Karwachauth – It’s feminism at its best.

Karwa chauth –  simply explained is the Indian festival of absolute fasting by a wife for the long and healthy life of her husband.  There are stories and there are interpretations, but at the end of the day it is about a wife’s faith. A day of celebration or regression to patriarchal India, it’s all…

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The Girl, The Woman, The Goddess

Once upon a time the world worshipped the woman. The gods called upon the goddess to save them for she was valor, strength and knowledge living in harmony with her surroundings. The harmony gave her the freedom to be who she chose to be. The goddess worshipping cultures considered their women, the giver of life….

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Academic Robots

7.55 am and I am upfront at the stop light on Blacow and Grimmer Boulevard. In front of me I see an ocean of human faces passing through the light to go to their school. A school that I honestly believe does believe in the potential of its students, encourages them to dream, play hard…

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Live like a Samosa.

It has been centuries and yet when I think of my ancestors, their travels and experiences fill me with positively glowing envy.  My roots go back to the dawn of civilization on the Iranian plateau. No one in my family knows for sure, but they tell me that my ancestors we called Sanbosag, and the…

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Where did the all the Moms go?

It takes a village to raise a child and being a parent is “on the job” training. The babies don’t come with instructional manuals and the picture perfect parenting books only tell half the story. A few days into the job of parenting and every parent understands the phrase “sleeping like a baby” is a…

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Are we killing the creative mind?

Think outside the box, but … Remember to color between the lines Remember to learn music Oh and soccer too Let us not forget Marching Band, AP classes and more Do not ask too many questions in class Do exactly like the teacher says Don’t day dream in school Don’t wiggle in the chair Don’t…

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Why did we stop celebrating the ordinary?

I am ordinary, there are days my home is spotless and then there are days you will think a tornado ran in.  I don’t aim to shop in the teen section and neither do I count the calories in my food. I am an engineer with an MBA, but I chose to give up the corporate…

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Being able to feed others is very empowering.

I have to be honest, this is my third attempt to write this post. It was a simple question, Why do Indian men eat before women? The gamut of answers on my FB should have made it easy for me to write this. All I had to do was summarize and be done. I did…

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Who Am I ?

Who Am I?  I stress you I relax you I wanna meet you at home You wanna meet me at the beach I say lets go to the small artsy town You say, “No let’s go to Greece, Paris and more!” I say look at me with your eyes You take pictures of me to…

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Dear Teens of the World ….

Dear Teens of the world, Death is inevitable. It’s a fact. As real as it is, it’s still a tough one to fathom. It cannot and should not be taken lightly and that’s exactly what “13 Reasons Why” does. The movie makes death look simple. It’s not.  My summer started with this movie and I…

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