LIVING IN THE MOMENT

Living in the moment is easier said than done as we all tend to dwell upon the times that have gone by, mistakes committed, broken promises, sometimes even past laurels and accomplishments can be a hindrance. Read More

CHRISTMAS – SANTA

Can we become a Santa for someone this Christmas? Remember as a child we would wait up the nights hoping to catch a glimpse of him somewhere. Then get all… Read More

SEARCHING HAPPINESS

You can choose to be happy. Happiness is not a reaction, it is not even an action that requires a reaction. It is a state of being. We look at… Read More

GANPATI BAPPA MORYA – A REGAL EXTRAVAGANZA

You Must See the Ganesh Celebrations of Sangli.
Amidst enchanting melodies and Vedic hymns and chants with three lakh devotees in attendance, a procession proceeding royally with the horse dance and elephants in tow, women drawing Rangoli running ahead of the procession for over two and half miles Read More

+91 India Calling

You must have a taste of India in the culinary delights that restaurant “+91 India Calling” has to offer. Set in one of the non-descript by lanes of Juhu, it is casual and yet very stylish. From the artistically designed window sculptures to the lamps that hang from the ceilings, it is funky for sure. Read More

AFRAID OF MENOPAUSE?

“Falling levels of estrogen!” Women, please understand that this is not a disability nor an illness. Like rest of the hormones, this is hormone is made in your ovaries and a small amount by the adrenal glands just above your kidneys. Read More

Queens Necklace

You must take a walk on the Queen’s necklace to just get the feel of being in Mumbai. Make sure you choose the right months though, the heat may not allow you to appreciate it’s beauty to the fullest. After the home returning traffic has died down, choose a Monday if you don’t like crowds. Read More

LIFE IS A CELEBRATION : BIRTHDAY MEMORIES

Born a princess, into the Royal Family of the Patwardhans from Sangli. This particular ghagra was made for my 1st birthday with real gold resham work. My mother preserved it and gave it to me when I had my daughter Avantika. Read More

WHEN FOOD DOES THE FLIRTING: DARK CHOCOLATE

Theobroma cacao in Latin means “food of the Gods”. Cacao beans, the most important ingredient in chocolate is known to have the highest antioxidant properties, even more than most fruits like the acai berries, blueberries etc. which have found their way into the list of superfoods. Read More