If there’s something as customary as making a wish upon a birthday candle, it’s breaking a new year’s resolution. Hardly a quarter of the year elapses before majority of us are well on our way to breaking the promises we earnestly made. Why then, is there still considerable hoopla around this yearly ritual?Read More
The first time that you attempt anything is you being a square peg in a round hole, giving yourself the permission to do something differently. Sure, you may not “fit in” sometimes and you most certainly won’t be welcomed by harmony at first for it’s only when you enter the eye of the storm that you find the calming center.
The storm, however, has a way of changing you, slowly yet surely.Read More
It’s a Friday night and while most people your age are out partying and making memories [some of which they would like to forget the following morning], you’re busy curling up with a good book from your ever increasing “to-read” list. While others are busy spritzing their favorite perfumes and donning their highest heels, you’re inhaling the dried ink of a freshly turned page, adrift in an alternate world in the shoes of the protagonist.Read More
While the starting line of any race is inundated with people, there’s almost never a crowd in the last mile. Success is akin to crossing the finish line, and if you’re anything like Sakshi Malik was during the Olympics, you win by a few seconds and lots of determination. Aggressively following your goals, in the face of setbacks or “failure” is a key predictor of success. The ability to hear “no” is yet another.Read More
From the outside, our lives resemble the standard normal curve, where 95 percent of the time we exist between 2 standard deviations of self-confidence, oscillating in the residual 5 percent between self-appraisal and self-loathing. Yet in those deepest crevices of our being, we’re not as indifferent to criticism or as confident as we appear to be. In keeping up with appearances, we morph into our best salesmen and PR agents, silently broadcasting our filtered selves.Read More
If you have ever watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding then you’re well aware of the grandfather who proudly proclaimed that spraying Windex on a wound is the answer to most medical maladies. Replace the grandfather with my grandmother and Windex with turmeric and it’s pretty much a given that when it comes to Indian families, you’re buying a one way ticket to Crazyville.Read More
As we grow older, we replace “homework” with “work from home” and “self worth” with “net worth”. Our ability to stay connected has not only brought the world to our fingertips, but also our office emails and files into our bedrooms, blurring the line between work and life. This phenomenon is perhaps inevitable for we define ourselves by the work that we do.Read More
Not all nerds are one size fits all. You see, we’re tailor made, for not all of us are four eyed and spend hours upon hours poring over books and notes, although I was guilty of both. We’re far from being Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory and we most certainly do not nonchalantly list statistics on world hunger during family meals.Read More
Ever wondered how the father-daughter dance is the most emotional moment during any wedding? It’s perhaps because it’s he who teaches you how a princess is treated so someday you may be a queen to the deserving king.Read More
It’s often said that life begins at the end of our comfort zone yet when we recognize an unconventional opportunity, we choose instead, to tread the familiar path of the “golden mean.” Our friend Aristotle described it as the desirable middle between any two extremes. In essence, reaching a happy medium or more simply put: mediocrity.
When was the last time you heard your parents say “We’re so happy with how mediocre you have been this past year”?Read More
My first fashion lookbook is inspired by and dedicated to the planet we call home. The hues of green and brown represent the rugged plains, valleys and topography while the feminine, floral prints emulate the delicate and susceptible quality of Mother Earth to be impacted by human intervention.Read More