The Sound of Silence

Writing personal narratives is hard. This article that I wrote about silence being an old friend of mine was a lot to do with self-reflection and whether I learned something in the process. Read my post in Medium here.

Monasteries of Meteora – DH Travel

Kalambaka – the name sounds like a character out of the Mahabharata, or maybe even the Rig Veda. Certainly not the first name that pops up in your mind when you think of Greece. However, the town of Kalambaka is indeed in Greece, nestled in the plains of Thessaly, about four hours ride north of Athens.
Read the rest of the travel piece that appeared in the Deccan Herald here.

DH article – Seethalakshmi Venkatesan

It’s been five years since my guru Seethalakshmi Venkatesan passed away on 18th November 2012. She was a huge influence in my life and I learned much more than music from her – lessons that extended beyond the classroom and her gentle guidance on how to be a better human being. They broke the mold when they made her. It wasn’t easy writing this article as I always felt it wouldn’t do justice. So when my husband agreed to write this piece with me, it turned out well.

She has an impeccable sense of timing that separates exceptional performers from the merely good. Age hasn’t dimmed either her voice or enthusiasm. For the rest of the article that appeared in the Deccan Herald, click here.

Be True to Yourself

At Toastmasters the 10th speech is a milestone. It’s the last project before you’re declared a “competent communicator”. The purpose of the speech is to inspire your audience and pull together whatever you’ve learned thus far in your Toastmaster journey. To read my speech click here.

Concert in Chicago

Op-Ed article in the Hindu

“Have some more of this,” I urge with a loving smile as I scoop out a bit more of the vendakkai (lady’s finger aka bhindi or okra) curry from the casserole and serve my daughter. She sulks, pouts and gives me a basilisk-like stare but I remain unmoved. This wasn’t the first time we were at cross-purposes over matters relating to food. Read the rest of my article in the Open Page of the Hindu here.

Career Choices for Children

Are children ready to make career choices when they are in tenth grade? At fifteen, my daughter was at a crossroads in her life. She had to decide whether to pursue further studies in Science, Commerce or Arts. Read the rest of my article in the Hindu here.