Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Just Funny



Found this car with the funniest set of bumper stickers parked at one of the grocery stores I visit regularly.
I think the price should go to the "Eve was framed" sticker. lol!




Monday, January 27, 2014

Defining Coolness

This dude I know




And this song he sent me



Peace out  :)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

You Got To Hold On

A recent discovery of mine and I am thrilled to bits about it. If you have not heard of Americana music then read about it here. I am a recent fan and listening to this group over and over again. This song in particular. So much soul in her voice and singing!! Literally music to my ears and absolutely love'n it!





So, bless my heart and bless my mind.
I got so much to do, I ain't got much time
So, must be someone up above saying,
"come on, girl! Yeah, you got to get back up!
You got to hold on...
Yeah, you got to hold on..."

Come on now-lets Rock'n Roll through life! :)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Today

It has been a particularly windy, rainy day. Just the kind of weather I love. Did nothing much other than write a bit..

Drool over these gorgeous spaces




Bake a cake, smother it with rich chocolate frosting and wish a wonderful, sweet  someone a Happy Birthday!




Monday, January 20, 2014

Uneventful Weekend

Yesterday, hanging out with a friend, a lovely set of wine glasses, a plate of Korean BBQ and watching RamLeela (movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali) at the Academy of Arts made my day.

Today, sunday, besides a rather upsetting news from back home, so far its been super busy with some massive cleaning jobs at the house. Staying busy keeps your mind preoccupied but the minute you stop you are left to struggle and find a way to say focussed and inspired.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fancy Them Things

When its a busy day of writing and reading you forget to blog but you still try and make it before the day is up. So here I am posting a few random things that caught my fancy


This idea of Happiness




















This Song




These cool windows

















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This line
"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies"- Aristotle

Friday, January 17, 2014

Pinning Dreams

I am engaged in an experiment. Not school related but life related. Let me try and explain.

You see I have been dreaming quite a bit lately. Dreaming of all kinds of possibilities. From that house on a misty hill top, to that cool job and to exploring the world with my "hippie" partner/friend/soulmate. I read or heard somewhere (I think it was Oprah) that having an inspiration board or something similar helps in achieving your dreams/aspirations or whatever you want to call it. I thought it was a good idea because it gives your dreams/aspirations a more concrete form which then allows you to visualize it and make your way towards it.The idea of having a paper chart stuck on my wall with my concretized  dreams pinned on it failed in terms of creative appeal. Instead, being tech savy and all (you can lol here because you would if you knew me well), I have been pinning my dreams on Pinterest.

Then I wondered if having two people with similar dreams, seeking them together, intensifies the experience and increases the likelihood of them happening? Well, we will see and I shall let you know. I have me dream partner, we have our dreams, we talked about them, we "pinned" them and now may the force be with us!







Thursday, January 16, 2014

Conversation

Conversation is a beautiful thing and that is what I had today. A large dose of it. It did not culminate in any path breaking discovery about self or the other person but it definitely did something to our spirits ( mine for sure). Also, we did not necessarily talk about uplifting ideas or strategies to improve our respective lives or make the world a better place. We just talked about anything and everything and it was silly, goofy, cerebral, emotional, mushy-sentimental and all that is there in between.
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I think in the end we both felt a bit more loved than before and that feeling can be pretty powerful. It gives you a certain courage and conviction to believe that everything will be OK.
Having said that, things wont happen on their own but requires effort. So, time to get back to work!





Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Stay Inspired

I am in a strange state of mind. It is due to a combination of issues rather than a singular issue. I suppose I should be rejoicing having accomplished a fairly challenging academic goal but irrespective of that a certain restlessness and sadness has descended upon me. I do not feel comfortable divulging the reasons in detail here, in this post, but let me just say I feel very let down by someone who is very dear to me. I wish for nothing more than to find a way to get over it sooner than later. And this is because I know feeling sad and let down can be really debilitating especially if you allow yourself to wander into hopelessness. I suppose one way to get over it would be to let go of expectations but that is easier said than done. I mean why bother building a relationship when you cannot expect anything from it?

So, as a way to get over this melancholic, sad state of mind, I have been distracting myself listening to lectures/interviews on you tube. Again, nothing particularly cheerful but surely inspiring and thought provoking which is good because then it helps you get over your personal maladies and focus on the larger picture with more profound issues that need desperate attention.

Leaving you with a short video of Prof. Jean Dreze explaining the state of poverty in India.



Clearly many solutions to be sought ..so stay inspired!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy New 2014!

I am back again with good intentions of staying put for a while longer than the last time. As much as I loved the idea of keeping my blog live and active with "deep", "meaningful",  "soul touching" posts, it was not possible considering how terribly busy I was trying to put together a dissertation of some value,with the remaining time spent obsessing and worrying about the same. A few personality traits realized over this long sabbatical from blogging- I am impatient and not really a procrastinator when it comes to things that are important (to me) and I cannot relax (I mean really relax) until a job is done.

So, since one job that took up a large part of my life (time) is sort of done I hope to put some time into this blog with frequent updates on anything that seem relevant to me. I suppose as  the first post of the "season",  a quick recap on what has happened since the last post and what has changed or not changed may be of interest? So here goes..

My association with the virtual world continues to evolve and thrive. I may have grown utterly bored of facebook but continue to be fascinated with blogging and therefore remain loyal to my favorite blogs.

My love for design persists and I have found new venues (a.k.a Pinterest) to quench my obsessive need to stare at beautiful design ideas. Pinterest -my new love!

Speaking of love- it remains a priority and it feels wonderful to experience it, to be ecstatically happy in the company of it and to be heartbroken when away from it. Also, while new friendships have been forged, some old ones seem to have faded away. However I feel assured that its only a matter of time when they will be rekindled or it was never true friendship to begin with.

Movies! movies! movies!  Watched a bunch of awesome, thought provoking movies/documentaries ( my only time pass that allows me to forget everything and simply get away). A few that I would recommend : The reluctant fundamentalist (English feature film) ; The world before her (English documentary film); Neelakasham, Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi (Malayalam feature film, literally translated- Blue sky, green sea and red earth) and last but not the least August-Osage county (English feature film) where its worth the money spent to simply stare at Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts who have meted out a ridiculously awesome performance (leaving me slightly perplexed as to why Meryl Streep missed out on receiving the Best Actress for the Golden Globe Awards!?!)

My  lust for wandering which continues to sustain and took me to a few places. With many invitations to visit and explore, it is just a matter of time people..just a matter of time before I am on the road again.

And last but not the least- made this awesome purchase with a friend. It has been a dream for how long I cannot remember but finally I can say a part of this belongs to me! It still feels a bit surreal.

bikeglam.com

More later..