How yoga has been forcing me to face all my little fears

During every yoga class, there are certain pose that you just know that you cannot do, and you hope that you can do them one day. For me, so far it’s the plow pose and the crow pose. I know the plow pose is comparatively easy – it’s the one where you basically lift your…

How I Feel 2 Weeks After Starting Yoga Classes…a little achy

I was first introduced to yoga by my grandfather when I was a child. My first few classes were all about learning to breathe correctly. It was either about breathing in through one nostril and breathing out through the other. Or maybe, it was breathing in through my nose and breathing out through my mouth….

Musings towards the end of another year

As another year comes to an end, it is only natural to look back and weigh the good and the bad of the year that was. If you’re like most people, you’ll also tend to cut a little loose in the last few weeks of the year, and over-do it with the parties and eating…

10 things you may not know about the Maldives

Maldives is one of those dream destinations, which is so stunning that all the hype about it is totally worth it. After getting supremely obsessed with the Maldives a year ago, I finally visited this dream destination. Here are 10 things which you may not know about the place though, so let me enlighten you: …

If it never worked in school, why would it work now?

In school, there were some subjects which I totally hated. And, when I had to study those subjects, I tried to do it as superficially as possible. Let’s take the example of Physics. Before exams, I would read through the chapters and have an idea of what the sums were about: tossing a ball into…

8 topmost tourist attractions in Dubai and are they over-rated?

Dubai as a tourist destination often seems to get mixed reviews from people. Some say it’s all about malls and large buildings. Some say the desert views are stunning. Whereas, some are simply awed by the towering buildings and magnificent architecture. I had visited Dubai a while back, and following is my take on the top…

In your daily rush to get things done, what are you forgetting?

My personal laptop is close to ancient – it’s 5 years old. That’s as good as ancient in today’s world of upgrading laptops and phones the moment a new version comes out. It’s heavy and honestly looks like a brick. But, I’ve kept it with me all these years and I’m never going to get…

Why “It” is so much more than just another horror movie

Most people around me haven’t watched “It”. And, that’s because it comes across as a horror film. Of course, if you need to strictly classify the film, it is a “horror” film, but to be honest, that’s not the real crux of the movie at all. If you’re missing out this movie, because you’re scared,…

10 things no one tells you about the Taj Mahal

This weekend I finally made the long overdue visit to Agra. Despite being in Delhi for the past three years, I hadn’t ended up visiting the Taj Mahal. Its one of those monuments which you know you must see once in your life, but if you live in India, you just feel that it will…

10 things you need to do when you move into a new place

The prospect of moving houses may not seem like fun, but once your house is all set up and ready for you, it’s a new beginning for you. Ever since I left my home town, I must have changed my apartment close to 8 times. For folks who have been at home till now, this might…

The one thing you should do to make yourself a little more organized

Will you wake up tomorrow morning, and spend some time wondering what you’ll have for breakfast? After that, will you spend some more time wondering what you will wear to office? Will you spend some time in office wondering how you will go about your day? Assuming you do all of these things every day,…

Would you like to interact with yourself?

Every day I book an Uber to go to office, and to return back home from office. If you happen to also be working in a city in India which is not your native city, you don’t have a car or you don’t know how to drive, I bet you do the same. Every day…

5 cheap and simple ways to re-vamp your home and make it look new!

Let’s face it. We all love our homes, but sometimes we get a little bored of them. And, we might want to re-vamp them a little. However, we usually can’t do something very fancy because of the following:  Money: We can’t spend too much, and hence, can’t afford the fancy stuff which have the potential to…

10 things you may not know about Bali

If you’re dreaming about tropical islands, Bali is a place where you’ll get everything, from beaches to great street-shopping to volcanoes to yoga classes and lush forests. I’m already missing it, just thinking about it! Till you go to Bali though, there are some things you may not really know, and this is meant to…

Best weekend getaways from Delhi

If you haven’t planned anything yet for the upcoming long weekend, despair not. Here are some quick and easy trips you can plan for and embark on next weekend. I’m going to be talking about places from Delhi, since these are the ones I know about primarily, and can be covered easily. If you’re staying…

Top tips for being a mindful traveller

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What is mindfulness? Mindfulness. It’s a pretty straightforward word. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. That might seem trivial, except for the annoying fact that we so often veer from the…

How to make the bullet journal work for you

As some of you might be aware, I started using a bullet journal a few weeks ago. During the first week, I had mixed feelings about it, and I almost gave up on it last week. And, then it occurred to me. I was more concerned about the “look” of my bullet journal than the…

A 7-Step Way to Figuring out your Expenses and Saving Smartly

Shared on Fintuned ( a finance website which shares easy to follow money-saving tips and recommendations for making smart investments) – check it out here.  It’s the same story every month right? You thought your spending was mostly under control this month, and you felt you were finally on the way to figuring out budgeting…

10 ways to eat healthily in office

Sometimes you might come back from office and feel terribly fatigued and lethargic. This might obviously be dependent on the number of hours you put in. But, this could also have something to do with the food you eat in office. It sometimes becomes a challenge to eat healthily in office. However, eating packets of…

10 things you can gift your mother!

It was my mother’s birthday this weekend, and for a while I had been trying to decide on what I could gift her. I finally ended up getting a calendar for her with pictures of her with the rest of the family. She was really elated with it! So, I decided I’ll share my list of gift…

Don’t make life a constant waiting game

Do you sometimes feel anxious and worried about the next phase in your life. Or, do you feel as if you’re constantly waiting for something? Once something happens, then only will you be able to move forward? Are you waiting for your annual review at work before you can make an important decision. Or, are…

Birthday joys, lists, wishes and new beginnings!

Yet another birthday comes by. Every year I like to think that I’ve reached a certain level of maturity and I won’t be excited about my birthday. I’ll just treat it like another day. However, that never happens. I’m always excited about it, and I feel like a child again. I think the concept of celebrating…