Sepia Mutiny links to this blog, BridalBeer, allegedly written by a 26-year-old girl from Calcutta who’s about to be trapped in an arranged marriage, and is looking back with great wit and fondness upon her days as young woman in love in free, liberal, urban, sophisticated New York, so unlike conservative, intrusive, backward, etc India. Good premise for selling desi writing to Bheshtern paablishers, Id say. I am from Cal, though, and while I realize situations like this are entirely possible, the blog looks like fiction to me. Her world is simply not one I am familiar with. Interesting fiction, though.
Which makes me wonder – Cal? 26 or thereabouts? Friend of Sagniks? writing? back from the US? is this someone I know?