Posts Tagged ‘ journalism ’

I’ve found my voice!

The Kiss

A writer finds her voice in the world of iPhoneography. A challenging, yet rewarding journey that wouldn’t have been possible without constant encouragement and inspiration from some iPhoneography greats.
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Deciding what is news


Who decides what is news? Journalists and editors relying on their judgment training or trending topics in Twitterverse?
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The grass is always greener…


The grass may look greener on the other side, but step over the fence and you realize what you have is what works for you best.
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Re-writing my life story


What gives you utmost peace … what can you immerse yourself in day in an day out and derive so much pleasure from it that you become oblivious to everything else? I think I have found my answer. Have you?
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Tired of the 9 to 5


This post is not a veiled resignation letter, but it certainly is a plea for help, for advice, for guidance, for validation and for a reasonable, rational kind of support.
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Yeah, blame it on the kids!


A recent New York Times Magazine article caught my eye with the headline: Do Daughters Cause Divorce? As a child who’d witnessed her fair share of “normal” bickering between her parents, it took me only a second to click on the link. This is how the article began: Parents of girls are 5 percent…
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Never give up

pen writing

This post is dedicated to the fabulous, hard-working interns in my office. Just a reminder that the journey to your destination doesn’t always mimic a direct flight; it’s more like a bumpy bus ride with many transfers. ———- My love affair with words started with solving the “Word Power” section of Reader’s Digest. I…
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Peepli [Live] — our apathy exposed


Peepli tackles many big issues in a span of 106 short-minutes the only way it could be done – with a generous dash of humor. I was struck by how we depend on levity to get us through reality. There were a lot of laughs interspersed with moments of deathly silence in the…
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Age is just a number

Laura smiling

When I first met Laura in 2006, she left a distinct impression on me. Slightly less than five-feet tall, she had a personality that towered over everyone else’s. We were at History San Jose attending a class on feelings and spirituality — she and 15 other people as members of the Osher Lifelong Learning…
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My spot in the sun

Screenshot of the The University of Iowa Alumni Association website

A couple of months ago, I received an e-mail from the editor of Iowa Alumni Magazine, the bimonthly alumni publication of my alma mater. She wondered if I would be willing to answer some questions about my experiences as a student at The University of Iowa. I happily obliged. I used to be the…
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