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Back to Work….

         Taking a break when kids came along was a choice I made, even before I trained myself, for my dream job of being a software engineer. In the corporate world, after a post graduate degree, having a job was a pride, taking a break was a crime and those who dared... Continue Reading →

Do we know what we are eating?

As I was cleaning my kitchen shelf this morning my stored asofetida caught my attention. It had 30% maida. The package that caught my attention was the one I bought in my hometown Chennai. I was happy that finally Indian products were starting to have the ingredient list. I checked my current package which was... Continue Reading →

Empowering Vs Protecting 

When you have a thirteen year old going on fourteen, the question on our mind is How much do I empower? Do I just protect my child ? How much do I push? When do I hold back? This is a struggle we face almost every day, from helping them find their socks to what they do... Continue Reading →

The unpredictability of Life

Staying on the other side of the world and following the US elections was an interesting journey I should stay. Watching the primaries and then the conventions was an experience. What stood out for me was the day of results. Being about twelve hours ahead of Washington,  just as the day starts for us,  it... Continue Reading →

Now that’s my Name

Sherene Ellen Sornamalar Rajaratnam was the name lovingly decided by Dr. Rajaratnam Abel and Dr. Jolly Rajaratnam for their daughter, me. When I was four, my dad got an opportunity to study abroad, so off we went as a family and as protocol would have it, my name was added into my moms passport (those days kids did not... Continue Reading →

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