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Day 44

I never quite knew what it meant to be mindful before I met Alana. Sure, I grew up surrounded by meditation, yoga and the theoretical concept of mindfulness, but one warm Berkeley afternoon, when I shared a Farmer’s Market peach with her, I followed her lead and for the first time I smelled the peach,…

Day 43

This picture was taken shortly before the first day of my first “real job” on May 19, 2014. It was a frustrating time where I was battling both entitlement from graduating a “prestigious” university and just “expecting” a job as well as the frustration of having no idea what I wanted to do. Social media…

Day 42

Oh you fancy huh desi formalwear make the office your runway edition. Grateful for @crystaldiazv who indulges my fancy here @couchbase, amongst all the databases. sari

Day 41

Almost didn’t post today because it was a hell of a day. Be it hormonal, mental or physical exhaustion – I was the walking definition of a hot mess. This last month man! It has consisted of nonstop work, commuting and spending some evenings, yes, the obsessively instagrammed ones, enjoying concerts and life. What I…

Day 40

Grateful for little moments of art in the beautiful city that has my heart, San Francisco. The Asian Art Museum is definitely at the top of my “must visit” list. Apart from being smack dab in the middle of Civic Center, the Museum has an impressive, carefully curated and constantly changing selection of some of…

Day 39

Grateful for parents that have had me copying down wisdom, spitting truth and drawing layered hearts since I was 8. Mum started teaching Gita classes for kids and every Mother’s Day we pondered this verse, acknowledging the contributions of all of the mothers in our lives.

Day 38

Roald Dahl, before J.K. Rowling, had such a profound impact on my life. From my first encounter with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he was the first author to consume me, hook, line and sinker. I’d spend hours holed up at home reading his books, much like his beloved character Matilda, and my brother and…