• talking is better than texting
    Mash Up,  Musings

    Being Together But Alone

    Hmm.. You’re married. Or maybe not. You have a family. You have siblings. You have parents. But don’t you feel alone at times? Even with all these lovely people around? You feel tired even when you’re well rested? Your vacations don’t seem like vacations anymore? Your mind is surrounded by barriers, struck in invisible chains. Why ? Have you ever thought? Do you feel like it? At times, I do feel like it and I have pondered over the reason. And you know what? I have found the answer. The global village has made us so near and dear to people far far away but it has taken us apart…

  • Lifestyle,  Musings

    Disconnect To Connect

    Have you ever felt too connected? Can you imagine life without Internet and cell phones? That seems totally bored and outclass to some of us out there. We all are now a global community and always connected. But this too much connectedness with the outside world has resulted in us getting far away from our souls and people with whom we share the living with. Too much connectivity leaves us unconnected with ourselves and at times we feel a lot pressurized by the amount of things we have got to do. There are emails to reply to constantly popping into the inbox, messages that must be replied to, requests that…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Beef Boti

    With Eid Ul Adha gone and meat around and about you, it’s the time of the year to indulge in meaty dishes. Eid-Ul-Adha and post Eid-Ul-Adha period is surrounded by traditional as well as not-so-tranditional meat recipes including the mouth-watering nihari, daleem, paye, beef and mutton botis and what-nots. To celebrate the festive season I tried beef boti for the first time and it turned out pretty well (except for the fact that I burned it a little). Even a bit burned it tasted delicious. Without further ado, here’s the recipe for you to try out. Beef Boti Ingredients: Beef Boti = (1/2 kg – cut into pieces of about…

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    Fit & Healthy,  Personal

    Workouts I Am Not Really Working Out

    They say that to lose weight you have to control your diet and workout. Exercise and working out gives you a healthy mind-set, toned body, beautiful glow, reverses aging, improves and strengthens memory, etc etc. In my quest to workout to lose weight I started watching these workouts. I did followed these once, twice or thrice but ended up flopping on the floor before building my stamina or getting a toned body back. But I love, love these workouts as they are easy to do (much more easy to watch) and do help if you follow them for at least a week. In my case I ended up watching these…

  • Decluttering & Organizing,  Home,  Homemaking

    Complete Back To School Guide

    Whoa.. Vacations over!! It’s time for back to school. No matter whether your vacations were spent the way you planned or not, you enjoyed a lot or got bored a lot, whether vacations were well spent learning and socialising or not, the hard truth is that they are over.(or nearly so); and it’s time to head back to school. The beginning of new school year (as most of the schools start new session after vacations) brings with it the clean and crisp books, uniforms, stationary and the new water bottle, lunch bag and a whole new year where you can start from scratch and excel in your studies. To help…

  • do you really breathe?
    Fit & Healthy,  Musings

    Do You Really Breathe?

    You might think I have gone insane, asking you such a stupid question. But really with all those things racing through your mind, the do-s and the don’ts.. Have you really ever breathed in resilience? Have you given yourself time to breathe in peace? To relieve your tension and all that stress? Have you taken into consideration the breaths that you do take? The answer might be a big NO .. So NOW give yourself some time to just relax and breathe in peace. It can help you in many ways. I can hear some of you thinking ‘But what about the endless tasks that I have up my sleeves..?’…