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Like most other things in life, i am still exploring and understanding even this - who i am and what about me. Writing is my means to do this. It is my attempt to understand, experience and express my interpretations of life and what it gives. Marketer for a living, mom of an hyper active son, but most importantly I am just an ordinary woman. Will live and learn, may be will crash and burn but will still have room left to grow.
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  • WWW: Web world of women
    on Mar 4, 2013 in Digital Being a woman Women Insights
    Men give love to get sex while women give sex to get love. This saying best describes the difference between the two genders. Men are more performance oriented while women are more emotional. I know I am stereotyping here and the fundamental flaw in...
  • 8.55 Goregaon LocalFamily, Peer, School are some of the key influencers in creating aperson’s personality. In addition, there is the city you grew up in, especiallyif it is Mumbai. As for me, Mumbai is now in my genetic code. I always have theurge to write about it.
  • The Versatile Blogger Award
    on Apr 16, 2012
    Today I had decided to make it a non blogging day, as I had to finishsomething important. But the temptation to check my blog arrested me and Iplanned to take just a quick glance at comments for my latest post. To mypleasant surprise, I saw this awar...
  • The Lone Traveller“To awakenquite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world” – This quote from Freya stark always got meinterested. I wanted to feel the same feeling. I grew up in an Indian middleclassfamily surrounded by people.
  • Generation Innovation
    on Apr 7, 2012 in Social interpretations
    Whenever we hear ‘Generation next’ or ‘youth’, itimmediately creates an image in our mind of young brats, gaming, pubbing andshopping. Some call it post digitalization generation, some call it postglobalization and some post liberalization. I...
  • Louis VuittonI grew up in 80’s & early 90’s when brands really hadn’t invaded Indian markets. It was just few brands with a very global appeal that had begun to get recognized and had become symbols of aspiration. Thanks to chic flick Hollywood movies a...
  • Damaged by chic flicksAre you above 25 and your favorite movie still is Notting hill or Pretty woman, When harry met sally or The Note book or all of them? Do you still sometimes read Mills & Boon? If yes, then you are damaged by chic flicks for life. The common notio...
  • My dreams are bigger than my city'My dreams are bigger than my city', this is whatthe lead actress Priyanka Chopra said in an Indian movie Fashion, when she wasmoving from a small town to the big bad city of Mumbai. Earlier it used to beonly the men who went to bigger towns but toda...
  • First Diwali in Singapore
    on Dec 7, 2011 in Being an NR Indian
    Last year was my first diwali in Singapore or for that matter, first ever diwali outside India. Diwali was middle of the week day with just one holiday at office. To be really honest, my expectations of celebrations were really low, for many reasons...
  • The girl in the barI have grown up watching a lot of Hollywood movies. One scene that is quite common in multiple movies is this girl coming alone, in her little black dress, to a bar and ordering a drink. More often than not she orders for either vodka-tonic on gin-to...
  • The Morning bus ride
    on Oct 7, 2011 in Being random
    For last ten months in Singapore, I have been taking Bus no. 51 to office. But it’s only recently I realized that I really enjoy this 20 mins of my morning bus ride. It is actually one of the best times of my day. I like sitting on the upper deck o...
  • You are beautiful!
    on Oct 1, 2011 in Being a woman
    I was at my son Neev’s school. A little American girl came to me and said ‘Neev’s mama you are beautiful’. I couldn’t stop my smile. I hugged her and said ‘Not as much as you’. All I know is suddenly I felt beautiful. A lot of people co...
  • My second first beer!
    on Jun 17, 2010 in Being random
    My husband was traveling and I was feeling extremely low and lonely. No this is not about why I was low, that’s for another time. This is about something else, a first time experience of something by chance on a lonely weekend.I was sunk into my la...
  • Neev’s first day at school or was it mine???
    on Jul 27, 2009 in Being a mom
    The day before School:Neev started his playgroup this June. I haven’t felt so nervous since a very long time as I felt the Sunday before his school. I went through the Parent instruction sheet multiple time to ensure I haven’t missed anything, ch...
  • A syambar…isn’t that an interesting concept
    on Jul 25, 2009 in Being a woman
    These days I have been watching this reality show – Rakhi ka syambar. A syambar was a ritual mentioned in our epics where many princes went to the court of princess, where she used to choose the prince she would like to marry. Leave alone the conte...
  • Unfulfilled Love
    on Apr 5, 2009 in Sex and the City Being a woman
    Sometimes I think that the most fulfilling love is the one that is unfulfilled. I know it sounds weird in beginning but it’s true. I also took long to realize this little truth about love, as in really long, almost one entire age for love. The feel...
  • Now I know what “Naughty” means
    on Apr 5, 2009 in Being a mom
    My 21 month old Neev is getting naughtier by the day. I always saw other naughty kids and thought their moms never disciplined them which is why they behave like this, my son will never behave like this, and he will be a productive child and not a de...
  • Moments of guilt
    on Jan 30, 2009 in Being a mom
    Two 'out of routine' things happened with me in last few days. First was about ten days back when I was getting ready in the morning for work, is when my nineteen month old son, for the first time in last one year, that’s since when I have started...
  • As a Mumbai-kar
    on Dec 11, 2008 in Being an NR Indian
    I have lived in Mumbai since I was six, so this means I have the roots and foundation inculcated by the city Bombay (when I was six) and now Mumbai. But what are these roots, what is it that a kid grown and living in this city has seen and feels toda...
  • Changing point of views
    on Sep 29, 2008
    In last few months, some very interesting things happened with some of the people around me.1. A good friend of mine about a year back strongly thought that she would never have baby. I remember one afternoon, her words were –“having a baby is ju...