• Life,  My Diary,  Thoughts

    Bega Bega Bega

    Which translates to hurry up, hurry up, hurry up. That’s all I hear myself saying these days. Since I started my new job (yep, started a couple of weeks ago.. Great company, awesome people and we will get to that some other time) I also have a longer commute and an early start to the day. As a result, the tiny tot has a shift in her schedule too and is now an early to bed and early to rise kinda person. Given that she has preferences about the way certain things need to be done, it just takes so much longer to get the basic day to day activities…

  • My Diary,  Thoughts,  Travel

    Loos reflect culture

    I was watching a TED video about “lets talk crap” and it spun me off tangentially into thinking about my experiences of loos across the globe. I have been a solo traveler from a young age and I first started traveling to Hyderabad in overnight trains and buses. Much to the nuances that come with a solo woman traveling in India, one of the biggest has been using the loos or so-called loos in dark scary random places on long overnight journeys. But more about those amusing stories for another time. As a solo traveler, you tend to get more watchful, you are more observent and you pay extra attention…

  • Life,  My Diary,  Thoughts

    Ah! March is here..

    There are so many things I love about March and what tops the list is the start of spring! It is a pretty sight to watch the landscape choke with flowers at their colourful best, the greens of all shades burst forth on bare trees, and ofcourse the water in the swimming pool is not too cold anymore 🙂 As I was driving through stifling traffic today, I had enough time to take my eyes off the road and that is when I was drawn to a lane of Jacarandas.  They look like hazy purple smoke when seen from afar and they make the best flower carpets! Ah, the joy of little things.. As…

  • Life,  Thoughts,  Travel

    Ruckus teaches a lesson

    Today has been one of those days when anger took over the best of me no matter how hard I tried to suppress it and it worked out just well at the end. So the story was I had to get my Dubai visa extended for a month and I had to visit the visa processing agency. I had already made a visit late last week and they bluntly handed over a checklist to me and asked me to get all the missing documents even before checking through the list of documents I currently had despite of me asking them multiple times. So there was this 1 additional document I…

  • My Diary,  Thoughts

    The Sound of Music

    It has been raining heavy in Bangalore and just as I stood by the balcony enjoying the endless water droplets from the sky fall on the flowers in our garden, I started singing involuntarily. I was singing “These are a few of my favorite things” from the movie – Sound of Music! And boy oh boy – did it bring back memories in a flash! If you were to ask me which is my favorite movie – its got to be unmistakably the musical of 1959 – The Sound of Music. The movie begins high in the misty Alps and is about a free spirited young Austrian woman, Maria (Julie…

  • Life,  Thoughts

    The Power of Appreciation

    Time and again I am reminded of how appreciation and giving credit to little things any person does can build to become an ocean of motivation and self-confidence in him/her. Not only does the person become proactive and enthusiastic to do things better, he/she also sets higher targets for themselves and surprise you. I think it comes from the basic instinct of any human being to be felt important. Appreciation can be a subtle act of telling “I recognize what you did, I like it and I care”. It can do wonders in building the relationship between any two people. Be it a husband and wife, friends, a parent and…