Month: October 2017

The Principal’s Office

I’m rewinding back to those days when I used to still visit Sarah’s rose garden (Std 4 & 5). While she was my lunch-break best friend, my in-class best friends were Anand and Ganesh. The three of us used to sit on the last bench and get along like a house on fire. Since we…

Vanishing Tribes – Lambadis

As the world is getting more and more globalized, it’s also becoming more homogenized, and it’s believed that many indigenous languages and cultures are disappearing at an alarmingly rapid rate. The Earth’s population of seven billion people speaks roughly 7,000 languages (source: National Geographic), but roughly one language is dying every 14 days!! Along with…

Don’t lose focus

Recently came across this wonderful article that has great tips on how to be more focused in life. Nowadays, we have too many distractions – the cellphone, social media, hobbies…etc. and very often, we end up feeling lost. Felt really happy reading this and summarized the main points, so that I can implement it easily.…

Sugar is the Enemy

Sharing an article on the “toxicity” of sugar, and why we should avoid having too much of it. Now that Diwali is behind us and we’re starting a Brand New Year (some of us, New Year comes several times in India  😉 ), let’s make some “healthy resolutions”. According to latest research, diets high in sugar…

On Batik

This is an earthy looking Khadi (Indian home-spun) Batik silk sari that I purchased in the Khadi store in Hazratgunj, Lucknow. Wore it for the first time today and was very pleased because it’s light and easy to drape (was very affordable too). Had purchased some authentic tribal brass jewelry in the “Museum of Tribal…

Morning Sunrise

Still continuing with my morning walks, and really loving them. For the past few days, saw lots of birds at close quarters while walking. So decided to take my camera along today to click a few bird pics. However, birds seem to have a sixth sense and know when you’re likely to “shoot” them, so…

#MeToo – 2

Sharing a great article that illustrates the psychological and evolutionary reasons as to why men (all around the world) are such jerks, when it comes to judging women: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/02/why-men-always-think-women-are-flirting.html?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=s3&utm_campaign=sharebutton-t Here’s an excerpt from it, and you can click on the link to read all of it: “Most women have probably experienced being friendly around a…

Me Too #MeToo

For the last few days women have been openly sharing stories of sexual assault and harassment, and being encouraged to speak up on social media platforms like FaceBook, Twitter etc. Thanks to many brave women, we’re hearing about the horrifyingly common instances of sexual harassment and abuse around us. We’ve also realized that we’re not…

Diwali in Amritsar, India.

Spent last Diwali in Amritsar, and it was splendid to see the Golden Temple all lighted up. There’s also a “Durgiana temple” in Amritsar, that’s modeled after the Golden temple. It’s also very beautiful, peaceful and not at all crowded. Watched a brilliant display of fireworks there, last Diwali 🙂 🙂  

Happy World Food Day!!

“I get way too much happiness from good food” – Elizabeth Olsen October 16 is “World Food Day”!! The theme this year is: “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.” Let’s celebrate today by making wise, healthy and local choices 🙂

Kashmiri Embroidery

  Since winter is already here or around the corner, decided to do a post on Kashmir! Put together a few pics in dresses with the traditional Kashmiri embroidery. Purchased them at various exhibitions from Kashmiri traders, and they’re very comfortable and great for winters. We can also find beautiful coats, shawls and stoles in the…

Morning Walk Nostalgia

It has been great sharing a few of my “morning walk” pics with you all! Have many more left 🙂 🙂  My trip to Hyderabad has almost come to an end and I’ll be returning soon…… Today at the end of my walk, I got nostalgic and visited the house that I’d stayed in for…

History of Golconda, Hyderabad.

  The Golconda fort (Hyderabad, India) gained prominence as the capital of the Qutub Shahi Sultans (1518 – 1687). It was first built by the Kakatiyas, came next under the Bahmanis before it became the capital of the Qutub Shahis (who originated from Persia). The Qutub Shahi rulers were tolerant and hardly discriminated on the…

Morning Walks…

Have always been a late-nighter and late-riser. But, went on a rare morning walk recently and was mesmerized by the beauty around me. Everything appeared more poetic and magical in the mornings! Have now become a regular morning walker since few days 🙂 🙂 Highly recommend early morning walks (before 8 am). Surprisingly many urban…

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