Making changes 📝🦋

Addicted to the notification bell. Checking stats on the blog many times a day has become a nasty habit. There were many such compulsions I have come out of, only to land in new ones. Maybe I was able to come out of the prior ones, because I got into new forms of digital addictions…

What is your Titan story ?⌚️💎

“When you buy the jewellery, can I have the Tanishq box?”😊 I remember one of my ex-colleague’s remarks about Tanishq jewellery. The burgundy jewellery box is pretty and the jewellery – absolutely gorgeous. The jewellery designs Tanishq produces are beautiful and each piece is assured to earn its wearer a compliment. You  can’t escape the attention…

On this Onam Occasion…🌸🌼

Last week was Onam in Kerala; to be exact Wednesday 11, Sep was the Thiruvonam day. Schools close for a week; office goers combine the Muharram holiday on 10 Sep, Tuesday, Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi on 13 Sep, Friday and the 2nd Saturday on 14 Sep and make it a week long celebration too !! There were…

Teachers’ Day👩‍🏫📚

The kid was just learning to answer subjective questions in his third language class. There were spelling mistakes in every other word in the answer; even in the words that were in the question itself. I tried to help him saying that it’s just like Fill in the Blanks; half the answer is already there…

The Lipstick Index💄💋

Another interesting term for the current times😀. Not once, but I read this in the papers twice…hence thought worth a mention. Sadly, it’s not a listing of the most popular lipsticks in the world; though it does seem like a good idea to have one !! The term was coined by Leonard Lauder, former chairman…

Nightscape 🏙🌙

Bangalore now feels like the Bangalore of yore, at least in terms of the climate; days are cool, sun is warm and welcomed; nights are cold, sometimes rainy. I tried the nightscape mode on my phone and got a pic of our neighbours. A well lit hive !! 🏙 Encouraged with the results, I try…

TapChief – A Freelancer platform👥

Unicorns, Soonicorns and Unicorpses – the first is familiar but the other two have me stumped. Unicorn in business parlance is the term for a new business with a billion dollar valuation. Soonicorns are unicorns in waiting😀 and Unicorpses were unicorns once, but now they are way below the billion dollar mark. Good to know😊…

A novice on The Grand Tour

“The TV Series?” Yes “About cars?” Yes “What do you know about cars?” Nothing From Season 2 – Lamborghini(petrol), Honda(hybrid) and Rimac(electric) Last question…Why then? Because it is fun, entertaining and it’s a show is free of sex, violence and strong language – the usual warnings accompanying  most shows on air now. Fair enough; the…

Service supermarkets for the gig economy 🛒👥

Few months after quitting full time work, the usual question that came my way was “Isn’t there something you can do part-time, from home ?” I normally ignored the question, because even if I wanted to venture working part-time, I didn’t know where to go. If you have a product to sell, there is always…

August Novelties🍫💰

What have we here…gifts from Bali (not cheap dresses and rattan bags😊), a virtual magazine, chocolates and an investment idea. Let’s dive into them… First up are Snake fruits from Bali🙃, sounds venomous and exotic; called so because of their brown scaly skin. Peel away the skin to reveal the firm white edible flesh – tastes…

ABC 🚗💨

Driving…are you crazy!? Who wants to drive in the rain, jostling for space on the crowded roads with pot holes filled with water !? 🤨 Me !!🙋‍♀️ Most of the old bridges in Kochi are two lane, but to get on the single lane, there will be cars, two-wheelers, autos etc converging at the foot…

Colours of July (Photoblog)🌼💖

I have a tendency to click photographs of practically everything around me. The commonplace objects seem more interesting in the photos than in plain view. Looking back at the July snaps, most of them are in and around home, here’s a glimpse of my July… Please correct me if I am wrong with the name….

Apartment complexes

Stolen milk packets, missing newspapers, plumber not responding..…. it’s going to be another eventful day on our apartment resident’s WhatsApp group. You can grab your morning tea and lean in to the ensuing WhatsApp drama. I like the life in an apartment, its like a beehive, buzzing with activity. The quiet life in a bungalow…

Taneira – Indulgences in Silk

If we had the sari emoji, I would have definitely added it. But will have to wait. Nearing the month end and planning ahead, I was thinking of a few gifting options and on top of my list were saris. I need to go shopping and I need company; my cousin would be perfect. Unlike…

Binging

It is just a passing phase, but the story is so gripping with all the twists and turns that I cannot stop. Three straight days, 4 seasons over and 2 more to go. With Netflix, episode after episode, without any ad-breaks; there is no reason to get up from the sofa; order food-in and you…

Hello

It’s been over 2 months since the last post. I had an exam that required my full attention and concentration; just got over last weekend. My blog had to take a backseat; also put everything else in my life on hold and give the exam my best shot. The exam is held once a year…

Lisa Nichols – Igniting action

Often and on, we need to be motivated to get ourselves going; we need some form of  inspiration to propel us to take action; we need someone to help us when we feel stuck. Our parents and teachers used to do that when we were small, but as adults we need to self-motivate or find another…

Forest Essentials – Premium Ayurvedic skin care

The Indian middle class, to which I belong, are renowned for our value for money mentality when it comes to spending cash – may it be on clothes, groceries, trips, cars, electronics, anything. Hence the multi-national companies when they customise products for the Indian consumer – more bang for the buck is what they know we look…

Reminiscing…

A picture to tell a story has to be quirky, offbeat, bizarre or something unusual !? Maybe; but the simple and familiar things can tell a tale too ! The credit for the story has to go to a lady named Suzi Vaughan; she was the source of inspiration through her TED Talk titled Fashion Your…

Homemade

I hated cooking. I had a 9 to 5 job and before leaving home, I had to slave in the kitchen for 2 hours, to make breakfast and lunch; followed by another 2 hours after work for dinner. Cooking was a daily chore and though I got the job done, the results were lacking –…