I was a jerk!

When I took one of my real first jobs after college, I was very self-absorbed, and a Ms. Know-it-all. Even though I had a commendable work ethic, I was closed to learning. I retaliated for every feedback and felt very entitled. One of my previous bosses even said recently that he was proud of whatContinue reading “I was a jerk!”

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”

Let me be…

Let me beWhen I want to play in my mother’s wombLet me beWhen I want to feel visibleLet me beWhen I wear blue and blackLet me beWhen I don’t want to braid my hairLet me beWhen I want to be a tomboyLet me beWhen I want to be differentLet me beWhen I feel various emotionsLetContinue reading “Let me be…”

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were terrifyingThe thoughts of losing loveFelt worse than deathNot that it was exaggeratedBut heart had it reasonsFear superceded all hopeUntil I realized it’s matter of time When doors close on meI am not afraid to lookFor that window of better lifePiece of that heaven on earthEven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”