Why Birthdays Suck And It Is Not For The Obvious Reason

Why Birthdays Suck And It Is Not For The Obvious Reason
Yesterday was my birthday. I turned a quarter of a century old. And I don't like birthdays. Actually, I don't like my birthday, I don't mind celebrating other's birthdays. Why do I think birthdays suck? It is not because they make me feel old, the common reason why people don't like birthdays; I don't even mind getting old.  (more…)

Happy Gudi Padwa! (Marathi New Year)

  Today is Gudi Padwa, and it marks the beginning of the New Year in the Hindu calendar. It also marks the beginning of a new agricultural harvest season. It is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month, which is the first month in the lunar Hindu Calendar. (more…)

My Vastly Different Christmases

My Vastly Different Christmases
Having such an ever-changing and unexpected life, I have experienced Christmas in many ways. My favorite are still when I was a kid in Mexico City, and between the 24th and 25th I would go to grandma's house, and my great-grandparent's house, and my dad's house, and everywhere I went I would eat delicious food and receive tons of presents which included the occasional ugly clothes, but mostly awesome presents. And then Santa, oh man!

Indian Style Birthday Celebration

Indian Style Birthday Celebration
While in rural India, I was invited to Vaishnavi's 19th birthday. Shekhar picked me up in his scooter at 6pm and we headed to town where Vaishnavi lives. I was staying in the outskirts of the town/city. This was my first time attending a traditional Indian style birthday celebration. (more…)