Third Grader

A third grader was perched on top of a table so she cannot get down unless someone helped her. Somehow it seemed like a set up similar to an interrogation room. There were three adult men in their late twenties to mid thirties that took on this little child probably with intent to ‘catechize’. IfContinue reading “Third Grader”

Until (जब तक / అంతవరకు)

We say things we don’t meanpromises we don’t keepuntil one of us is gone Then we wallowin sadness and memoriesthat we should’ve madeuntil it’s just too late Our love is selfishsometimes there is nonewe take for granted until it hits us hard For the momentswhen we are neededexcuses are madeuntil time feels incomplete Life canContinue reading “Until (जब तक / అంతవరకు)”

1 MILLION!!

When I started creating content for social media, publication or speaking events, I never thought anyone would be interested in reading my posts, my blog or hearing my voice. I was worried that I might not have anything new to say and was tensed about being just another.. But never through this journey I thoughtContinue reading “1 MILLION!!”

Finding Humanity thru’ Dance

“Dancing faces you to heaven whichever direction you turn.” And the last one month has felt like transcendence. My newfound appreciation for Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi, their esteemed gurus, the stage debutantes, their parents, support system is beyond comparison to any recent experiences I’ve had. It feels like I’ve achieved nirvana! Starting with Shristi SchoolContinue reading “Finding Humanity thru’ Dance”

Repost from LinkedIn: ATA Introspection

My objective in life, is to serve. Many may feel this is cliched but I am because of the countless people who did exactly that – to be of use to community and people like me that needed help. When I got such a chance at the 17th American Telugu Association Convention and Youth ConferenceContinue reading “Repost from LinkedIn: ATA Introspection”

I am

At 10, I looked like someone who missed childhood and teenage years to go straight into being an adult. I remember vividly, that I used to hear a lot of whispers and feedback that I was “Not a good girl.” At that time when someone is branded as not bring a ‘good girl’ it meantContinue reading “I am”

In your little one…

In your little one … I’ll find the echoes of your laughterWhile you stroll in heavenly peaceThe skies will be lit with your memories I’ll find the huskiness of your voiceWhile you show up in dreamsThe remembrances will linger on I’ll find the humor that I’ve lostWhile you loiter in my mindThe stories of youContinue reading “In your little one…”

15th Anniversary

I seldom write about my husband. If I do, it is a one-sided banter. This year on our 15th social wedding anniversary, I won’t proclaim that he is the love of my life or the greatest thing that happened to me or that our relationship is magical or that we have amazing chemistry. Because allContinue reading “15th Anniversary”

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”

Rest in Heaven

Even when we’ve memories of a lifetimeThere will be moments when we miss youTo come to terms you’re gone foreverWon’t make it better for any of usBut knowing that you’re immortal Is the strength we muster to move onThat you’ll perhaps watch over us Especially when we most need Your absence is going to hurtContinue reading “Rest in Heaven”