Vinayaka Chaviti 2021

Vinayaka Chaviti or Ganesh Chaturthi has been more significant this year than previous for a few reasons. My mother made ‘undrallu’, steamed, coarsely ground rice-flour balls for the first time in the United States and I made a nearly healthy version of ‘payasam’ with coconut sugar to enable guilt free food festivities. And felt countless instilledContinue reading “Vinayaka Chaviti 2021”

Between Winning and Success

As a child and through my young adulthood, winning was everything. A decade ago, by chance, I was thrilled knowing the difference between winning and success. When life unraveled itself, the distinction became clear and winning felt less important. Through trepidations and lessons learned, I was able to derive my own essence on the twoContinue reading “Between Winning and Success”

Alligator in the Room

Years ago, I was coached for being an “Alligator in the room.” It wasn’t tangible feedback and I assumed that it was one of those gender blinds. So I ignored and continued to work on those that made sense. Most women, who are assertive, are often tagged as being aggressive. Nothing wrong with that untilContinue reading “Alligator in the Room”