For Fall Poetry Event: The Sweetest Jaggery

A poem for the Poetry Salon by Supreet Bains Sharma She didn’t know A mother and father could exist. Yet they did. In a village not too far. “My Aunt and Uncle took me in”, She said, “For I was born and didn’t die.” She doesn’t remember much of the early days – Scoldings, beatings,…

An evening to remember

Imagine this. A Sunday evening in fall. That slight nip in the air. Early sunset and the slightest hint of stars. Guests mingling over finger food and wine. And the piece-de-resistance : a bevy of poets all set to enthrall the audience with their enchanting verses depicting the Journey of Life. Who wouldn’t want to…

TWI Opinion: Women in Comedy

Prajakta Paranjpe My first impression of America, as a fresh immigrant cooped up in a tiny studio apartment on snowy days, watching rerun after rerun of famous sitcoms of the 90s was: “Americans must LOVE their comedy!” They love their comedy so much so that here, even grownups watch ‘cartoons’ like Family Guy, South Park,…

TWI Woman of Substance: Pooja Krishna

Anu Mahadev Networking is not just about connecting with people. It is also about connecting people with ideas, opportunities and skills. And when it comes to women, it is almost a necessity. As they say, a mixture of empathy and brainstorming can move mountains. One woman’s success can only help another’s. In that context, let’s…

TWI Woman of Substance: Swapna Patel

Anu Mahadev Let’s face it. Most of the time, women are not in need of “designer” clothing. We want pieces that go with our lives, our personalities and our needs. And then there are stylists who do this as a hobby, sometimes clothes, sometimes jewelry. How nice it would be to have a trained professional…

TWI Poet: Janna Grace

I smell like onions after eating your story it’s the same rose of corn that bubbles in a stew of your chunky untruth. It makes me sick my mom says because we cannot process onions and garlic and leeks that our bodies cannot take it in it spills them out every pore. Even the ducts…

TWI Woman of Substance: Swati Goorha

What most of us see as a house, some see as a home, a living space, that brings out the best in us, fills us with positivity, and increases our productivity and happiness quotient. In our busy lives, we tend to ignore these finer details and a home just becomes a place to hang your…

TWI Woman of Substance: Roma Bajaj Kohli

Most women today, especially those of us in the western hemisphere, are at a high risk of burnout, thanks to the demands of everyday life. We want to be it all, do it all, and in this search for perfection, a part of us goes unrecognized and unacknowledged. That part is our soul, our prana, which…

TWI Woman of Substance: Neha Mahajan

As immigrants to the United States, many of us can identify with the difficulties to assimilate into a new country. In addition, spouses on an H4 visa with work restrictions feel the pinch even more as they struggle to come to terms with their new identity and their diminished sense of purpose. We need spokespersons…

TWI Poem: Mother to Son

Anu Mahadev They say peas in a pod are born together I was reborn with your birth, morning-cusp-baby, 36-hour labor You made sure I was really ready for you We fused, blood to bone, heart to soul, your tiny palm curled around my finger I am not sure what your eyes saw, in what color,…