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Faren Rajkumar
Sometimes New York, sometimes Florida
English student, music teacher, newspaper and literary magazine editor, writer and photographer - Windswept swirls of ink and giddy phrases spill from me - Thank you for reading! My name is Faren, and I live in too-sunny South Florida. I'm a pre-med student turned English student, and I dabble in tons of art forms and genres of writing, obsess over literature and nothing makes me happier than the clicking sound of a camera's lens or the end of a perfectly crafted sentence. Books, books, books, make me happy. Whatever I'm doing, I'd rather be reading or writing. A bit of nerd at heart. I'm also a violin teacher to a lovely group of kids, and I dream of moving to a big city where writing, music, art and good food can comprise my life everyday. I adore anything reminiscent of a time past; sometimes I feel like an old soul just waking up in the wrong body. I also have an affinity for all things Eastern: food, languages, culture, philosophy, religion... I'm an Indian girl who loves America to the depths of her soul, but never forgets where she is from. I'm here to share all of these things, the things I create, the things I love and the things that inspire me, with you.
Interests: Finding meaning where there usually isn't.
Recent Activity
Every unexpected noise was an alarm intended to awaken the slumbering instincts of my unheeding mind. A snapping branch. A chittering animal. A rustling bush. The gentle drop of water onto the surface of a half-concealed and moonlit pond. I jumped and clung to you, my nervous excitement leading me... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Wanderling
Just ask Sophia Coppola: something lost in translation is the greatest lament we may never have enough understanding to express. As I explore poetry in Spanish and attempt to translate in my novice capacity, I'm so frustrated by the beauty that is lost on me. But there is also something... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Wanderling
the edges of the universe are ever-expanding fleeing from itself everyday every night but yet i cannot leave this place this love affair with the palms and the stars my home where you have always been Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at Wanderling
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Read more at http://www.newsgram.com/hinduism-highlighted-beautiful-hindu-temples-australia-2/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at My Veda:
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Read the full story at : http://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/hindu-americans-oppose-textbook-edits-by-curriculum-commission--/article_e34e2e8c-f518-11e5-a4b4-3fd7876cbff5.htm Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at My Veda:
I've always liked the boys who blaze through yellow lights on empty streets, lust for fated tragic endings like the ones seen in smoke rings, and can never fall asleep before the witching hour. But your favorite flavor is vanilla, you wake with a smile, and something about the sound... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Wanderling
... and then suddenly I started writing poems about someone new Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Wanderling
I'll let you dream of solitude But with one arm around my waist And your uneven breath on the back of my neck My love While I stare at the ceiling and imagine the stars Alone together Together alone. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Wanderling
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Life should be chiefly service. Without that ideal, the intelligence that God has given you is not reaching out toward its goal. When in service you forget the little self, you will feel the big Self of Spirit. Paramahamsa Yogananda (1893-1952) Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at My Veda:
Significance of Holi In spite of being such a colourful and gay festival, there are various aspects of Holi which makes it so significant for our lives. Though they might not be so apparent but a closer look and a little thought will reveal the significance of Holi in more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at My Veda:
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A dozen college students dressed in every color, their long kurtas studded with tiny light-catching mirrors, assembled in the wings at Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium in New York. They swayed nervously from foot to foot, going over the steps of their traditional Indian folk dance routine in their heads,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at My Veda:
i am curious about the laws of gravity the rules that say woman is wild and man should aspire to stone i am curious about the shades of shadow the ones that hide lovers and shroud our divine right to paint in nude i have seen enough to know blood... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at Wanderling
Thanks for teaching me That fires burn and burn and Just as quickly die Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at Wanderling
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WHAT IS REINCARNATION? Life does not end at the death of the physical body. The body dies but the soul does not. It lives on in a counterpart of the physical body which is called the astral body. The astral body is made of astral matter and resides in a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at My Veda:
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When the fundamentalists of any religion teach an unrelenting duality based on good and evil, man and nature or God and Devil, this creates friends and enemies. This belief is a sacrilege to Hindus, because they know that the attitudes which are the by-product are totally dualistic, and for good... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at My Veda:
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Researchers have data crunched 2,500 recipes and found the secret to their success. Indian food, with its hodgepodge of ingredients and intoxicating aromas, is coveted around the world. The labor-intensive cuisine and its mix of spices is more often than not a revelation for those who sit down to eat... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at My Veda:
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In India I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth, but not adhering to it. Inhabiting cities, but not being fixed to them, possessing everything but possessed by nothing. -- Appolonius of Tiana (2-97 ce), Greek philosopher and occultist. His work deeply influenced Western mysticism. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at My Veda:
Saying "I am a Hindu" is bound to meet with denigration in the West and even in India - more so if someone born in the West states to have formally become a Hindu. Yet for someone in the West to say that they have become a Buddhist or a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at My Veda:
EVIL IS OFTEN LOOKED UPON AS A force against God. But the Hindu knows that all forces are God’s forces, even the waywardness of adharma. This is sometimes difficult to understand when we see the pains and problems caused by men against men. Looking deeper, we see that what is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at My Veda:
Ever seen a marshmallow bobbing on top of a tiny hot chocolate wave? Sweetness in a spotlight you're meant to crave. Doesn't the melting sugar orb remind you of the moon? Luminous and proud and gone too soon. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Wanderling