Tea, Tea pots, Tutti Fruitti, Bilpin, Blue Mountains, Australia

care for some tea? of finding home in bilpin

I am still in the honeymoon phase of my travel experience so I don't miss much about home yet. Well except this one thing that I didn't know I'll miss - tea. The desi, strong, "truck hotel wali" chai that gives you a kick and makes you feel like its going straight to your brain rather than your stomach. I am not a Chai/tea fanatic so I found it str...

meeting the sea – hamster in australia

In my first blog, I talked about letting go of the script and expanding our virtual hamster balls. To achieve this it is very important that we break out of our rut, travel and see life beyond our circles. Nothing puts things into perspective better than "leaving". I have been lucky enough to expand my hamster ball to Australia. Landing from a h...
7 Stages of Shopping Anxiety

7 stages of shopping anxiety (it’s real)

Shopping is generally assumed to be a cathartic process that most people, especially women tend to enjoy. Pop culture associates feel-good terms like retail therapy, shopping spree, and shopaholic with the process. But is it all fun and games for everyone? Not so much. Some people, mostly introverts and people with social anxiety find the idea quit...

board games – an ode to non-digital fun

Summers are here and so are summer vacations (for the lucky ones at least). A time for a joyous eat, sleep, party, repeat for teens and young adults. However, it can get quite difficult for parents to keep their kids entertained without shoving them into cartoon binge marathons or gaming sprees on cellphones. As an aunt, babysitter and desig...

confessions of a concerned marketer

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who has zero spark or depth? How does that make you feel? Do you want to keep the conversation going or do you silently cry for help inside? Chances are that the only reason you might continue the interaction is either out of necessity or politeness. That’s exactly the case with brands and artists ...
4 things that wreak havoc with your creativity

4 things that wreak havoc with your creativity

“I’m going through a creative block.” I bet most people have heard this phrase at least once in their professional lives, some more than others, depending on the nature of their job or the industry they work in. Creativity is not a soldier that reports to duty when summoned. Like everything that is related to the mind, your ability to come...