Always an Indian at heart- Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani

Above: Holiday lights showcasing the Taj Mahal in Philadelphia This may sound strange and duplicitous for someone who left her country to pursue greener pastures to say, but I’m going to talk about it anyway…I still consider myself deeply patriotic. Having aspired to travel the world as an ambassador from India (by joining the Indian foreignContinue reading “Always an Indian at heart- Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani”

Confident in ignorance

“To succeed in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”– Mark Twain Replica of the famous statue of David by Michaelangelo in Florence, Italy (the original is at Accademia in Florence)- to me, this statue depicts a supremely confident man I never realized until fairly recently how astutely Mr. Twain had nailed the secretContinue reading “Confident in ignorance”

Setting fire to water

I am literally talking about setting fire to water…not figuratively… http://www.knikaquatics.com/Home.jsp?team=akka I just remembered reading a book on the periodic table (table of all elements arranged according to atomic numbers and masses) as a child. While reading about sodium, I was fascinated by the fact that a lump of sodium would burn when placed in waterContinue reading “Setting fire to water”

Why I love facebook

FB gets plenty of bad press…how people are living in the virtual world, how FB encourages unfair competition, how people are more concerned with their appearances on FB, how they waste their time etc…. I love facebook. I think it is the best thing since sliced bread (forgive the cliched expression).. I post pictures onContinue reading “Why I love facebook”