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#FridayFiction: The “stand-up” comedian

#FridayFiction Still ruminating her luck at the Marilyn Monroe moment, Naina walked into Cafe DiGhent where her bookclub was meeting. Almost everyone was there, she could see all the books arrayed on the tables while coffee/tea was being ordered by all. Smiling her hellos, she plonked in the cornermost seat by the window from where […]

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How Wonderful! A joy workshop by Nithyashanti

On sunday I attended my first ever Joy Workshop by the very well-known motivational speaker NithyaShanti. It was an open session, hosted by someone at their residence in gurgaon (I didn’t know a single soul there; but there were some 100+ people attending the session) The very first thing that struck me about him was […]

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Glistening sunshine

As I lay in bed on a lazy Sunday, the rhythmic pitter-patter of raindrops on the window panes got me thinking about writing a post today. (I know it’s been donkey ages since I wrote something )  ♥♥ Why do rains make us so mushy? ♥♥ Hearing a romantic medley makes us moon about matters of the […]

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Treasure measure

Chanced upon a post on a book club on Facebook which led me to a treasure trove of used books and a meeting with an amazingly warm human being who had collected and was selling these books for the Gurgaon girls scouts who were collecting money for an orphanage in Delhi. I thought I was […]

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My New Year’s Resolutions – tell me yours!

Well here is another new year that’s rolled in and to me it feels that it rolled in a bit too fast! As usual, the “what’s your resolution” refrain rang out all around! Got me thinking – what were my last year’s??? AAAAHEEEMMMM!!! Cant remember now! So then should I make new ones? (damn the […]

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When I got to be a Bond Girl!!!

Saturday afternoon saw me flitting about in the latest food festival in town – The gourmet High Street. A gentleman hailed me and said that there is a mixology session about to start with the Speakeasy ( a popular bar n restaurant in gugraon) Bartender – Yangdup Lama! And its a complimentary session (they were […]

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Swirling Dervishes!

“A secret turning in us, makes the universe turn. Head unaware of feet, and feet head. Neither cares. They keep turning.” – Rumi  I happened to attend an event organised by Zorba The Buddha on the swirling dervishes, last friday at their complex in Ghittorni on MG road. It was my first experience of such […]

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Ode to Le Cake

It slowly wafted into the olfactory passages, teasing them with the citrus- sultry orange zest, sweet heat of cinnamon, gooey darkness of chocolate and the spicy sense of dark rum – all rolled into one but then each released individually, in slow motion, one after the other like the helium filled gas balloons that we […]

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Birding at Sultanpur

Sultanpur bird sanctuary needs to introduction and is an equal favourite with its avian and human visitors alike! Dusshera holiday saw a  group of us head off for an early morning walk and a Dhabha session later. Some of my shots as captured that day! A painted stork foraging for some twigs and branches to […]

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Slaying the devil – Procrastination

As I sit here listening to the sounds of firecrackers, indicating the burning of the Ravana effigy; I contemplate on the evil I wish to triumph over in my life. Its a little devil called Procrastination. How many of us arent truly enraptured by him? Can you honestly say no to this? Think again! Ever […]

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Morning raga

Morning glories espied in new blooms, rosy cheeked petals being teased by the rising sun which twinkles in the dew drops, making these beauties shine bright while the birds enchant with their twitters and chirps and flit with the energy of a new day, making each branch vibrate while they play peek a boo in […]

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The pasta bowl company

The pasta bowl company is a quaint little Italian place bursting with loads of good food and vibes. I first tried this place in 2013, when it was newly launched. Had a few delightful meals there, though found the selection to be small. Loved the cosy interiors with pics of Italy and some pasta stuck […]

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SugarBug café

Landed up in garden estate on Sunday and checked out this cafe which I has been hearing rave reviews on many food forums on Facebook – sugar bug!!! Cute name and very pleasing ambience too, in fact found the large table sizes with plenty of elbow room and an organised cutlery basket to be very […]

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Haseen aur rangeen in March 

05.03.2015 Holi rolled in, dolled up in gorgeous colours and a very un-holy weather! The unexpected rain madness continued, making it slightly chilly but with plenty of bright sunshine! I am not the biggest fan of this festival- infact I find it the most terrible one! But this year is special and so thought to […]

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Avian visitors in my garden!

Winter mornings are generally fogged out these days, creating shadowy figures out of buildings and trees. The sun peeps out late or not at all. All the reasons for not stepping onto the terrace but for the bird song that reasonates around. I am an avid bird watcher and love to capture them with my […]

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2014- another year down!

My customary blog post on the year gone by is a bit delayed this year as I wanted to catch up one on one with friends first……….. So my new years eve was spent with one of my dearest cousin who is actually a soul sister despite a decade of age difference! A customary visit […]

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Product review : no bake cheesecake

On a latest visit to the supermarket, this box of ‘No bake cheesecake’, beckoned me. The pic on the box set me drooling and I thought to myself, ‘why not?’ But the Puritan in me rebelled at the thought of a dessert out of a box. I managed to pacify her by telling her that […]

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Red velvet cheer!!

First day of the new year started with a lunch outing at the recently opened cyberhub in DLF phase 3, where one is simply spoilt for choice of restaurants to choose from – coffee shops, deli, ice cream parlours, pizza joints, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Californian …………… Endless! The swanky upscale food court was the perfect […]

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Dastkar – Go Green!!

I have been fascinated by composting ever since I visited daily dump website. Two years of hunting for their handy composters, I finally saw an ad for it in the upcoming Green mela by Dastkar. Yes!!! I made a date to go get my composter. I have become and avid fan of Dastkar and keep a look […]

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