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…

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…

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…

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…

How to plan your weekends in advance

Are you sometimes left with the feeling that you don’t know what happened between Friday evening and Sunday evening? You remember you finished work on Friday and you were super excited about the weekend. But before you know it, it’s already Sunday evening and you’re gearing up for another week of work. If someone asks you…

Life Is Elsewhere – Milan Kundera

“Is a novel anything but a trap set for a hero?”  As you read “Life Is Elsewhere”, you’re likely to feel the same for the book’s protagonist, Jaromil, who is a young aspiring poet. Born of a somewhat forced marriage, Jaromil is the apple of his mother’s eye. Having lost the love of her husband,…

Who throws boxes away?

As the title suggests, I definitely don’t throw old containers away, but I don’t do much to beautify them either. So, you’ll find me re-using an old box of chocolates or a glass jar as-is. This weekend, I thought I should try to get down to some “DIY” and see how tough it is to…

Safety in the Kitchen

Lately, I’ve taken up cooking. I thought it was time to move beyond boiling eggs, toasting bread and making tea and listing these as cooking achievements when asked about what I can cook. Cooking is fun, but it needs your full concentration. One of the things I’ve learnt is that multi-tasking while cooking can be really…