20 Pregnancy Essentials (Updated!)

by Dr. Punita Rice Life

Pregnancy Essentials 2018

ICYMI, we’re expecting our second baby this summer! I’m in my second trimester (about 4.5 months pregnant) now, and there are definitely some pregnancy essentials must-haves that I’ve needed the past few months that I’d like to share here in case it benefits anyone else. In this post, I’m also including links to some of the aforementioned essentials (they’re affiliate … Read More

A Chat with Lady Pista

by Dr. Punita Rice Culture

Inspired by Lady Pista - Recording Artist and DJ - Full Interview with Punlearning

Have you heard of Lady Pista? Sumangala Narendrakumar (aka Lady Pista) is a recording artist and DJ whose music is a blend of dancehall, electro-house, and world music. A couple months ago, I reached out to Lady Pista to connect about the ISAASE Be Inspired project, which aims to inspire young South Asian Americans by sharing diverse profiles and stories … Read More

Some amazing things

by Dr. Punita Rice Miscellaneous

amazing things

Some amazing things I’ve been enjoying or thinking about this week, in case you’re interested. First, two random thoughts on style: (1) High waisted jeans are wonderful. In particular, these high waisted jeans. I have them in classic blue, light blue, and black and wear them pretty much constantly. (Also – here’s a good deal on Jeffrey Campbell booties that pair well … Read More

Do You Have a Favorite Song?

by Dr. Punita Rice Miscellaneous

Do you have a favorite song? I have a lot of favorites, and don’t think I could pick just one, but if I had to, it might be Instinct by Karsh Kale. In college, I convinced myself that this song was the theme song to my life. Here are some of my favorites…

Music for Concentrating

by Dr. Punita Rice Academia

What do you listen to when you’re concentrating? When I was studying for comps (comprehensive exams), or when I was working on papers, I liked listening to Hindi songs, or music by Anoushka Shankar (the song “Naked” is an all-time favorite). These days, when working, it’s usually because baby is asleep, so I’m usually working in silence, or with our white noise … Read More

What Music Makes You Cry?

by Dr. Punita Rice Life

Entre Acero y Cristal - Aitor Renteria - What music makes you cry?

What music makes you cry? NPR shared a story a few years ago about why some songs make us cry. In the story, a professor of music psychology shares that music can, in fact, trigger strong emotional reactions (the full story delves into why and how, if you’d like to learn more). I can relate to this! There are definitely songs … Read More