This was the year where I was able to go back to my roots in Kerala, India (and not as the ‘first Malayalee Miss India Washington’), and really see the fruits of the efforts a passionate group of Malayalee-Americas were able to accomplish (The FOMAA Village), and actually meet the families of the lives we forever changed.
So, I heard a rumor that after reading this, you’re going to think twice about spreading a rumor about me, my friends, or anyone else because you know it’s far from the truth and you know its not worth any of our time.
Historically, South Asian cultures embodied a very patriarchal society. Women hardly ever took the chance to voice an outstanding opinion about anything – including their own life. Unfortunately, this mindset has carried on and into the lives of our so proclaimed “modern day South Asians.”
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.
The idea being an Indian-American can be confusing is quite the understatement. It’s a complex juxtaposition in which I feel certain aspects of my being do not… Read more “Living a “Hybrid” Life”
Whenever I am not doing something or occupying myself with an event or networking with professionals – I honestly don’t know who I am. I don’t know… Read more “How my Productivity Became my Identity”
The South Asian community is known to be one of the strongest and closest communities in the world. Both in success and in failure, we support each… Read more “Too Many of us Suffer in Silence”
After immersing myself with the culture(s) of the entertainment industry, my eyes started to skim around and the realization I was the only person of an ethnic… Read more “The “Creative” Diaspora Problem of the Workplace”
As a day’s duty comes to an abrupt end, as the night envelopes the sky, when scenes come to a halt, and earthly noise becomes silent, all… Read more “Tears To The Corner of My Eyes”
As all of you know, I am an ‘ABPD’- American Born Proud Desi. I have been a part of various organizations all of which are non-profit and… Read more “Fighting for the Truth as an ‘ABPD’”