Folklore – where rational meets spiritual

Recently I had an i interesting interaction with emninent Occultist Meenakshii in her eeriely charming chamber in Kolkata with a couple of my fellow blogger friends. Being a Psychiatrist myself, I initially anticipated a chalk and cheese situation. However, the entire interaction gave me a new perspective and definitely busted some of the common misconceptions … Continue reading Folklore – where rational meets spiritual

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Adalaj ni Vav, Gujarat

We have been exploring some very interesting spots in and around Ahmedabad, Gujarat over the past few months. A highlight of a few of such places has to be their architecture. Adalaj ni Vav or Adalaj Stepwell, is one such example. How to reach Located in Adalaj village, Gandhinagar district, you can easily reach this … Continue reading Adalaj ni Vav, Gujarat

Sun Temple Modhera, Gujarat

The origin of the worship of the Sun in India is several centuries old. Until now I had known about and visited only the Konark Sun Temple in Odisha. It was only a few months back that we came to know about the Modhera Sun Temple, in Mehsana, Gujarat. Situated on the banks of Pushpavati … Continue reading Sun Temple Modhera, Gujarat

Confessions Of A Thirty Something

There was a time in my life when I actually believed in Superman, followed by a time when I thought I had the potential to be a multitasking Superwoman and this was further followed by a time, where I did not even bother to be super anyway. Quite obviously I had entered my thirties. I … Continue reading Confessions Of A Thirty Something

All that you never knew about Palm Oil! An evening of learning and more…

Did you know that we all consume Palm Oil in some way everyday? Well atleast I didn't! Palm oil is being used in Biscuits, Chocolates, common indian snacks, medicines and even cosmetics!! However, there is very little awareness among the general population about Palm Oil. A fun interactive evening was organised by the Malaysian Palm … Continue reading All that you never knew about Palm Oil! An evening of learning and more…

Oh! Paris

  2017 ends in the next few hours. Expectedly, the year has given us a fair share of highs and lows, surprises and disappointments. But as I sit down with my diary on the penultimate day of the year I do realize how special a year this had been. We changed cities, my daughter turned … Continue reading Oh! Paris

Unboxing Udaipur

Udaipur, the city of lakes, was the capital of Mewar, built by Maharana Udai Singh, in 1553, from whom it derives its name. It has become popular off late as a wedding destination for theme weddings, given the abundance of lakes and the Rajput era palaces. It attracts travellers from all over the world and … Continue reading Unboxing Udaipur

Super Gummy Vitamins – chewable vitamin supplements for children

Mothers are eternally and instictually worried about the nutrition and health of their kids no matter how old they get. This has been an observation that has both amused and irked me... until I became one of those ever worried mothers. Now I know this is legit or atleast I believe so! Super Gummy vitamin … Continue reading Super Gummy Vitamins – chewable vitamin supplements for children

A Day in Lucerne

Guarded by snowcapped mountains and kissed by the crystal clear waters of lake Lucerne, Luzern/ Lucerne is sure one of the prettiest towns in Switzerland. A laid back old world charm, medieval architectures, the bustling lake side and the iconic Chapel Bride are most definitely the highlights of this beautiful, little place. While we went … Continue reading A Day in Lucerne

Fashion for the Mommy’s Soul – My Paris/ Zurich Look-Book

Of Baby, Mommy, Long Trip & Luggage Limits... What happens when panicky, finicky, lazy yet busy Mommy goes on a trip, with her baby girl in tow? Well the obvious answer is - potential chances of luggage limit violation! Don't you think that is quite legit? My munchkin needed her supply of diapers, baby food, … Continue reading Fashion for the Mommy’s Soul – My Paris/ Zurich Look-Book

Iftaar spread at Sanjha Chulha – the Awadhi way

My memories of the month of Ramadan goes back to my childhood days when 'nanku' our frail gatekeeper with large myopic glasses and anecdotes of all kinds in his inventory, would fast all day and give small treats to me and my sister after sundown everyday through a month. It was from him that we … Continue reading Iftaar spread at Sanjha Chulha – the Awadhi way

TIRETTI BY TAK HENG

What is the first thing that flashes in front of your eyes the moment you hear Tiretti? Well for any true Kolkata’bashi’ it has to be the buzzing, not-so-clean Chinese Bazar dishing up authentic comfort Chinese breakfast in Poddar Court area. Soups, momos, home made sauces and noodles- you name it they have it. Unfortunately … Continue reading TIRETTI BY TAK HENG