being woman, touch of the crow, you know

Touch of the crow

You know… I was 8 or 9 years old I think. I was playing with Kinni, my neighborhood friend at her place. We were running down the hall, dodging each other and giggling. Kinni’s mother was sitting on a mattress in a corner of the hall.… Read more>

Going beyond the written word

In February of 2017, with the help and guidance of my team members, I began drafting the Constitution of TEDxPICT. By the end of two weeks, we’d written down most of the major processes. But as the Constitution got longer, I began to think differently about what we were doing.… Read more>

Fears of settling with mediocrity

Every child is special for their parents. That child is raised to believe that anything and everything is achievable if you work hard; that they should dream big and chase their dreams. My parents used to take me to watch the circus every year.… Read more>
good conversations

The elements of a good conversation

During a discussion with my friends a few days ago, we came to the conclusion that our rate of good conversations had dropped significantly. Consumed by this thought, I realized that a lot of things had changed in the last few months.… Read more>

The joy of self-discovery

Around this time last year, I decided that I’d start running 2km every day and eventually get to running 10km by the end of six weeks. For four days, I went out for a run early in the morning. On the fifth day, I told myself I needed a rest, and the ‘rest’ never actually ended.… Read more>

The beauty of cafes

It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry, put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a cafe au lait.… Read more>