30 Before 30

Hola after a really long time! I took a self imposed break from many things including blogging for a while! Now I am back because I wanted to 🙂 I started writing (later termed blogging) just out of my interest to talk about things that interest and inspire me. For some reason, at some point I felt, I was forcing this on myself and I did not like it. I wanted to write only when I feel for it. Well,…

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Lifestyle

Chocolate Ladoo

March is here!!! Yay…. This means Spring is round the corner and so is my Birthday!!!! Oh yes… I am one of those who is always excited about birthdays… and this time, I thought yesterday was March 1st and posted this on instagram. 🙂 Good, I just got one more extra day to stay excited!!!   So, when it is finally March and I am happy, “kuch meetha ho jaaye” (time for something sweet). I happened to be off from…

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Naa Kitchen Kahaani

Seattle’s Snowy Sunday

We are already in the middle of February and spring’s almost there! Like every new year, this one too seems going too fast! Seattle has seen a different winter this year with never ending rains, bright days and heavy snow fall(totally reminded me of my chilly Philly winters). But, as I sit down on a Sunday morning sipping hot coffee, I am reminded of one of the beautiful weekends my family and I spent in Steven’s pass this month. Though…

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Lifestyle, Out of Office

Engineering Life with Art

Since this is the first time, we are meeting this year on the blog, let me wish you all a very happy and inspiring new year ahead!!! It has been very long, since I published a new post. I may have reasons but I blame the lazy me! Now that I am here writing, it has to be in one of my favorite categories, “The Other You“, which celebrates people with passion, balance and commitment. And that is the mantra for this year!!! Today,…

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The Other U

Crystal Mountain

Washington state has myriad destinations as varied as its topography. Its been only a year here for us and we are yet to visit many places and explore the Northwest . With mom visiting, we wanted to take her in and around Washington state and we started off with the mountain beauty of Washington, Mount Rainier. We heard a lot about Crystal Mountain and the view it offers of Mount Rainier. This time it was just a site-seeing fun trip on a pleasant…

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Out of Office

Tomato Pachhadi

Red post alert! Wait wait.. I am talking about the lovely tomatoes in the post 🙂 This is my all time favourite pachhadi (pickle) and its Mom-made. This is a gem from my mom’s kitchen and is addictively tasty. Everyone who has tasted this pickle totally loved it…and can vouch for this recipe. Hopefully you enjoy it with your family too!!! Ok!!! Agree, that it requires lot (#notveryhelathy) of oil, but I think its okay sometimes 🙂 So here it…

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Naa Kitchen Kahaani

What’s up long weekend?

The Labor Day (long) weekend is here to cap off the summer and before the “Back to School” mode is switched on. For me, long weekends are as much stressful as they are fun. Its of course fun, because its a LOOONG weekend but its gets stressful planning the weekend. Uff! This long weekend we decided to stay home and just do a day trip on Sunday.  Whether this long weekend means leaving home and camping with friends and family or just…

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Brandology, Lifestyle

Sari Sarita – Celebrating the Pride of India

“I love your pink dress” said a little girl to my mom as we were walking down the streets of Bainbridge Island. She was referring to my mom’s pink sari. “How do you wear it?” “How big is it?” “What do you call the shirt you wear with this” (she was referring to the blouse) asked the little girl’s mother. Such is the attraction and beauty of the 6 yards draped with elegance. It signifies a paradoxical image of an…

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Lifestyle

Bainbridge Island

A place far away and a loving company is all you need for a good day. It was a completely unplanned day trip. Just happened to be in downtown Seattle with mom and I could not resist the beautiful day on a ferry. The ferry ride is one of the many beautiful things I love to do in Seattle. The last time I went was on a cold night and so wanted to experience the beautiful picturesque during the lovely summer. The ferry…

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Out of Office

Happy Fathers Day

“Behind every independent woman, is an open-minded father, who trusted her and not the society” Like I said in one of my earlier posts, though I don’t do anything absolutely special on these days, I some how I like the idea of a dedicated day to special relations in our lives. Almost 10 years ago, i jotted down these words for my dad and i feel these words still resonate the feelings I share today for my dad. So posting it on…

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Pendrops