Pod Save America LIVE!

Every day when I wake up, I usually do a quick scan of my messages before picking a podcast to play as I get ready for work. For the past couple of years, I have been an avid follower of several channels, one of which is Pod Save America from the Crooked Media suite of podcasts. For those of you … Read More

Wonderful Wanderings in Peru – Part 2

Machu Picchu If you read part 1, you might be wondering why there is no mention of the holy grail of Peru tourism, which also happens to be one of the 7 wonders of the world. I am, of course, talking about Machu Picchu. This is an Incan citadel set in the Andes at an altitude of about 8,000 feet. … Read More

Wonderful Wanderings in Peru – Part 1

The world has about 200 countries. Each of these has its own unique special flavor and reasons for visiting. The world also has a lot of history. One of the illustrious groups of people of the past were the Incas. They occupied portions of modern-day Peru during the 1400s and were one of the largest and most organized empires in … Read More

Celebrating a Birthday at XLanes

Over the weekend, one of my best friends from Graduate Student Government threw his birthday party at XLanes in Little Tokyo. Although I grew up and went to school in Los Angeles, I had never actually visited this venue before! XLanes is basically a whole variety of entertainment folded into one space. There are separate areas for bowling, arcade games, … Read More

What is Pilates?

Last week, my cousin brought me to my very first pilates class! Knowing nothing about pilates heading in, I was surprised by how fun and tough it was (I’m still sore two days later!). Although I was a little intimidated by the reformer machine and all the gadgets associated with it when I first walked into the classroom, I got … Read More

Family Dinner at Madeo

This last Wednesday kicked off over a month of birthday celebrations for my family in Los Angeles. Almost every year, the late August to mid October stretch brings along with it weekly dinners at some of our favorite spots in town. For the kick-off this round, we started at Madeo! Because their original spot on Beverly Boulevard is currently under … Read More

Cheering On the Los Angeles Football Club!

Founded just four years ago, the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is our city’s professional soccer team that competes in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). While I had grown up in the area hearing about the LA Galaxy, all the talk these days is focused on the LAFC because of their incredible first season last year. In … Read More

Handy entertainment notes for new move-ins

It’s that time of the year when old students and interns leave to make way for the new batch of people entering USC. The first thing to decide on is a place to stay. Once you’re done with that, you will want to go about and make the place feel like home. One indispensable thing which every household needs is … Read More

An Indian twist to Roast Beef

Roast beef, despite its deliciousness, isn’t a traditional Indian dish. Being an Indian living in the US, I thought I would come up with my own twist to roast beef which blends the flavors of the subcontinent with those in the US. To what end? Read on to find out. Thou shalt not be disappointed. What you’ll need: Roast beef … Read More

Essential Newsletters for USC Students

ATTENTION!! If you are an incoming or current USC student, it is imperative that you sign-up for the following newsletters if you’re interested in anything related to art, entertainment, politics, science, and involvement! For those of you unfamiliar with USC and Los Angeles, we are lucky to be situated in an area with incredible resources and connections. We regularly host … Read More