Starting off the new year is a purely psychological concept, but there's something immensely satisfying about being able to push that invisible reset button. Clearing the slate, cleansing the mind, starting anew-- what's not to love? I'm not a staunch believer in new year's resolutions (do they even exist a few weeks into the year?), but I do think it's important to reflect back on the year in some way, because it is only by looking back that we know how to continue moving forward. Here's my year in review.Read More
I am constantly growing.
It's a thought that seems pretty logical on the surface, but one that is packed with meaning.Read More
This summer is slowly coming to an end, and in a couple of days, I'll be back in Syracuse, ready to start my junior year (what?!) at college. It's crazy how time flies. What's even crazier, though, is that I haven't written a personal post in so long. I guess that's a side effect of studying journalism-- you lose yourself in the constant tirade of news, whether it be in politics (ha), war, environmental deterioration, human crises, attacks of terror.Read More
On Saturday, August 12, a "Unite the Right" rally was held to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E Lee, an American Confederate general. The rally, which has been deemed one of the largest white supremacy events in American history, took place in Charlottesville, an independent city in Virginia. According to authorities, during the gathering, a 20-year-old man named James Alex Fields Jr. crashed his car into a 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, who later died in the hospital. 35 people were injured at the rally. Two officers monitoring the situation from above were also killed in a helicopter crash. All in all, it was a tragic weekend for Charlottesville.Read More
A few days ago, I got back from a weeklong trip to India, where I spent a few days at a government school in Maharashtra for my non-profit, Aboli Foundation. I was also on assignment for my internship with the Bangkok Post to write an article and visually profile the Adivasi community in the region. Needless to say, my camera would be my new best friend during the trip (not that it isn't already).Read More