In My Happy Place #8thMarch

  Happy Women’s Day folks 🙂 The entire week of March is celebrated to honour women. We live in troubled times but luckily most of us are blessed to have powerful strong women around us who inspire us daily to become better leaders for a bright tomorrow. I have been lucky to have around me women from all age group who have defied the laws of the society, have overly impressive careers while having it all at home. I also know of women for whom kids don’t come before their personal ambitions and that is cool. A women’s job is not to be a mom its to be whatever they want to be.I find it very disappointing to see so much hate on social media for women who openly speak on their choices and thoughts on child rearing and prioritising their personal life over family.There are instances where I see hurtful comments like a women over 30 is disgusting, gender biased and stereotype commercials, offensive merchandise with slogans that are not the right kind of message to send out. I don’t ask for special treatment based on gender but I do ask for not going ahead with an assumption that […]

An Ode to Dead Humanity #SYRIANcrisis

  I am sorry for putting a crimp in your day.This post is written following the events of the extremely unfortunate Syrian war thats in progress has had 400 people killed so far out of which 150 are innocent kids. For more information please feel free to read this guardian post .The internet is filled with disturbing imagery and videos, but no helps seems to reach the people in need. The cease fire on airstrike to help the injured and survivors with aid and supplies has stopped and the fate of the poor people is left distraught.Thousands die everyday and we all watch it in silence and ignore. Why is the world quiet about this ? Does the image of a baby lying dead by the sea shore while his parents tried to help him escape doesn’t stir you up? Are we still humans ? Are we capable of feeling anything anymore ? How much longer will this continue? Is there any hope ? What are we doing to the children and their future? You think its easy to cope with the death of a parent ? These people are losing their entire families for years now.How many more innocent people […]

What’s in My Bag ?

  What’s the most important thing that you always take with you when stepping out of your home? A bag YES ! Thank you. I hope you are familiar with the struggles of picking the right kinds because I do.The market is flooded with so many kinds of bags-handbags, satchels, clutches, sling bags, backpacks you name it.If you’re in your 20 something, single and don’t own an apartment I am sure you would be familiar with the struggles of storing bags and searching for the perfect one to match your outfit.When you go out shopping there are tons of bags that you want to buy but then you think of the closet space you have and shy away from purchasing.I personally avoid buying bags as much as possible, the only times I have bought bags was when I am enchasing a gift card or splurging online on latest trends. Nevertheless I don’t know how I have a huge collection of bags, they seem to have magically got collected over years of guilty shopping and splurging online shopping.If you have any ideas how to store bags without drilling holes to knock in nails and hang your bags please so share with me. What do I typically carry in […]

Guide to a Safe Holi, Pre and Post Skincare

Holi is a very popular colourful festival in India. It’s listed amongst 10 colourful festivals all over the world.Being born and raised in India Holi is not just about fun it’s a tradition.Whether it’s tasty homemade snacks or getting together with family and friends Holi is all about love and warmth. I am going to be honest with you I am not a fan of playing colours or mud or however Holi is played but I will tell what to do to have the best time during Holi.In most parts of India Holi is played with colours dry as well as wet. There are herbal natural and organic variants available these days.You would hear the term gulal quite often , its dry colour and it’s also offered to god on this festival. Lot of people also like to play with water balloons 🎈 where they fill in balloons with coloured water and hit people with it. In this post we are going to talk about how to play a safe Holi and how to take care of your skin and hair before and after Holi.

Fabric Shopping in India

  I am a huge fan of Indian Fabrics, textile and designs. I never spare any opportunity to Shopian the cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kutch.The Handworked Fabrics, the patterns , the embroidery is simply magic. The luxury is a totally on a different level when you look at Indian art and culture. From the Phulkari work in Punjab to the mirror embroidery on bright and colourful embroidery in Rajasthan to the tie and die medley of colours in Gujarat India has so much to offer.The diversity in design and fabric is exquisite.Its no surprise that some of the worlds mode famous fashion designers pick up Indian Fabrics as their medium for work.You would be surprised to know about the cost of export of Indian materials.Its no joke how all this beautiful embroidery work gets on the runways in Paris. Phulkari For those of you who are not from India it might come off as a surprise but Phulkari plays a very important role in a girl’s life.Tradition has it that …Birth of a girl marks the beginning of the child’s grandmother of the task in creating the future bride’s trousseau, which is worn by the bride when she walks around the […]

2018 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For HIM + HER

  Hello everyone, Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you 🙂 <in advance> .Yes ! Valentine’s day is around the corner and I know a lot of you are scrambling to find the perfect gift. I got you covered, if gifts are what are looking for then keep reading on. Like my previous posts on unique and thoughtful gifts keep in mind that you don’t have to get extravagant. A good gift is one that comes from the heart and is very special to the person its made for.It could be baking your mom’s favourite recipe on her birthday, a toy your child has been asking for a long time.Before I go on , in case you missed my previous posts on Gifts and DIY do check them out here and here. Before you jump over to your closest shopping store , Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be about chocolates, teddy bears and everything pink.The core of every gift that you give should be to make the person receiving it feel special and loved.Doing the dishes, doing the laundry or taking your kid out for throwing the ball in the park could be a great gift if you have been […]

Are You Facing Quarter Life Crisis?

The quarter life crisis is a period of intense soul searching and stress ranging from twenties to thirties, in which a person begins to feel doubtful about their own lives, brought on by the stress of becoming an adult.In our culture, there is intense pressure to be in a flourishing career by your mid-twenties, to be married to the ‘right’ girl or guy and be well on the way to be fulfilling family and society’s expectations.Then there is the comparison trap which is never ending.Societal pressure is too intense for youngsters to cope up with.Depression, frustration, detachment, fear of failure, feeling of being stuck in a rut, escapism are common symptoms of people suffering from Quarter Life Crisis.

7 Steps to the Perfect Spring Glow

While winters leads to cracked lips and scratchy skin for some of us Summer doesn’t hold a happy story for the skin.The dry heat cracks your lips and dehydrates skin which unfortunately is very tuff to moisturise because if you choose a very moisturising variant well its summer – Sweat !! As a result for summers I rely on only home based natural skin care products, I avoid using my favourite scrubs or creams that because of the chemical content don’t blend well with the skin texture.   Usually skin care products are marketed with skintypes-Dry,Oily etc but I am going to talk about body types(Prakriti, check blog post on Friday Detox to find your Prakriti) and how it influences your skin.People with Pitt have to take a lot of care during summers because their body temperature is high and that can appear on the skin in the form of dryness ,scars or de-coloration.    1. Morning & Night Skin Routine Follow you morning skin routine to repair your skin and avoid damage from the sun.Night is the time your skin and in general your body has to recover from day of stress.You are going to need-Aloe Vera, Almond Oil,Rose water and Lavender Oil.Clean your skin with a cotton […]

So Basic, a Guide to a Minimalist Closet

  Minimalism has taken the world by storm. Not only does a minimalist lifestyle eases the burden on overused credit cards, financial uncertainty and environmental concerns it also teaches you that there is more to life than material possessions.Being a minimalist is a state of mind, and not a set of rules.It helps you focus. Decluttering is therapeutic and helps relieve the stress.Open spaces also spark creativity and joy.   Less stuff means more money 🙂   Lets declutter and reduce our possessions in the holiday season and start the New year on a fresh note.Get rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy and happiness in your life. I will tell you my experience. My closet was crammed with what used to be my favorite clothes, most of which I’d only worn a few times. The room was filled with all the things I’d taken up as hobbies and then gotten tired of.I had a photography backdrop with a huge stand lying in one corner, a yoga ball in the other, an old grill in another corner just rusting away. Once I took a pledge to get more organized my whole place changed. I have lot of space in my room , its bright […]

Getting over fear , How to Reach Your Goals

How to reach your goals? Wow , thats a toughie . Everyone has different goals and different obstacles that they need to overcome.We all shy away from anything that makes us uncomfortable. It could be a irrational fear, a thought anything stopping you from achieving your dreams. As hard as it is to confront our fears its tougher to admit that you have them in the first place. Have you ever let your emotions get the best of you ?Have you ever acted out of sheer impulse and no thought? Have you been driven to insanity in a fit of rage or uncontrolled anger?I am not judging neither do I ask you to share. Please bear with me while I help you journey through your own inter-web of thoughts.I want to help you free yourself of the constraints you have put upon yourself. Its you who are stopping yourself from being the next best ___ fill in the blank.The toughest to get past are  fears imposed by childhood trauma and torture. You don’t have to be a psychologist to know that.Amidst all the other dark places in your heart where your childhood traumas and secrets go is hidden courage.Its high […]