It's a month full of anniversaries! As of August 28th, I've been living in America for two-thirds of my life. As each day goes by, I am reminded that I am less and less of a Canadian and more and more of an... American? Ay! My 22nd birthday was a sad one because it marked … Continue reading Wherefore art thou America?
I think I need to change the title of this blog to "Cake & Cows... & Insomnia." It doesn't quite have that same ring to it. But alas! The thing is: I can't say "No" to cake, especially when it was made by a trained baker, who also happens to be a friend, and is … Continue reading Insomnia, are you here to stay?
So, I usually don't do film reviews on this blog, because a) most of the films I watch are those artsy-fartsy indie films no one has ever heard of (BTW, has anyone seen Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri? I really wanna see it) and b) my film reviews aren't actual film reviews in that I … Continue reading Dangerous stereotypes couched under song and dance – a film review of “Padmaavat”
Upon the discussion of a book that a friend and I disagreed on (I liked it; she didn't), we naturally moved onto my favourite topic of discussion: Partition. Now when I say Partition, I'm usually referring to the Partition of the Indian subcontinent. Though I must say the entire enterprise of partition is a fascinating … Continue reading Why you like what you like: Ruminations on interests and how they may have actually chosen you.
For those of you who have no affiliation to either India or Pakistan, today's significance may only be due to the fact that today is Father's Day. But for those of us who originally hail from the Indian subcontinent (don't forget, it is the Indian subcontinent ;), depending on whether your affiliation lies with Pakistan … Continue reading Why it matters that India lost