November Gratitude- Of Memories and Small Successes!

It seems as though I just wrote a few weeks ago, the Gratitude post for October. But well, it’s already the beginning of December. Yet again, it is the time to look back at the month that was, and also look forward to the month ahead. Here is a quick rundown of November. BNLF-New bonds and friends of a kind The highlight of the month was attending Indiblogger’s BNLF. From planning it all out, to the actual day of travel and the complete event, it filled my month with immense joy and excitement. The weather Gods weren’t very kind to

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The Month That Was October-Gratitude Circle

It always seems like as though there is never enough time. My days seem to be packed and am in a sort of hurry, trying to push in as much as I can in it. Yet, what I can’t really seem to understand is that despite the days being seemingly long, the months and years seem to be accelerating ahead at a faster pace. So what’s going on? The month of October was a witness to this paradoxical situation, where each and every day seemed long, though the month by itself slipped by too quickly. With the husband’s constant absence

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Radio, I Still Love You!

Not sure if it is due to the holiday season that’s kicking in or, the last showers of the monsoon that’s been trickling down my roof, but I seemed to be overwhelmed with nostalgia since morning. With nothing much to do in the small cantonment town that I live in, I discovered the joys that lay hidden in a simple hand held device. No, it isn’t the mobile phone that I am talking about, but a small black radio it is. Proxy Way back in the eighties, most households possessed a television box. Oh well! It sure could be called

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The Paradox of Choice

“The Paradox of Choice”- I may have borrowed the title of this post from the 2004 book by American psychologist Barry Schwartz, where Schwartz argues that eliminating consumer choices can reduce the anxieties of shoppers. To me, this seems so true. With the plethora of choices available today, isn’t it actually getting to be exhausting for us, the consumers? Egg Journey to the center of the paradox My mobile device had been giving me considerable trouble, hence I decided that it indeed was time to scrap it and get myself a new one. So an entire Sunday afternoon was spent surfing

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Filter Coffee and Butter Toast!

A buttered toast and a cup of piping hot filter coffee is all that I require to kick start my day. Having grown up in a typical Tambrahm home, I am habituated to this cuppa coffee every morning. The frothy mixture of hot milk, coffee decoction, and sugar, may seem pretty simple to make. But trust me, when you actually get down to making it, you realize there’s much more to it. We South Indians do fuss about our filter coffee, and could go to great lengths to ensure that the first cup of coffee in the morning is near perfection.

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What Are Your Bollywood Memories of the Nineties?

I live in a small town on the Konkan coast of India. The advantage of living in such small places is that you bump into interesting things that were once part of a glorious past. This morning I spent around half an hour at a tiny little photo studio, getting a couple of passport prints developed. As I sat waiting on the stiff wooden stool for the whole transaction to be completed, I got a chance to listen to Bollywood songs that once topped the charts way back in the nineties. Despite the cacophony of the traffic on the street outside,

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