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”

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)”

True Celebrities

I had to share. I had to remind myself and those that I am surrounded with. I had to reiterate to all those I look up to. I just had to. This particular experience of mine dealing with those who call themselves celebrities is worth a satirical propound. And this is a first hand depictionContinue reading “True Celebrities”

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”

ATA Rummy & Tambola Tournament

Rummy is a game of skill or mere skill. True to this year’s International Women’s Day theme, #BreaktheBias, a social stigma that had piled up in many hearts and minds was shattered with an overwhelming participation, some wins were close to our heart but ultimate goal was to have good fun. Congrats to Sudha andContinue reading “ATA Rummy & Tambola Tournament”

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”

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…”