Young Professionals

Indian Monsoons in California: A Time to Celebrate?

Indian Monsoons in California: A Time to Celebrate?

Usually I love the rain––I love how it washes everything away, how it makes new buds pop up from the ground, the smell of wet dirt after the first rain of the season––but this year, it’s different. This year, that smell is laced with the smell of smoke. This year,...
3 Signs That He’s Worth The Wait

3 Signs That He’s Worth The Wait

Here are 3 ways to tell if the guy you’re holding out for deserves your patience: 1. He gets in touch as least as much as you do. Relationships aren’t games, and your man shouldn’t treat yours like one. If you’re constantly trying to track this guy down and always...
YouTube : The Accepted Drug

YouTube : The Accepted Drug

Id seen it before, I’d laughed at it before, I’d even sent it before, yet, there was this dying urge inside of me to see it, to laugh at it, to send it once more. It had occurred to me that maybe I was addicted, maybe I couldn’t get enough, maybe I couldn’t stop....
Charlottesville Happened: A Teenager Reflects

Charlottesville Happened: A Teenager Reflects

Inexcusable. Unbelievable. Unspeakable. And yet, if we do not process the events at Charlottesville, we may never heal from them. To process the events fully, we Indian-Americans need to reconfigure the way we think about and discuss politics. Politics isn’t a cute...
5 Things To Tell Yourself If He Doesn’t Call

5 Things To Tell Yourself If He Doesn’t Call

With dating, it can seem impossible not to take it too personally when a guy doesn’t call you back. But there are things you can say to yourself to help you take it in stride. 1. It’s okay that I’m bummed, but I don’t have to stay that way. You’re human. Allow...
The Grocery Bag: A Granddaughter Remembers

The Grocery Bag: A Granddaughter Remembers

The rickety wooden gate opened slightly with the wind, like the consciousness of a half-asleep child. Daylight streamed through  almond leaves and dappled the broken pieces of gray sidewalk. There was the soft dripping of the monsoon’s last raindrops – a...