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”

EWF Podcast

Yup, that’s me. Thanks to Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy for the opportunity to feature in the NextExecPodcast, “A Day in the Life.” In this episode, Katie Margraf, Vice President of Information Security at Citi, hosted me for a candid conversation about my aspirations to be a journalist, my careerContinue reading “EWF Podcast”

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!!”

Imperfect Leadership

I am not a perfect leader or manager. Neither do I aim to achieve any sort of perfection. What I aim is to go through my work day with common sense, some logical balancing act between empathy and urgency, expressing in a straight forward manner when deadlines are about to be missed, when SLA’s areContinue reading “Imperfect Leadership”

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…”

Call for Mentors

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will,” said George Bernard Shaw. When I was a 5th grader I declared in front of the whole class, my class teacher, and my 4th grade English teacher about my father beingContinue reading “Call for Mentors”

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”

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