Sometimes you are sick and tired of your circumstances and are suddenly blessed with the strength to turn the impossible into possible. Sometimes your will is so strong that emotions fail to stop you. Sometimes a long-term goal becomes more important than the routine responsibilities you have. It is then that you get the strength to pursue something out of the ordinary and are blessed with the ability to do away with emotional bonds that make you weak.
I got so sick and tired of the uncertainty and the injustice we were being subjected to as immigrants in America, that…
Almost two years before the pandemic shut down borders and stopped air travel, my husband and I took the difficult decision to be apart and carve our own paths in different countries.
My husband works on a special skilled temporary visa in the USA. His work visa was shortly coming to an end and there were doubts that it would be renewed. Failure for renewal three years ago had shunted us back to our own country, India, where my children who were used to the lifestyle in a developed country could not settle down.
We decided to spend some time…
I was born and raised in India, a country I should have never been born in. I say this as everything from my views, to my talents, did not pass my inheritance.
It was a land not suited for my distorted, liberal-minded family or me. We were three girls raised by a very disoriented set of parents who should have had little ones after growing up a little.
When you have three daughters in a country like India, raised in the rape capital, New Delhi, you ought to be a little more vigilant. …
According to a recent report, India has been named the most racist country in the world.
It is said that one's future is determined by where he is born. In India, geography is destiny.
Right from desert to savannah and rain forests, from the roof of the world to coastal swamps and tropical islands, each location has its own language, culture, and traditions.
Approximately 50% of Indian people said that they would not be comfortable with neighbors who were of different cultures, ethnicities, or races than themselves. These races are not international, but in-house.
Because of its geographic location, India…
My name is Shireen Sinclair and I hail from India, a colorful country with the most hospitable people.
I studied to be a journalist, pursuing Opera on the side. We have no conservatories in India to learn this art. Most parents encourage their children to keep extra-curricular activities to a limit, as the chances that you earn a living through them are quite odd. As an artist — writer and singer, still struggling, I do get the point. To hear me sing, refer to this link
I am the eldest of three siblings. My parents did not have the most…
I am a nursing student in my first year. As part of the job, I have to do several practicals in different nursing facilities. The course is built up of theory and practical blocks. The theory or school block lasts for a month followed by a month of working at a caregiving facility.
After my first month of school, I was transferred to the psychiatry station. The sights and sounds that welcomed me here made me more nervous than I already was. The entire facility reverberated with a cacophony of nonsensical murmurs and screams. …
All she asked of me was time
All she asked of me was to hold her hand
All she asked of me was to be near her
All I could give her were false hopes
“How can you leave me like this?” said she
“I have so many other’s to attend to”, said I
Can you do something to mend my pain
Can you make me well again
She goes for dialysis thrice a week
Thereafter is she nauseated and dizzy
She spends one day out of the seven
Feeling like she can pull through the rest
No one wants…
My husband is a gifted IT engineer working on a contract with an American firm in the USA. When we suddenly moved to this country after the wedding, I suddenly turned from a contributing partner to a doormat. Here none of my academic degrees were recognized, and we had no time or money to invest in my studies again.
Unlike some women who want to have a rich man in their lives to pay the bills, I wanted to at least generate enough income for my own expenses. …
I made my first, read-worthy post on this platform on February 28th. It was about India as a peculiar land and the Goodmen project published it.
Making money from my writing was something unheard of. I have always been a writer and getting rejected by journals and the top publications became second nature to me. Actually, I lied, as a singer, rejection was already second nature to me.
In February I became a paid member on Medium. Becoming a paid member has many benefits.
“One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.”
― Brooke Davis, One tree hill
Approximately twenty years ago, when I was 17, and hunting for fields to specialize in straight after college, I pondered upon being a nurse. Not because I wanted to care for people, but because I wanted my career to lead me out of India, my birthplace. At that time, nurses were in demand the world over. …