Paw filled love

Whitey and Blacky were my furry siblings. Here’s a letter I wish I could have read to them.

Dear Whitey and Blacky,

I know you can’t read this. I wish I could have read this letter to you both and you definitely would have appreciated it. Just like you appreciated a lot many things. Never really could tell if you understood everything I told you. It’s been a few years since you both left us but the void you left in my heart is hard to fill. I miss you every single day.

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Wildflower

Recently, I have been feeling the pain of betrayal. While I grew up, my dad always praised my achievements and my progress in life but always ended by saying, “Don’t forget where you came from.” I never thought about it much back then but now, I realized that its not just a reminder that home is important but also a way of warning me that when I asked questions and opened myself up to things in life, they would change me.

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Jack-o’-Lanterns started with Stingy Jack

Happy Halloween, Everyone! πŸŽƒ

Every year at this time, houses in the US and globally are decorated with orange gourds with scary faces carved in them. Jack-o’-Lanterns as they are called are actually an Irish Myth which was adopted in the US. Originally the lanterns were made from turnips and potatoes. Since pumpkins are native to America, they were adopted over the years to make the lanterns.

Read on if you want to know the story of how this tradition came about πŸŽƒΒ –

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Re-evaluating Women in Tech

Recently, a friend of mine sent me a link to a Women in Tech event and asked me if I wanted to attend it. A look at the agenda and the speakers lined up got me thinking of what we consider women in tech to be . As a resident of the Silicon Valley where there’s a tech company every few blocks, I know that the perception an outsider has is that everyone who works here is “technical”. Β But for someone who works in this industry I know that isn’t the case. Read More »

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The Journey Begins

As a child I wanted to grow up to be a story writer. Black letters on white paper which otherwise looked so plain let me travel to places without leaving my room. But as a lot of I’ll-grow-up-to-be dreams you have as a child wither away, this one did too. This blog is my attempt to still be a writer in this virtual personal space of the internet. Here, I wish to share with you my travel experiences, the interesting stories I come across, my reviews about books I read and occasionally some musingsΒ Read More »