Love and long distance!

Long distance relationships are a beautiful yet a heart breaking kind. One where it makes your bond stronger and your vulnerability higher. The words below are dedicated to mine 🙂
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Practicing Self- compassion..


Have you had those moments filled with nagging voices in your head especially after something emotionally draining activity such as an interview, a test, an argument , a wedding, a break-up or even as simple as a comment on your blog-post or not exercising today. I have those constantly looming in my head: Continue Reading

15 hours in Hong Kong!

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Hong Kong! That was my first layover travel destination. I am super excited to be posting (my first) about my travel experience and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did compiling it 🙂

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Why I would never get on public transport in my own city!

“Bus la pona enna aayiduva?’ (What will happen if you go by bus) asked an XYZ when I declared I want to hire a car for the two weeks I was going to be at home in India a couple of years ago. I was away for three years, finished grad school and got my first job and went back home to visit my parents. I got reminded of things when I was asked this question:

I clearly remember that moment,  I was looking out the window standing inside a crowded bus when I felt something very close, I turned and looked at a vermin of a man who was about to touch my breast in a public bus. I screamed and he backed away.

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The Broken ‘First Night’ System!

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Do you have to prove you are pure on your wedding night” asked the hairstylist .

I looked at her in shock (actually a mix of emotions) through the mirror.

I was getting my hair done just before I was leaving to India for my wedding and we were having small talk
I am *X country person* and I would expect my daughter to prove she is pure on her wedding night” she added

That did not make this conversation any more comfortable . I changed the subject and avoided her question. I was offended no doubt, but also kind of POed with myself for not having said anything back. But I did know I couldn’t have said anything that would have made the conversation any better.

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Smiley Media- bringing a smile on and off camera!

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This adorable munchkin is Vyaas P.C. Smiley media

He had a smile all through and she was charming . No, I am not talking about the bride and groom but their photographers Mani and Sharadha of SmileyMedia. This photographer team definitely made my wedding day. I had been following Sharadha’s work for months on social media and when I spoke to Sharadha to ask about Smiley Media as a possible photographer  for mine 1. I loved her client interaction. 2. I was super-excited to have a female photographer.

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Meet the Parents

Well, the wedding series continues and I am catching up on all drafts that were typed over the last month.

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Isn’t that one of the exciting and nerve racking things after you have met the SO? If you are an NRI bride like me, chances are that you are going to ‘meet the parents’ only before your engagement or your wedding. Or the first time maybe even over Skype. However the case maybe, what are some things to keep in mind?
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We did it!! A BIG thank you !!

Nandri! Dhanyavaadalu! Danke! Gracias! Merci! Shukriya! Grazie! Kiitos!

With extreme happiness and contentment I want to let everyone know that we hit our target (actually higher than planned :D) on our wedding fundraiser. It wouldn’t have been possible without YOUR support and all the support from all around – friends, family, well-wishers, acquaintances, people we know, don’t know . Thanks to each and everyone who helped us with the campaign. We both had so many reach out to us asking about it . And I personally even connected with quite a few like-minded people through this venture. It means a lot to us and I think its a great start to our married life.
This means that we will be helping 200 children in Chennai, India get quality supplementary education.

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