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Eat Healthy, Travel More And Save

I guess, I was a skeptic and thought warehouse shopping was for people who hoard, large suburban families and the frugal. It was definitely not for young Manhattanite without cars, who lived in boxes and shopped at Whole Foods and who enjoyed exploring new and different things and places. That was my silly narrow minded view when I… Continue reading Eat Healthy, Travel More And Save

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Acceptable Seasonal Trips From NYC

I have come to realize that when you live in New York City, your trips are already planned for you. Seasonally there are a bunch of trips that are socially acceptable, if that is something concerns you. My first couple of years, I always planned to go to the wrong places at the wrong times. It… Continue reading Acceptable Seasonal Trips From NYC

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We love our Lines

In Manhattan I stand in lines for everything. The first time I had to stand in line for food, I channeled what my dad always told methought, ” Hey! That’s crazy. I am not that desperate for food.” I quickly got out and walked away. By and by, I realized that in New York, it’s a mattar… Continue reading We love our Lines

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Watch Movies In Theaters For Discounted Rates

Watching a movie in theaters is always a treat. The dark room, the larger than life image, surround sound, perfect temperature, a bag of popcorn all add to that enjoyable fun experience. When we first moved to the United States, the theaters we went to just didn’t appeal to us. They were dated, had awfully narrow… Continue reading Watch Movies In Theaters For Discounted Rates

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Booksales of America

I have not been writing for a while, for two reasons: I started my food blog. I had lots to share. Too much of my energy was going into not writing about food. I was not sure in what direction this blog is going. I started out writing, to share things that I have learnt in the… Continue reading Booksales of America

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On Renting – To Live In/Short Term Visit To America/NYC

I was finally moving!! I was going to New York City. Well! Close enough- Jersey City! Where will I stay? How will I deal with realtors ( my image is that of a shirtless creep showing me homes in Hyderabad, India when I was apartment hunting there)? Will it be safe? How will I commute… Continue reading On Renting – To Live In/Short Term Visit To America/NYC

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My Take : 'Basic' Winter Must Haves

There are a bunch of things I wish I could have gone back in time and told a younger me. A few years younger. A new immigrant. Moving from the tropics the biggest shock to my mind and body was getting used to seasons. What? No green trees year round! Wear different boots to walk… Continue reading My Take : 'Basic' Winter Must Haves

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My New Life

As I sit here wondering what my first post should be about, I guess the best thing would be to properly introduce myself. I don’t think it suffices just to say that I was born in India and that I moved to Jersey City, United States to teach at a Montessori school. Neither is it… Continue reading My New Life

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Feet Attract More Than Just Men

I walked out admiring my delicate feet. I know I sound a little vain when I say I have beautiful feet. But, really. I do! In my opinion, they are a perfect pair: long toes, healthy nails, with a lovely skin tone and vibrant with life. I remember the first time I got a pedicure, and my… Continue reading Feet Attract More Than Just Men