May be

As I sit here on my porch and the wind chimes above my head ring loud with the strong wind, I can’t help but ponder.
Mind you the birds are singing too. And this one bird in particular, she just seems too happy on this bright sunny afternoon. She’s been chirping non-stop, I did try to follow her voice to find where exactly is she squatting but couldn’t… the big busy branches of the tree are too dense for my naked eyes.
With the COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing guidelines being lifted slowly but surely everywhere around the world, I wonder what this little bird is trying to say in her chirpy melodious voice.
Is she just happy or is she tying to tell us humans something? May be she is telling us to stay indoors a tad bit longer. Maybe she is trying to tell us that without us this planet was doing just fine.
For all these years, we’ve been only taking from this planet and giving nothing in return, selfish much? Today as we sit indoors, the fact is that the sky is more blue, birds have taken up singing again while the trees are busy dancing with the wind and the animals enjoy roaming free.
May be we’ve tamed this beautiful blue planet a little too much for our convenience. May be it was never meant to be this way. Where has the wilderness gone? May be we are not wanted by other living beings. May be this tiny little outspoken bird is their messenger. May be she is not done enjoying the freedom and freshness of clean air. May be this quarantine set her free. May be she is trying to say that this planet is not ours to ruin.
Just may be.. we should think about our actions going forward.. and act upon it. May be the bird is giving us our final chance.. we must take it, for their is no other way…

Saree: Suta; Shoes: Vincent Camuto

Don’t ask ‘How are you?’

The other day I was watching a TV show (Pretty Little Liars – to be exact) and something said in the show really struck with me. It was about when we meet and greet someone, we generally ask ‘how are you’, but do we really want to know how are they doing? Or we want them to say what we want to hear.. which is ‘I am fine/great/doing well blah.. blah.. Do we really care if they are fine? They might be stressed, sad, searching for a job, or struggling to meet daily means, unhappy or worse depressed – but do we really want to listen to that level of an honest answer? Well, I don’t think we do want to listen to all that personal life crisis (and trust me we all are going through one or the other kind)… nobody’s life is perfect. Then what is the meaning of asking such a baseless question! From now on, I will switch to ‘How has your day/morning been so far?’ This will make others think and (perhaps) give an honest answer..!! 🙂

I wore this top in summers, and plan to rock it in Fall too. This color is so dynamic..! Well, these pictures were not taken very recently as you can see (I got my hair cut shorter after these were taken plus we don’t have skirt-worthy weather anymore). 😦

Net Top, Fall, Black Skirt, Pixie Hair, 1 Net Top, Fall, Black Skirt, Pixie Hair, 2 Net Top, Fall, Black Skirt, Pixie Hair, 3 Net Top, Fall, Black Skirt, Pixie Hair, 4

Top: Loft | Skirt: Gap | Sandals: Zara | Bag: Forever 21 | Watch: Fossil | Necklace: A museum in LA

Small Changes

Since I moved to Boston, I have been cooking all my three meals at home. Call it the need of the hour or my new resolution! And it has made a remarkable difference in my waist size (no kidding!). Also let’s add to the fact that I have been doing a lot of brisk walking since my new office is located right in the heart of Boston downtown where driving/parking is a nightmare. Hence I travel by subway metro 5 days a week, which includes good amount of walking and to and from the metro station. I now DO NOT take escalators or lifts at all. I climb stairs whenever possible. And then eating home made food all three times of the day (no more bloating.. yikes!!) pretty much helped me in moving one step forward towards my goal!

Remember – You are the first to feel the change in your body. How your clothes fit and how light you feel in your skin determines your fitness! I am happy to report that I feel great. 🙂

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