Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bleed Blue!

This year the Cricket World Cup will be ours..... C'mon India!!! :D

The India Vs Pakistan semi finals are currently going on. I've been glued to the tube and have already bitten 6 fingernails :(. The match is super intense and super scary at this point. For me, today is the World Cup ( it's India vs Pakistan!!!). C'mon boys, Bleed Blue...We're rootin for ya! :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Treasure chest

I've been MIA past week because I've had one hell of a busy work week. I'd come back home to finish more work which left me no time to say hello to my little blog! I hope to be better this week. I have a few posts I've been meaning to get to, but darn the workload!

I absolutely love jewelery and am a major hoarder and collector of jewels that are antique, modern or heirloom. I've been investing and adding to my collection bit by bit. It's like hunting for treasure. Searching for precious items that are unique and exquisite. Earrings are what I've been on the lookout for. Especially bold yet wearable pieces.

My go to place is this beautiful store known as Amrapali. It has so many gorgeous exclusive pieces and such a wide range of various jewelery items, there hasn't been a single time when I've gone there and not bought at least something from there stunning collection.

In fact, its quite popular in Hollywood too. I've spotted so many celebrities often seen sporting Amrapali designs on the red carpet. Amrapali fans include Angelina Jolie, Camilla Belle, Megan Fox, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jessica Lowndes, Demi Moore, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Simpson.

Here's a sneak peek into my Amrapali collection!

Love Love Love!

P.S. My hands do not have some orange patterned disease. :P It's the leftover 'Mehendi' (henna) that is taking its own sweet time to wash off! :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Holi Hai!

Holi Hai!!!! :D

A festival of colors celebrated by Hindus to end the Winter season and welcome Spring with color, sweets, music, dance and festivity. The celebrations are crazy fun with beautiful bright colored powders being applied and thrown on everyone, to eating Indian sweets, meeting friends and family, dancing and singing (often intoxicated ;)

Here's wishing everyone in India and everywhere a happy, wonderful, super fabulous Holi!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

You are in our thoughts

Bloggers around the world are participating in a blogger's day of silence. Please send your prayers, thoughts and donations. "For Japan With Love"

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I've been super busy past week as I was out of town for my cousin's wedding. It was one week of crazy partying, dancing, eating and sleepless nights! By the end of it, I'm so tired, I think I need a vacation just to get over all that partying! On one of the celebration nights, the 'mehendi' (henna) ceremony took place. Basically the bride and all the girls apply henna to their hands in beautiful intricate patterns. The bride's 'mehendi' is the most beautiful and most time consuming, taking almost close to 3 to 4 hrs as her hands and feet are decorated with this gorgeous orange color. Meanwhile, we sisters, cousins, friends, mothers and aunts get together and sing songs, dance and get our henna applied too. Here's a few pics of me getting henna-fied!

Temporary tattoos eh? :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

They need your prayers

My heart & prayers go out to everyone in Japan and those affected by this horrible disaster.It's heartbreaking to see and even imagine what's happening in the world right now. Please lets take a moment to have Japan, it's people and the world in our thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mini me

How cute are these mini kholapuris?(Indian footwear)

A girl at work got these from a journalist. I kept ogling and pouting at them wishing I could've received them. Well, all that glancing helped. She said "here, you can have these for your new desk"! (I just starting working last week) and I happily snapped them up! :)

I find them so adorable :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Saw this on another blog and found it quite fun. Thought I'd share it here as well. I checked out my used lipsticks and found them to fall in the 'slant keeps close to original tip shape'. However, I haven't colored my hair to attract attention. For that matter, I have never even once colored my hair :p Other than that, I guess I did reflect my lipstick shape personality.

What's your lipstick personality?



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A cake in a cup; CUPCAKE

I was having a major cupcake craving at 11 pm yesterday. I needed an instant sweet gratification, and resorted to making myself a chocolate cake in 5 minutes. Yes, 5 minutes! the microwave....Instant!

I was so busy indulging in the chocolaty goodness I forgot to take a picture. I found one that looked pretty similar to what I made. The only difference, I didn't add any fruit. If I have to sin, might as well go the whole jingbang! Oh, and before you scold me for eating 5000 calories after 7 pm.... I worked out for 2 hrs today! :D

A cake in a cup; CUPCAKE


photo credit


2 tbsp baking cocoa
4 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
1 Egg
3 tbsp Oil
3 tbsp Sugar
3 tbsp Milk
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream *optional

Cake in a cup:

In a large microwavable coffee cup/mug, add all the dry ingredients into it – the flour, the cocoa and the sugar

To this add mixture add the egg and whisk completely; keep checking for lumps

Now, add in the milk, oil, and the vanilla extract and mix it thoroughly

Place this cup in the microwave and bake for 3 minutes

When the cake rises to the top, remove the cup and allow to cool a little

Dig in straight or tip onto plate and enjoy. If you want, you can add fresh fruit, or some whipped cream, a dollop of vanilla ice cream or some chocolate syrup