Rising like the Phoenix..

As we are towards the end of this year, let us take a moment to review how the year was. I guess everyone has had his or her own experiences of good and bad during the year. Personally for me, it was a tough year, where I went through many changes, ups and downs, highs and lows, many changes and many harsh realities to face. I moved back from Mumbai to Pune. Had some changes related to my career, faced lows in my personal life like mourning the loss of my grandfather, facing criticism from people when it was not my fault, being judged for what I do and where I come from, etc etc. I ended up feeling low for quite sometime.

But as I look back, I just see how far I have come. I see how this year has changed me for the good, for the better and made me more resilient, more practical, more proactive and more accepting of people and situations. I see how going through the things I went through, has made me more positive, more compassionate and more careful of how I react to situations. I se…


Most of us go through all sorts of changes through our lives. Small or huge, good or bad, we all go through them, don't we??

Here is a poem on change for all of you ☺

It can render you helpless sometimes
It can make you feel out of place
awkard and astonished
unclear and unfinished

It can make you think
It can shake you to the core
It can leave you in tears
of either joy or sorrow
and make you wonder
what will it bring tomorrow

well it can either bring happiness
or sadness
it can either be disturbing
or exciting..

Whatever it makes you feel
It will always teach you
and make you grow

Oh Change
It can make you move out of your comfort zone
make you realise your potential
and the numerous possibilites
that life offers

It can help you expand your horizons
and see life
from a broader perspective
It can make you soar
and make you take a leap
towards your growth

Oh well Change
Change is challenging
Change is tough
Change can be hard to accept
Change is i…

In conversation with Deepshikha Sharma

Hello everyone!
Since I haven't done interviews featuring people on my blog recently, I thought I would like to get back to them again. I have always brought to you interviews of interesting people from various walks of life.
As a blogger myself, I feel there is nothing as interesting as interviewing and interacting with another blogger. I feel that the the healthy exchange of ideas is a great way to grow and gain new insights. 
So let's admit it,  fashion is something that we all are obsessed with, in today's world. We love to catch up with the latest trends and are always looking for some advice, guidance and inspiration for it.
Today, we have with us a very talented, extremely beautiful, dedicated and intelligent person with us- Miss Deepshikha Sharma.
Deepshikha is a software engineer by the day and a fashion blogger by the evening. 

In her words, she says"Every moment I take time to step back and look at these two seemingly opposite professions co-existing, I feel happ…

The Land of India...

The land of variety
of countless cultures
and glorious traditions
the land of joy and celebration
of generosity and warmth
is my land

The land of the Mahatma
of Lokmanya Tilak and Swami Vivekananda
of Bhagat Singh, Chatrapati Shivaji
and the wonderful Rani Laxmibai
is my land

The Girl In the Rain..

It was a rainy evening
She kept wandering through the streets
Her mind kept jumping
Her heart kept pumping

She wallowed in sorrow
For her heart had been shattered
and she felt as if there was no tomorrow

She wanted to scream
She wanted to cry
She wanted to die
Because she was deeply wounded
By a lie

There was so much pain inside
But she remained mum on the outside
There were so many questions
Yet no answers

All she could hear were the rain drops
So she decided to speak to the rain
To see if it could help her deal with the pain

So.. slowly..
She let the water
Dissolve her worries
her fears and her gloominess

She let the downpour
Wash away her grief and stress
As the rain drops
soaked her lovely dress

She allowed the rain
to be her friend
and give her solace
she allowed her tears to freely flow
and merge in the rainwater

Thoroughly drenched from head to toe
After walking in the rain
for a long long while

She finally got a smile
her eyes sparkled
full of happiness

She jumped with joy


Mistakes often frustrate
mistakes make you depressed they make you feel small they make you feel low they make you feel as if 
you are not worth and all hollow
Mistakes often land you down in the dumps they make you blame yourself they hurt your ego  they make you feel rejected  and of course dejected
they land you into trouble  and make you speak lies 
But from every mistake if you rise like a phoenix from the ashes then no mistake can make you

feel the need to criticise
Mistakes teach you only if you choose to learn from them every mistake is a way to grow only if you allow it to do so 
Don't wallow in self pity or self loathing  instead choose to grasp  and let every mistake make you understand
exactly where you stand
 Don't berate yourself because for every mistake you do there is always a way to make it right so that you can stand upright
in front of the mirror and look at yourself with valor 
Admiting a mistake is not a sign of weakess it is a sign of inner strength and of good mental health
Don't repea…

Nutella pancakes!!

Hey everyone!!
So it's been like really too long that I have posted a recipe on my blog.. Especially a dessert. Since I don't have a sweet tooth and prefer spicy food over sweet, I hardly appreciate any desserts that come my way. But a while ago I had nutella pancakes at a cafe in Mumbai  which were way too good and the idea to prepare them stuck in my head.

As I had time to cook something today, I decided to try making nutella whole wheat pancakes at home.

I'm sharing the recipe with all of you. It's pretty quick and easy.


Ingredients needed for dough:

1. Sugar (4-5 tablespoons)
2. Whole wheat flour (according to requirement. apprx 4-5 cups)
3. Milk (1 to 1 and half cups)
4. Curd ( 2-3 tablespoons)
5. Cardamom i.e elaichi (4 pods)
6. Water
7. Nutella ( 2 tablespoons)
8. Baking soda (Optional)


1. Mix the ingredients properly and knead the dough till it becomes thick yet soft. Let the dough rest for 1 to 2 hours..

2. Heat a frying pan. You have…