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Deekshitha
Deekshitha Student at the University of Illinois at Chicago
11mo Chicago, IL, USA Story
A Little Insight

Hey there!

I am Deekshitha Jaligama. I grew up in Hyderabad, India and moved to Chicago to pursue my bachelor's degree in Finance. 

I grew up in a traditional South-Indian family that abides by cultures, strict values, and customs. Regardless, I have been exposed to contrasting ideas, westernized lifestyles, and broader perspectives. Amidst all this, I try to strike a balance of keeping some traditional practices and values intact while also being accepting of some completely different (sometimes contrasting) outlooks. 

While Indian society puts academics and only academics at the forefront, my parents encouraged me to actively engage in extra-curricular activities. This is when I started training in Indian classical dance and music. When I'm stressed about something, singing is my go-to. I also love to explore and learn to sing in languages that I don't know. 

When I came back from school, I would often sit on the kitchen counter, watching my mom cook. That's how I learned to cook and now it is one my biggest stress busters. It has also, to a great extent, helped me live by myself and not miss home food too often. 

That was a little about me! What do you carry forward from your culture, beliefs, and background? In this fast-paced world where everyone succumbs to some sort of pressure, how do you deal with it?  

Best,

Deekshitha J





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  • WallFlower
    10mo ago

    Do you want to live in India someday or do you want to stay in the US? Such a cool story you have @Deekshitha  

    Do you want to live in India someday or do you want to stay in the US? Such a cool story you have @Deekshitha  

    • Deekshitha Jaligama
      Deekshitha Jaligama Deekshitha
      10mo ago Chicago, IL, USA

      @WallFlower Hey! Yes, I do want to go back there someday, maybe when retire. I believe my roots will always be there. 


      Also, I'm commenting from a different profile because the profile that this post had been made from is seeing some trouble, somehow I'm not able to open it. My new profile is Deekshitha Jaligama. 

      Much love!

      @WallFlower Hey! Yes, I do want to go back there someday, maybe when retire. I believe my roots will always be there. 


      Also, I'm commenting from a different profile because the profile that this post had been made from is seeing some trouble, somehow I'm not able to open it. My new profile is Deekshitha Jaligama. 

      Much love!


Deekshitha
Student at the University of Illinois at Chicago

I love to sing, dance, and work with what people work for (MONEY!) Fun fact- I'm left-handed and I can survive on Indian Tea (Chai) all day!

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