Nothing to Own

In my last blog, I talked about moving, and how it made me realize that life is constantly on the move. Another thing that changed for me, primarily because of moving so often is that I don’t own anything. Because I didn’t stay in one place for long, things frequently changed. I didn’t own the…

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On Moving

Today I share my experiences with moving to new places and creating a home here in China. Some happy memories and some horror stories, followed by digging deeper into the idea of how everything is moving and nothing is here to stay.

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Walking Alone

When I was in Suzhou pursuing my masters, a walk to the university would take 15 mins. Every morning I would walk to class and listen to this one Shabad on repeat. Continuously listening to it for days, especially when walking alone, ignited something in me that made me reflect on myself and my daily…

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On a boat without oars

Last year there was a moment I felt like I was on a boat without oars. I was being pushed around by high waves and rained on by heavy storms. I had no clue where I was going. Placed with choices and decisions to make, fed with opinions and advice of others I felt like…

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Early Morning Reflections of a Rider

There is a sweet chirping sound of birds and a conspicuous shrill of black Cicadas on Paulownia trees, both harmoniously taking their turns. The wind is whistling in my ear as I ride my scooter through the silent streets with no beep beep beeps. Construction workers getting ready to start drilling and hammering. A couple,…

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