Hi! Don’t be scared. I’m just a doll saying hi.

Oh, there you are. Hello. I’m Sarojini – a Brooklyn-dweller and storyteller and this blog is definitely awesome and super-definitely for you. I know this because I’m in charge of writing it. I’d like to cordially invite you to visit this blog with extreme frequency and leave touching, maybe irrelevant comments, all of which I will surely enjoy, because essentially, this is about my enjoyment, right? But, thankfully for you, I do my best to make it about your enjoyment as well.

This is primarily a general-interest  blog (my interests) but I also focus on books, art and cultural critique. My goal is to talk about everything; race theory; poverty, arts & culture; this beautiful planet and how we are destroying it; music; gender inequality; current events and anything else. Hopeful, optimistic stuff too.

Do you have ideas, suggestions, tips, pictures of people dancing, or questions about books? Email me at sarojini@onthepavement.com

The crazy doll thanks you kindly.



12 thoughts on “About

  1. bookjunkie says:

    I got excited when I saw Murakami on your right panel. Love his writing style. His books just calm my anxieties somehow. I’m from Singapore but would love to hear more about life in New York.

  2. josephine says:

    Awesome blog! I especially like the one about your name 🙂 I’m asian as well (Filipino) and we just recently migrated to a westernized country. It’s so interesting seeing all the differences. Keep on blogging! 🙂

    • Thanks! The differences are interesting, right? But people are essentially just people, don’t you think? I hope you’re adjusting well and finding a good balance between the differences and the similarities.

  3. Bhushan Shirgaonkar says:

    Inspiring blog ! This blog made my day . I live in india and I can speak hindi.

  4. edieut says:

    Hey there, having moved to Sydney I’m also struggling with the nickname. Now I’ve adopted a Western sounding first name, I think I also need a westernized last name so I can get some jobs :/ Fair enough thogun, with so many immigrants who don’t speak a word of English, the online recruiters eliminate the ‘foreign’ sounding names. It was fun seeing yout blog. Keep writing and enjoy NYC 🙂

    • I had the same problem with getting jobs with an ethnic name. My solution was to include my Western middle name along with ‘Sarojini’ instead of using ‘Suzi.’ This seems to help.

      Thanks for reading!

  5. You know I started to read this about a couple weeks ago, and I must admit that this is very funny and amusing to read. I love to read your post because I love New York, only to visit, but you have the courage to live there. But long comment short, your blog is fantastic and amusing.

  6. Maria says:

    With all the doggone snow we have gotten recently I am stuck indoors, fortunately there is the internet, thanks for giving me something to do. 🙂

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