Students seek spice in their meals

Every student looks forward to the email from Mr. Ketan Swami — the one that describes the next day’s menu. Often we find dishes labeled “spicy chicken” or “fried spicy chicken wings,” but the premature excitement subsides when confronted with food that isn’t really spicy. A few days back while having spicy chicken for lunch, […]

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Dress code here resembles Saudi restrictions

In the small city of Jubail in Saudi Arabia, a Muttawa — an Islamic religious police officer — while talking to his colleagues, looks over at my mother as my parents and I walk down the bazaar. He asks my mother where her hijab — a piece of clothing that covers the neck and the […]

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