TWI Young Fiction: Just For One Night

Changxi shouldn’t be there. She should be at home, practicing her Chopin etudes and reviewing her AP Biology notes for the test tomorrow. Sahana Narayan Changxi’s heart began to race as she turned around the corner. It was twilight, long after the close of school. Her mother usually was home by now, but she had…

TWI Fiction: The Shirt

Anika looked out of the kitchen window, wondering what was happening to her. Supreet Bains Sharma Anika looked out of the kitchen window, wondering what was happening to her. She felt exhausted, and it was barely 11.00am. She still had to finish cooking lunch, then there was laundry, and the beds were not yet made….

TWI Summer: A Reading List

Gayatri Sethi (Desi Book Aunty) Reading sustains me. During uncertain or trying times, I seek refuge in books that offer renewal of hope, inspiration and care. I curated this list of some of my most sought out books that might offer something meaningful to any reader, no matter their reading preferences or needs. All of…

TWI Review: Never Have I Ever

Mindy Kaling’s Netflix show sums up second-gen childhoods: introspective, awkward and bizarre. Ananya Sankar The new bubbly Netflix comedy Never Have I Ever, loosely inspired by the childhood of comedian Mindy Kaling, surprises viewers with its heartwarming spin on the classic American teen tale. Through Kaling’s trademark slapstick humor meshed with intimate character development, viewers…

TWI Review : Circling the Sun

Anu Mahadev ‘Circling the Sun’ (Ballantine Books, 2015) is author Paula McLain’s masterpiece novel after her much acclaimed ‘The Paris Wife’. It centers around the courageous heroine, Beryl Markham, who will go down in the history books as the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic. This book however, is the early part…

TWI Review : Only in Darkness Can You See The Stars

Lopa Bannerjee Author: Dr. Santosh Bakaya Publisher: Vitasta Publishing, 2019  ‘Although King returned from his voyage of discovery to India, highly inspired, rested and recuperated, he realized that America’s self-discovery was half-hearted, lackadaisical and floundering. White America had hardly begun to realize the all-pervasive malaise that had crept into the white psyche of stunning the…

TWI Young: Life of an Adult

Rhea Roy Ganguly When I wake up, I’m tired after only six hours of sleep I think about how I must go to work today I sigh and decide to skip breakfast it’s not worth the time. When I arrive, I start working immediately I have no friends, and here, greetings are useless. My wife…

TWI Young: What makes a woman?

Janani Balaji what makes a woman? is it her pink dress or sparkly purse? her six-inch shoes, her glossy lipstick? her high-pitched voice and plump lips? is it her cooking skills or demure behavior? her petite voice, her perfect figure? her children who look ‘just like her’? but a woman can wear trousers carry a…

TWI Young: Evolving Gender Roles Around Me

Sapna Kappal While traditionally people largely associated men with masculine behaviour such as being unemotional and physically strong; women were expected to do domestic work and be soft spoken. However, in recent years there has been a change in this association. Family In my family, as well as families of my friends, I have seen…

TWI Art : Gaze

Three paintings by Alka Writes Acrylic on canvas16 by 20”Title: I am Says the artist: This painting reveals more about the viewer than the subject, about their expectations of the unsmiling direct feminine gaze. Some see anger, others see defiance, and yet others see triumph. Acrylic on canvas, 24 by 30”Title: Behind Me Says the…