Godspeed

Tomorrow when we gather without youRemembering your laughter and vibranceThere will be tears you won’t ever seeWhile we look craving for your glance Of many unfulfilled dreams of friendshipAnd the young years you’ll live elsewhereFor all the amazing things you let us keepBesides wishing we had more time to care While we have many celebrationsContinue reading “Godspeed”

Overcoming Inadequacies

I never felt this complete before. There are so many indequacies I’ve overcome this year although it’s not even three months since new year. It took me to overcome intrinsic, personal, unconscious biases that I harbored and the boundaries in my mind. My struggle with infertility and the state of mind it often leads toContinue reading “Overcoming Inadequacies”

I Am Not Afraid

There were timesWhere my tears were terrifyingThe thoughts of losing loveFelt worse than deathNot that it was exaggeratedBut heart had it reasonsFear superceded all hopeUntil I realized it’s matter of time When doors close on meI am not afraid to lookFor that window of better lifePiece of that heaven on earthEven though it is neverContinue reading “I Am Not Afraid”

Mentoring is Healing

It may sound stereotypical that my every other post is about gratitude. After many years of mentoring, I decided to be a protégé. Thanks to my leadership, Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy, and my countless blessings, I am being mentored by Linda Dolceamore, PCC, EWF’s Chief Leadership Development Officer. ForContinue reading “Mentoring is Healing”

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”

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”

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”