Bridgerton & Breaking Down Indian Colorism

Television and movies have exploded in terms of representation for minorities, especially for those like me of South Asian background. Never in my childhood would I have dreamed that I would see so many famous South Asian characters on regular, everyday TV! Not only did I not think this was a possibility as a child,…

February 2022 Books

I only got through two books in February: one audiobook and one hard cover. However, both of these books were well worth the time it took to finish them. Both took the full 28 days to get through, and oh were they incredible! Without further ado… Clocking in at 32 hours and 51 minutes, this…

Role Models for My Daughters: Leena Nair

This week, luxury brand Chanel announced that Leena Nair would become its new global CEO. This is huge news, since Nair is only the second woman of Indian origin to become a corporation’s global CEO (the first being Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo). Nair was born in the Indian state of Maharashtra where she studied Engineering…

Body Image in the 21st century

The helpful folks on social media I follow whom I mentioned in this podcast are: @BreeLenehan @justget.fit @deliciouslyfitnhealthy whose podcast I mention is Make it Simple And check out noom.com which was invaluable for me!

Role Models for My Daughters: Sunisa Lee

This is a too-long-delayed “role models” post! I’m picking this series back up by highlighting an amazingly talented young woman, Sunisa Lee. I never knew who the Hmong people were until my first day of freshman year in college. That’s when I met my dear friend Kou who has been a pillar of friendship for…

Mental Load and Contraception: An Unjust Distribution

By now, many people have seen the “Mental Load” comic that has sparked a great deal of dialogue around gender roles in heterosexual partnerships. Our current generation is one in which both men and women in a partnership tend to work outside of the home. However, much of the burden of home and childcare still…

Breastfeeding & Pumping: A Practical Guide

I’ve been debating publicly talking about my experience with breastfeeding for a while now. After much thought, I decided to go for it because I myself found much comfort (and helpful information!) after I had my first baby through scouring the web. And by scouring the web, I mean at all hours of the day…

A (Desperately Needed) Weekend Getaway

This post is by no means a way to complain or to gloat. On the contrary, this serves as an encouragement to anyone reading to take time for yourself, to pamper yourself once in a while, and to find a way to recharge your batteries regularly. The advice to recharge was first heard during orientation…

My Thoughts on Aziz

With the recent news about Azis Ansari, I have had conflicting thoughts and emotions about “Grace’s” (name changed) account of her experience and Aziz’s response to it. I’ve read commentary on both sides of the debate, and yet more commentary toeing the line between the two sides. I think that is where the discomfort stems….

My 2017 Audiobooks

Last year was the first time I tried Audible, and I am still loving it! Though my work commutes are much shorter now, I still fit in listening to audiobooks at various times throughout the day. I have taken a break recently due to being sick, but I’m hoping to finish out my current book…

Man Caves & Mom Guilt

For some weird reason, these two topics have been on my mind/coming up in conversations recently. So here is a brief discussion/rant. Enjoy, or stop reading now if you truly love the concept of man caves. And of mom guilt. Neither make sense to me. Man Caves — why? So a man, presumably married and with…

Role Models For My Daughters: Bharati Mukherjee

Today’s role model is very fitting in our current state of affairs here in the U.S. For this post, I highlight an immigrant woman. For the longest time, I had Bharati Mukherjee’s novel Jasmine on my bookshelf, sitting there, waiting to be read. I always seemed to forget about it, and more recent novels always swept…