IS ASTROLOGY VALID?

Astrology is something I have always been deeply fascinated with. It is something that I personally hold ties to, for much of current westernized astrology holds deep roots in Vedic astrology which “contains within it the rich spiritual traditions and myths of ancient Indian culture” (Pamela McDonough). Astrology was consulted when my parents got marriedContinue reading “IS ASTROLOGY VALID?”

THE COVID-19 VACCINE DEBATE: MY TAKE

I come from a family with three generations of doctors. My grandfather was a doctor in Sagar, India. My father earned his degree back in Bangalore as well, before immigrating to the US and opening two successful pediatric offices in Tampa Bay. Even today, my brother is studying medicine at the University of Miami withContinue reading “THE COVID-19 VACCINE DEBATE: MY TAKE”

MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS,PART 2:THE STORIES

** This post may be triggering to some struggling with/recovering from an eating disorder or those who struggle with depressive/self-harming/suicidal thoughts. If this is you, please take your own health into consideration and explore my blog to find other posts that may be better suited for your mental health at this time. ** If youContinue reading “MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS,PART 2:THE STORIES”

GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE

The world moves very quickly and sometimes it is difficult to keep up. Just this past weekend, so much has changed and altered the lives of a massive amount of people. The thing is though, however surreal it may seem, that most people have no clue about what is going on around the world. Now,Continue reading “GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE”

YOUR GUIDE TO A PRODUCTIVE SCHOOL YEAR

It is almost unbelievable that for over 100,000 students in Pinellas County, tomorrow is the last day of summer. A long-awaited and supposedly uneventful summer seems to have passed in the blink of an eye, and now children ranging from ages five to eighteen are packing their backpacks and finishing up last minute assignments. ForContinue reading “YOUR GUIDE TO A PRODUCTIVE SCHOOL YEAR”

WAITING: AN ODE TO INDIA

I am a world traveler and each place I go to gives me a wealth of experiences that is unique and enriching. But, something about India is totally different than anywhere else. I guess it is because here, I am completely immersed in mundane life, and there’s something beautiful in that. Unlike other areas, itContinue reading “WAITING: AN ODE TO INDIA”

THE FOURTH OF JULY

I always thought of the Fourth of July as just another day. In school I learned that every year, it commemorated the day in 1776 when the Second Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence and the official separation of the 13 original colonies from Great Britain. We learned about the Boston Tea Party, weContinue reading “THE FOURTH OF JULY”

SO YOU’RE BORED?

I had originally planned to write this post quite a few months ago, back in May when everyone was under lockdown, and our lives were turned upside down. However, I instead decided to write a post called “Coping with COVID-19”. It included tips on how to deal with isolation and find gratitude in the mundaneness.Continue reading “SO YOU’RE BORED?”

AROUND THE WORLD: PLACES WORTH GOING TO

It’s been a hectic few weeks. With school starting, I have been slammed with homework, studying, and projects. Unfortunately, with everything going on, I wasn’t able to get a post up last week, and, I had a thought-provoking article ready to write. However, after spending the week writing about “though-provoking” topics, my brain just needsContinue reading “AROUND THE WORLD: PLACES WORTH GOING TO”

COPING WITH COVID-19

On March 11, 2020 the disease that had been disregarded by many, COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Two days later, on March 13, 2020 a national emergency was declared in the United States concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak. I remember this day clearly….I was at a localContinue reading “COPING WITH COVID-19”