san francisco stole my heart (and also everything that i own)

Ah, San Francisco: your idealized dream city. The classic embodiment of charm and beauty and flawless weather. The mountains and the ocean and the breath of culture has enamored many hearts (mine included). I mean—how could you not fall in love with this city, with everything that she has to offer? I’ll tell you how: … Continue reading san francisco stole my heart (and also everything that i own)

my first nepali wedding: featuring white wine and identity conflicts

There's this sort of identity crisis you face when you’re a first generation kid trying to navigate yourself into a middle-ground between clashing cultures —feeling disconnected from an average American who’s lived here for generations, but also not as attached to your parent’s culture as you ought to be. Despite the Nepali blood running through … Continue reading my first nepali wedding: featuring white wine and identity conflicts

my day in yosemite: beautiful scenery in bad company

Imagine this: you’re hiking into the sequoias that soar miles above the mountains and moving towards the vast granite walls that eclipse the roaring waterfalls. With each step, every part of you drops further into a hypnotic trance of peace and reverence, and you feel yourself slowly slipping deeper and deeper into the entrancing beauty … Continue reading my day in yosemite: beautiful scenery in bad company

on america’s nationalist political stance that’s supposed to ‘make america great again’

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to make sense of the rationality of this country’s dropout of the Paris Agreement. Beyond the confident opinion articles of New York Times, there’s still an unsettled confusion about what we should understand and take away from this. The Paris Accord itself, despite all the laud from … Continue reading on america’s nationalist political stance that’s supposed to ‘make america great again’

can someone please tell time to calm the fuck down

Lately, everything on my Instagram feed has photographed the same thing with the same caption: a carefree pose with all three of your best friends from college, hugging or something like that, above a very original caption like, “Time flies!” or something even more cringy and sentimental. (Guilty as charged.) It’s a cliched post. And … Continue reading can someone please tell time to calm the fuck down

“the mountains are calling and i must go”: a spontaneous trip to the smokies

“When we walk, we naturally go to the fields and woods: What would become of us, if we walked only in a garden or a mall?” ---Henry David Thoreau;   "How was your Smokies trip? Your Instagram sort of looks like you went on some Eat, Pray, Love journey or something." ---a jab intending to … Continue reading “the mountains are calling and i must go”: a spontaneous trip to the smokies

an ode to mangal & badass women everywhere

Sometimes people ask me why I fight so fervently and so relentlessly to progress equal rights for women. Why I fight for the notion that everyone should have access to the same opportunities and resources regardless of gender, religion, race, ethnicity or any other line of segregation; why I think people's capacities should not be limited by something … Continue reading an ode to mangal & badass women everywhere