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Reflections on India

April 13, 2020
I grew up coming to India, almost every year ranging to every couple of years. And each time I came, it seemed consistent. We would stay at my Nani (grandmothers) house and visit a …

Jaipur Literature Festival 2020

March 23, 2020
One silver lining of the quarantine is that you finally get around to doing the things you've been wanting to do for a while. For me, it's writing. This year, I had the chance …

What is “home”?

February 12, 2020
A sense of home is tied to so many different things. From your cultural or ethnic origin to where you physically live to who you surround yourself with. My understanding of what "home" means …

Moving Continents – Part II

February 9, 2020
I've hit the almost 6-month mark of living in Sydney. Insane. Recently, a friend asked me how has living in Sydney has changed me or anything significant I've learned. I thought I would take …

How a place changes the way you think

December 21, 2019
The nature vs. nurture battle has been ongoing for centuries.  I started thinking about this early last year after going to CNU26 (Congress for New Urbanism) in relationship to how humans can better construct …

Moving Continents

October 13, 2019
I've now been in Sydney a little over a month and gotten a lot of questions as to why I've moved here and what cause this major life change. Through feeling homesick as well …

A love letter to California

August 31, 2019
Dear Calfornia, As you know, we've had a love / hate relationship for a long time. When I first met you, there was a kind of infatuation. I thought that life with you was …

The Travel Bug #nomorecountrycounts

August 15, 2019
I'm sure that you love to travel. You probably have a list of cities and places you've been to, and another list detailing all the place you want to go to in your lifetime. …


June 13, 2019
Every time I come back from a trip, I am bursting with travel ideas and advice. This entry is a little all over the place, but take what pertains to your flavor of traveling! …


November 1, 2018
I promised myself I would write a blog entry about solo travel after my big Morocco / Spain / Portugal trip since it was on my mind as I was traveling. Keep in mind …

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