This bestseller has 10 ideas to unlock your creativity and sustain it. It comes highly recommended by some of my favorite bloggers and YouTubers. I really want to get better at writing, and I’m hoping to get published someday. On this quest, I’m trying to read books and attend classes that help, motivate and push … More Steal like an Artist – A Book Review
This is a round-up of some of the books we’ve read in 2021 so far. … More A touch of Romance, A dab of Mystery and then some more- Books we have read in 2021
This blog began its journey in a quiet city called Tucson in Arizona, known for its majestic Saguaro Cacti and dramatic Sunsets. I lived there for 5 years, my husband even longer. Life as a newly married woman and then as a young mom, in a different culture was hard. I had no job, my … More Celebrating America in India- July 4th Thoughts and Activities with kids.
When you still can’t travel, you think about the beautiful places you’ve visited in the past. It is almost as good as traveling! All that Snorkeling and beautiful encounters with the Coral Reef and marine life at Elephant Beach had us itching to learn more about the Andaman & Nicobar group of Islands. We made … More ANDAMAN- Hotel Ixzire and Jarawa Tribe
India is still in lockdown mode. We are unable to travel or visit our loved ones. Kids are stuck at home and having to sit through another year of online classes. Sometimes it feels like there’s all the time in the World but nothing much to do! Now you can fuss and fret about it, … More 10 Things to do with kids at home
I can’t believe this tiny butterfly that flitted about all the time, SO out of anybody’s reach, is now a Big Girl. Almost as tall as I am, Medha looks, talks and thinks much older than her actual age of 11. I sometimes forget that she’s still a kid and share some of my ideas … More A Young lady or a Big girl- Medha turns 11.
“Should we learn Blackjack or Poker now?”, Madhav, my younger one, asks me. We learnt card games like Donkey, spoon, Rummy and Go Fish watching YouTube videos and now we play them in rotation. Madhav taught himself a few card tricks and now he offers free sessions as gifts on our birthdays. He resorts to … More Rubick’s Cube to Rummy – Turning 8 in COVID times
All aboard the Makruzz ! We felt we were on a plane than on a ferry service (1150 rupees per ticket). It took us 2 hours to get to Havelock Island, or Swaraj Dweep as it is now called, from Port Blair (where we had a great time exploring the Cellular Jail and Ross Island. … More ANDAMAN – Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island)
This post (& the next few) will be about a memorable trip we took 2 years ago. Thanks to copious amounts of notes I took in my journal, I’m able to recollect those memories and write them here. Prices, rules and the availability of hotels and services mentioned might have changed in these 2 years. … More ANDAMAN- Cellular Jail & Ross Island
Do you feel like you aren’t getting a moment’s rest? No time to take a shower, to eat something without being interrupted by a sudden wailing? And sleep? What’s that?? How was life before a baby (or a twister more like) rolled out and took complete control of it?! you may wonder. Many have gone … More Dear New Mama,