Pink is the Navy Blue of India

“There are no accidents… there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.” This famous quote by Deepak Chopra was just so apt for me this morning! As it…

The Art of Knitting: Put down that phone, pick up some needles

On my way back home today, a sense of déjà vu enveloped me. I witnessed a scene familiar to my childhood – rays of the late afternoon sun, a group of beautiful women talking,…

Tomato, Tomaatoes…

There is something about a lush, green area in your home…be it a big garden in your house or a small balcony! Whether it be sunflowers, daisies, yellow tomatoes or…

Dishoom – An Irani style Bombay cafe

Are you a Londoner reading this or a traveller about to reach this ‘food and history’ paradise soon for a little adventure? I know your schedule is going to be packed with…

Reading, learning with Indian Folk Art

A book can be a child’s best friend! Encouraging a child to choose a book over a digital gadget isn’t always easy for some parents and when you are trying…

Travel finds for the global traveller – Part I: Bali and Down Under

Like many other people I know, one of the things on my ‘bucket list’ is to ‘see‘ the world or as they say in my mother-tongue, ‘duniya dekhni hai‘! People like…

The Charm of Jaipur Blue Pottery

The ‘holiday-hangover’ bug seems to bite me every time I am back from one. I guess I am not an exception but getting back to reality sometimes takes longer than expected….

The Scottish Food Journey

A very happy new year to all you lovely people out there! We, at notjustashopper, wish you moments packed with laughter, good health, food and happiness. What better way to…

Goa-escape – The Goa Diary – Part II

This is in continuation of my last post. The evening was beautiful. I absolutely love Cavala – retro music and delicious food. With a perfect start to the day with a picturesque…

Goa-escape! The Goa Diary – Part I

I had an incredible holiday last week in the very beautiful Goa! The weather was just perfect – slightly warm, yet windy and very pleasant in the evenings. The drive to the…