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”

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”

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were terrifyingThe thoughts of losing loveFelt worse than deathNot that it was exaggeratedBut heart had it reasonsFear superceded all hopeUntil I realized it’s matter of time When doors close on meI am not afraid to lookFor that window of better lifePiece of that heaven on earthEven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

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”

Imperfectly Perfect

A dot in the grandeurInvisible to those with viewThey see right through itUntil there is a differencePerhaps when it shinesLike a moon with a fleckImperfectly perfect A voice in the chaosInaudible to the loudThey ingnore the whisperUntil the roar reverberatesPerhaps when that’s heardLike a suprano in the operaImperfectly perfect A truth amongst all liesIrrelevant toContinue reading “Imperfectly Perfect”

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

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”

Grateful

Grateful for the bitterness and gloomThrough bright days and dark nightsWhen leaves fall and trees are bareRemembrances of despair and venomKnowing that cynicism is painfulHurt that rekindling of bygone bringsHow would I appreciate the goodnessIf I didn’t know the bad in lifeThe good things that are in storeAnd the treasure that lies in hopeWhere theContinue reading “Grateful”

Caste of Humanity

To that friend who I asked about their caste in 2003, not knowing any better, I am so sorry. To all the people who continue ask me what my caste is in various ways, I am sorry that I don’t know what to say. I am yet to understand myself where I truly belong havingContinue reading “Caste of Humanity”