Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Ratna Gill
That crazy nerdy girl who sings and writes and likes Latin and stuff.
That crazy nerdy girl who sings and writes and likes Latin and stuff.
About
Ratna's posts

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Grandparents
You can hear it when you call them The slight tone of surprise and expected expectation They birthed those who birthed you -- The best part, by far, of my trip to India these past two weeks was how much quality time I got to spend with my grandparents (or, ...

Post has attachment
A Conversation with Suparna Gupta, Founder of Aangan India
Last January , I had the opportunity to moderate a panel at the annual  Harvard US-India Initiative  conference about the Indian juvenile justice system and the Juvenile Justice Act of 2009. The panel featured absolute rockstars in the field of human rights...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
What's next?
Many of you may be wondering where I'm headed next, now that this happened: Graduation was a blur, but a very beautiful one that filled me with a lot of gratitude. It was especially special to have my Nani and Nanaji here from India for the special day, and...

Post has attachment
Final Month Feels
I've been nostalgic  about this place since before I got here. One of my friends  passed away within a week of graduating from Yale in 2011, and it was enough to send post-gap-year me into this hyperactive appreciative mode from the moment I set foot on Har...

Post has attachment
Senior Spring
It's my last semester of college and I couldn't be more excited. This is one last chance to dwell in this web of 18-to-22-year-olds with a lot of ideas and a lot of interests and a lot of stress, all contained in our bubble of Cantabrigian brick with 70 dif...

Post has attachment
22nd Birthday Surprise
My dear friends, I wanted to thank you all for making my birthday so special. You have no idea how much it means to me! This semester has been a whirlwind of crazy and confusing so far, so much so that some of you have only seen me in passing this year, zon...

Post has attachment
Settling into the Semester
It's week six of a semester chock-full of singing and running and working and oh yeah, classes, that I had meant to settle into a bit before blogging about it, but who knows when a time that can qualify as  "settled" will come? I'm a senior now, mind full o...

Post has attachment
Supporting My School
As many of you know, in 2008 I was lucky enough to be able to start a small after-school learning center in Ludhiana, to provide free supplementary education to a group of 20 students I had been tutoring before then and had become very close to. Their passi...
Wait while more posts are being loaded