book report: A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry

Throughout high school I would do everything possible to avoid reading the assigned novels. Book reports were my worst enemy and, therefore, Coles Notes became my best friend. Oh, how times have changed. In the world according to Danika, there is absolutely nothing more satisfying than reading a great book and prying that great book away … Continue reading

she came, she saw, she conquered

This is a photo from Bita’s trip to India in 2006 and I am absolutely in love with it. It makes me want to hop on a 20-hour flight, put on my bravest traveler-in-unfamiliar-territory face, fill up on some authentic Saag Paneer and set out on an Indian adventure. Hey, maybe I’d even meet a sassy little Indian beauty … Continue reading