So, you’ve graduated – what’s next? You might want to pursue further studies, or you may want to travel, or you probably just want to enjoy the year off, or you may choose the typical path and find a job. I chose to take on a challenge. I chose to step out, to explore, to […]
I was in my kitchen, fresh from my 6-week backpacking trip in Southeast Asia. I didn’t even have a few days of rest from traveling before I heard the “marriage talk” again. Not that it should surprise me anymore. My mom and aunt were telling me what I “need” and “should” do with my life. […]
My parents’ first concern when I told them I wanted to live in Chennai for a while, by myself, was for my safety. They weren’t really worried about my decision to leave a full time job to join my friend’s production company and begin an international business in India.
“Madam, neenga eana language pesureenga?” (Translation: “Madam, what language are you speaking?”)—an Ola (the popular, app-based cab fleet service) driver asked me about 5 days ago, after I got off a business call on my phone. I laughed and said “umm English”. He continued, in Tamil, out of confusion: Driver: “But it’s like…different sounding! Where […]