How things connect in life. Have you ever seen how in life one thing, leads to the next and the next and your situation in life is transformed so smoothly…

My Sister-in-Law forwarded me a 2 day salad revolution program invite from Sharan in March. In the same month, Husband suddenly got high BP, so I watched some videos of Sharan and also attended the workshop. We found it so good that we went in for paid consulting for 3 months. The consultant assigned to us gave me a recipe for vegan butters. The video she sent me was interesting…


In March 2021: It has been 2–3 weeks since I quit my corporate life after 20 years.

The preceding weeks have been marked by 2 important pilgrimages — one to Kumbh Mela (Haridwar / Rishikesh) and one to Temples of Tamil Nadu (Southern Sojourn) with a group tour organised by Isha Yoga. (more about these on my future posts).

What occurred to me was that in spite of 2 weeks of eating wheat, having tea, eating oily food, and eating meager amounts of salad and fruits, I never got any acidity or reflux, which had been a norm since 2019…


Corona has been a part of our lives since March 2020. Come April 2021, and we are back to almost a similar lockdown after 12 months- like life has come a full circle.

The roads are quiet again. The summer sun shines brightly. Can hear the birds chirping and the koyal in particular. The melodious koyal is back in my neighborhood and her chirping is pure joy.

In the comfort of my home, I watch Big Bang Theory every afternoon. I laze around, I browse through social media. I browse through recipes. I am loving this slow paced, ambition-less life…


I first made a shortcut undhiyo in the heat of summer 2020. I was looking for a mix veg recipe Gujrati style and came across this one recipe. I changed the vegetables suggested in this recipe to the ones I had. End result: a yummy undhiyo style sabzi. Husband and I both loved ur,

I told my sis about this discovery. She told me her cook makes undhiyo in a similar manner and gave me her cook’s recipe. The next time, again the heat of summer I made this vegetable with some edits from the cook’s recipe.

This time the…


Some days are just more pleasant than others.

So, I have not updated you yet that I resigned from this organization on 26 Nov 2020. I have been really at peace after that. This post is about the work Monday.

This morning I started by thinking about life in SF. Saw Akta’s FB and went down the SF memory lane. Thoughts then meandered to Monterrey where my cousin Jay stays. And all this has been bringing a smile to my face. Will I ever get to live for a month in an apartment in SF area, my musings continue.

I…


So, while this year has been a real rollercoaster, i want to spend this afternoon, listing down all the good things about 2020.

  1. Started the first quarter with a 11 day trip to America. I was visiting America after 11 years. And was quite excited. It was in a way a dream come true trip. I had always imagined traveling lots overseas after marriage. This was my 3rd overseas trip and 5th trip overall within 9 months of getting married. And that too a trip to AMERICA.. …

Having read and having heard it so many times, “happiness is within you and you can tap into it at any / all times”, it was like falling on deaf ears for the past few months. I have been miserable last few months living in this big joint family.

This Diwali season I, casually, decided that I should dissipate the me vs the other women cold war that goes on in our household. And without procrastinating much, I actioned it off.

To start with, two days before Diwali, I discussed the Diwali menu with my SIL. I requested her to…


I was doing vajrasan after a nice Sunday lunch, when I read that SSR had committed suicide. I was like oh! Not a fan of SSR, I didn’t bother to read any further.

By evening, Twitter was buzzing with this death news and blaming K JO and the star kids. I got sucked into the tweets and devoured all SSR related trends. Over the next few days, all of us across WhatsApp groups were sharing information / meme that we got on SSR.

Three months and the case has turned from suicide to homicide / murder. From nepotism, it has…


All of us have some people in our lives whose approval matters a lot. And this set of people who we want approval from doesn’t remain constant. Sometimes we want approval from our parents, sometimes sibling, sometimes spouse, sometimes boyfriend, sometimes friends and the list goes on. Lets call them the “approving people”. For the sake of “approving people” we go that extra mile, we do things to please them. Things that we aren’t comfortable doing, yet we do, to win the approval. We want to be in their book of liked people. …


Today, I am writing about this extremely affluent lady that I know. She is large hearted, kind, humble. She wears ordinary clothes most of the time, but then we all know how rich she is.

She has a 3 storey house, furnished lavishly in silk, silver and crystal. To run this 3 storey palace, she has a flock of 12 servants (or may be 10), 3 cooks and some 3–4 drivers. I know servants is not a polite word, so lets use staff from hereon.

Her whole day goes in planning food, managing these “staff”, planning their food, and giving…

Basically is the Best Word

I love to travel; Destiny made me a Banker.

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