed house with a red Spanish-style tiled roof, a marble...

Curls Gone Wild

There remains a near-extinct species within the South Asian diaspora, one whose plight is rarely championed in the world forums of… wherever such plights are usually championed. Nary a petition, protest, or celebrity-heavy concert exists in its honor; social activists...

Not-So-Mellow Yellow

Cab Culture 101 On the streets of Manhattan, visitors are easily detected by the manner in which they struggle to hail taxis: their I-Heart-NY-bag-laden arms flail wildly from the safety of the sidewalk as they direct shrill screeches of “Tax-EE! Tax-EE!” toward any...

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