Author: Sukanya Juno Biswas

Despite the Devastations Wrecked by Harvey, People Reached Out to Help

Reading Time: 5 minutesDuring difficult times Houston showed its true spirit, the kind of humanity we often think has disappeared. This is when I saw neighbours helping neighbours, strangers helping strangers. Black, white, yellow and brown all coming together as one. In the midst of this inclement weather, shelters opened up. People rushed forward with their pillows, toilet […]

Not a dull day!

Reading Time: 3 minutesSukanya tells us about the fall, a season that she loves. In North America, Bengalis celebrate Durga Puja during the fall. She recounts a real life incident that happened a few years back, during the fall. Read what happened when a lady filled a latex glove with lentil (daal, in Bengali), in the weekly column, exclusively for Different […]

Custodial Battle: Accelerant Used to Blast House with Dad and his Two Sons

Reading Time: 3 minutesLack of sun causes despondency. Morbidity, destruction and death cloud the mind instead of good pleasant thoughts. Sukanya recalls that waiting in a doctor’s office, a write-up in a magazine disturbed her. It was a sad incident. She recalled the smiling faces of a dad and his two sons. What baffled her was what caused him to trigger […]

Saved by the Texas Lone Star Boxer Rescue, Argos Stole My Heart

Reading Time: 5 minutesA three-year- old, fawn coloured, black mask, stocky, a nubby tail pup was found wandering the streets of Austin, Texas, in February 2002. We drove an hour to pick him up. He was named Argos, from the Greek mythology, Ulysses’ dog. He was non-demanding, easy going and very fond of food. He tolerated Royina, admonished her when he […]

There is a House in New Orleans, They Call it the Rising Sun…

Reading Time: 7 minutesSukanya takes us through a getaway to New Orleans with her children. They drove to their vacation destination, crossing the 18.2 miles long Atchafalaya Bridge, the second largest bridge in the USA. The author gives us a wonderful tour of the city, its sights and sounds, its distinct personality. Bourbon Street was not good for kids late in […]

Eating the American Way: Hot dogs, Burgers, Shakes and Tex-Mex Cuisines

Reading Time: 4 minutesSukanya takes us through a journey of becoming Americanised. She learnt about hot dogs and shakes from Archie comics. When she came to America, she found a fast food joint at every step. The lure of the junk food was great. Whenever she did not feel like cooking, there were the burgers and shakes. An interesting account in […]

Texas Diary: Many Colours of American Life

Reading Time: 6 minutesLife is a series of accidents, happy and unhappy. Here are some random Texas Diary jottings of Sukanya. Her kaleidoscopic experiences create a tapestry of American life. She shares the tales of a mother with her two children, who in the face of adversaries find beauty and warmth. An exclusive glimpse of American life for Different Truths. Some […]

A Roach, I Approach

Reading Time: 1 minuteA hilarious nonsense verse on roach by Sukanya. With a Raid in hand I approach Towards the scurrying brown roach. As it scuttled past I moved two steps back, fast. I gulped a handful of air Do I kill the roach, do I dare? If I don’t, it will remain alive It will bloom, it […]

Hillary Clinton: When There are no Ceilings, the Sky is the Limit

Reading Time: 7 minutes  Thursday night was the fourth and final day of the DNC. The befitting finale was the hour-long speech by Hillary Clinton. She gracefully accepted the Democratic presidential nomination. She became the first woman to be nominated by a major party for the country’s highest office. Interestingly, the content of her speech was a mix […]

Thronging without Thongs: 100 Naked Women Protest against Trump

Reading Time: 4 minutesTrump is about personal divisiveness. He is a vile being who feeds on fear, who follows the policy of divide and rule, and he is succeeding. Along with sunup 100 completely naked women holding round mirrors stood facing the Republican National Convention (RNC) arena. It was a day before the convention kicked off at Cleveland, Ohio. Here’s Sukanya report […]