Chardi Kala- Finding Hope During a Pandemic

Chardi Kala is a concept/phrase in Sikhism that literally translates to "being in a euphoric/optimistic state." As always, literal translations never quite convey the concept in its entirety. Basically, this phrase means achieving a state of happiness because you acknowledge that a higher power is watching over you. It is based on two concepts: acknowledging … Continue reading Chardi Kala- Finding Hope During a Pandemic

Episode 5: Devis, Doulotis, and “Untouchable” Issues

**** My freshman year of college, I decided to take an Asian Languages and Cultures course called Indo-Pakistani Women Writers. The course was provocative for many reasons- it had been a while since I had seen the adjective Indo-Pakistani to describe something other than a war (it was refreshing to see that we were learning … Continue reading Episode 5: Devis, Doulotis, and “Untouchable” Issues

Episode 4: An Island of Order in a Sea of Chaos

I’ve always had a fascination about how the chaos of the universe became order- how molecules in a silent darkness collided and joined to become planets, stars, life forms, and all of the other things that exist in the universe. And still, the universe is expanding…. meaning that the order is surrounded by chaos but … Continue reading Episode 4: An Island of Order in a Sea of Chaos

Episode 2: Daze and Nights

Being a graduate student is a lot different than any other phase in my life- I am navigating a new place, new people, the new language of medicine, the constant terrifying realization that my actions could be the difference between someone's life and death one day. And those are just the school-related things... the list … Continue reading Episode 2: Daze and Nights