Who am I?

Hey.

I’m Niyati Sharma.

I am the Founder and Executive Director of Pratisandhi Foundation, a student-led non-profit organisation working towards sexual health and education in India. With a team of over fifty volunteers, we are on a quest to redefine how the youth approaches questions related to sex and sexual well-being.

I am currently a student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver pursuing a degree that will probably not be even remotely related to what I will actually end up doing in life. But gotta get that piece of paper, right?

In addition to being someone who always (read: sometimes) appears to have life together, I am involved with organisations such as Enactus UBC and am an AFS Alumni member. I hope you find through my blog, whatever it is you’re looking for. Whether it’s that pot of gold at the end of a rainbow or just a boredom buster. Here you will find silly jokes, pain, laughter and the little wisdom I have gained from my experiences, all compressed into words and sentences that make sense only to my mind.

A Veil of Innocence is a name that was coined by a friend of mine and seemed to stick. It is not just a label but a mindset that allowed me to see the world through it. With time (and age) the veil has slowly begun to slip off and replaced by an ordinary girl, trying to navigate her way through life.

Join me, won’t you?

 

59 Comments Add yours

  1. narcisstic & curious! i like it ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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    1. Hahah well thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I absolutely love your blog โค

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      1. ok well that reply just made me grin massively this morning!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ thankyou!!!:) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ that’s the nicest comment i’ve heard in my part of blog land! *blush* ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ – it’s obviously cause you’ve just got good taste!!! hahah…or your completely bonkers!? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ either way lovely, many thanks…i may just have to put you in my ramblings somewhere! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy your day! ๐Ÿ™‚ time for me to go check you out again…i mean ya blog! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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      2. It certainly is a little bit of both :p Hope to chat with you someday, some poetry lessons maybe? Anyhow, thanks again โค

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  2. taste & crazy! i appreciate you even more! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚ yeah i’m sure that would be fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ ha i wouldnt know about that, but it would certainly very interesting to hear more from you. laters miss ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  3. Hey Ms. Narcissistic Girl Next Door! You sound like an awfully interesting woman, and a fun person too! I like that!! If only my very internet unsavvy self could figure out how to follow your blogโ€ฆI’d love to!!! Help! Stay cool, beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much! I believe there should be a button on top saying follow, if your computer has the same softwares as mine.

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      1. I’m looking honey, bit don’t see it anywhere. it’s really strange. I’m working on a Mac.

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      2. It says here that your site is reservedโ€ฆI don’t know what that means. There’s a few others that I’m following but haven’t had this problem previously: could it have a hidden meaning, perhaps? Lol :))

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      3. Strangely enough, I just got a message saying NarcissisticGirlNextDoor doesn’t exist at wordpressโ€ฆso I don’t know, but I’ll do my best to find out, and in the meantime, keep up with your writing as best as possible. btw: Thank you for liking on my post, and following my page. I recently returned back to my home city of New York after 4 years of living in India, while traveling to several other Asian Countries. I’m writing a book now about my many adventures thereโ€ฆ.

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      4. That’s lovely! I would love to read all of them, thank you so much for all the support

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  4. Thanks a lot! I feel like such a moron, but I see now where that button is in the upper left hand corner to follow you, so I have. I too, look forward to reading more about your rather intriguing ideas also. There are quite a lot of posts on my page, some of which are quite interesting, fun, or loving. I had many many fascinating experiences there, as well as in Europe, where I also lived and traveled for well over a decade. You might have to sift through the 400 plus posts to find the best of them, but I of course think they’re all worth reading anyway, soโ€ฆ.Have fun, and I guess I’ll see ya around. It’s very nice to have connected with you today!!! Keep writing, i think you have a talent, and seemingly a passion for it!

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    1. I’m sure they are, we Indians can be quite fascinating. Thank you so much

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      1. That’s the understatement of the millennium, dear! Which part of India do you originate from, if I may?

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  5. What a coincidence! Is that why my post caught your attention? Delhi is a pretty cool state, it has a nice cosmopolitan life. But it seems you’re in America nowโ€ฆis that right? It must be a big big adjustment for you, no?

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    1. No, I’m still in India, I’ve travelled to America a couple of tined though. It’s quite different. I believe that’s why your post caught my attention.

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      1. Oh, I seeโ€ฆI was thinking you were in the USA now. Yes, I found India extremely different, but often in very charming ways. I still call India a lot, like almost daily because there’s a man in Delhi, a “friend” of mine who owes me 25,000 dollars, and doesn’t seem to want to pay it back, which means I may have to return there soon. This particular Punjabi woman that I spoke of in my post was one of the most extraordinary gifts that India gave to me, and there were many! So as far as I’m concerned, Punjabi women will always be cool with me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Hahah I bet, Punjabi women are proud. Confident and in my opinion one of the very free spirited people. I’ve always lived here, one gets used to it.

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  6. So it was probably being a Punjabi, along with being an Osho girlโ€ฆthat made her so amazingly free spirited. I never knew anybody like her. She was totally uninhibited. It was such a joy to be in her company; had I known what you just told me, I probably would have hung out more in Punjab, than in other places. Many places, and people, in India felt very rigid, and conservative to meโ€ฆwhich I didn’t find especially attractive. I’m a liberal, and a progressive thinking person, which probably had a lot to do with why it was so delightful spending a little time with her. I like Indians a lot, but it can be a challenging experience penetrating them sometimes. The culture, and traditions is so written in stone, that to shift into another gear that might be foreign to them, could be nearly impossible! And that was what was hard for me to get used to.

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    1. That’s true. In India you’ll either meet the most free spirited people or the most traditional and conservative of the lot. There doesn’t exist an ‘in between’

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  7. So are you a proud, confident, free spirited woman? :))

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    1. I’d like to think so.
      And no, your posts don’t appear in a steam like mine

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  8. I’d like to think so too! It has to feel better for everybody concerned.

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  9. Can you tell me what you did to make your posts appear as they do? it seems a lot easier to read them the way you have it set up.

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    1. It was actually like that from the very beginning.

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  10. One day you’ll have to remind me (since we’re friends now) to tell you the story about how I wound up in India. Talk about fascinatingโ€ฆyou won’t believe it, but it’s true. That’s why I’m writing what my publisher and I think will a best seller.

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    1. Haha sure thing, I’d love to hear about that

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  11. hmmm ok, I’ll have to find out how I can change my page. I basically only post things here, and as of lateโ€ฆI don’t even do that too much anymore unless something special comes to mind that I feel like writing. Most of my energy has to go into my book these days. But as I write, a lot of experiences and memories jump out at me that I just can’t resist writing about, like the post today. Do you have a goal with writing, or are you just having fun here? I think you write well.

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    1. Thank you, but I mostly write for fun. I mean I’m just a teenager looking to have some fun with my life. I hope your book work goes well.

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  12. I noticed that you’re on Instagram which I’m not, though I am on Facebook and twitter, in case you’re interested.

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  13. Having fun in life is the right thing to do. Have a good time, and feel good about having a good time! This period of your life is precious dear, savor it!!!

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    1. Yeah I realize that! Thank you

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  14. Tell me one last thing thoughโ€ฆ.

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  15. I can see that you’re a lovely looking young lady, but I find it hard to believe you’re a narcissist. Please tell me a little about that. Is it meant to just be a cute name? which it is??? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Well, I can’t get enough of myself. I love me, and so I thought it would be appropriate.

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  16. I love it! You’re beautiful and adorable! โค

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  17. cote8050 says:

    Thank you for following my blog, just was looking at some of your work, I look forward to reading much more.. I’m at work now and can’t but I will later! take care ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your work

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      1. cote8050 says:

        Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Loved your IG ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Love your blog โค

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  20. opalflame says:

    I nominated you for the Liebestered award here: (https://opalflame.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/libestered-took-me-a-week-to-figure-it-out/).. I am always taken by your writing, at times raw and emotional, at times blunt and honestly cutting to the point, with frequent hints of softness. Your voice when writing resonates with me as it reminds me of half forgotten thoughts and experiences that I have encountered. I appreciate your open depiction of your life and ponderings and philosophies, and I’m caught hanging on your every word. Thank you, I look forward to your next post.

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    1. Thank you so much. You have no idea how much I appreciate this. You just made my day ^_^

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      1. opalflame says:

        *Grins so wide*. I’m so glad I could bring you this happiness! Wow, now I feel awesome. And you are very welcome. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      2. Hahah you should. #ForeverAwesome?

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  21. opalflame says:

    #Forsure! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. spearfruit says:

    Niyati, very nice to meet you and learn more about you. Thank you for following my blog, I will certainly take time to visit yours as well. I hope your day is a happy one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Always a pleasure :’) Thank you so much.

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  23. Soul Gifts says:

    Hey Niyati, I was looking for a like button but it seems to be missing! Thank you so much for following my blog. wish you many happy hours with yours , ranting and whatevers ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hey. Thank you so much!! Your blog is amazing

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      1. Soul Gifts says:

        Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

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