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#ThankfulThursday – My top five quirks that make me, Me!!!!

When I saw this prompt to express gratitude for five womanly quirks that I am thankful for, I grinned in sheer delight as this is so-me-kinda thing! So of course, I had to scribble out a few lines to satisfy the devil in me. So here goes folks, an uncut unabridged version of my fallacies, […]

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|The Great Indian Men-tality | Women’s Day 2017 |

The fact of the matter is that a man in India is revered by his; Family, for he would ensure progression of generation plus money would come in on his wedding as opposed to a girls, where it goes out (dowry) Father, for he would take care of business / his old age , etc. Mother, […]

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| #ThankfulThursdays | Silent Gratitude |

 #ThankfulThursdays  The Latin word Gratus means thankful or pleasing and is generally attributed to be the source of the English word Gratitude. In our life there are many people and circumstances who/which can be credited for defining us. While growing up it’s our parents/ siblings/ educators who have taught us innumerable lessons, helped us patiently […]

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#ThankfulThursdays: 5 Vices I am thankful for

I confess I have become addicted to the thought-provoking writing prompts via #thankfulthursdays by Amrita and her gang of girls. Every week I wait for it eagerly and they never disappoint. But this week’s prompt is such a tantalizing one that I think the ladies have surpassed themselves. Can you imagine being thankful for your […]

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#MagicOfLove: Where art thou, my Romeo!?!

I am a die-hard romantic at the hearts – no matter how many times its been broken and crushed! I still believe in my romeo-juliet tale (with happy endings though). So when Romila took out the #magicoflove contest for Valentines day, I decided to write a love letter to my Romeo (where ever he is, whoever […]

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#MondayMusings: The devil on my shoulder!

There is this tiny little devil inside of me who often pops up to sit on my shoulder and views the world from there, all the while lending me his two bits on the happenings in my life. No he is not judgemental, just observant and vociferous.😉 (To celebrate this belief, I had one tattooed on […]

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#ThankfulThursday: Thankful for love

#ThankfulThursday When I saw this week’s prompt for #thankfulthursday, I was a little flummoxed (my love life is at an epic low at the moment). Thankful for love – any kind- hmmmmm!! My mental gears whirred and vroomed while I plied myself with a bottle of red wine (you see writing about love warrants wine) Then […]

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All that sparkles, is it really worth the hullabaloo!?!

Real Women, Real Preferences You will be hard pressed to find a woman who doesn’t like jewellery or is not moved by the mere mention of it. I remember my grandmas and aunts making such a hullabaloo during my older cousin’s weddings over jewellery – the worth of the bride coming in or the daughter […]

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#UBC: My blog in 31 days of first month of 2017

#UBC: One month of continuous blogging The first month of 2017 is standing at its end and I took this time out to just reflect on how my blog has done. My Blog!!! My chest swells with pride at these words, for I have really laboured to get it “up” right there. I started by […]

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#BarWoWe: The tattered faith

#WordyWednesday #4 – January 2017 – #BarWoWe   A gust of wind howled outside sending a shiver creaking through the window shutters. Muhu peered out of the dirty window pane, squinting against the low visibility at the slivers of light appearing on the horizon now as the weak sun attempted to break through the thick […]

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#KashmirTravelDiaries: Of magical potions & oils

Poloview market, just off Residency road in downtown Srinagar is the place to go for all your shopping; from Kashmiri embroidery worked sarees, scarves, stoles to bags to shoes to even aromatic oils. It’s the latter which intrigued me as I am obsessed with smelling good and burning incense and what not in the home […]

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#KashmirTravelDiaries: A floating postoffice on the Dal lake

While roaming on the Dal Boulevard, I espied a gorgeous houseboat with the red and white signage of the Indian postal office. Curious I ventured forth to explore further and to my delight, it turned out to be the first and only Floating Post Office in India, gloriously standing tall in a charming backdrop of […]

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#ThankfulThursdays : Apps everyday, keep the worries at bay

 #ThankfulThursdays Week 13 Writing this post for #ThankfulThursday prompt by Amrita as it made me realise how much the apps help me out to manage my tasks, without any worry of forgetting or time constraints. Though  I won’t classify myself as a true gadget freak or even  cell phone crazy , I do love the convenience […]

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#KashmirTravelDiaries: Gulshan Books

Books galore, Gulshan Gulshan While walking in down town Srinagar, I espied a charming looking book store on Residency road by the name of Gulshan Books, and immediately popped inside to browse as the shop window beckoned me with its beautifully bound tomes. It turned out to be a quaint bookstore built of wood with […]

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#BookSlutThursday- Week1

#BookSlutThursday My first posting for #bookslutthursday , a hashtag that I stumbled upon via my favourite book club admin Nidhi on Instagram Reading the #IngoChronicles by Helen Dunmore – a book I picked up in a bookstore Srinagar. Almost through and will probably pick remaining 3 of the series too Dark Days Club – This book was gifted by a friend […]

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#KashmirTravelDiaries: Chasing a snow dream

Every year, the onset of winters brings me to dreaming of seeing snowfall- a childhood wish. This year the hilly regions of Himachal and Kashmir have been seeing more than abundant snowfall as evident from tantalising pictures on FB. To make matters worse, my inner devil decided to chant ” I want to see snowfall!!!!!” […]

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#BarWoWe: No pain, no gain

#WordyWednesday #3 – January 2017 – #BarWoWe Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder. – Nikita Khrushchev Incentives by any other name could be just plain old accountability and is so enmeshed in our way of living without us even realising it. As we human beings love to procrastinate […]

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#FridayFotoFiction: Caged Forever

  #FridayFotoFiction Caged forever  Crowd thronged, lunging for preferred elixir Music thundered, dancers swaying over each other He perused, women looking like exotic creatures They entered, twin made up wonder He offered, potency in a glass full of colour They accepted, falling for his allure Dazzled, world spun in a maze of wonder Light headed, […]

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10 day “You” challenge: One photo

ONE PHOTO 2012  saw me heading off to Leh – a dream destination so far! I was all set to be charmed by the clouds, lakes, land formations and the people. But this picture is my favourite of that trip because I can’t for the life of me imagine how I managed to get on […]

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