I write this piece as I know many first and second-generation Indian Americans leave our cultural communities and live their lives outside of these groups just fine. I envy them. Perhaps it was because of my upbringing, but not matter how many times I try to walk away – I find myself always coming back as I am a person who believes in the power of community, and it was through this community where I procured most of my talents and interests.
I’ve grown to realize when working in organizations, it’s tough for individuals like myself to stand up for ourselves and what we believe in due to certain gaps – cultural, generational, egotistical, etc.
Why does the topic of “integrating the youth” in almost every agenda and association that I happen to be a part of and yet never gets fulfilled?… Read more “Leading by Example”
The fact of the matter is, you are not your accomplishments, your creations, or the sum of the various roles you play in your life – you are much more than that.
My origins as well as many of my close family and friends roots lie in Kerala, India and right now, Gods Own Country is facing one of… Read more “Kerala Flood Crisis”
our people must make room to allow diversity in the leadership we look up to. Being bilingual is not more important than character and competency. Make space for second-generation leadership and be proud of the inter-generational community we carry.
Ever since I wrote my first piece here, it feels like ages since I’ve written a post referencing back to the origins as to why I decided… Read more “A Forever ‘American Born Proud Desi’”
The issues I will talk about are both temporal (generational, tradition vs. modernity) and spatial (geography, environment). First & Second Generation Indian-Americans are Indian and American, trying to balance… Read more “The Juxtaposition of Indian-American Culture”
Writing this post has been a struggle. I felt as if I completed the final piece, it would dot the “i’s” and cross the “t’s” making what… Read more “Life After Being In the Limelight”
What you see very much influences how you feel about yourself. It’s equally important that what you don’t see does the same.