• Siblings, but Strangers 

    At age 32, I wrapped up my life in New York in two weeks and moved in with Amin, my 30-year old brother in Seattle. I knew this day would come, but no one in my family had believed me. My longest standing gripe with my parents was that they had not enabled us to have a strong sibling relationship…

  • 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 couple of weeks, but could not take her in because he was preparing…

  • DJAC 2018: Celebrate Inner Conflict

    As humans, most of our daily decision-making is patterned and predictable. However, if we could zoom in on those instances where we stop and consciously think through our decisions, we might see our minds attempting to answer a single question: Who am I? In order to answer that…

  • 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 determined to graduate a year early. And she saw what I couldn’t see at the time – that I needed…

  • 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, and pray that I would be blessed with good health, success in school, and a good home. One day, I stopped her and said, “But grandma…

  • 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 hidden deep within us, until triggered by specific situation and often through a specific someone…

Copyright © 2019 Sabrina Lakhani

Copyright © 2019 Sabrina Lakhani