Luna: From Abandoned to Adored

On January 1, 2018, six days after I moved to Bangalore, I wondered: What if….I rescued a dog? I had seen this on Facebook a few days before: Ankit had been feeding this dog for a...

DJAC 2018: Celebrate Inner Conflict

When we share our inner conflict, we liberate ourselves and our communities from the shackles of pretentious identities.

Therapy: A 2-for-1 Deal

I begged and begged to not have to go to therapy. But my Class Dean at Babson College wouldn’t have it. By the third year, she knew me as an ambitious, high-performing student who was...

In Search of Home

As a girl of Indian descent growing up in Chicago, I was taught to regularly seek blessings from elders in the family, particularly my paternal grandmother. She would place her hand on my head,...

Embracing My Insecurities

Now that life has returned to a slower pace, I have started to unpack the learnings from 2017. I am slowly beginning to see where my insecurities are because for the most part, they remain...

If You’re a Lucky Guy… Part 2

If you’re a lucky guy… you have #1 or #2: Your parents are equal partners and have a loving marriage. You’ve closely observed at least two marriages (e.g. your parents’ and one other) in...

If You’re a Lucky Guy… Part 1

If you're a lucky guy... you have #1 or #2: Your mom is mature and always encourages you to put your partner first in your life. Your dad has shown you how to put...

Spin the Globe

The overwhelming joy of welcoming my mom to INSEAD was indescribable. I was beaming. She has never seen me happier. And it’s only been 6 weeks since I arrived in Singapore! When she asked how...

Happily Divorced at 31!

Fifteen months ago, on June 7, 2016, I divorced my best friend of 10 years and husband of 2 years. I spent the next two weeks sitting on a seafoam green couch, staring at the...

Two Become One

Two candles in the sky Pointed to oneness Like the two wings of a butterfly The sea-saw motion Of love and hope They are mirrored In my own body I have two eyes But one vision Two parents But one life Dual lights of confluence Both majestic and merciful In...