Month: September 2013

Love for Art

  Art always inspires me, be it in any form. However i have a little more inclination towards painting, music and crafts. No matter where they exist in the world, whether you know the language of the people who create them, whether you understand the lore behind it or not – doesn’t matter. All that matters is a heart that loves it in its true form and appreciates its purity. This picture was clicked at one of the local markets of Ahmedabad. It was a beautiful evening spent at the street at leisure, chit chatting with the craftsmen and sellers. The boxes in the picture are hand crafted and the art form is called “Meenakari”. Meenakari is like a burst of colors with hues of yellow, red, green in prominence. Do not the know the origin of this craft but it proudly nestles in the state of Gujarat and Rajasthan.   Advertisements

Thoughtful Friday

Most of the time we experience a tug of war between our passion and our JOB. Few are lucky to work on something which is their passion too, but many like me have a job to sustain life and pay bills or in short address the mundane and yet sneak out time for something we love. There are times when we get bogged down by the fact that we are not in the earlier group. We are not earning through our passion. So, until you find a way to do it, sip a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy the fact that though there are less happier times,  there is still space for things that keep you content! Learn from every opportunity and let the rest flow in the river of everyday life.. Stay happy, stay inspired….. life Note: This picture is from my recent travel to Langkawi. My cup of premium roast coffee by the turquoise waters 🙂

From those to whom much Is given, much is expected

Due to my unalterable nature to multitask I often chew more than I can bite. I fell into a similar pit yesterday – I have a 9 to 5 job, I am maintaining two blogs, interviewing an upcoming book author, working as a volunteer to support education for underprivileged children and ready to be a part of The Heart of a woman project. I did not even realize that the list is so long until I wrote it. This is what happens to all of us who suffer from the Multitask Syndrome. It is actually a tug of war between what we do as a passion and what we do to pay our bills. Lucky are those who have the privilege to do something they truly love. To work on something, which is a passion. But is multitasking so bad? Do we really bite more than we can chew? I stumble or review these questions several times when I fall into a heap of projects. And this morning something wonderful happened. I am reading a …

Sun, Sand & Beaches (Malaysia Trip Part 1)

People become averse to birthday celebrations as they grow old, I had a similar feeling until I realized that aging, after all,  is not that bad. You grow wiser, have saved some money and achieved certain milestones in your career. Turning 30 was special to me. It felt like another milestone. So, I decided to celebrate my 30th birthday at a location, which would mean liberation and true celebration. After much brainstorming and of course, considering the budget available, me and my partner zeroed Malaysia! We decided to cover two locations, one which would introduce us to the country culture and the other which would tell us the story of modernization. So, our first destination was – Langkawi. I just could not stop taking pictures of this beautiful island. I was spellbound by the blue waters, cluster of small islands and breathtaking views. Here we go, to soak into the visual beauty of the Malaysian Island: The above is an aerial view of Langkawi. This is not allowed but I took this picture while landing at …

Sun, Sand & Beaches (Malaysia Trip Part 1)

People become averse to birthday celebrations as they grow old, i had the same feeling until i realized that aging is not that bad after all! You grow wiser, you can look back and see all the good deeds and achievements you have accomplished in life and as you grow old you are in a better situation to fulfill your dreams – you have experience, reasonable money and a partner! Hence i decided to celebrate my 30 birthday at a place away from my country. A place which should be liberating and should give me a true sense of celebration. After much brainstorming and of course considering the budget available, me and my husband zeroed Malaysia! We decided to cover two locations, one which would give us a feel of the country culture and the other which would tell us the story of modernization of the country. So, our first destination was – Langkawi. I just cannot move forward without mentioning my wonderful experience with Malaysian Airlines. Comfortable journey, great food and jovial crew sums their …