Time | #WordlessWednesday - 12

Home, Bangalore - January 2020

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Sixty Thoughts That Crossed My Mind While Watching The Zoya Factor #NotAMovieReview

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I am a huge fan of Dulquer Salmaan (DQ) and I genuinely feel that he's not choosing the right movies in Bollywood. While, 'Karwaan' was still good and he was splendid in his understated role, I was heart broken when they announced him as the male lead for 'The Zoya Factor'. These are not the kind of movies he should be doing and definitely not one opposite Sonam Kapoor. Watch him in the Malayalam movie 'Ustad Hotel' or 'Charlie' and in the Tamil movie 'O.K. Kanmani' to understand what I'm saying. He's looks like a dream and is a brilliant actor and can make waves in Bollywood if he chooses the right scripts. Stuff that Vicky Kaushal does comes to mind.

Jenna | #ThursdayTreeLove - 10

Bangalore - January 2020

Every year in January, just before my father-in-law leaves to Sabarimala, our family organizes a puja and donates lunch for the underprivileged. This year it was at an orphanage for the deaf and dumb. I don't want to get into the specifics of it, because this is something very personal to us.

Book Review: The Dutch House - Ann Patchett

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Title: The Dutch House
Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (24 September 2019)
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: Rs. 385 on Amazon
Pages: 352

For a brief while on Social Media, this is the only book I saw and heard about. Everyone was praising this book and it even made to the shortlist of the best books of 2019 on Goodreads under the Historical Fiction genre. I was obviously intrigued, but wary too. I usually don't like over-hyped books and I prefer to make my own decision about it. Then, Nabanita included this book in her top 15 reads of the year and I was sold. Along with Shalini, she is another blogger whose reviews I would trust blindly. I have a penchant for historical fiction and I just had to cave in. I bought this book in November last year, but did not read it immediately. This was the first book that I read in 2020.

Color | #WordlessWednesday - 11

Home, Bangalore - January 2020

The whole point is to live life and be - to use all the colors in the crayon box.

~ RuPaul

Balance #WOTY2020

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We're almost a fortnight into 2020 and life is total chaos for me. Work has been squeezing every ounce of energy out of me and my sleep cycle is all over the place. Due to this, my cooking and working out plans are all tossed out of the window. If you know me, you'd know how much this would be bothering me and how much self-doubt I'll be dwelling in. Not a good feeling at all. When I look closely, I see that some of the most important stuff is getting left out. Stuff that you cannot ignore. This only added on to the guilt I was already feeling. I've finally got a grip on my anxiety over the last year, but I could see it returning thanks to all this current chaos.

Action Replay + Gratitude List: 2019

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2019 has been the fastest year of my life, so far. It hasn't been a easy year, but it has been a good one for sure. 2019 was clearly split into two for me. Till June, my life was consumed with work. Day and night, it was work all the way. I was working on a complex project that needed all my time and effort since June 2018. Yes, it took me a year but I was finally done with it and I couldn't be more happier. It was successful and I received more than enough appreciations for it. In May, we moved into a place of our own. Once I was done with the critical project, I turned my attention towards our home. We did not want to rush into setting everything up at the same time, so we took our time we it. Every piece of furniture, every decor item, every tiny thing that was added to the house was chosen carefully and for a reason and purpose. It still is an on-going process, but, today we have a place that is a reflection of us in true sense.