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Six Things To Do This Summer In Seattle

Hello Summer! It is no more of Sleepless in Seattle but Summer in Seattle!!! I bet, many of us in Seattle are waiting to soak up in the sun after drenching in the rain for over 6 months now. Well, well I agree we had a disappointing spring with continuing rains and lower temperatures, but lets hope for a good and bright summer (in the defense, we had a good summer last year!). And as we get set for the…

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Lifestyle, Out of Office

Skin care with Sugar & Herbs

It’s already June and I just can’t get off the fantastic long weekend during during the Memorial Day. You get a recipe for awesomeness when you mix a long awaited vacation, an unforgettable anniversary in the sun (checked one off my bucket list here), a scenic drive to Baker Lake – a must-see in very own PNW and of course a relaxed me-time at home. Talking of a relaxed me time, raise your hand if you like to spend time in your hot bath tub. I…

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Brandology, Lifestyle, The Other U

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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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

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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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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Glameve Soiree

Its been over 9 months in Seattle now and may not be an exaggeration to say that there was hardly any weekend that went by without an event! Seattle is truly a happening place!!!! On one rainy afternoon of April, Ananya, invited me to a closed group event and I am so glad, I accepted the invite. Meeting new people is always a pleasure and this time it was a very unique opportunity to be in the company of very talented women from different walks of…

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For the love of HOME & GAME

The love for the home town never fades away, no matter how far you go! Its as eternal as the love of a mother. People often ask me what’s your hometown and I say “Anantapur”. The spiritually inclined recognise it as a place close to Puttaprthy (if they know this place) and the movie buffs recognise it as the place from the movie “Rakta Charitra”. Well! we are not just that! There are lot of amazing things happening in this small town in…

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Kalam Tata

Everyone has something to say about him, share their memories about him. So do I. One in many! He has impacted and inspired such many lives. I have my childhood memories of fondly calling him “Tata” (grandfather), save money in my piggy bank to buy his books (the happiness of buying “Wings of Fire” with this money was boundless), collecting every news paper clips which covered him and making a scrap book, and filling the walls of my room with his pictures. As a child,…

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Kuchipudi – Beyond the art

This post is about a personal emotion I share for a village, I am the native of! Why now? Because, I recently got myself involved with something I truly feel privileged about. Our history text books said, that villages are the back bone of India! If so, then we can call ourselves a developing country only if we are developing our very own villages. As Mr. Modi puts, “if we have to build villages, we have to start it from…

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