It was a Monday. I woke up with stomach and lower back pain. I was feeling sluggish and blue. Today is just not the day, I thought, then proceeded to engulf back into the warm layers of bedding after calling in sick from work. I took the day to pamper myself by ordering in warm… Continue reading The privilege of having option two
My name is Karishma Shah. I am a citizen of the United States of America. I am of Indian origin. I was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. My parents, sister and I immigrated to America when I was just a few years old. I have spent the majority of my life in America. I went… Continue reading Citizen of the world
I sat there, listening to my mom translate my second, now primary, language to my first language so that my grandma and I can communicate with each other. My grandma answered in my first language and I understood. Any follow up after that, if simple, I did, if elaborate, I was blank on. My mom… Continue reading The importance of the mother tongue
Keep yourself busy Broaden your likes and interests and make time for your current ones. For example, if you enjoy reading, find time daily to read a book. Or, learn to do something new like attempting a new sport or instrument or even something smaller such as trying out a new recipe. But make time… Continue reading 25 life lessons I learned by 25 (part 2 of 2)
25 life lessons I learned by 25 (part 1 of 2) Spend time with your parents The most important lesson I have learned is that time is limited. Spend as much time with your parents while you have the chance because a day will come when you realize that everything you prioritized over spending time… Continue reading 25 life lessons I learned by 25 (part 1 of 2)
4 scenarios. Choose your reaction. <poll closed> Results: You’re participating in your company’s annual volleyball tournament and after hard work, dedication and a bunch of bruises to show for it, you made it to the finals where you’ll be facing the team that has been undefeated for the past three years. What’s your reaction? Panic… Continue reading 4 scenarios. Choose your reaction.
At some point in our lives we all have gone through a difficult phase. The phase that tested our patience or made us question our journey. The phase that made us doubt the genuineness of people or the hope we carry that things will get better over time. The phase that seemed never-ending. I went… Continue reading We are in control
I want to share a parable with you all which I heard quite often growing up as Jain and how that story reflects real-life situations and attitudes. There are slight variations in the parable depending on the source. Blind men and an Elephant One day, a wise man approached six blind men and asked them… Continue reading Understanding others through a simple parable