The Prof. Barbra Naidu Prize for the Personal Essay 2020 – Making Do

***Disclaimer and announcement both attached*** My mother grew up in a house full of children. They were 7 but it always seemed like they were seventeen. And because there were so many of them, I imagined them all in a large and crumbling bungalow with squeaky, uneven staircases. I have neither lived in this houseContinue reading “The Prof. Barbra Naidu Prize for the Personal Essay 2020 – Making Do”

Meta Diaries – Days One and Two

Day One Like every year, we wondered if we have the energy to run Meta. And like every year we decided we don’t have the energy – that we need to shrink Meta down to a manageable size, and like every year, we did it anyway. Today was the inaugural of the sixth edition ofContinue reading “Meta Diaries – Days One and Two”

The Prof. Barbra Naidu Prize for the Personal Essay 2018

Department of English, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous)  is announcing the sixth edition of The Prof. Barbra Naidu Prize for the Personal Essay 2018. If I could, I would write for this Prize. Because Friending/Unfriending seems like my full life only. There was Rashmi who I sat next to in first standard. We never spoke butContinue reading “The Prof. Barbra Naidu Prize for the Personal Essay 2018”