• Life

    An Ode to the Men

    International Men’s Day

    Today morning I woke up to a day celebrated as International Men’s Day, 19 November. Unlike International Women’s Day for which the noise starts almost a month before, we barely get to hear anything around Men’s Day. This makes me wonder why men’s day is so under-appreciated.

    In our society, when men try to find ways to express themselves, they often are not understood. Because, they are supposed to have a certain type of “Masculine ‘ behaviour i.e. powerful, strong and someone who cannot be emotional and just cannot CRY.

  • Life

    Karwa Chauth, the ‘ME’ festival

    Happy Karwa Chauth

    Karwa Chauth
    Karwa Chauth

    I can’t keep calm, its Karwa Chauth! Yeah, you got me right, we are just a few days away from the D day and the excitement has started to build up. Family traditions, get-togethers, sumptuous meals, gifts, rituals, traditions, beliefs and so on. Amongst all the festivals, my personal favourite is Karwa Chauth. A beautiful way to celebrate a woman! More than celebrating it for the long life of our beloved husband, we celebrate a woman. A woman who is born with an eternal power to protect herself and also protect others. The excitement of this festival is unmatchable with others.

  • Life

    There is so much to celebrate!

    Festivity in the air

    It’s that time of the year when we can smell the festivity around. With so many festivals being celebrated across India and Diwali just knocking our doors, the whole breeze around is so mystical.

    The time when we want to step into the traditional world of ‘Bharat’. From celebrating Ganesha to Durga Puja to Navratri to Dandiya, we have them all! During this time we wish to step into every tradition and make a connection with the community, with their rituals, with their festivity and with their culture. We just forget the caste, creed or religion and celebrate the happiness, the togetherness.

    With so many rituals, puja, lights and decoration, the whole aura around is so divine. And to further enhance the flavour we have colourful traditional attires, sweets, flowers and gifts. Surely, festivals give us a reason to be happy and enjoy life.

  • Life

    Big Bull on my mind!

    Scam 1992

    OMG! I never knew I would have this irresistible urge to write about the web series which I happened to recently watch, ‘Scam 1992- The Harshad Mehta Story’ on Sony Liv.  Guys, don’t go by the title literally, I meant here ‘THE Pratik Gandhi on my mind’.I am totally in awe of the lead actor Pratik Gandhi. The 10-episode series is around the life of famed stockbroker Harshad Mehta who took the stock market to rapid heights and his disastrous downfall as a result of committing fraud.

  • Life,  Parenting

    Waking up early makes a difference!

    Hot Mess

    Morning alarm

    We are in a nuclear setup and a family of four, me, my husband and two notorious kids. The other day I was put to question by my husband as to why I still get up an hour before anyone else in the house? He further suggested that since we all are working from home and there is no rush for school or office or grocery or any other thing for that matter, then why do I still have to haste for things? Another word of advice was since I have my whole day at my disposal, I can take up things little slow and easy and instead take an extra hour of sleep?

    That made me ponder and I decided to alter my morning alarm to get the taste of the new morning routine, as guided by my affectionate husband.