Recently my mother and I had a conversation about infant children and language. She was excited to see that her youngest grandson, barely one-year-old, recognized her voice. She recently returned from a trip to visit my brother’s family in Denver, Colorado and was ‘Skyping’ with them. It was remarkable to her, she said, how much his… Continue reading Babies and Language; a Personal Story
‘God’s Own Country’ in the Washington Post
One of my co-workers, a fellow Malayali, forwarded me this story from a freelance writer describing a few scenes from a trip with his girlfriend to Kerala, recently published by the Washington Post. When people ask me where in India I am from and I reply ‘Kerala,’ they are either familiar with it — saying that it… Continue reading ‘God’s Own Country’ in the Washington Post
My ‘fairy-tale’ narrative in voice: A podcast interview.
My ‘fairy tale’ story, through a podcast, in three 10 minute segments from the Land of Gazillion Adoptees blog.
“Joseph, No Last Name”
His birth certificate read ‘Joseph, no last name given’. An American couple adopted him; 32 years later, AJ Bryant returns to District Three Hospital in Kottayam where the mother he’s never met gave him birth…
From Indifference to Love: How my Affection for India Evolved –Part Two
The 2nd part of my personal journey from being ashamed about my Indian birth to fully embracing India as “mine.”