Sometimes the pain is so intense, you can’t even stand straight.

Like someone is wringing out all of the stuff inside you.

Really makes we want to have a kid ASAP. And experience what all this is actually about…


I love art. and craft. I love it so much.

I had gone to the Sunday Soul Sante this weekend, and came back all smiley-smiley, happy-happy. It was paradise for me.

I saw so many colors, came across so many interesting ideas and people. There was liveliness and celebration. I saw so much prettiness. so much glamor. I saw so many people who have not given up on their dreams and are taking up their hobbies to higher levels. Kudos!

Did you know?

Did you know that cockroaches shed their skin too ??

I had once noticed, in our bathroom, a dozen or so small white creatures around a brown cockroach (their mum). That time, I thought - “Achaa!! Cockroaches are born white, and gradually gain the brown color”.
Thin, just yesterday I saw, again, in our kitchen, on the side a coffee-mug, a cockroach and something white moving on one of its side. I look carefully, and saw that it was actually a white cockroach shedding its brown exoskeleton!!

I also found a video on youtube, incase you’re interested:

Love me do

Everyone wants the same old things in life. It has been the like this since ages. We may pretend to believe otherwise. We may say differently. But *that* is just talk- peer pressure; pressure to perform and shine.

Rat race- this race will take us to death.

Everyone wants to settle down with someone who loves and adores them. It is really true- how we fight for independence and freedom all the time, but later, our only wish is to be accepted by the one we love.

That’s all.


I hate news channels telecasting the same news over and over again, all throughout the day. It is mostly a 15 min update, and then multiple people reacting to it and calling each other names. (“Pimp”, “Yeda”, etc). I don’t like this quick-world type breaking news.

Thousands of people across the county have opinions on each other – and broadcasting only their retorts on each others’ comments really does not make sense (on a 24hr News Channel). They should not get into the infinite “kriya-pratikyira” loop.

Journalism should be well researched and nicely written. Sometimes I see newspaper headlines and breaking news written in such a way that the facts are correct, but the context seems completely-off the truth. For eg: “Rahul ready to take on PM candidature” when all he said was that we would agree to whatever role was offered to him by the INC. “AAP HERO: CONG ZERO” – Sounds like AAP won all seats and Congress none – and no mention of BJP!

 Reading a well-written, well-researched article is everyone’s pleasure!

1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.

Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness.


(Source: emma-elsworthy)

Tatting - a craft for people with leisure

I say this because unlike crochet, tatting is very fine, very detailed, very delicate, and quite time consuming…although look at how beautiful a finished product can be!


This must have taken days and days of work! Just look and admire the neat trims of rings, and the teeny-tiny connected picot loops.

Tatting is an ancient form of lace making, originating from Europe, traditionally frequented by upper class ladies due to the enormous time involved.

Tatting consists of very few basic stitches (rings, picots, and chains). Once you master these stitches, it doesn’t take long to be able to look closely at any design and understand how it is done. There are a ton of devoted to tatting and a million patterns on the internet. There are many blogs on how to read patterns too.

What I did:- I’m typically a self-taught crafter. I picked up my mom’s tatting shuttle, and I looked up a few old books which she had. They were literally falling into pieces – and understood to go about the technique - how the picots join into the rings and create fabulous patterns.

I started with this basic edge pattern that I’d seen my mom making a couple of times.


After a few knots and errors, a beautiful trim of rings and connected picots emerged. After that first hurdle, it didn’t take long to make a meter of this pattern, for a handkerchief.

The next thing I tried was this square motif:


My objective, finally, was to join a couple of these (~10) together to make a runner or something.

I found tatting to be a very fulfilling hobby - it is easy to learn (contrary to how you might feel when viewing the incredible complexity of designs that result from tatting projects) and there are a vast array of projects available to the avid tatter. Tatting designs are elegant and useful on many objects - doilies, runners, collars, table covers, handkerchiefs, pillow edgings, and many more.

There’s definitely a lot to be said about craft that can fit in a pocket! I think, sometimes, that if I quit my job today, I’d never be bored because I have so many interests! :)

Basic instructions on using a shuttle, and making rings and picots can be found here.

Go ahead, make the world a beautiful place!