Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!

Grateful for Family and Friends

Today, this Thanksgiving Day, there are so many things that we are thankful for. We are so grateful for being blessed with the love of dear ones and the care and never ending support of family. We cannot be thankful enough for the hand woven sweaters, the steaming hot dishes cooked to perfection, the warm cup of tea in the mornings, or the mouthwatering desserts made with love. All these little things that make life worthwhile. Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

My TEDWomen 2017 experience at New Orleans : Part 1

Anuvaadika Monika Saraf at TEDWomen 2017 at New Orleans as a TED Hindi Translator

TEDWomen 2017, New Orleans

Attending the TEDWomen 2017 as a TED translator was an awesome experience for me. Bridges was the theme of this year’s conference. As Pat Mitchell, the curator and host of TEDWomen so aptly put it,

“We will explore ideas about how to build and design bridges, both literal and virtual, that connect us to each other and as a global community; ideas about how to suspend opinions, beliefs, even doubts; and ideas about when and how to burn bridges in order to move forward.”

Furthermore, it was not just an event for me, but an experience of a life time ! Hearing the powerful speakers, getting to meet wonderful people and coming across inspiring stories. As so many of my loving friends and relatives have been asking me about my experience, I just thought might as well write a post about it.

The Roosevelt Hotel

Hotel Lobby
Floral arrangement









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Austin Eubank’s TEDx talk on pain and addiction

The recent shooting at the Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas left us all heart broken.  A lone gunman shot dead 26 people, and injured so many others.  At this time of crisis, I am reminded of a talk on pain and addiction that I recently translated about the aftermath of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting.

Austin Eubanks at TEDx Mile High

I am so fortunate to have been able to watch this talk about pain and addiction live at TEDx Mile High, Denver. What an eye opener it is! Austin Eubanks has explained the emotional and physical pain he went through after the Columbine High school shooting. Continue reading “Austin Eubank’s TEDx talk on pain and addiction”

Selected to attend TEDWomen 2017 as a TED Translator

TEDWomen 2017

I cannot thank the Lord enough for being so generous. You guessed it… I have been selected as one of the ten translators to attend TEDWomen 2017. I am so excited to be at the historic Orpheum Theater,  in New Orleans, LA. What an honor it is for me to witness another awesome event! It is indeed a blessing to meet some of the world’s most inspiring speakers! You are welcome to have a sneak peek at the translators who have been selected.

A look at the TED Translators selected to attend TEDWomen 2017

I am looking forward to the great event. It is an opportunity of a life time that has been bestowed upon me.

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