Mystery

Definitely is a mysteryBecause we choose it to beSeems like a cruel playOf time and feelingsAnd may be of fate tooSo much of heartLost to dreams of nightThat never become trueBut who is complainingFor we’ve become slavesTo memories and lornThe pining seems intrinsicNo matter how painful it isAudaciously we continueAgain and again and againInto eternityContinue reading “Mystery”

A Light

Creeps in disguised as loveTakes over the mindDistrust settles in like moldAnd heart disconnectsTears can’t be stoppedSmiles slowly fade awayLife gets confused as hellWondering who could helpBattles become silent Celebrations are tiring Feelings are less genuinePain become more realNothing worth living forWanting to end it allFading away seems easy Than the burden to live onWonderingContinue reading “A Light”

Selfish Secret

It was not mine to give awayEven though I wanted it to stayThis selfish secret of my heartShouldn’t have been from the start There were worlds in betweenAnd I pretended it was sereneNothing would bring us togetherNot there was any happily ever But I was stingy in holding onto you Thinking we can create aContinue reading “Selfish Secret”

A Daughter’s Regrets

I don’t have many regrets in life. But I do have few of which are most pricking. I wish my dad was alive to hear me say “sorry” to both him and my mom. Even though I was an obedient daughter, I was never there for them during their early retirement days. I was bornContinue reading “A Daughter’s Regrets”

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!!”

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”