Shedding, Sweeping and Singing😁

A morning walk becomes a moment of joy as I behold the road cleaner with her broom valiantly trying to gather autumn leaves into neat piles 😁.

The trees shed like rain-laden clouds dispensing a shower… She sweeps and the breeze scatters… Over and over… Yet, she continues.

It is fascinating to see her resolve…She is oblivious to what she leaves behind, focusing only on the task at hand.

I think there is something vital to be learnt by her attitude…Do what is needed and don’t look back… For right ahead lie more tasks that need our attention… And oh! hum a song, along the way, it won’t ease the task, but it’ll definitely add some fun to it 😁!

Shedding, Sweeping and Singing😁

A morning walk becomes a moment of joy as I behold the road cleaner with her broom valiantly trying to gather autumn leaves into neat piles 😁.

The trees shed like rain-laden clouds dispensing a shower… She sweeps and the breeze scatters… Over and over… Yet, she continues.

It is fascinating to see her resolve…She is oblivious to what she leaves behind, focusing only on the task at hand.

I think there is something vital to be learnt by her attitude…Do what is needed and don’t look back… For right ahead lie more tasks that need our attention… And oh! hum a song, along the way, it won’t ease the task, but it’ll definitely add some fun to it 😁!

Mom gives a Masterclass on Life and Living 🌷🙏🤗

Highest on my list of people with Purpose and Passion is Mom 😁!

During the one year of being at home due to Covid safety concerns, Mom utilised her time cooking the most delicious meals and creating stunning crotchet shawls, bedspreads, table runners and coasters for everyone!


Now, mom’s back at her favourite place, her shop, The English Book Depot, sitting behind her favourite desk 😊! It has been refurbished with a tall acrylic sheet with a small opening, in keeping with these changing times.

Mom smiles behind her screen and mask… Happy as a child 🤗.

Never one to complain, always delighted by life and the surprises it throws… She innovates along the way, bringing a new, fresh perspective to everything.

Mom makes us believe… Believe in the beauty of life and it’s everyday gifts and possibilities… 🌹🙏

… We love you for that, and so much more, Ma!🌷

mom #mother #ebd #dehradun #TheEnglishBookDepot #bethechange

Those Roads We Do Take😊

It’s down lesser known roads that one still finds the unexpected beauty of trees… Their strength, their stillness, their sudden burst of joy that shows through the blossoms they share with the sky when they bloom and with the road, when they shed.

As we drive, my mom by by side, my sister in the back seat, I think of the sisterhood of women. The joy it brings to share these simple pleasures of life with them…An outing becomes more than just a drive. It is a trip down memory lane. Ideas are shared, plans are made… Even if these elaborate plans last just as long as this impromptu drive of ours 😁.

I think of this and I thank eternity for these bonds… They are precious and time-tested, bringing with them the gentleness of familiarity and the insulation of love.

Keep it simple, the saying goes… I agree… Let’s leave the complexities to the trees and their flowers to figure when to bloom, we’ll just turn up for the show! ☺️
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nature #beauty #stillness #flowers #roads #trees #dehradun

The Roads We Do Take… 😊

It’s down lesser known roads that one still finds the unexpected beauty of trees… Their strength, their stillness, their sudden burst of joy that shows through the blossoms they share with the sky when they bloom and with the road, when they shed.

As we drive, my mom by by side, my sister in the back seat, I think of the sisterhood of women. The joy it brings to share these simple pleasures of life with them…An outing becomes more than just a drive. It is a trip down memory lane. Ideas are shared, plans are made… Even if these elaborate plans last just as long as this impromptu drive of ours .

I think of this and I thank eternity for these bonds… They are precious and time-tested, bringing with them the gentleness of familiarity and the insulation of love.

Keep it simple, the saying goes… I agree… Let’s leave the complexities to the trees and their flowers to figure when to bloom, we’ll just turn up for the show! ☺️
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#nature #beauty #stillness #flowers #roads #trees #dehradun  #sisterhood

Tasting Time for Tastebuds😋

Once in a while one gets to taste the kind of meal that brings all of ones  senses alive😊.

There’s subtleness of flavour, beauty of presentation, grace of ambience and warmth of flawless hospitality all rolled into one.

Being at Shiboya, in Greater Kailash II, was one such experience.

It was my first restaurant outing since Covid restrictions were first imposed almost a year back and it felt heavenly.

Simi is a mint-fresh chef who is drawn to the art of cooking and experimenting at a spiritual and artistic level. In her, one finds a perfect balance of gastronomic innovator, adventurer and explorer … A great combination for a chef, indeed.

People like Simi, who convert their passion into their life’s work are a gift to us all who get to enjoy their culinary skill!

If you’re looking for an outing that involves food… This is your place!

Check out @kohlisimi on Instagram, if you still need conviction , otherwise just make a reservation and head there😁👌🙏!!

To make your life simpler, Shiboya is on
First Floor, M-63, Greater Kailash Part II, New Delhi, Delhi 110048

+91 97178 20063
01140366262

Terracotta Dreams

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Terracotta Dreams

I think I love exploring because it takes me to other worlds… World’s beyond my imagination, populated by people going about their life with the colour of mud and terracotta on their hands, hands rough with lines that have built their character… A matter of fact earthiness to them, a timeless connection with the soil… Honest and simple.

We live in a small bubble, life tells me, but new experiences wait just round the corner…. Take that walk, go for that drive…Explore🚶😊🙏🌿
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#doondiaries #dehradun #potters #earthmovers #nurturers #nature #beauty #earth #hearth

Entrances and Exits

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Of Entrances and Exits

Doorways, entrances and exits… Such important parts of a home…
To venture out…
To step in…
At will…
Such a blessing… ☺️

Decorate it, if even with just one flowering plant… A fern here, a petunia there… Something, anything, that let’s Life know, I stay here… 🤗🌿🌷
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#nature #beauty #stillness #flowers #blossomsandblessings #decor #doorways #doors #plants #zen #bepeace

Bloom🌹A Visual Treat!

Had a most aesthetically pleasing experience 👌👍…!!

Orange infused black tea, mildly sweetened with honey, gently heated to soothe the palate, while sitting in the midst of ancient trees…  (This experience was by invitation☺️)

It’s a dream come true 😁!

What’s open to all, however, is
‘The Little White Space’ within the pristine environs of Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

It is hosting an exhibition of miniature watercolour paintings titled ‘Bloom’ by resident artist Surmeet… They are exquisite forays into the lap of mother nature… Seeking beauty, and finding it in abundance.

There are eighty-one works on display here and each one is a delight to view.

The gallery itself looks out into the garden and orchard… A soothing and delightful sight indeed!

You can follow the_little_white_space on instagram and check out what’s new there😊

A trip to Dehradun is never without it’s little ‘treasure hunts’ in the most unusual of places 🌸🌳🌳

#doondiaries #dehradun #the_little_white_space  #natureheals #expresslife #exhibition #Watercolours #doon