On Being a Non-Bilingual Brown Person

"You can't understand Punjabi?!" Rishma* said, mouth open in a grin stuck on pause that evolved into rolling laughter of disbelief. "No," I smiled, clenching my fists that lulled by my sides to prevent them from instinctively floating up and punching her in the jaw. It was a question I had to confront more and … Continue reading On Being a Non-Bilingual Brown Person

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To Live and Die in LA: top things to do (and eat)

Los Angeles (laws·an·juh·leez) - translating to ‘The Angels’ in Spanish New York might be the concrete jungle where dreams are made of, but Los Angeles is the place where you’ll see them come to fruition. My travel buddy and I booked this trip last minute – like, two weeks before we flew out – which … Continue reading To Live and Die in LA: top things to do (and eat)