PERFECTIONISM

Every time I say I am a perfectionist, I am not sure if it is something to boast about or feel ashamed of. To me, perfectionism is a trait that I see in both myself and many of the people I choose to surround myself with. It is having the goal of having everything systemicallyContinue reading “PERFECTIONISM”

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”

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”

SPEAKING OUT AND WHAT IT MEANS TO ME

As a teenager, speaking out about personal struggles or issues you in see in the world is daunting and, as a teenager myself, I don’t see many people doing it. Both teens and adults tend to divert discussions away from their own problems and choose to talk about the issues of others, generally because itContinue reading “SPEAKING OUT AND WHAT IT MEANS TO ME”

WHAT 2020 TAUGHT US

Most of last year felt like a strange daydream. Just every time we thought it was “getting better”, something bizarre would happen that seemed to completely uproot society. No longer was anything familiar, and to be honest, it felt like nothing was surprising anymore either. It wasn’t surprising that we could take a common struggle,Continue reading “WHAT 2020 TAUGHT US”

DEALING WITH DRAMA

Tomorrow marks the first day of “Thanksgiving Break”, which for me, means that it has been almost nine months since I have been out of (physical) school. Many of my friends are in the same boat and it’s weird because, this is the longest period of time many have gone without attending classes. With physicalContinue reading “DEALING WITH DRAMA”

HAPPY DIWALI

Today is November 14th, 2020, which in the Hindu culture is the day of Diwali, or “the festival of lights”. Growing up, Diwali has always meant fireworks, good food, and celebration. However, it mainly serves as festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. This year, Diwali has beenContinue reading “HAPPY DIWALI”

CONQUERING YOUR FEARS

If you talk to most people, their biggest fear would probably be clowns, snakes, or heights. Fears are something that everyone has, at varying degrees and on varying topics. However, fears aren’t only limited to the surface, what horror movies are made of. Fears come in all shapes and sizes and for most people, theirContinue reading “CONQUERING YOUR FEARS”

JOURNALING 101:INFORMATION AND INSPIRATION

If you read my post titled “Introducing Chocolate and Politics”, you may know that I am an avid writer who has been keeping private journals for a number of years, this year being the fifth. I started journaling back in 2016 as a way to gain another creative outlet. I had kept a plethora ofContinue reading “JOURNALING 101:INFORMATION AND INSPIRATION”