What should you do during the lockdown?

First lets start by being honest. When we were running the rat race, we convinced ourselves that we were toooo busy to do the things that we love doing or pursue our long forgotten hobbies and passions. What are we doing during the lockdown? Reading the endless whatsapp forwards? Binge watching? Cribbing about whats goingContinue reading “What should you do during the lockdown?”

Combating stress through awareness

In this super fast paced and stress filled world, is it really possible to de-stress? Several studies and research done on people who incorporate Yoga and Meditation in their daily life – both which have awareness as one of the core principles – say that it indeed is possible to combat stress via these practices!Continue reading “Combating stress through awareness”

Patanjali’s Definition of Yoga

Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra says Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha. This means the cessation in the fluctuations of the mind and stoppage of thinking of both negative and positive thoughts. But a mind that is distracted, bombarded and traumatised by so many thoughts, is it possible to achieve this? Traumas of the past, anxieties ofContinue reading “Patanjali’s Definition of Yoga”

Its time I open up about skinny shaming

No, this is not a rant and never have I ever spoken on skinny shaming on the internet before. Because I wanted to have the peace and clarity which I now think I do, to address the subject. Skinny shaming is something thats not generally spoken about and I now feel I have the moralContinue reading “Its time I open up about skinny shaming”

Some cool things I did in 2019

Last year I documented the things I had achieved in 2018 and here is that list: Some cool things I did in 2018. Since then, I decided to keep documenting things I do throughout the year to keep up with the previous year. Tried to keep up with my “drawing again” in 2018 2. MyContinue reading “Some cool things I did in 2019”

Rendezvous with cooking

My cooking experiments began shortly after I started learning Yoga. To be honest, the Yoga course that I did, can be called a Yoga cum cooking cum reality check course. No – not cause I learnt cooking in Yoga class, but applying the Yogic philosophies, I could bring myself to start cooking. As a kid,Continue reading “Rendezvous with cooking”

Love – no cliches please

In yesterdays Yoga Sutra class, Saurabh gave the closest definition of what love REALLY is. The first Yama – Ahimsa. He said if you do not hurt, harm, injure or kill someone that is love, or as the texts call it – ahimsa. This basically goes on to say that if you practice ahimsa inContinue reading “Love – no cliches please”

Things you can do to be happier

I recently started learning Yoga with all the possible sincerity. Yoga Sutra talks about the 8 limbs of Yoga which emphasises “Chitta Vritti Nirodha” i.e. overcoming the fluctuations of the mind. It lists the modifications as right knowledge, wrong knowledge, imagination, sleep, and memory. Since I am new to the text, I will explain whatContinue reading “Things you can do to be happier”

How I started cooking

I did not understand food. And I was the exact opposite of what a foodie is. I always had this fantasy that ONE DAY! I will cook. But I kept pushing that day to after college, after work, after Post Grad and now, “after I finish my Yoga course”. We will have mental blocks aboutContinue reading “How I started cooking”

Some cool things I did in 2018

1.Met Ruskin Bond on my Dalhousie – Mussorie trip to view photos from the trip go here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/67663327/Dalhousie-Mussoorie 2. Shot some videos Have a look: https://www.firstpost.com/living/mumbais-mangrove-warriors-meet-the-citizens-whore-working-to-reclaim-citys-lost-mangrove-cover-4364021.html 3. Starred in some 4. Print byline in The Hindu: Read the article here: https://www.thehindu.com/society/from-nomads-to-doctors-the-banjara-story/article23782356.ece 5. Attended a Google training for Freelance Journalists: 6. Started selling my OWN postcards:Continue reading “Some cool things I did in 2018”