What defines a relaxed sunday?

Sunday is synonymous with chilling out. Sunday is the only weekend most people get here in India.
Imagine a light, breezy Sunday, waking up late in the morning, lazily getting ready to be out and about in town, traveling for hours, hanging out with your best friend talking about nothing over the tastiest food. There is another joy in getting unexpected gifts, in being cared for, realizing that you are loved, doing stupid things and laughing about them later, realizing how far you have come from the person you used to be.
It is a mixed feeling is it not? When you are annoyed and grateful for something, like when parents care for you, they worry and annoy you with their rules and advice, but they only want what is best for you. It also is unexplainable feeling when you realize how old you are, independent to make decisions, free to do whatever it is you want yet burdened by responsibilities, wiser to know what battles to fight for.
Meditation is different for different people. For some, cooking may feel like meditating, being absorbed in the art of creating something, for me, it is driving around, listening to music, feeling the breeze on my face, deep in thoughts reflecting upon the world.
There is another joy of getting to know someone, opening up, revisiting sad and happy memories of life. Is that why we like meeting new people? The excitement of getting to know a new person? is that why the human library has become such a successful thing?

christmas weekend- kind stories

 

This week started out rough; my best friend lost one of her cats, he went out the balcony and never came back. She was distraught, it brought back so many memories of losing my pets, I, Monday was tough but come Tuesday morning her cat came back.

I tried my hand at cooking this week,moong dal ka halwa , a great and rich dessert, I finally made a brownie which took forever to bake but tasted gooey and amazing, bhakarwadi which is an Indian snack and a fun DIY scrapbook, which was extremely easy to make and a gorgeous way to let someone know how much you care for them.

Tuesday, my mother’s birthday, was a glorious day.we traveled to Lonavala, there is something magical about hill stations, imagine bonfires, live music, family, lights, and food. Met my best friend extremely frequently this week, that does uplift your mood, with my addiction to friends, I would always think how amazing it is to see and hang out with your besties daily, just like college, well this week has been similar us hanging out so much!

This video where kids from all over the world share things that they like and dislike about their gender is marvelous. Makes you gauge your thoughts as well as relate to different cultures and societal norms.

This article about a blind man For in a driverless Google car is fantastic. For some one disabled and unable to drive in our usual world, to think a decade form now, such people who cant drive shall be able to get in their cars and go anywhere without assistance is awe inspiring.

Did you hear? Sweden recycyles so much, it is falling short on garbage! #countrygoals

Bradley Lowery who is Terminally ill boy got 28,000 Christmas cards from strangers after making a request during a football game.

Little Bradley is 5 years old,

Battling Bradley Lowery, seen here with his idol Jermaine Defoe is fighting a rare form of cancer


A Christmas card campaign started by a football fan has seen the youngster receive thousands of cards from around the world as football fans united behind him in support.

His parents say his wish is to get as many Christmas cards as possible as truckloads of Royal Mail vans arrive at his house with cards and over 75 parcels containing gifts.

Read the full article, here.

This video gives a 360 view of Antarctica, and it is gorgeous.

Happy Christmas Eve

Accessed’s The Mystery Box : Review

Accessed launched its The Mystery Box this month.

Since i love surprise gifts and it was new, i thought its the best gift to give myself this christmas.

Today i recieved thier box,which looks just like it was advertized.

IMG_6609 IMG_6610  It costs 2000 INR for Six months, i.e., six boxes. There is an additional Red package that costs 2500 INR for the same deal, except 500 INR go for charity that supports educational institutions in rural India.

After i registered on the site, they called me and confirmed the deal i wanted, i bought the RED package thinking well if i am treating myself, why not give some away and feel better too. Two weeks later, a guy came to collect the payment on the address provided by me. i like the idea of personal collection.

So the box,it comes packed in transparent packaging, after opening, its a beautiful cardboard box which is sturdy and i am going to reuse it for storing things.The box contained two items, one voucher and one pamphlet.

The first item was a pack of four coasters by India circus by Krsna mehta.

IMG_6612 IMG_6613 They approximately cost 433 INR.

They are gorgeous as you can see, one of a kind. i love the collection of coasters by krsna mehta for India circus and it was a delight to receive em. They are stunning.

The second item was coffee. IMG_6614

It retails for 190 INR for this 100 gm pack. I haven’t made it yet but the aroma is delicious. SImply amazing.

The voucher is for dry cleaning. Its a 350 INR voucher for Bueno! dry cleaning service. It is based in Mumbai and my only concern is if it shall be valid in navi mumbai. I am going to have to call tomorrow and confirm.

IMG_6615 The fourth content is a pamphlet regarding projectneeds.org which is a charity website which allows you  to donate towards basic products and services that fulfill the fundamental needs of underpriviliged children accros india.

IMG_6611 It was a pleasant experience. The total of items come upto 973 INR, it is worth every penny and more.

The excitement of recieving presents and things that normally you won’t go all out and buy for yourself. I look forward to the next five boxes. One month to go.

I do recommend checking the mystery box out and subscribing to it. Its an interesting experience and hardly costs anything. You definitely get a lot more than you pay.