“Musings on Life”

Dear Traveler, Stop Being a Travel Snob

travel snob

There is a new clan of people in the town. We call ourselves the Travelers because calling ourselves as Tourists is so so derogatory! Why, even calling as traveler is derogatory these days. You have to be a backpacker, solo traveler, camper, hitchhiker, trekker, biker, or some err otherwise you are just not part of…

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In search of the perfect Lassi – Journey to Punjab

If you are an Indian then Lassi drink needs no introduction. Having a glass full of good Lassi itself can be the most satisfying thing on a hot sunny day. But I never had to check on weather before slurping on a cup. The simplest form of lassi to me is to just fill a…

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Navratri Kolu – Dussehra of South India

Navratri Kolu – Dussehra of South India

Come Navratri and the festive season kick starts in the whole of India. There are different forms of Navratri celebrations and I was oblivious to most of them until I moved to Bangalore. Till then all I knew was one simple form of Navratri – to keep Kolu at house and end the festival with…

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Cycling across India – Meet Izhaar

While travelling with one of the travel groups I got to know about the Facebbok page ” Cycling across India ” and the man behind the wheels err handle bar. I quickly ran through the FB page and got hooked to stories of Izhaar who has been riding around India on his bicycle. Izhaar’s love…

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On the Hook? Let go off yourself from it

 Many years ago, I was watching an episode of How I met Your Mother. For people who don’t know HIMYM, it is an American sitcom where Ted Mosby recounts to his kids, the events that led him to marry their mother. Basically lot of breakups and makeups and patch ups and relationship gyans. There was…

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5 Things to do if you are Single on Valentine’s Day

For the Nth year am single this valentine’s day. For that matter I have always been single on this thee day every year.. For that matter every other day in every other year also I have been single only 😛 Though I don’t belong to the, ‘shame that lovers, pull that boy and get him…

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Turning 30 and 30 Life Lessons

So, ummm.. Am turning thirty! My mom sighed at the fact and was like, “How did this happen? You are my little girl!” And I replied, “Umm, first one year passed by, then the second year passed by, then the third year, then the fourth year..”, somewhere between eleven and twelfth year she disconnected the…

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Honey, I have an awesome wedding plan

Dear fiance, hmmm.. I have not yet found him so I don’t think I can address it to fiance..   Dear future husband, Every girl has big dreams about her wedding day. She wants to look like princess and the wedding celebration should be like that of royal ceremony. Some dream of lavish lehenga, some…

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Beauty is skin deep, DUH!!! The DARK Tamilians

Beauty is skin deep, DUH!!! The DARK Tamilians

I ran into an article from storypick which was on ‘how Google auto suggestion shows what Indians think about other states’. It did not talk about Tamilians and I went ahead and typed, “Tamilians are.. ” And it threw back, Tamilians are ugly! Whaaatt!!??? Why oh why you dear world calling us ugly! Can’t I…

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She is a homemaker AND.. #UseYourAnd

She is a homemaker AND..  #UseYourAnd

Someone from BlogAdda called me yesterday and asked, “Do you know there is a campaign called #UseYourAnd going on?” He briefed about how a woman can be this and that and that and this, and asked if I could write a column on the same. I thought about it for a moment and promised to…

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