“I wish people knew that I’m probably much more scared of them than they are of me, or at least more scared than I may seem. Generally every time I first meet sometime I have a mini heart attack.”
"Weightlifting changed me completely; I've never been this active or happy with my life.”
“I don't know if I know where I feel safest. Honestly, it isn't in this world. I feel like when I'm lost in the world of books is where I'm safest - the fictitious where there is a good ending, and where a plan, or a plot, is already written out."
“I try to not let little things in life affect my happiness.”
"The act of making art is personal to everyone. It's a time-consuming process because it requires you to deeply reflect on who you are."
"It's usually hard for people to guess where I'm from: partly Indian, French and Thai."
"I find it very difficult to identify myself with one nationality."
"I love the confidence I show everyone around me."
She's almost a year old!
Saloni, 16, loves dogs. And dogs seem to love her too.
Jaganath Vartak stands on the porch of his house that he has lived in for over 4 decades. Vartak recently published a book, 'Green Desert', which profiles his experiences working in the Arabian Gulf.
“I think life is beautiful and painful.”
“Am I Indian, because of the way I look? Am I Thai, because of where I grew up? Am I American now, because that was where I was molded into the woman I am today? Or have I always have been a global citizen?”
"As time has passed, I have learned that you can't control other people's minds."
"As a first generation college student, things weren't easy for me. But I got through it and will graduate next year. "
"I think imperfections are beautiful, I think 'crazy' ideas can be the most brilliant ideas, and I believe in the power of chocolate."
"I like to smile. I think it's contagious."
"Don't stress too much. Smile even when life is hard."
"When I am walking along the Kelva/Mahim beach, I don't want anything else in life."