The Star In Me

The Star In Me — Thank you for showcasing me on your platform. And giving me a chance to make an impact. Thank you for making me a star in your galaxy. As women, as human beings we have to be deliberate in changing paradigm and perceptions. It is easier said than done, but notContinue reading “The Star In Me”

Interview with USA Raja Telugu Vlogs

What an incredible first 15 days of the year it has been! Gratitude is all I have for the opportunities, support, and kind words, Yesterday, the very famous USA Raja Telugu Vlogs gave me the chance to share my personal stories of struggle, satire and success. Never did I expect that anything I’d ever doContinue reading “Interview with USA Raja Telugu Vlogs”

Imperfectly Perfect

A dot in the grandeurInvisible to those with viewThey see right through itUntil there is a differencePerhaps when it shinesLike a moon with a fleckImperfectly perfect A voice in the chaosInaudible to the loudThey ingnore the whisperUntil the roar reverberatesPerhaps when that’s heardLike a suprano in the operaImperfectly perfect A truth amongst all liesIrrelevant toContinue reading “Imperfectly Perfect”

Watch “Conversation with Aparna Kadari” on YouTube

Every experience impacts who we become. Thanks to David Raviv, New York Information Security Group, I am able to relive those moments, be grateful to those who helped me uncover my true potential, and the invaluable lessons I learned that contributed to who I am today. . #quotidianblessing

In Your Dreams

In your dreams they said…That you’ll survive the competitionWhile I subtly conquered it allFinding strength in my mission In your dreams they said…You’d muster courage to live freeWhen I gushed valor and worthIt was quite a sight to see In your dreams they said…Anyone would truly ever careBut it wasn’t what they thoughtBecause mine wereContinue reading “In Your Dreams”

Once

Once I loved a nonchalant soulWhich thought cared for me moreThat it wasn’t good enough And beyond infactuation, I explore It wasn’t that I askedNeither were any promises madeNothing was meant to beYet, I didn’t want our relic to fade So I hung onto it as hard as I couldKnowing well that it wasn’t rightButContinue reading “Once”

Will you love me the same?

I was youngDidn’t know anything wellPretending that I was fineWhen existence was hell! Life happened And you moved awayIf I begged you to be backWould you please stay? Memories fadedBut I could never forgetWho knew it’d hurtThat I wished we never met! Those smiles are goneYet my yearning is very highI’m tired and need aContinue reading “Will you love me the same?”

Grateful

Grateful for the bitterness and gloomThrough bright days and dark nightsWhen leaves fall and trees are bareRemembrances of despair and venomKnowing that cynicism is painfulHurt that rekindling of bygone bringsHow would I appreciate the goodnessIf I didn’t know the bad in lifeThe good things that are in storeAnd the treasure that lies in hopeWhere theContinue reading “Grateful”

Caste of Humanity

To that friend who I asked about their caste in 2003, not knowing any better, I am so sorry. To all the people who continue ask me what my caste is in various ways, I am sorry that I don’t know what to say. I am yet to understand myself where I truly belong havingContinue reading “Caste of Humanity”

Reliving Third Grade

It was first day of school after second grade summer holidays. Late Mrs. Anthony was our class teacher. I knew that I had to get her attention to let her know my intent to become the yellow house leader. We didn’t have class leader back then to oversee the red, green, blue and yellow houseContinue reading “Reliving Third Grade”