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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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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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Food Loves Photo Journal

Photo Journal: April 10, 2015

11th April 2015

    Tried the “Bite Full of Jamun” ice cream at Cream Stone, Kalyan Nagar (Bangalore). Jamun happens to be my favourite fruit, and this was yummy. The real bits of fruit mixed into the creaminess really make the whole thing delicious. Perfect flavour for this hot Bangalore summer — go try it! …

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Life Loves

HDFC Life’s touching new advertisement

8th February 2015

A few days ago, I wrote about an advertisement by Bharti AXA that I personally thought was in very poor taste.Today, I want to focus on an ad that I want to stand up and applaud every single time I see it on television. The ad I’m talking about is part of HDFC Life’s ‘Apno Ko Apne Dum Pe Jeena Sikhao’ campaign. It’s been conceptualised by Leo Burnett, directed by filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane and features music composed by Hanif Shaikh. There’s…

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Entertainment Loves

Finding Fanny: The perfect, quiet Goan moment

14th September 2014

If love came in different shades, Finding Fanny would be an ode to the pastel kind. The movie is crafted for easy consumption, to be waded through like skiing on butter, peppered occasionally with feelings of betrayal, and anger that take you by surprise simply because they pierce the easy-going atmosphere — like sudden smears of purple or red.…

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One Year

3rd June 2014

“Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.” ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day…

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Fashion Loves Reblog

Mary’s dress from ‘Reign’

28th April 2014

fashion-of-reign: THE DRESS In the interview for the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly the costume designer Meredith Markworth-Pollack shares the story behind Mary’s bridal gown. Monique Lhuillier offered 10 dresses for consideration and the absolute winner was this breathtaking Monique Lhuillier Catherine Gown from the brand’s Spring 2012 Platinum Collection. The bride also wears Paris by Debra Moreland custom crown and veil, Untamed Petals sash, Ben-Amun earrings, Gillian Steinhardt signet ring and Manolo Blahnik shoes.…

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Life Loves Travel

G, G & G(oa)

5th April 2014

Exactly a week ago, I got the surprise of my life. Let’s just say there were some wonderful people, biriyani and a ring involved 😉 At midnight, as my 24th birthday rolled in, I found myself sitting in the bleak office of Seabird Travels with G waiting for the bus to Goa to arrive. I spent part of my birthday on the beach, book in one hand, beer in the other and sand under my feet.  The sea, as always, felt…

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