Wednesday, April 10, 2013


I never let go of a chance of putting mehndi/henna on my hands.Especially now that we have these instant mehndi artists in front of some of the most popular cosmetic/apparel shops in the city.For as low as Rs.50/- they draw the most intricate designs on the palm.Indian,Arabic,Pakistani,you name it and they draw it for you.
I usually get my left hand henna-ed every time but this time indulged myself and got it done on both my hands as we were off to attend a family wedding.I love the crimson hue which lasts on the hands for a while and the smell,ah I love it!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

What I am watching now # 1

Pehla Nasha has been a favorite song ever since my school days.Mainly because it starred Aamir Khan in his cutest avatar ever and second,the song is so hum-able and lovely.For a long time,we sang it Pehla Nasha pehla hua when it is actually khumar :)

This video is awesome.Talent unlimited.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Some weight issues..

I must have been about 10-11 when I first heard the word diet.We were at a family friends' place having tea and I said no to a sweet I did not like and the lady asked me if I was on a diet.I did not know what it meant and once home,I looked up the meaning on the dictionary and was shocked and offended.Sure,I wasn't fat or plump,I just had some baby fat on me and this lady had the audacity to ask me if I was on a diet!

But slowly reality dawned and I did realize I was overweight than my peers,but sadly for a long time I did not do anything about it.and then college happened and I had to shake off those excess kilos to fit in.Since then,I've been on and off with my weight.Or lets put it this way,since then I am always 'on' or 'off' a diet at any given point depending on the 'then' requirement.

One thing which puts me off is this-whenever someone's lost weight and mind you,even if it is in grams,the first thing they do is pick out slightly overweight poor souls(which btw did exist when they were overweight!)and ask them to do something about their weight and a big lecture on healthy eating and exercising to stay fit.Excuse me?

So if you have lost weight and looking fitter than ever before,I've just got one thing to say-wonderful,good for you but stop picking on others or else all of them are going to pounce on you when you put on a kilo or two :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013


One thing which fascinated us about our flat(in the beginning stages while construction),was the view from the 9th floor.On one side we have this lovely coconut plantation(God knows for how long,though!) and on one side there is a lovely open space,which actually is a marsh land for birds.One of our favorite pastimes is to sit on our balcony swing,sipping hot tea and viewing the sunset.Thank God for small mercies:)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Bag I''ve been Eyeing

I am not an avid bag shopper.Yes,I do a bit of window shopping and hold and see bags,even pose with them but I do not go on a crazy bag-shopping spree.If I have 3-4 good bags I am good to go.For my last birthday,Ajay gifted me a Hidesign(my first!) and I am hooked.I mock protested saying it is too expensive and I don't need it and all that but I am already eyeing my next one,yes!
I came across this particular bag from Holii and have been looking all around for getting one,but no luck just as yet.The bag is out of stock and I badly 'need' it.Oh when are you coming to me love?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nutella Birthday Cake

I don't know how someone can be so cool on one's birthday,going on as if it was just another day.Yes,that's Ajay for you.He still believes(even after being with me for so long!)that it is just another day and not something to celebrate and make fuss about.So now I have changed tracks,I take the pleasure in celebrating his birthday for him,which includes keeping his presents for myself :)))

Saturday, November 10, 2012

RIP Chef Jacob

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I did a double check when I read the sad news on Hindu last Monday.Now that could not be possible,was it.Chef Jacob was just 38 years old and he died of a Cardiac arrest on November 4th.

I did not know him personally.But still I felt a sense of sadness reeling over me.

I heard about Chef Jacob when he did a non-stop cooking marathon and got into the Guiness Book of world records.Later on when he was part of Crimson Chakra,we wanted to sample his cuisine,but could not.Despite strong recommendations from friends,we missed eating at his dream venture Jakob's Kitchen.Without him at the helm,it would hardly be the same,right?

RIP Chef Jacob.