Published in COSMOPOLITAN
'Minari' Isn't a Story About the American Dream, and That's What Makes It Beautiful
Lee Isaac Chung’s breathtaking new film Minari is promoted as a “staggeringly powerful story of the American dream.” It follows a Korean American father who’s trying to reimagine what life for his family could look like.
Published in SOLSTICE LITERARY MAGAZINE
The Water Cracker
Amadeus was the score to my first kiss. The music of Mozart blared from our small TV so my dida couldn’t hear what was happening. Instead, she lay sedentary on her narrow bed as the keen strings of violins filled her ears.
Published in ALJAZEERA
Emeralds and desperation: My mother and Sathya Sai Baba
She ran through the Mumbai airport and checked each airline. It was winter of 1984. We were visiting India from the United States and had been in Mumbai for two weeks. I was eight years old.
Published in REFINERY29
Why Are So Many People Ready To Let The Elderly Die?
“Coronavirus only kills old people, and they are going to die anyway.” This is what a 27-year-old said to me a few weeks ago.
Published in ELLE
I Married A Plant And Found Myself
My first husband was a plant. We were wed in my mother’s living room in Los Angeles, with a large Panasonic flat screen TV serving as the backdrop.
Published in THE RUMPUS
The Durwan in Enough: I Live with the Monster
I was hungry. There was a kitchen at my school in Calcutta where they brewed tea and stored crackers and biscuits in plastic jars stored high on wooden shelves.