Jonaki Ray has degrees in Chemistry and Computer Science from IIT Kanpur and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She works as a lead technical editor with an IT company, and writes, primarily fiction and poetry, in whatever time she can spare. Her work has been published in Silver Birch Press, The Times of India, Pyrta Journal, The Four Quarters Magazine, Out of Print blog, and Kitaab, among others. In Spring 2016, she was a Writer in Residence at Joya: AIR, an inter-disciplinary residency program in Spain.
In that first photo, you have a bouffant updo and bangs
“The Sadhna cut was all the rage”
Squarish face, with just a hint of the heaviness that will come later.
Large eyes and a direct gaze. Not a hint of a smile.
Even for this, the biye-er chhobi.