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An Indian Wedding (Part 1)

Where do I begin … I got married in the lovely Rajasthani city of Jodhpur in India in December 2014. I had an arranged marriage.
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All You Can Know

The world we live in is like a buffet with an “All You Can Eat” sign at the door. There is such an abundance of information available to us, giving us the privilege of choosing…
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Culture
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My New Home (Part 2)

Notes from Silicon Valley We live in a deeply interconnected world. Thanks to the likes of Google, Facebook & Twitter, we now have easy access
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Codeswitching

The timbre of my voice, whether I string my words together or chop them up with little breaks in between, the speed of which I convey something, and if the sentences come out in a single language or multiple ones – it all depends on who is on the receiving end of what I’m going to say…
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My New Home (Part 1)

The 3 Phases of a Cross-Continental Relocation On January 8, 2018, it will officially be 3 years since I moved to the San Francisco Bay
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A City of Festivals (Part 3)

This is the third and final part of my blog series on festivals in Singapore. Indian festivals are my area of expertise, of course. The best part about festivals has to be the food…
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A City of Festivals (Part 2)

Previously, I talked about the Muslim festivals that are celebrated in Singapore. Chinese people also celebrate various festivals throughout the year, the most notable being the Chinese New Year…
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A City of Festivals (Part 1)

The defining feature of every country is the cultures that are present there. They provide a snapshot glimpse into the stories of the country and the people who inhabit them…
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A Labyrinth of Language

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”- Nelson Mandela…
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The Melody of My Summer Music Camp

The sleepy town of Kolobrzeg, known for its beautiful beaches, comes to life every summer as people flock there for all kinds of activities and camps. I first set foot on Kolobrzeg in July 2009 to participate in the 4th European Musical Workshop. I was only 10 years old then, and I fell in…
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