Sujatha Bagal

Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.

Indira Mahajan: A Voice of Her Own – The Hindu

Indira Mahajan hangs on to the piano as if for dear life; as if the power of her voice would carry her slight frame right off the stage if she … Continue reading

November 11, 2008

Yoga: Benefits for Women – Washington Woman

I lay flat on my back in corpse pose. My body lay still, but my mind was racing, darting back and forth between memories and plans. A gentle voice wafted … Continue reading

July 17, 2004

In the Driver’s Seat – Fairfax County Times

As Vice President and CEO of Reston Limousine Service, Inc. in Sterling, Kristina Bouweiri sits at the helm of a $6 million business, overseeing a fleet of 93 luxury sedans, … Continue reading

May 13, 2004

Perseverance Pays: A Life Lesson – Fairfax County Times

Mary Ann Elliott has a story she likes to tell when she speaks to women’s groups. When Motorola first established a policy opening jobs to women and minorities, she applied … Continue reading

May 6, 2004

Passion for Service Finds Market Niche – Fairfax County Times

Kekelwa Dall was listening to the radio one day in early 2002 when she heard a news report on the 2000 census and the growing class of senior citizens. Something … Continue reading

March 17, 2004

Childbirth: Preparation is Key – Washington Woman

As soon as I settled down on my bed in the hospital where I would deliver my baby, I looked around my room. I spied a beautiful white flower in … Continue reading

March 17, 2004

Parenting From an Immigrant Perspective – Washington Parent

“Twinkle, twinkle, little star…” I sang. After about the 20th rendition, my 5-month-old son dozed off in my arms. “Twinkle, twinkle” was my stand-in, night after night, for lullabies I … Continue reading

February 17, 2004