Post-SOTU Google+ Hangout and TweetUp Show Why President Obama Should Rely on Social Media in 2012 Campaign

The White House announced a packed engagement schedule in the lead up to and after Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, including a full week of “Office Hours” with senior officials, a White House TweetUp, and a Google+ hangout with President Barack Obama (on Monday, January 30th)....more

Re-careering blues

I resigned from my job after my move to New York and have only been looking for a job for a couple of months. And, I am lucky to have a supportive husband who has far less issue sharing “his” money than I do (quotation marks are mine not his). So, necessary PC-caveats aside, why do I feel so low?...more

Love, Ramadan and 9/11

The President held a dinner at the White House last month in honor of Ramadan where he discussed the upcoming 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. This year, Ramadan is sandwiched between that anniversary and an epic moment in my personal life, my wedding. As I reflect on these important events, the connection between the two is strikingly obvious: they are both very American.Our wedding was big, fat, and Pakistani. I had six outfits for three days, my groom and I participated in rituals that left our faces yellow with turmeric, my friends performed a hip-hop/Hindi dance medley, and we served possibly the entire variety of South Asian food in the DC tri-state area. ...more