When Love is Theratti Paal Sweet!

When Love is Theratti Paal Sweet!

“Do you remember?” started an aunt, “how he stuck his hand in the theratti paal * container when the lights went out during Krishna Jayanthi?” *Theratti paal refers to a heady Indian sweet made of condensed milk, ghee and cardamom *Krishna Jayanthi– Lord Krishna’s...
The Magic We Miss Every Night

The Magic We Miss Every Night

We sometimes forget how dark the night sky is. Devoid of the artificial light that bathes our urban areas in an unnatural glow, thousands of stars are visible against the eerily dark night sky. I was reminded of this as we made our way up a winding mountain road, in...
IIT Bay Area Alumni Meet

IIT Bay Area Alumni Meet

The Santa Clara Convention Center played host to hundreds of people gathered for the IIT Bay Area meet on June 17th 2017. The prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology have been declared as institutions of national importance by the Government of India. First...
Where is Sherbat Gula Now?

Where is Sherbat Gula Now?

“Let’s take it easy and go eat at someplace nice for a change, I said one lazy Saturday morning. You know, just spend a relaxed, agenda-less morning. Some place I can wear this to.” I said. I was fondly looking at my new dupatta, carefully embroidered with dancing...
BART and Trump: The Untold Story

BART and Trump: The Untold Story

I am one of the thousands of people who ride BART regularly. One particularly cold morning, as two trainloads of people tried to stuff themselves into one train, I took to my favorite pastime on the train, when not being able to read or write: people-watching. As I...