Category: LifeStyle

My Bali Trip with family.

So why Bali for vacay from here in Seattle? Close to my parents in Mumbai and brother in Singapore ✓ Good weather over Christmas break so I don’t use up my vacation✓ VISA upon arrival for Indian nationals ✓ Enough things to do for a week – 10 days ✓ I thought, this would be interesting. My left rib cage hurt from totaling my car the day before the day before flying…in yet another...

My First Skydiving Experience.

Why Skydiving? Curiosity is one. I had never done it before. I like good views of landscapes. I felt mentally and physically fit to be present in the moment. It was my co worker’s idea. We’ve made plans to go before but they didn’t go anywhere. I didn’t want to miss it this time. Where do I start from? As I am in Seattle, there are various ways to approach this. You could take some...

Menka Soni – Leading the change!

Menka Soni is the Founder, President and CEO of Ravishing Women.org. Ravishing Women is a non profit organization with the mission to inspire, motivate, appreciate and empower women. Menka also founded an event management company which is part of the Ravishing Inc. Menka's intro in her own words: After having worked in the  Big 5 & Fortune 100 companies like Microsoft, General Motors,...

Giving back to the Indian Community.

Very often we hear about extreme human rights violations in India. Reference: http://indianexpress.com/section/india/crime/. We have an educated middle class, advancements in science but we are still battling age old problems like safety, hygiene, nutrition and education for all. While kids in my neighborhood, here in the US ask for Xboxes and iPhones, for some kids in India, new shoes would...

Ketaki Kale’s, Naadanam, a wholesome approach to dance!

Ketaki and Naadanam Academy of Performing Arts Ketaki is a professional Indian classical dancer, teacher & choreographer and has been running her dance institute, Naadanam Academy of Performing Arts for over a decade. She started Naadanam in India and has continued after moving to Seattle. She is very passionate about dance and also about other kinds of Indian Arts & Culture too! Ketaki...

Meenal’s Fitness Mantra!

Fitness Mantra that motivates me to work out and stay fit. We all are aware that as the new year hits, everyone tends to make a list of their new year resolutions and one of the highly sought-after resolutions set by people each year is to ‘Stay Fit’. I am a systematic gym goer and I do not have to set any fitness resolution as I am consistent in my workout schedule throughout the year. My...
immigration questions

The Immigration Questions I was asked in the US Border.

Hello Dear Readers! Talking About Immigration Questions, I wanted to share some of my interactions with US border protection and US embassy to help you prepare for customs and immigration. I have gotten through every time and the experience has been good overall. I have been an Indian national the whole time. I have traveled on: About Immigration Questions * F1 (student) and H1B (Non...
helicopter parenting

Are We Helicopter Parenting?

So, Who is A Helicopter Parent? Wikipedia explains this term as “A helicopter parenting (also called a cosseting parent or simply a cosseter) is a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child's or children's experiences and problems, particularly at educational institutions.” And this is irrespective of the age of the child. What is the impact on the entire parent-child relationship?...
Love of Fashion

For the Love of Fashion!

Hey Fashionistas, I love fashion! The joy of dressing has taken over my life. Recently, after winning the prestigious title of "Mrs. India WA 2017", I realized what looks good on you is the key and not  "what is looking good",😝 For the Love of Fashion. Bearing this in mind, I have few quick fashion hacks to share. So, get ready for some serious inspiration! "Fashion is about something...
positive environment

Creating Positive Environments with Motivational Accessories!

Michael Price, the founder of ICanBeSociety.com is an entrepreneur and a critically-acclaimed author. His advice in Education, Career, Business, and Personal Finance has been endorsed by top industry influencers and has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, Fox Business, The Chicago Tribune and various major media outlets. Michael started ICanBeSociety.com with a goal to inspire and motivate...

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