My gift was gone. Without it, it was as if someone had turned the lights out and I entered into one of the darkest phases of my life. I made bad choices, trusted the wrong people and stumbled around, completely lost.
Sonia Chopra was born and raised in Calcutta, India. She earned a BA in Eng Lit from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta and then an MA in Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology. Chopra is a freelance journalist based in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she is a regular contributor to the editorial page of The Enquirer. She has also been a regular correspondent for WCPO.com, a local television channel for the past three years. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Newsday, The New York Post, The Orlando Sentinel, Redbook magazine, Salon.com, Rediff.com, India Abroad, India Today, Indian Express, Firstpost.com and The Quint, among others. Throughout, her career Chopra has covered breaking news but she has also told stories of immigrants, of different cultures and of issues that matter.She stands for women's rights, children rights and human rights. She is currently working on her first novel, a love story about Indian immigrants. You can follow her on Twitter @soniachopra28
Every time I walk into my son's room, my eyes inevitably and instinctively go to his empty bookcase. Four years ago, at his request, we packed all the books away. All the British authors -- Enid Blyton, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare -- and all the American authors -- J.D. Salinger and Mark Twain -- were gone, packed away with other classics."I'm done reading," he had told his dad and me.
29/03/2015 8:11 AM IST
Using the mobile art on his iPhone, Lapsiya did a portrait of Mr. Bachchan, then another and then another. He didn't have a pattern -- he just randomly picked pictures and recreated them. Suddenly, he had an idea. How about if he did 1,000 portraits and presented it to the superstar on his birthday, October 11?
13/03/2015 2:35 PM IST
In painting a vivid portrait of the security of the child's home against the juxtaposition of the chaos of the uncertain world in <em>Whose War Is It Anyway</em>? Mehta challenges us to think of the children and how much conflict has the capacity to traumatise and damage them.
25/02/2015 8:04 AM IST
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