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”

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”

Vinayaka Chaviti 2021

Vinayaka Chaviti or Ganesh Chaturthi has been more significant this year than previous for a few reasons. My mother made ‘undrallu’, steamed, coarsely ground rice-flour balls for the first time in the United States and I made a nearly healthy version of ‘payasam’ with coconut sugar to enable guilt free food festivities. And felt countless instilledContinue reading “Vinayaka Chaviti 2021”

Telugu Language Day

Today and every year on August 29th, Telugu Language Day memorializing a “Day of the Telugu Language” is celebrated across the world amongst those that speak Telugu and that are of Telugu origin. This date was picked to correspond with the birthday of a Telugu poet Gidugu Venkata Ramamurthy. And despite the multiple dialects, thisContinue reading “Telugu Language Day”

I’m not lost

This might be an unfair post. It is so because it has a lot of ifs. And a tribulation that hasn’t left my side for the last 15 months. There are so many questions that are still unanswered. Call it an obsession or optimism, but every moment awaiting for good news feels forever. Life stillContinue reading “I’m not lost”

Winning the South Asian Vote

In an urge to be of service to my ‘karmabhoomi’, I have been finding my way to the grassroots. Thanks to the many opportunities provided by friends, the journey has been mind-boggling. No matter how anyone may look at the political inclinations of South Asians, bottom line is of quintessence. If those that are runningContinue reading “Winning the South Asian Vote”