Ask Tara · Travel

Dream To Move To New York City

I am 17, I live in Oklahoma my dream is to move to NYC. Do you have any advice? It looks so beautiful there. My Answer– I too like many others, had this dream. In 2010, I was lucky enough to visit New York City like so may others, I Fell In Love with the…… Continue reading Dream To Move To New York City

Lifestyle

Interestingly American

“Your outfit is interesting,”she said. I thanked her. “Your are wearing an interesting cap,” he said. I thanked him. “The curry tastes interesting,” they said. I was delighted at the compliment. Little did I know! The Oxford English dictionary defines ‘Interesting’ as, arousing curiosity or interest; holding or catching the attention. So, a debate is…… Continue reading Interestingly American

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Artists, Musicians, Hikers, Craftsmen & Foodies Are Home – Asheville, NC

Amidst the green mountains, just off the interstate in North Carolina, lies Asheville – a city that has tons of arts, culture and food, all packed into the small area that makes the city’s vibrant downtown. It’s a place where people celebrate the colors in clothes, the sounds in music and the taste in food/drinks.…… Continue reading Artists, Musicians, Hikers, Craftsmen & Foodies Are Home – Asheville, NC

Lifestyle

Horses, Stables & Bourbon Y’all

I wish I never ever forget the South, where  we were greeted with big smiles and “how are y’all this beutiful** braht*** mornin?”, where Ashwin had aigs* for breakfast, I had me some grits and biscuit. I hope I don’t forget the people that said they lived in the country and that didn’t bother ’em none.…… Continue reading Horses, Stables & Bourbon Y’all

Immigrant stories

Dependent In An Independent Country

I have been wondering what is the best way to put this out there. And then I read Kriss Carr’s, “Crazy Sexy Love Notes,” which basically said I should tell the truth. Not that I was planning on lying, but this just gave me the push I wanted. I moved to New York, to America…… Continue reading Dependent In An Independent Country

America · Lifestyle

We love our Lines

In Manhattan I stand in lines for everything. The first time I had to stand in line for food, I channeled what my dad always told methought, ” Hey! That’s crazy. I am not that desperate for food.” I quickly got out and walked away. By and by, I realized that in New York, it’s a mattar…… Continue reading We love our Lines

newlife · Travel

A Tourist: From The Suburbs To NYC

That’s How I Got To Manhattan All kinds of things happen in New York. It’s not safe. Don’t make eye contact with anyone! Read a map in private. Disguise being a tourist. Keep a close watch on your bag. Thinking about everything friends had told me about New York, anxiously, I boarded the N.J. Transit…… Continue reading A Tourist: From The Suburbs To NYC

Lifestyle · Travel

Travel USA

People who have lived in America their whole lives seem surprised by all the traveling we do in the United States. I wonder why that is. I wonder why I hear of more people going off to Italy than flying to Oregon? I wonder why people from New York will fly to the Caribbean, but…… Continue reading Travel USA

Immigrant stories · Lifestyle · newlife

The America I Love

America is a fantastic county! I love it for several reasons. I get to breathe fresh air, to drink the clean drinking water that runs through my tap, and to eat delicious organic and vegan food. I am in awe of the diversity in America, the gurgling rivers, the voluminous mountains, clean beaches and rocky…… Continue reading The America I Love

Immigrant stories · Lifestyle

My New Life

As I sit here wondering what my first post should be about, I guess the best thing would be to properly introduce myself. I don’t think it suffices just to say that I was born in India and that I moved to Jersey City, United States to teach at a Montessori school. Neither is it…… Continue reading My New Life