Love Online

Love Online

This article was first published in November 2008 You’re a single professional, with your college years behind you. You work full-time, often overtime; you enjoy the thrill of making (and spending) your own money. With the stress of academic work behind you, and the...
Asking For help

Asking For help

In high school, friends knew me as someone who gave good advice. In fact, one day, on a whim, I created the AOL instant messenger screen name “Advisor Roop.” Thereafter I signed online periodically to advise my peers on their high school woes.  “The doctor is in!”...
Chemistry Lessons

Chemistry Lessons

Ever since I can remember, my sweet tooth has tugged me towards the baking isle at our local grocery store. When I was a child, my mother would help me spoon brownie batter mix into an old, scratched up square pan and let me lick the leftover chocolate batter that...
Asking For help

Asking For help

In high school, friends knew me as someone who gave good advice. In fact, one day, on a whim, I created the AOL instant messenger screen name “Advisor Roop.” Thereafter I signed online periodically to advise my peers on their high school woes.  “The doctor is in!”...
Lessons Learned at Home

Lessons Learned at Home

“Rupa: we think you’re really awesome and would love for you to sublease the room,” read the first line of the email two Novembers ago, as I rode the Caltrain to San Francisco. Fingers perched on my Blackberry, I refreshed and reread the email three times just...