Rhea | #ThursdayTreeLove - 17

Bangalore - September 2019

Remember those days when we could just plan something random and step out to do it? I took this picture when I went to attend a bread baking class with a friend. It was an impromptu decision and one of the best ones we've made as we learnt the art of baking bread with ease. We waited outside the venue for a while as we reached early. I spotted this tree then and snapped it. There is nothing special about this tree. It just comes with a happy memory and reminds me of the simpler times.

Window | #WordlessWednesday - 21

Pondicherry - August 2019

When one door closes, another window opens.

~ Julie Andrews

Humor | #WordlessWednesday - 20

Mario Miranda Gallery, Goa - October 2019

Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life - looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times.

~ Steve Goodier

Action Replay + Gratitude List: April 2020

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Are we all used to the new normal yet? I'm slowly getting there and have made my peace with it now. There are some things that you cannot control in life. You just need to let it take its course and pass. Sub-consciously we carry a mask everywhere we go now. We sanitize frequently when we're out of home and wash up thoroughly when we get back. We hardly go out though. We only leave the house to buy essentials and meet my in-laws who live close by. Apart from that, we stay put. Both of us are now used to being at home while we were never homebodies earlier. But, it is important to understand the situation, accept it and adhere to it. Even after being together for close to a decade now, we have a lot to talk! These conversations keep us going, lock down or not.

Optimism | #WordlessWednesday - 19

My Work Place, Sometime in 2019

Seeing the mud around a lotus is pessimism, seeing a lotus in the mud is optimism.

~ Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Queenie | #ThursdayTreeLove - 16

Outskirts of Bangalore, October 2019

Last year, while on a road-trip with my husband, we stopped by a place for breakfast. As we parked the car and walked out, I spotted this tree. I has just started being a part of #ThursdayTreeLove back then and was fascinated when I found this one. I also took a lot of pictures of trees throughout the journey. Unfortunately I had to change my phone once I came back and the pictures were left in the old phone. I recently shifted back to the old phone and found these pictures. I have quite some material now!

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this tree was a diamond, since its top is shaped like one. So I decided to call her the queen of diamonds.

**Queenie: Queen

My Experience With Audible

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Being an avid reader since childhood, I have always been in the company of books. A large part of the successful woman that I am today is because of my habit of reading. Reading has always been an integral part of my life and that would never change. However, the way that I read has gone through a few changes over the years. From buying books off the street with the limited money given to me to walking out of bookstores with books worth thousands, I sure have come a long way. I don't buy pirated books anymore. My bookshelf was overflowing with books and I did not mind it a least bit. When Amazon's Kindle made an appearance, I dismissed it immediately. As someone who finds it really difficult to read stories in the PDF format and on a screen, I thought Kindle would give me the same feel. Plus, what was reading without the smell of the pages, the feel of turning a page or finding a bookmark to use. I did not want to give up on either of it and I was pretty sure that a Kindle would never be a part of my reading journey.