First Love

When I ask you to name your first love, I’m hoping you eagerly say your own. Imagine how beautiful it would be if your heart was proud of itself? If it remembered that the Universe gave up time with the moon and sun to create you from its celestial pieces. All this magic, just soContinue reading “First Love”

Ami Bangali (I am Bengali)

Where are you from? That question is possibly the most familiar chorus I’ve heard my entire life. From people all over this country to those who speak my mother tongue. My question is where do I start? The early days when my khaki wrapped the shari around me and adorned me with gold necklaces biggerContinue reading “Ami Bangali (I am Bengali)”

A Song For You

As I boarded the plane my stomach felt like it was doing cartwheels and my anxiety seemed to be climbing a mountain with every minute. This wasn’t a bad feeling but more of an over excitement of seeing you after so long. It felt like ages had passed by since I last touched your faceContinue reading “A Song For You”

To: My Best Friend By Blood & Choice

It was a nice breezy September morning in 1997 as the wind hit my face to welcome me to my first day of Kindergarten. Daddy was holding my hand as he walked me trying to make me feel better about the first day I would be away from him and mom for the entire day.Continue reading “To: My Best Friend By Blood & Choice”

Bangla: Amader Bhasha, Amader Ohongkar (In honor of Ekushey February/International Mother Language Day)

Growing up, I would have other South Asians ask me the strangest questions. Do I speak Hindi/Urdu? If not, why don’t I learn? So in honor of Ekushey February also International Mother Language Day declared in 1999 by UNESCO in recognition of those who fought and died to speak Bangla, this post is my response.Continue reading “Bangla: Amader Bhasha, Amader Ohongkar (In honor of Ekushey February/International Mother Language Day)”

How To Make Her Fall In Love With You

I have mixed emotions about Valentine’s Day because you should always express your love to the people in your life all the time especially the one you choose to lay next to every night. However, I do love how warm and joyous this holiday can be. I love seeing people in love or doing thingsContinue reading “How To Make Her Fall In Love With You”

Style & Fashion: Podcast with Bryan

On Tuesday, as I’m finishing the dishes after coming home from dinner with my little brother and his girlfriend at East Wall Restaurant, I hear my phone ringing and its my wonderful talented friend Bryan Chu. A few weeks ago he honored me by asking to interview me about fashion, style and the importance of it inContinue reading “Style & Fashion: Podcast with Bryan”

Promises To Keep

Counting down the days to the New Year and everyone is scrambling about what to do, how to act and this long awkward moment before 2018 knocks at our door. So whether you are in search of the perfect outfit for that perfect Instagram shot with your new boo thang or you’re reflecting on thisContinue reading “Promises To Keep”

2017: The Best Year Ever

As I’m lying on my beach mat in Miami, soaking in all the beauty around like the sun, weather and one of my best friends (Nancy aka “My Fave”) giggling as she takes a snap of us I couldn’t be more grateful of life. I know I wrote a piece when I was leaving L.A.Continue reading “2017: The Best Year Ever”

Home is Where the Heart Beats

As I’m boarding yet another plane to go home I almost stopped to question what that even meant to me at this point. I find myself so busy that my apartment has become somewhere I get my 8 hours of beauty sleep. So in reality do I even consider that “home”? According to the dictionary,Continue reading “Home is Where the Heart Beats”