Assam: My Home? – Part I

(The author is Bengali with roots in pre-partition East Bengal and current day West Bengal. She currently resides in California, United States.) I spent close to two decades of my life in a small town in western Assam. Though the township we lived in was on the Power and Energy Maps of middle school geography… Continue reading Assam: My Home? – Part I


Walls and Corners

A well done corner can give an immediate face lift to a room. A bedroom in a 2 BHK apartment complex, this room came with a standard light beige carpet and white blinds, quite typical for the region. However, to its advantage, it also came with a big attached balcony and a glass shutter door.… Continue reading Walls and Corners


Inchin’s Bamboo, Sunnyvale, San Francisco Bay Area

Last Friday, a friend and I went to Inchin's Bamboo in downtown Sunnyvale. Fridays are my cheat days, not that I eat dietitian approved health concoctions on all other days, but I try. Fridays, I allow myself to eat without feeling too bad. Inchin is short for Indo-Chinese, and this restaurant specializes in Indo-Chinese cuisine.… Continue reading Inchin’s Bamboo, Sunnyvale, San Francisco Bay Area