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Day 97

For the majority of my conscious life, Iโ€™ve chased the idea of close friendship, coming close to execution of said idea but almost always foiled by that pesky thing called distance. One of the greatest drawbacks to homeschooling can be the lack of a subset of similar-aged little people to select from as friends. As…

Day 62

Grateful for a whimsical turn, the looming threat of a 45 minute delay in traffic and my “favorited” places on google maps that led me to 200 of these beautiful, tiled steps depicting the names of the neighbors and various takes on the cosmos. Thank you to the random girl who captured this moment for…

Day 58

Never thought in a million years that my 24 year old self’s chaat, Bollywood, Coke Studio and chai buddy would have also been present for my first class at Berkeley, ever. Sanaa is funny, insightful, not as desi as she thinks she is and a total badass and inspiration. Amongst other career highlights, she helped…

Day 52

There are some people you meet in your life who come and go as they please but it never feels like much time passes because the conversations are effortless. Majorly grateful for a quick catch up with my darling Southern California home girl, Laksmi! We met over 14 Prabhupada Festivals ago (yep, it’s a unit…

Day 49

It feels serendipitous to have met this beautiful soul right as I was embarking on this project; she lives in England, I live in San Francisco, we met in Brisbane. Jai Gaurangi has this beautiful depth and calm to her that reflects the ocean of devotion, ideas and poetry within her. Within our first conversation,…

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 20

Three years have gone by since I left the world of academia to pursue life in the tech world. For all it is hyped to be and in some case is -free food, incredible opportunities, high growth, passionate peers- it can also be an absolute pressure cooker of intensity with a side of compete isolation.…