Natyarambha Shlokas

Namaskaram! These are the seven Shlokas from Natya Sastra, written by Bharata Muni that a dancer must know/recite before starting the Dance. Hence, these are called Natyarambha Shlokas. Natya means Dance and Arambha Beginning. Pranamya Sirasa DevouPitamaha Maheswarou Natya Sastram PravakshyamiBrahmanaaya Dhutahrutham Bharata Muni sets to explain the Natya Sastra (the science of dance) that was preached to him by Lord Brahma. Before that he bows his head to Pitamaha (Brahma), the creator of Natya Sastra and Maheswara (Shiva), the…

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Purna Mudra

Chutney Podi (Powder)

Chutney Podi

The last few days have been hard on everyone because of Covid-19. As we stay home to #flattenthecurve and not eat out, we sure are cooking a lot more. And I know, in all this extra cooking (which I completely understand comes from a privileged position), we all crave for basic comfort food. Growing up, comfort food for us was Podi Annam (Podi mixed in hot rice with desi ghee) and Perugu Annam (Yogurt mixed in rice). Chutney Podi is…

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Naa Kitchen Kahaani

Coding the skill of blogging

If it was ten years ago, the concept of blogging would have needed an introduction. I don’t remember anyone who introduced themselves as a blogger then. But today, it is very different. Blogging is an industry in itself and being a blogger in the true sense is a big deal. Contrary to the notion of general public, blogging is not all about fashion and glam and it takes lot more than perfectly edited pictures to maintain a successful blog. It…

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The Other U

Celebrating my newest form of LOVE

Valentine’s day never meant much to me in its traditional sense. But if it is a day to celebrate any form of LOVE, I got to celebrate my newest form. The one I share with my daughter dearest. Afterall I met her after quite a journey. The sense of pride to be a mom (AMMA) is as unique as the bond every mother shares with her child. I know love at first sight. But, she was my love before first…

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Favorite Finds: January Edition

As cliche as it sounds, January literally flew by. With a great start to the new year with friends and family, first flight with Little S, setting resolutions and intentions for the year, Sankranthi celebrations, the first snow of the year and few sick days, January 2020 started off with a bang! Before the month ends, I wanted to get my “Favorite Finds” series back. Here, I am sharing my favorite things I learned or discovered during the month that…

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Lifestyle

Never too late to start the new year right!

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” Edith LoveJoy Pierce A happy new year and a new decade! If you are new to my blog, thank you for stopping by. If you have been around for some time, thank you for supporting me. Either way, I hope you find the content here useful. This time of…

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Lifestyle

A letter to my daughter

My Dear Baby LakshWin, I can’t wait for the moment I meet you and hold you in my arms. Like any first time mother, I have myriad of things going on in my brain on how I would do and be as a mother. But I know I will learn it with every new day and be at my best with it. But I wanted you to know that you are very precious to us and we will do everything…

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Lifestyle, Pendrops

Favorite Finds: August Edition

It is September already and I cannot wait for October (you know why!) One mid-day, I was working from a coffee shop, and randomly wondered if there has/have been anything new that I have been enjoying lately. These may be tiny things, but they have quite an impact on me as they either bring joy (read smile) or peace (read calm) to me. So, I wanted to share my new favorite finds with my readers and hoping to make it…

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Lifestyle

Beetroot Pachadi

My obsession with Pachadi is not new. In fact one of the most popular posts on my blog is that of Tomato Pachadi. If there is one thing I have been craving for during my pregnancy that is Pachadi, especially the fresh kind made with veggies. I have been on a roll to try lot of new ones. So, here is a recipe of Beetroot Pachadi that I learnt from my aunt and I instantly loved it. Make this for…

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Naa Kitchen Kahaani

Habits for an Organized Home

“I regret organizing my home”, said nobody ever. A clean home is different from an organized one. A clean home may be a treat to the eyes but an organized one is a treat to the happy soul. Organizing a home is not a one day’s job but is achieved only with habits and here are what that worked for me to stay organized. Find a home in your home Raise your hand if you find old receipts, hair ties,…

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