Things I Learnt From My Little Sister – A Sister’s Day Note

First Sunday of August is Sister's Day. I have written a lot about my baby sister over the years and they have all been about our childhood and the love we shared. But this post is about a rough space our relationship traversed through during Covid-19. It took a while for us to wrap our heads around the changes my sister had gone through. While the Coronavirus Pandemic stretched on and on, we went through a roller-coaster ride of quarrels, emotions, conversation and growth and here are five things I am realizing now that I learnt from her:

One Stop Gifting Solution –

A couple of years back, my sister and I had decided to celebrate Mom's birthday with lots of gifts and surprises. One thing we had planned was to send her a bouquet. I tried searching for shops online since we wanted to get it delivered to her office which was in another district. But no … Continue reading One Stop Gifting Solution –

Never Judge A Woman By Her Looks

  Stereotyping is a part and parcel of womanhood. Every woman face the problem many times in their lives and there is no end to it. Sometimes I gape open-mouthed at the situations and comments that link to my appearance. Not surprisingly, that is the case everywhere. Nielsen India conducted Nihar Naturals #IAmCapable survey and here … Continue reading Never Judge A Woman By Her Looks

The Year in a Capsule

100 Happy Days - Day 75 Happiness is A New Year! Happy New Year! 31st Dec 2015, 11.49 PM I hear a lot of activity around. The dogs are barking mad since the fireworks have begun. There are a lot of vehicles on road and an ambulance is rushing past. I pray that whoever is … Continue reading The Year in a Capsule

The Game of Monopoly

100 Happy Days - Day 70 I remember I had the game of 'Business' when I was a child. But the money were in coins. With time, we lost the coins and all I had was the board which was split in the middle. Our aunt came visiting and guess what she gifted my sister? The … Continue reading The Game of Monopoly

Kochi Diaries 3 – Exploring My City

100 Happy Days - Day 69 Exploring My Very Own City My first trip to Fort Kochi was for a photo shoot. Until then, being a Kochiite, it never occurred to me to pay a visit to Fort Kochi. Somehow, no one ever told me to and the thought never came up. After the first … Continue reading Kochi Diaries 3 – Exploring My City

Jewellery of My Choice

100 Happy Days - Day 46 Happiness is visiting Jewellery stores  We visited a friend's boutique to buy nose-ring for my sister. Along with that, we bought a pair of cute studs. I don't go for pricey stuff so you can be sure that these are well below INR 100. 😛 With an antique gold … Continue reading Jewellery of My Choice

How We Refrained From Finishing The Cake

I had written a post earlier about preparing a cake in the easiest of possible ways - No oven and just 4 easy ingredients. Click HERE to read it.   I had been speaking highly of this cake to a friend but never prepared it for him. So, I decided to prepare it for his … Continue reading How We Refrained From Finishing The Cake

A Purple Candle stand

Yesterday, we decided to go for a movie and while booking, a fortunate mistake happened. Oh yes! Mistakes can be fortunate. 😉 We thought we had booked for the 12.45 PM show but when e reached the multiplex, we were told that our show was at 3.20 PM. I shudder to think what would have … Continue reading A Purple Candle stand

Bottled Memories

There was one portion of my cupboard that we had always ignored to clean. The lowermost section. Today, we decided to just do it. We had shoved many games in there - Chess, Business, Connect Four, Sorry, some of my childhood toys, Badminton rackets etc. There was a huge carton in which I had saved … Continue reading Bottled Memories

Day 21 – Playing Badminton

100 Happy Days - Day 21 Happiness is playing badminton. I had joined the gym 2 months back. As refreshing as it was, I couldn't continue because I had to study and daily morning gym and books following that, put me to sleep. Before gym, badminton was what helped me move around and get some … Continue reading Day 21 – Playing Badminton

Day 11 – Flying Chokers

100 Happy Days - Day 11 Happiness is, finding and owning something you have always wanted. I love unique accessories and fashionable clothing. If something beautiful catches my eyes, whether it is in a movie or with a friend or a stranger, I'll make a mental note about it and hunt it down. If it … Continue reading Day 11 – Flying Chokers

Day 9 – Pav Bhaji, Pani Puri, Papdi Chat & Earphones

100 Happy Days - Day 9 Happiness is hanging out with friends, giving gifts and eating chaat. As I mentioned in my previous post, my sister scored good marks for her boards and my best friend wanted to gift her something. The two of us decided we'll buy her earphones since hers was spoilt long … Continue reading Day 9 – Pav Bhaji, Pani Puri, Papdi Chat & Earphones

Day 8 – When Someone You Love Beats You

100 Happy Days -  Day 8 Happiness is when someone you love crosses a milestone. I have always been proud of my 12th standard marks. It wasn't too high. But it was definitely a flauntable number, specially in my family. Like others, I wasn't particularly happy to hear that someone else beat my marks. Until, … Continue reading Day 8 – When Someone You Love Beats You

Choices Make The Difference

I am always awed by how an inanimate object could mean so much to us. We get so tensed and restless when our phone stops working or begins to malfunction. We immediately run with the sick guy to the hospital, take an appointment and ensure that he is restored to his normal condition. 😛 When … Continue reading Choices Make The Difference