Log Kya Kahenge? What will people think?

There is a scene in Hasan Minhaj’s popular comedy special “Homecoming King,” in which he pauses to ask the audience the same question that every Indian parent has repeated incessantly: “Log kya kahenge?” It’s a timeless phrase that roughly translates to “what will people think?” and it’s usually accompanied by wide eyes and a disapproving

Apparitions Pts I & II

It was Tufts University that brought us to a fuller understanding of ourselves, in a perverse way. Our stories emerge from the trenches where silenced and forgotten pasts are buried.  Something as simple as knowing that (one of) my (three) grandfather(s) was an amputee. Or that (one of) my (three known) aunt(s) was born of