Welcome to Indian Schools: A place where dreams go to die

It has been an established fact for quite some time now, that the Indian Education System is beyond flawed. When I entered grade 11th, I was determined to ensure that I do better than previous years simply because I wanted to prove to myself that I was a better student than I allowed myself to…

On being back and missing home;

For the past fifty days, I have been asked on various occasions what my one year in Belgium was like, what it was worth, what it did and how it felt to be back. I have been scratching my head since well before my departure from the Brussels international airport as to how I would…

My Host Family (Mijn GastFamilie)

I know, my exchange is almost over but better late than never right? Today, I’m going to introduce you to my host family. My family consists of my host mother, brother and sister. My host mother is a management and life coach and has her own business called “the coaching square”. She is extremely sweet…

Day 25- Belgium

How to survive being an exchange student in 5 simple steps: Month 1 (Easy version) (i) Immerse yourself in the language. Notice how listening to things you don’t understand all day gives you a slight headache in your left temple and all of a sudden you’re aware of how numb your body feels. Regret your…

Day 23- Belgium

Things that my inner voice has said to me the past few days on train rides in a foreign country I now call home; (i) I wonder why there is no universal language if all the emotions we try to convey are more often than not the same with just different strings of alphabets joined…

#The Anonymous Letters Project

Dear Boo, You see I have always loved the concept of optimism. That part where you notice that the glass is half full rather than it is half empty. Where you focus on the part that you are getting something to drink rather than not the whole thing. I have always loved the concept of…

What it means to be Indian

Four hundred year old temples And a Four thousand year old civilization I tell myself that this country of snake charmers just isn’t meant for me. But when I look back at this country so full of grace, There’s clearly something I fail to ace. You see, the fact that I’m the daughter of a…

What it means to be Indian

Four hundred year old temples Four thousand year old civilization I tell myself that this country of snake charmers just isn’t meant for me. But when I look back at this country so full of grace, There’s clearly something I fail to ace. You see, the fact that I’m the daughter of a Punjabi in…

India’s daughter

In utter chaos, between missiles and airstrikes; refugees and war; drugs and abuse; danger and darkness. There lay a hospital in a small city of India. Clean white tiles and the smell of hygiene reeked from the newly built four walls. Overwhelmed by tears, friends and family rejoiced around the little ball of beauty that…