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”

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…”

Unrequited (Love)

I hide this feelingTo keep a secretIt’s perhaps forbiddenAnd better unrequited There’s nothing moreBesides a nagging prickThat it’s beyond controlBut I can’t stop Some days are lowThoughts old and newWhat you might be uptoUnaware that I still love you Words turned poetryWhile I waited longTo woo your smileOnly to burn endlessly No future is oursYet,Continue reading “Unrequited (Love)”

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”

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”

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”

Once

Once I loved a nonchalant soulWhich thought cared for me moreThat it wasn’t good enough And beyond infactuation, I explore It wasn’t that I askedNeither were any promises madeNothing was meant to beYet, I didn’t want our relic to fade So I hung onto it as hard as I couldKnowing well that it wasn’t rightButContinue reading “Once”