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Creative Vignettes

November 16, 2012


I recently completed a short creative writing course taught by Mark Tredinnick. Over a month and a half, we were encouraged to write to a creative prompt each week. It was lots of fun to get my creative nonfiction juices flowing, so I thought I’d share some of my pieces here: The Small Pleasures in […]

Cooking Khichuri

May 31, 2012


Someone once told me that in Bangladesh, sharing food is the closest thing to sharing love. In this country, where the memory of hunger is firmly etched into the national consciousness, eating is a solemn and important occasion. Dinner table conversation is almost entirely replaced by the licks, burps, slurps and gulps of mouths, food […]

Learning Bangla: Ami Bangla Sikkhi

February 29, 2012


Bangladesh means Land of the Bangla Speakers, and in this country, speaking Bangla is as much a way of expressing your national identity as it is a way of expressing yourself. Last Tuesday, February 21, marked a particularly important day for the Bengali identity and language – International Mother Language Day. Although it is an […]

Being a Bideshi in Dhaka

July 21, 2011


It’s almost two weeks since my plane touched down in Dhaka, Bangladesh, but I already feel like I’ve spent about a month here. Dhaka is a crazy and exciting city, and finding a house, doing intensive Bangla langauge lessons and embracing the Deshi way of life have all made for an even more exciting start! […]

Changing China & Shanghai highlights

June 10, 2011


“Stand on the Bund at night and be humbled. Because it’s clear it’s not our century anymore.” – Tom Ford I spent yesterday in the buzzing craziness of Shanghai. It was my first return since visiting in January 2009, and it seems a lot has changed in such a short time! Here are some of […]

Adventures in PNG

February 19, 2011


My trip to Papua New Guinea was the perfect way to start 2011. These photos were taken on a fish-eye lens. These shots are from a canoe going down the Sepik River – the Sepik is one of the world’s greatest rivers and is over 1200km in length. I had an article published on Travel […]