Honestly speaking, I have never believed in New Year resolutions. But that’s mostly because most of us set unrealistic goals. However, if the resolution is do-able and aligned with the overall goal, then the resolution doesn’t take too much time to become a habit. This year if I want to take up one thing seriously then it would be breakfast routine. With my regular CrossFit sessions, eating well and right is a necessity and I will do that by including Oats in my breakfast regime. And, even though, I’m a healthy and moderate eater in general, but there’s something about breakfast and the mad scramble of early morning and getting my son off to school that makes breakfast always feel like an afterthought, hence I would spare 5 minutes in the morning (yes it takes only 5 minutes to create a healthy and a tasty meal) I always end up eating less even though I’m aware that breakfast is by far the most important meal of the day. So, here’s what I want to do – Continue Reading
Shiv is an army officer, an avid runner (80-100km per week please!) and loves his beer.
I can authoritatively state for the record that in all my (admittedly few) years of writing about my running, I have never once written anything useful.
That is unlikely to change today. However, I shall try.
Over the past four years, I have, much to my own bafflement, found myself getting steadily faster as a runner. This has given me, the humblest person in the known universe, a bit of a god complex. So, Imma take these here stone tablets and carve out some commandments and such. Nothing particularly new about this. Google ‘running commandments’ and you’ll come across a bunch of similarly formatted stuff. Continue Reading
My mother was religious but rest of my family, not one bit. While she prayed for us in the mandir for couple of hours every day, the rest of us never believed in idol worship or any kind of rituals. And probably that’s why the decision of body donation was slightly more acceptable to all of us. We didn’t do any chautha or taervi but decided to hold a prayer meeting instead on the weekend. My Chachaji suggested that we do it at the Gurudwara close to my father’s house. Despite my mother being quite a “hindu”, we went ahead with it. And only when you experience something like this do you really understand the true meaning of “Sewa”. Continue Reading
I have been very guilty lately. After 7 long years of not working and only nurturing, I had decided that I will work from home so I can be around my son. I tried my hand at commercial baking and didn’t enjoy it as much. I switched to handling social media content as a freelancer. The work gives me a lot of flexibility and leaves me with enough room for my blog. Sharing my life experiences is what sustains my soul. At the same time, the blog takes a lot from me. I need to attend events for ideas, do shoots and be on the go. I feel guilty about not baking enough, cooking enough, keeping the house beautiful, keeping my accounts updated, the list is endless. On top of that as much as I try, the ‘you-don’t-spend-enough-time-