Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Good times in India - Part 1

So...I am back from this good, real good trip at home and all I can do now is sit down and look at the pictures and think about the jolly good times with the friends and the family! So thought, hey why not share these pics with you (that's what I do on the blog) After all, you are waiting to know where I was hiding all this time and what was I upto, right? :)

 Got to see the GOD play (yes, Sachin Tendulkar, the greatest cricketer of all times) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Shame he retired hurt after hurling that ball out to the stands! And of course there was Kieron Pollard, who just turned the tables with his mindblowing batting.
A sip of the freshest wines right at the Sula Vineyards, Nashik..the place is so beautiful and people if you are there, don't miss the calming and scenic sunset.  

Train journeys..what summer vacations were made of

Mum and I were literally glowing after the TLC session at the Four Fountains Spa, Bandra

Ganpati Bappa Morya!
Dev Darshan on a tuesday at Shrimant Dagdu Sheth Halwai Ganapati, Pune

Card session in progress ('Badam Saat') with mum, dad and granny

A 'hilarious' sign in the rickshaw (3-wheeled taxi in Mumbai)..nevertheless, I kissed my mum ;) 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Back in the groove

I am back..back in the groove! Just figuratively though, 'cause in real sense I am sulking and reminiscing about the good times spent with family and friends, good food and good weather (oh yeah, the Mumbai weather was so cool and romantic thanks to the monsoons) . But well yeah all good things come to an end and for now I have decided to just wallow in my sorrows (after effects of an India trip I tell yeah!)

Moving on, I am so touched and blessed to have supportive readers and caring blogger friends like you! Thank you so much for browsing through the blog and dropping you comments/suggestions. I really appreciate all this love. And though I have been lagging behind, I promise I will make up and be sure to read all your blogs..slowly but surely!

Well, leaving you to some catchy pics in my fave mini and a striking neckpiece thanks to my sis-in-law. You can make out from the hair that these pictures are from my pre-India trip days, right? Wait...what didn't know I changed my hairstyle?

Gap denim mini | Banana Republic basic grey tee | Statement necklace Gift from sis-in-law |
Payless Nude pumps | Groopdealz bow ring | Fossil cross-body bag

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

How I Styled - Indian Ethinc Wear

Taking a look back, I flaunted my first love - Indian ethnic wear - not so many times as I would have loved to. Nevertheless, all of them are my favorite and now that I am in India, I try to wear more Indian than western clothes. The quintessential punjabi suit is my all time fave, followed by the five-yard sari (black being my color of choice). Thanks to the InFB challenge last year, I put a quirky spin on the regular Indian tunic and styled it like a dress with an ethnic flair :)

Take a look below and choose your pick as to which look you loved the most - sari or suit or tunic?

P.S.: Individual posts are linked to the numbers below.

L-R: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

P.P.S.: I look so different in Indian wear, don't I? what do you think? :)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Guest Blog Series - In Pursuit of Myself

One of the bloggers that can be aptly defined as 'beauty with brains' is Maneet Gupta from In Pursuit of Myself. Maneet is an ex-corporate who is now based in the US and follows her passion for writing, travelling, cooking, and yes knitting as well (she makes exquisite woollen accessories). Maneet was one of the few people I have met through blogs and connected like good friends. Thank you so much Maneet for doing a guest post on this blog! 

Do visit her amazing page for wonderful anecdotes and words of wisdom! 

It takes a lot

How many times have you heard that ‘There is no shortcut to success’ and then gone on to believe at the first chance you get that ‘He/she has got it easy’? How many times have you thought they are just plain lucky and have it all served to them on a plate. That is because it is easier to take something at face value and not think about the hard work that went into it. It is easier to see the end result and not all the failed attempts and preparation that happened behind the scenes. 

Well, today I am here to break that little bubble and reinforce the age old wisdom by way of this funny pictorial representation.

What do you think first when you look at this!? Looks awesome. Maybe put you in awe and say ‘Oh my god! How cool! I wish I could do it too!’

But always remember that what you see does not often happen with magic. It takes sweat, determination and hard work.

There could have been a few or many failed attempts. Maybe they could have gone in a totally opposite direction than what they set out for.

There could have been some discomforts; physical, mental, emotional...some other state of mind!

But they persisted. They had faith. They did not deter after the first failure. Or many after!

Everybody has their own path to tread. It may be easy or it may be hard. You will never know! 

So, the next time you begin to take something or someone for granted, please know that you did not walk in their shoes. Maybe their shoes hit so many stones that by the end they were not worth showing. Maybe their shoes gave up on them midway. Or maybe they did not wear shoes at all, and just ran all the way to the end!

‘There are no shortcuts to any place worth going’ - Beverly Sills 


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