Summertime & My Desi Vibes

Blue sky, glossy skin and a brighter smile, Sunday morning rains and my colorful books pile; The songs of the little cuckoo near my window,  All come together to paint on me, the golden summer glow. Summer has not always been easy on us. Despite the sweat and the turmoil during summers in the capital city, there is something about these days that fills my heart with joy.

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Plan your trip to Old Manali – Travel Guide

“If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.” Vera Nazarian  Surrounded by the Himalayas, Old Manali is perhaps

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6 different ways to style a shirt and a dress

Hello Everyone, This is a tiny post about styling that ONE shirt and ONE dress in SIX different ways. Mostly when I travel, I resort to these styling ideas. Reason: Travelling light. This black dress is one of my favorites. The shirt is from Mr. Husband’s closet. This one doesn’t fit him anymore (haha) and he was planning on dumping it. I just couldn’t let him do that and shifted it to my closet. I love the color of this shirt A LOT. It’s way bigger than my size and so I decided to style it in different ways to …

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The greens of monsoon

Having spent over a decade at Delhi and shuttling between Delhi and Gurgaon for years, I usually associate Delhi Monsoon to flooded roads and nerve-racking traffic jams. The scene is not that different when I rewind my memories to childhood as well, except for the traffic jams. We witnessed floods every year, and the National Highway that ran very close to my home would be filled with relief camps. Schools were shut down and people lost their homes and cattle and of course the vegetation was ruined. It took months to get back in shape and restore the lost assets. …

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Jaipur (An impromptu trip to the pink city)

We are just back from Jaipur. It was a sudden plan and we are glad we did it. We had an awesome drive both to and fro, and the stay was nothing short of spectacular. Despite the summer heat growling at this part of India, we chose Jaipur. We did not have several days in hand for the trip, so we chose Jaipur. It is nearby and NH8 makes a good drive. Plus, there were several hotels to choose from. Being a three days trip, it was neither exhausting nor boring. Every day was well spent and somehow we managed …

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