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”

TAKING ON A NEW CHALLENGE

It has been exactly one month since I have written my last blog post. Since that time, I have had people ask me if I had “quit blogging” or “given up”, and I always told them that I hadn’t, that I was busy and tired and uninspired. Every time a new idea popped into myContinue reading “TAKING ON A NEW CHALLENGE”

HOW OTHERS PERCEIVE YOU

The other day, I was sitting with one of my good friends and they asked me “Do you ever think about how others perceive you?” Since then, I have been pondering that question and wondering how others perceive me, especially with the way I portray myself online. When I started putting my thoughts and opinionsContinue reading “HOW OTHERS PERCEIVE YOU”

NAVIGATING ONLINE LEARNING

It’s currently 8:34 PM on a Sunday night. Tomorrow, is my first day of school. However, this year is different from all the others because instead of waking up, getting dressed and driving for fifteen minutes, all I have to do is sit down at my desk and log onto “school”. In my county, studentsContinue reading “NAVIGATING ONLINE LEARNING”

BALANCING TWO CULTURES

I was born in 2004 to two Indian parents who immigrated to the United States from India some thirteen years earlier. At the time, they had lived in different parts of America including New Orleans, Louisiana and Detroit, Michigan, where my brother was born in 1994. Growing up, I was exposed to both the AmericanContinue reading “BALANCING TWO CULTURES”

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”

ARE YOUR FRIENDS UPLIFTING YOU?

High school is the time when people grow and find themselves. In my experience by the time someone starts high school, they have developed their interests, hobbies, and sometimes, their friend groups. For many, going into high school can be a scary experience because it means entering a larger ocean and not really knowing whereContinue reading “ARE YOUR FRIENDS UPLIFTING YOU?”