Making Your Own Happiness

Here's a picture from my walk last week. One day I want to live in a house like this, with French windows and cascading greenery around. 🙂 It has been a wonderful week. My morning routine is coming along very well. Last weekend, I had attended the Art of Living Happiness Program. The breathing techniques … Continue reading Making Your Own Happiness

Aina – The Mirror

When you look into the mirror, what do you see? I sometimes see this absolutely flawless, independent human. At other times, the dark complexion, the grey strands of hair, the specs, the marks, discoloration and freckles are visible at full saturation level, completely highlighted! I could almost hear those grey hairs sing! I am not … Continue reading Aina – The Mirror

A Birthday to Introspect

It was my Birthday yesterday. A very important one as I am stepping into the last bit of my twenties. Before I get into the details, do you know that I am a cusp, and that too of contradictory zodiac signs? Yeah! If interested, just google Leo-Virgo cusp and you'll see. I need a Nobel … Continue reading A Birthday to Introspect

Last Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Gift

Here is the most heart warming gift you could give your loved ones. A Jar full of everything nice to last a lifetime!

Potatoes, Pickles & Grandma-Fairy dust

On some days, the moment I enter the gate of our apartments the aroma of food wafts in. Especially if it is lunch time. I can easily spot the Aroma from our kitchen because, well, I have known it for 27 years! My, until-then-quiet-&-happy stomach would start grumbling and the tap of my salivary gland … Continue reading Potatoes, Pickles & Grandma-Fairy dust

Grandma Tales

  "Whom do you like the most? Your father or your mother?" This was (and is I guess) a cliched question people asked children. When they used to ask me, I used to think just for a moment and say, "My Ammamma." That is what I call my Grandma. I had been thinking of starting … Continue reading Grandma Tales

Letters, Rains, Books, Conversations – A Friendship

100 Happy Days - Day 88 Happiness is friendship in rain, with book, through letters and conversation. It was 6.50 am. The queue began from the first floor, stretched through the staircase to the ground floor and out. I was on the staircase closer to the first floor. I heard Carnatic music emanating from the room … Continue reading Letters, Rains, Books, Conversations – A Friendship

Spread Smile Series # 3

Gratitude There are many things we are thankful for. There are many people to whom we are grateful for very many reasons. If they are our colleagues or acquaintances, we thank them out of formality. While, when our close ones do us favors, we know that formalities aren't necessary. They should know that you love … Continue reading Spread Smile Series # 3

Stand Up Comedy Live – Kenny Sebastian

100 Happy Days - Day 85 Happiness is watching Stand up Comedy live Kenny Sebastian. It hasn't been too long since I came across the name. I was browsing through FB one day, when I came across an article about his video. It revolved around how Indians had a 'paavam mode' that came on at … Continue reading Stand Up Comedy Live – Kenny Sebastian

Spread Smile Series # 2

Smile There she is! With her rocket science! If that is what you are thinking, I wouldn't blame you. All are aware that smiling is the best way to spread smiles. But how many of us really smile? Oh no! Not at our friends, but at people in general? An Anecdote I was once waiting … Continue reading Spread Smile Series # 2

Spread Smiles Series # 1

To know about the series, click Here Appreciation - An Anecdote I read a book named 'How to Make Friends and Influence People' by Dale Carnegie around 11 years back. Among many useful things, I learnt that 'Appreciating' people was important. I walked into my workplace and saw someone wearing a nice shirt. I went … Continue reading Spread Smiles Series # 1

Some Rare Sunrises

Happiness is watching Sunrise Last week this day, I witnessed one of the most beautiful Sunrises. It is amazing how the same Sun sets and rises everyday. Yet, he manages to astound many people in many ways from many different places, Every - Single -Day. I have never seen the same sunrise or sunset twice. … Continue reading Some Rare Sunrises

16 Tips to Make Your Year Productive II

Fed up of making resolutions and dropping midway? Then chuck resolutions and prepare a set of achievable and interesting goals. By goals I mean, all those one time things you have always wanted to do. The list is not exhaustive. You can read the first part of the post here and after reading the rest, … Continue reading 16 Tips to Make Your Year Productive II

The Year in a Capsule

100 Happy Days - Day 75 Happiness is A New Year! Happy New Year! 31st Dec 2015, 11.49 PM I hear a lot of activity around. The dogs are barking mad since the fireworks have begun. There are a lot of vehicles on road and an ambulance is rushing past. I pray that whoever is … Continue reading The Year in a Capsule

A Gift that Returned a Smile

100 Happy Days - Day 74 Happiness is finding something you had created many years ago, preserved. Have you ever wondered what happens to all the gifts you give away? I gift things to see the smile on people's face when they receive it. I did not know that some day, the same gift could … Continue reading A Gift that Returned a Smile