Welcoming 2017 with the PenPositive NewYear Quadrant

Since last few years towards the end of every year I write a piece to welcome the new year and sometimes a peek into the year that passed. This year I decided to plot several items in four quadrants across Happiness and Goals and use that as a self check mechanism reminding that all that makes you…

Reading @ Willow Glen

Last Thursday Oct 20th I was the featured reader at the willow Glen poetry project and did a 40 minutes reading. I made a Mashup of the reading and here is a 5 video of several poems all broken and stitched in no specific fashion. May be it ought to be Breaking and Stitched in…

Reflecting on Oneself and Making Changes

As Human Beings one of our most treasured abilities should be that we can (if we want) reflect on ourselves and what we do and make changes, correct what we feel is not right and then keep doing that. No wonder why it is important for us to daily think about how better we can be….

I will not subscribe to Islamophobia and you cannot force me to

Every time something bad happens I try to write and the tragedy is we are not able to catch up and write with the frequency and gravity of bad things happening around the world. Sometimes I feel that the anger over incidents of terrorism happening is not helping because anger happens and then people settle…

Today on May 30th My Birthday let me talk about Death :)

Some feel it is inauspicious to talk about Death on one’s own Birthday. Well not just on Birthday, they feel talking about death itself is a bad omen. And that’s the whole point here. I think you cannot talk about birth without thinking about death, it is not inauspicious but just a reality of life….

Happy 9th Rahi – Always Stand Up for those who cannot

Dear Rahi, Another year passed by and again it is time to write for you. I think this is one of the most favorite things I do in any year. Happy Birthday to you and Happy International Women’s Day. The world we live in now is much different from the world that I grew up. Well not different…

My memories of Living in Iran

I lived in Iran for just about over a year at a time when the Islamic revolution was at its zenith 1978-1979. Though I was quite young that time I have had in a small way witnessed the power and society transfer from a westernized Reza Shah to the Islamic Fundamentalist Ayatollah Khomeini…. I still…

My Dubsmash world

So I have been having a lot of fun with Dubsmash recently… not just me but I find that a very interesting tool for some family time doing it with kids and my love… Not sure if the interest will go off after some time but… as of now it looks a lot of fun…….