My toddler, my baby, and I.

(I had written this blog post a few years ago, when my elder son was barely three and my younger one was just a few months old. It was inspired by my survival of early motherhood through a whole lot of personal chaos; what struck me when I was re-reading it was my exclusion of... Continue Reading →

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Hi, how are you?

How many times do you walk into an elevator and purposely avoid eye contact with the people inside? Do you consciously look the other way when sprinting past a fellow jogger on your lonely early morning trail? How about your next-door neighbor when you’re taking out the trash? Or the taxi driver when you’re hurriedly... Continue Reading →

My Female Tribe.

"Someone once described female friendship to me as a soft place to land, and it was. The women I love are like a life raft I didn't know I was looking for before I got on it." -- Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship by Kayleen Schaefer... Continue Reading →

Thank You.

Two simple words -- Thank you. They are easily thrown around, with a casual air, without a thought of the precious weight they carry. They are easily ignored, with a nonchalant shrug, without hesitation at denying their apparent uselessness. It is a product of daily habit, upbringing, or just independent choice. We say thanks to... Continue Reading →

Mr. & Mrs.

My mother and father. More than thirty years spent together as husband and wife. They have traveled extensively around the globe and set up homes in three different countries while raising two exceptional young women. Their journey began in New Delhi, India, as giddy newlyweds, progressed to Jakarta, Indonesia, as enthusiastic young parents, matured in... Continue Reading →

Help Me.

When was the last time you asked for a shoulder to lean on? Growing up, I was extremely self-reliant. The first person I turned to for help was, well, myself. It felt natural to me that I must be the one to fix my own problems. If I was fretting over a bad grade on... Continue Reading →

Reserve Your Judgment.

We constantly evaluate the world around us. Whether we want to admit it or not, the lens through which we view our world is tinted with many layers of assumptions, preconceived notions, and finally, judgment. We judge on a personal level, a societal level, and on a global level. We judge on varying degrees of... Continue Reading →

Own Your Reality.

Own Your Reality - my post @ Project Happiness How many times have you caught yourself saying: "It happened because of the situation...", "I did it because he told me to...", "I feel this way because of what she did..."? Something happened because of something else. You did something because you were told to. Something changed... Continue Reading →

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