• Adi Thatai

    birdkeeper

    watching my dad birdwatching

    November 12, 2020
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    I noticed that you fell in love with the birds this summer. As your kidneys shrank, I think your interests did too. It started small. You started by looking out the window. You never did that before. Or perhaps, more truthfully, I never bothered to notice. Every day after lunch, you stood at the kitchen […]

    the birth of the uncool

    on jai paul and desirability politics

    September 24, 2020
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    Growing up, it didn’t take me very long to realize that I was wholly and hopelessly uncool. From racist elementary school rejections of friendship to the “popular” girl in high school posting a photo of me on her finsta captioned “hello my name is Baljeet,” the first-generation Indian American mantra has been made clear to […]