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

Travel

New Yorkers Travel 350 Days A Year

If you are fortunate enough to live in New York, like I do, you know that vacation is when you stop sightseeing and doing new things. You stop seeing new things only for two weeks of the year, basically when you are on vacation. If you do not live here, you will just have to…… Continue reading New Yorkers Travel 350 Days A Year

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

America · Immigrant stories · Lifestyle

Birthday Shopping & Perks

It’s My Birthday-I’ll Be Ignorant If I Want! As I am growing older, I have been losing touch with a lot of my friends, letting go family contacts and that has basically caused one huge problem in my adult life. My birthday wishes, gifts and cards have dwindled to almost negligent. I really have only…… Continue reading Birthday Shopping & Perks

Art and Crafts · Travel

Giving Museums A Chance

What if you went to a museum and the exhibits were dusty, turning color and rusting? What if the displays never changed? What if captions barely told you anything about the piece of art? Would you ever go back? Growing up I rarely went to museums.  Despite museums, having some beautiful works of art, the…… Continue reading Giving Museums A Chance

Art and Crafts · Travel

Performing Art- A Good Deal

It is absolutely exhilarating to come out of a theater having watched performers act live. My mind feels at peace having spent two hours or more completely immersed in a show. My lips repeat the dialogues and songs that will over taken my being for the next few hours. I laugh about the scenes from the show,…… Continue reading Performing Art- A Good Deal

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

America · Immigrant stories · Lifestyle

…On Watching Movies in theaters

Watching a movie in theaters is always a treat. The dark room, the larger than life image, surround sound, perfect temperature, a bag of popcorn all add to that enjoyable fun experience. When we first moved to the United States, the theaters we went to just didn’t appeal to us. They were dated, had awfully narrow…… Continue reading …On Watching Movies in theaters

Immigrant stories · newlife · review

Brooklyn, A Movie I Relate To!

  (Spoilers Below) Brooklyn the movie pretty much sums my immigrant life in less than two hours. It’s beautifully filmed, well acted and has a theme that is so close to my heart, I have only good things to say about it. The dialogues in the movie are perfect and sound all the better with…… Continue reading Brooklyn, A Movie I Relate To!

Immigrant stories · Lifestyle · newlife · Travel

On Renting – To Live In/Short Term Visit To America/NYC

I was finally moving!! I was going to New York City. Well! Close enough- Jersey City! Where will I stay? How will I deal with realtors ( my image is that of a shirtless creep showing me homes in Hyderabad, India when I was apartment hunting there)? Will it be safe? How will I commute…… Continue reading On Renting – To Live In/Short Term Visit To America/NYC