Planning 2017 with the PenPositive New Year Quadrant

Every year when we come to the end of the year there is excitement. Though we know it is just another passing of time based on a model through which we create an order in the world we live, everyone likes to look at this as a fresh start. An opportunity to start fresh. Make…

My First Poetry Reading to Folks with Alzheimer’s

A month back as part of Penpositive I visited an Alzheimer’s and dementia care center to read some poetry. I connected with them quite accidently. I have this habit of just typing poetry at places where people do not type like say job sites. I mean who would advertise for a poet. But I did…

Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra- Fremont Startup Grind Fireside Chat

Today was the first event by the new Fremont Chapter of Startup Grind as they hosted Manish Chandra, the CEO of the Fashion Marketplace Poshmark that provides you a fun way to buy and sell fashion. This is probably my first startup networking meeting after a gap of almost 5 years since I had removed my entrepreneur hat and…

San Jose Poetry festival 2015

Attended the San Jose Poetry Festival on Sunday April 12th. A full day spend with poets and poetry lovers. Anatomy of poetry, workshops, Featured readings, Haiku session, world Poetry, Highschool Poets, Poetry Slam, and finally open mic. The interesting thing about such events is that the moment they end you need more of them. Happy…

Support for Yukthi Yugam (Age of Reason) Magazine

Irrationality has made two things possible in our world. First it has made otherwise good people commit dreadful crimes and get away with it. Secondly it has made incredibly wise people be duped without ever being ready to even admit it. This happens because of the lack of a persistent effort to fight irrationality in…

The Launch of a Dream

I know it is kind of odd Launching something after it has been active for a few days. But This day is special. Tomorrow for a whole month we celebrate the “National Poetry Month”. Not just that  I will be doing a “Poem a Day” challenge. At the same time I want to also inform…

My day of inspiration at the PWLive

If you have had one of those rare delusions that you are writing OK, you should attend a writer’s event and meet other writers. You will know how serious people take their craft and you will also get to know how well people write and how committed they are. I had such an experience today as…