He feels like an outsider. He can't return to his parental house because his sister won't care for him. He feels lost. So many Khasi men feel like outcasts.
Now that Hillary Clinton, the chief hate figure for conservatives, is out of the picture, right-wing commentators are turning their guns on Michelle Obama just as they attacked John Kerry's wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, four years ago. Millions of people saw Mrs Obama daintily bump fists with her husband last week just before he claimed the Democratic presidential nomination at a rally in St Paul, Minnesota. More common on the sports field, the gesture was decried as "Hizbollah hand jabbing" on the Human Events blog. On Fox News, the host asked, in all seriousness, if it was, "a terrorist fist jab? Dubbed, "the fist bump heard round the world", it was interpreted by most people as the friendly gesture it was meant to be and politicians were soon fist bumping one another on TV chat shows.
Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience. I quickly got up from my chair as I heard a loud thud and a door slamming shut across the hallway from my apartment. I looked out and saw my neighbour sitting in the corridor, bursting into tears.
All images by Ben Thomson. But the mechanics and implied violence turns people off, and so fisting has a stigma. But for many, the stigma is unwarranted and fisting is a joy.