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36 hours in Kolkata

21st March 2016

When I heard last month that Lagori was scheduled to play in Kolkata on the 19th of March, I pulled out my phone to check the calendar. This was an excellent opportunity for me to tag along and try and explore a city I’d heard so much about. Luckily, the gig fell on a Saturday which meant we could stay on a day after to see as much as we could within that short time. In the days leading up to…

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Life People

My Christmas Miracle

24th December 2015

We’d been procrastinating a bit about buying decorations for our tree. On Monday, we finally got around to it, and as we were heading home this vehicle pulled up in front of us:   At the exact moment, Geeth’s iPhone playlist decided to start playing Dream Theater’s The Spirit Carries On:     Merry Christmas, Papa.…

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Food Travel

Restaurant Trail – Goa (November ’15)

14th November 2015

My three-day vacation in Goa ended way too early for my liking. This time, I tried to take notes on the various restaurants we visited. If you ask Geeth, he will tell you that the only thing I seem to order when in Goa is seer fish curry and rice, and for the most part, he’s right. But I also tried some other stuff in between, so here’s a recap of sorts: Infantaria Infantaria is a popular restaurant in Calangute that…

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Life Loves

8 years later..

4th October 2015

When I turned 16 (in 2006), my dad wrote this blog post and I remember how I felt when I read this line: “In 1978, when I was 16, I was a year away from meeting the girl who would eventually become my wife..” My parents’ love story is the stuff of legends. They met in college, and got married 8 years later.  I grew up listening to stories of my father’s relentless pursual of my mother,  and her frustration…

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Life Travel

Time to become a tourist at home

26th July 2015

Last evening, I discovered Aliyeh Rizvi’s delightful talk titled “The Past in the Present”. Here’s a description of the talk from the Creative Mornings website: Finding ourselves in between spaces Why is engaging with the past so important? – of course there are lessons to learn (which we normally never do), engaging with the past enhances our cultural pride; a sense of legacy which forms a powerful connect to the present – our collective identity as Bangaloreans, and it also…

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Filofax Life

How To Use Journal Cards In Your Filofax/Other Ring-Bound Organizer

25th May 2015

I really like concept of using journal cards – like those for Project Life – but I don’t (yet) own a setup with the album etc. That hasn’t stopped me from being fascinated with the hundreds of journal cards available online. So I figured out a way of using them with my personal-sized Filofax Saffiano. Here’s how! It took me a while to figure out where I could  get all these crafty tools, but thanks to a  couple of local and…

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Life People

Emily McDowell’s Empathy Cards

7th May 2015

A Cancer Survivor Designs the Cards She Wishes She’d Received From Friends and Family [Slate]    I just finished reading this article about Los Angeles–based designer Emily McDowell, and her non-traditional Empathy Cards. McDowell herself was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 24, but went into remission after nine months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  Going through the cards, I realised that they were reflective of so many things I wanted to say to first my own father, as well other people…

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Featured Filofax Life Loves

The Planner Diaries – Favourite Filofax Personal Printables

28th April 2015

I have recently begun trying to seriously use the gorgeous Filofax Raspberry Personal Saffiano organizer I bought at the end of last year. So this means entering the world of “personalizing” an organizer, and much of my efforts to create a system that works for me have been fuelled by some lovely printables I found on Etsy. Yes, these cost money – but hey! Instant downloads, so instant gratification 🙂 Here are some of my favourite Filofax personal (paper size 3.7″ x…

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