Five Years. Five Lives.

April 8th, 2015: Hyderabad, India The Day Dreamer "Doctor, is that the magic potion that is going to put me to sleep, while you operate?" Waking up five hours later, from a life changing surgery, all I could think of was the woman crying next to me in the observation ward. I say life changing... Continue Reading →

Recipes for Love – The Perfect Dabba

"A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal" -Pat Conroy  While attending primary school in Pune, I used to have two breaks - 'Short Break' and 'Lunch Break'. The highlight of my day would be asking my mom what food she was going to pack (fondly known as dabba) me for both... Continue Reading →

The Struggle is REAL.

"Don't let your mind bully your body" -June Tomaso Wood  Me: Mom, I really do not like the way this makes me look Mom: Whatever you wear, you still look beautiful! Me : No! No! I don't have anything that looks good on me! Mom: I don't think you see what I see. Everything you... Continue Reading →

HappyThankYouMorePlease

"Be Happy and a reason will come along" Robert Brault  KIA 7. I had been waiting for the Airport bus for over 40 minutes. Traveling by bus is the cheapest way to get to the Bangalore Airport. I had my mid-semester break and was traveling from Bangalore to Hyderabad. At the Shanthinagar Bus Station, there was an... Continue Reading →

Live Well, Laugh Often!

“And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)" -Dr.Seuss Before leaving for India, my parents got me the most thoughtful gift ever. "500 ways to live in the moment" - Even if we all could just do one of them each day, we would start feeling the ripple effect of... Continue Reading →

One Paper Roast Please….

"Food is memories." I wish I could recollect every moment that led me to fall in love with a particular dish. Luckily enough though, I know where the fondness for my top two favorite dishes originated. Pav Bhajji - In Pune there is a restaurant called Shiv Sagar which is a five minute walk from... Continue Reading →

A letter to my Father

Dearest Appa, On this day, 52 years ago, you found yourself on a journey alone (when you were just 2), without realizing the chaos you were about to start back at home. Its interesting; every year I like to hear Patti(grandma) tell me the story of how you ran away, and every single time I... Continue Reading →

Happily Desi

“And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” - Meister Eckhart "Jugaad!" The first time I heard this word was in 2006, when my father used it while traveling from Delhi to Uttrakhand. Our car had broken down in the middle of nowhere and with a few... Continue Reading →

Brave Up!

"We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list." -Michelle Obama England was good to me. Being back in Abu Dhabi meant it was time for a reality check and June and July turned out to be rather significant in evaluating my career and fitness goals. I... Continue Reading →

Begin, Again

Time you Enjoy Wasting, Was not Wasted.  - John Lenon  Rachna Ramesh - BBA Honors Class of 2015 - Christ University, Bangalore. I was a graduate! It was official. I had always considered myself to be someone who knew where she was headed. But for the first time in my life, I did not know... Continue Reading →

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