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A New Role

September 7, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Different person in different context … We just returned from a month-long stay in India. We began to settle back at home in San Jose, sleeping throughout random intervals of the day, as jet lag crept over us. Each person is different, but it usually takes me about 4 to 5 days to adjust to…

Positivity – A Good Thing ?

August 10, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Confidence Game… I have been doing a fair bit of self-reflection lately. As I am making a long trip to India, the break and the voyage is a good time to take a step back and take in all of life’s experiences this year. One of the things that has changed about me, after…

The Annual India Trip

July 13, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The much anticipated visits As a member of the Indian diaspora, I am all too familiar with the annual “India trip”. It is customary for Indians living abroad to visit their homeland annually. I have been doing these annual trips since I was a child. In fact, I would have so many school breaks, that…

Those Days in London

June 15, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

La Dolce Vita (sweet life) of a student… Recently, after a long hiatus, I picked up a PG Wodehouse “Jeeves” Omnibus. PG Wodehouse is the genius behind the much-loved character, Jeeves. Jeeves became so entrenched in the popular imagination, that there was once (before Google) even a search engine named “Ask Jeeves”. Jeeves, a gentleman’s…

An Indian Wedding (Part 3)

May 18, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In the eyes of my friend … In part 3 of the Wedding Series, I interview a British friend who attended my wedding in Jodhpur, India. Her responses allowed me to see my wedding through a foreign lens! 1. Was this the first Indian wedding you attended? Yes, this was the first Indian wedding that…

An Indian Wedding (Part 2)

April 20, 2018 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Whirlwind of a happy celebration… Our wedding took place over the course of two days in December 2014. Guests flew in from all over the world to the charming city of Jodhpur in India - also known as the “Blue City”. The city is called as such because, if you walk over to the highest…