for Reshma Qureshi
Mustard flowers stipple the olive and emerald fields
as dusty buffalos wallow in shrinking mud pools.
Women wash pink dupattas and fading purple kurtas
and children hop and chase stone bits
on crisscrossed baked-brick courtyards.
The evening sky blazes tangerine as sister and I...
In the sharp formulation of the law of causality-- "if we know the present exactly, we can calculate the future" --it is not the conclusion that is wrong but the premise. —Werner Heisenberg (1927)
Somewhere in the world live bacteria,
colored aubergine like royalty.
Original Poetry: “The Secret to a Good Biryani,” “Immigration Roulette,” & “The House with Sienna Walls”
The Secret to a Good Biryani
I. There are no measures. Not in cooking.
Nor in love. Sab andaaz se, you are driven by instinct.
Layers of marinated chicken alternate
with rice. Think of the multiple layers you need
to stave off the wind and snow of an Illinois winter.
That first winter especially,...
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In Commonwealth, Ann Patchett writes a painful story in a manner full of wit and empathy.
Two families. Six children. A small neighbourhood. A hot summer night and a party. A novel that starts with the line, “The christening party took a turn when Albert Cousins arrived with gin.”
That summer nig...
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