Women must learn to earn…an additional income🦹‍♀️

“A woman’s best protection is a little money of her own.” – Clare Boothe Luce (first American woman appointed as an ambassador) “My husband gives me Rs. 500/- to fill petrol in the car; I fill petrol for Rs. 300/- and keep Rs. 200/- for myself.” My friend is an MBA grad; she and her…

What do you do on a rainy day☔️?

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” – John Ruskin 1 Dec 2019 December morning in Bangalore; it’s cold and drizzling outside🌧. And as always my day starts with tea and Nice biscuits. I stopped…

Some days are terrible🙅‍♀️

The most difficult task in the world is to still the constant chatter in the head; the imaginary conversations about things that happened in the past start playing back and forth. And instead of embracing the new day I am lost somewhere in the past, rationalising; making up sentences that I should have said; thinking…

It’s Diwali…💥💥

The harbinger of Diwali are the ads in the newspapers screaming Sale! People loosen the purse strings; each family and every member has a wish-list and all the postponed purchases are carried out. So what’s happening at home? Residing in a melting pot like Bangalore we can’t stop from getting pulled in by the surrounding festive…

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…