Pressure Cookers under Fire
All Work / Humor

Pressure Cookers under Fire

Maybe they’re coming after my pressure cookers. Maybe I need to persuade my husband to buy a gun to protect my cooking rights. Just as my pressure cooker whistled, the doorbell rang. My neighbor, Denise, stood there with a plate of cookies. “I made them this morning.” I welcomed her. “Come in. Let’s have these … Continue reading

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Off the Pepper Wagon

January 2012 article for Khaber Magazine  Were peppers becoming for me what drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes were to people who couldn’t do without them? What could have caused my addiction? Recently, a relative from India smuggled the newest, hottest, Bhut Jolokia or Ghost Pepper (eat and you see ghosts) for me. However, I had made … Continue reading

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ABCDs, FOBs, and now IBCAs

June 2011 Khabar Magazine ABCDs, FOBs, and now IBCAs How about IBCA (Indian-Born Confused Americans) or OAIO (Old Americans of Indian Origin)? Being born in one country and living in another has created a place/time identity crisis for me. The place-confusion for us from India started with Christopher Columbus, who after landing in the New … Continue reading