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Artist, Musician, Mystic

Artist, Musician, Mystic

We are taught that anything worth doing must be pursued with single minded devotion. Especially that which is considered a talent. If you find within yourself a trait that instills passion, then you must devote your lifetime to honing it in earnest. Until you master...
Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders

I work in education. I was recently asked to “tweet” in order for our department to gain visibility within our own organization, something I have been consciously avoiding. I quickly discovered three previous Twitter accounts which I started and abandoned after my...
The Big Fat Indian Wedding – East Meets West: Traditions, Tamasha and Tales to Last a Lifetime

The Big Fat Indian Wedding – East Meets West: Traditions, Tamasha and Tales to Last a Lifetime

At its core, a wedding is about nothing more than two people deciding that they want to spend the rest of their lives together—that they want to wake up and make breakfast, pick out furniture and take a walk after dinner until death do them apart. There’s a...
The Fair and the Unfair

The Fair and the Unfair

A Brown Culture and Its Light Canvases: Does Art Reveal Color Bias? My five year old daughter can be many things. Energetic, loud, playful, adamant and by turns devilish and angelic. But, curiosity dominates her worldview. And this curiosity leads her to question the...
Ties That Bind: Why Women Don’t Walk Away from Abusive Marriages

Ties That Bind: Why Women Don’t Walk Away from Abusive Marriages

Why Women Don’t Walk Away  From Abusive Marriages The woman on the phone will talk only if I promise not to identify her—not her first or last names, not the town she lives in. This woman, let’s call her Geeta, lives in the United States with her husband and two young...
Dare to Speak Up?

Dare to Speak Up?

A REPORT ON HATE CRIMES AND HATE SPEECH NOW On March 19, 2017, Shivani Aggarwal decided to make a Costco run to pick up supplies for her son’s birthday party planned for later that day. She had just about finished and was headed to the checkout counter when a cart...