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Who I am:
http://www.mansibhatia.com
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Santa Clara University
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir, Journalism, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
No
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
No
My professional associations:
CASE

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Mansi Bhatia posted a blog post

Re-writing my life story

It was a gorgeous day in Santa Clara yesterday. Stark blue skies with wispy clouds thrown in for romance. A sun so bright, you could see its rays bounce off the golden leaves blanketing the sidewalks. The air so crisp, you could spread some Danish Blue cheese on it and enjoy it with a glass of Cabernet.“It’s a crime to be locked up in the office on a day like this,” said a colleague.I couldn’t agree more.Since I’d already written my post…See More
Dec 8, 2010
Mansi Bhatia posted a blog post

Tired of the 9 to 5

I don't know about you, but I've reached a point in my life where I just don't want to abide by the 9 to 5 routine (technically, 8:30 to 5:30).I don't want to have to get up in the morning before the alarm goes off at 7. I don't want to have a rushed shower and cereal for breakfast five days of the week. I, especially, don't want to have to drive, or sit on the passenger side of the car, when it's raining in the mornings and evenings.It's not that the work I do isn't challenging. Or that I…See More
Dec 7, 2010
Mansi Bhatia posted a blog post

Gone are the days...

Gone are the days when you could put an upside downcontainer on your headand pretend tobe a firemanor a space cadetor zombie.Gone are the days when you could laugh out senselessand roll on the floorthanks to afart or burpor other bodily sounds.Gone are the days when dewdrops mesmerized you andMr. Moon excited youno end; when afountain was allyou needed tomake your world complete.Gone are the days when everything was new and held promisewhen you didn't knowwhat tomorrow wasbut you knew itwould…See More
Dec 6, 2010
Mansi Bhatia commented on the blog post 'What She’s Reading Now – Newser Edition'
"Arranged Marriage: evocative, sad, inspiring, pensive, uplifting, deep."
Nov 30, 2010
Mansi Bhatia posted a blog post

Spending quality time on urban India's streets

For the first time in two weeks I was able to comfortably lounge in the backseat of my dad's Honda Civic. The cyclists who appeared from nowhere ceased to elicit a "watch out, you'll hit him!" shriek of terror; I stopped cursing the motorcyclists; turned a blind eye toward the rickshaws; and didn't care about cars being driven so close alongside ours that I could roll down my window and touch them without having to ever so slightly stretch my arm.Yesterday for the first time I did not cringe…See More
Nov 15, 2010
Judaye Streett commented on the blog post 'Gender Stereotypes: Do you subscribe to, or challenge, them?'
"1. I enjoy a very short hair length. 2. Pantyhose make me sweat and itch. 3. Fascinated by snakes. 4. Only like to shop for used or discounted books. 5. Prefer polish free short nails. 6. I like to get to the point when I speak. 7. Have most of my…"
Oct 22, 2010
Mansi Bhatia posted a blog post

Gender Stereotypes: Do you subscribe to, or challenge, them?

A couple of weeks ago, a blogger friend tagged me for a Not So (Wo)Manly challenge.The original tagger called this "Sinners Against Gender Stereotypes" and explained it, thus:Please list at least ten things you have ever wanted or done which your gender is not supposed to. The tag is called ‘My Sins against Gender-Stereotypes’. And you must tag twelve blogging friends or else you will be cursed to wear blue…See More
Oct 21, 2010
Mansi Bhatia commented on the group 'Essay Writing'
"One’s spirit, intellect, sense of humor, compassion, abilities – all get lost when compared to others who are “normal.” Nancy helped me see that you are disabled only to the extent you want to be, while Bette kept reminding…"
Oct 16, 2010
Mansi Bhatia posted a blog post

Does it Matter?

"I don't feel like a 60-year-old when I look in the mirror," said a friend the other day. "I feel so much younger!"I responded, "I feel like I am still in my early 20s!"She went on to say..."Yeah but for the person watching me cross the street at a traffic signal, I am an old lady.""Does it matter?" I asked.It sparked a half-hour conversation about age, looks, bodies, minds, and what not.What stayed with me was how much value we attach to people's opinions.What someone might think or say about…See More
Oct 13, 2010
Patricia Woodside commented on the blog post 'I Am Not Perfect'
"Who won't find herself in there somewhere? Lovely poem."
Oct 13, 2010
Amie Steffen commented on the blog post 'I Am Not Perfect'
"Love it!"
Oct 13, 2010
Marigold Kim Sing commented on the blog post 'I Am Not Perfect'
"I really love this whole 'imperfect us' thing! Thankyou for your honesty,vulnerability. I imagine writing this was liberating....must do one myself! bless you :) x"
Oct 13, 2010
Mansi Bhatia left a comment for Editors Picks
"Appreciate your picking I Am Not Perfect. I hope it will inspire more people to be ok with who they are ... "flaws" and all."
Oct 13, 2010
Editors Picks left a comment for Mansi Bhatia
"Hey Mansi, You post has been selected for this week's Editor's Picks! Check it out here. Keep writing! -Kate Managing Editor, She Writes Blog Community Manager, She Writes"
Oct 13, 2010
Diane commented on the blog post 'Celebrating Life'
"Thank you for sharing this story. Diane"
Oct 12, 2010

Mansi Bhatia's Blog

Re-writing my life story

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 6:28pm 0 Comments



It was a gorgeous day in Santa Clara yesterday. Stark blue skies with wispy clouds thrown in for romance. A sun so bright, you could see its rays bounce off the golden leaves blanketing the sidewalks. The air so crisp, you could spread some Danish Blue cheese on it and enjoy it with a glass of Cabernet.


“It’s a crime to be locked up in the office on a day like this,” said a…
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Tired of the 9 to 5

Posted on December 7, 2010 at 4:58pm 0 Comments





I don't know about you, but I've reached a point in my life where I just don't want to abide by the 9 to 5 routine (technically, 8:30 to 5:30).



I don't want to have to get up in the morning before the alarm goes off at 7. I don't want to have a rushed shower and cereal for breakfast five days of the week. I, especially, don't want to have to drive, or sit on the passenger side of the car, when it's raining in the mornings and… Continue

Gone are the days...

Posted on December 6, 2010 at 11:37am 0 Comments





Gone are the days when you could put an upside down

container on your head

and pretend to

be a fireman

or a space cadet

or zombie.

Gone are the days when you could laugh out senseless

and roll on the floor

thanks to a

fart or burp

or other bodily sounds.

Gone are the days when dewdrops…

Continue

Spending quality time on urban India's streets

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

For the first time in two weeks I was able to comfortably lounge in the backseat of my dad's Honda Civic. The cyclists who appeared from nowhere ceased to elicit a "watch out, you'll hit him!" shriek of terror; I stopped cursing the motorcyclists; turned a blind eye toward the rickshaws; and didn't care about cars being driven so close alongside ours that I could roll down my window and touch them without having to ever so slightly stretch my arm.



Yesterday for the first…

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At 5:39am on October 13, 2010, Editors Picks said…
Hey Mansi,
You post has been selected for this week's Editor's Picks!
Check it out here.
Keep writing!
-Kate
Managing Editor, She Writes Blog
Community Manager, She Writes
At 6:27am on September 9, 2010, ComingbackfromBPDandED said…
Thanks for the add! Hope all is going well!
-http://consequencesofimpulsivity.blogspot.com/
At 4:58pm on February 2, 2010, Julie Jeffs said…
Hi Mansi,

Welcome to the Bloggers Let’s Make it Work group! So glad you are here. Please visit the discussion New Members Visit Here First, tell us about your blog so we can list it on the members blog index.

I hope you will find, as I did, a great sense of community, loads of information and resources, and an incredible amount of talent.

Jump in on ongoing discussions or start one if there is an issue you would like to discuss.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Look forward to reading your posts.

Warm regards,
Julie Jeffs
Beginning a Life at 50
http://juliejeffs.blogspot.com
At 7:51am on February 2, 2010, Gala Delmont Benatar said…
Greetings Mansi,

Welcome to She Writes!

I think you'll find a great community of passionate, inspiring women writers.
Please feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions about making the most of your time on the site.

Saludos!
 
 
 

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