I first started learning Bharatanatyam, a classical form of South Indian dance, in first grade. It was a
part of my childhood and middle and high school experience. It taught me how to work hard both individually
and as a team member
and how to be a mentor for others.
In high school, I enjoyed performing at relatives' weddings, whether it was a Bharatanatyam
I had been taught or a choreography
of my own.
And in college, I was a proud member of the Stanford Bhangra team, where we achieved many "firsts" in terms
of competition acceptances and awards!
I love spicing my popcorn in creative ways. This has become the most tangible way in which I
have influenced all of my friends. I also love drinking tea. Here are some recommended spice (+ tea)
- Classic: Pepper, salt, and butter + Earl Grey tea
- Masti Masala: Maggi Masala powder + Chai
- Guata: Salt, lime, and Merkén - thank you to the Mapuche people for this amazing spice
- Palomitas: Chili powder, cumin powder, paprika, Tajin, lime, Cotija cheese
- Really Chili: Sriracha, salt, and sesame oil + Genmaicha green tea
- It's Parmy Time: Lemon pepper, parmesan, and thyme
- Spice Girls: Paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, and cajun seasoning
You can also try mixing your popcorn with other snacks, like Takis, Doritos, Flamin Hot Cheetos, and
Chex Mix, and you can try popping your popcorn with different types of oil, such as coconut, olive, sesame,
sunflower, grapeseed, and ghee.
In the before times, I enjoyed traveling and have especially impactful memories from
my summer interning in Bangalore and my quarter abroad in Santiago.