Coming relatively unscathed through the 2012 super derecho or land hurricane makes me especially grateful for freedom.
Independence is one of the great gifts the US gives immigrants... including me.
Today will be the 11th year I mark Independence Day as a resident of the United States, and the third as a citizen.
But long before I became a citizen, or permanent resident, or had any idea my life would bring me to this country, I knew all the words to The Star-Spangled Banner.
Image: Still Burning, Creative Commons
You might think that’s a little odd for a girl from Calcutta (ok, Kolkata, though I’ll always call it “Cal”) who’s extremely proud of her Indian heritage.
But I […]