​The Dream Catcher

They told me the Dreamcatcher catches bad dreams.
I got one and  hung it on my bed so that I would see good dreams.

But nothing changed.

The nightmares were still there,

Sadly I knew the nightmares were the people around me, which the dream catcher can never catch!

Jardim Zoologico de Lisboa

Hello folks,

So today I thought I would share a photo gallery of my trip to Jardim Zoologico de Lisboa aka Lisbon Zoo. Some of the pictures are already shared in my Instagram, but I want them to be here too.

I dedicate this post to all animal lovers, and I have no idea the name of some animals in the pictures. Hope you enjoy!





Peek a Boo!!!


Innocence <3


Busy Performing in front of the Humans!

Thank You!

Hello There !!

True Love! 

Welcome Animal Lovers!

Why are you staring at me??

Sleep, Eat , Repeat!

Om nom Om nom

Unity is Strength!

Idle Mode : ON



Sad face!

He don’t like to pose!

The group of Flamingo in different poses! 

Some Flora! <3

Finally he posed ! 

Climbing his way to Success! 

Again Flora!

Whats Up? – The Monkey 

He was trying to show me the MJ pose!


On Top of the world munching!

Finally I met Yogi Bear!

Yogi bear is enjoying his shower!! 🙂

Motherhood! (Belated Happy Mother’s day)

He is busy checking the quality of the grass!

Last but no least, The Big Cat! 🙂


Some New Generation thoughts! 

Disclaimer : This post isn’t intented to offend anyone, this is based on experiences from certain people I met in my journey called life. Just writing down my thoughts.

To begin with, I am always thankful to my parents for raising me, and for giving me the best education.

I always wonder why our elders use the term “New Generation” to address the present day youngsters. Why such a term? Well, I have a few thoughts , they may be right or wrong 🙂 They are purely based on my experiences.

You belong to the “New Generation” If and only if :
1. You follow your dreams against your parents will. (The truth is that, no matter how much you try, they will always torture /demotivate you.) 

2. You hate the basic hypocrisy of the society (like me).

3. You are not a daughter in law who gives her mother in law foot massages.

4. You can’t take family drama.

5. You love a man younger to your age (or even worse: you love a person of the same sex).

6. You haven’t walked at least 10 km to school or college or work.

7. If you openly speak the truth, and do not know how to impress or please those drama queen aunties.

8. You openly speak about menstruation and sex.

9. If you are a man who hates patriarchy, or loves your wife more than your parents. (Poor thing! I pity you already! :P)

10. Last but not least, if you scroll through your phone screen while having a conversation.

Well, I’m 26 years old, I still don’t understand why elders call it a ‘new generation’. In a way it’s a kind of ego satisfaction for them, by using such terms to address people,  and by showing an aversion to what the present-day youngsters achieve in their life.

Why do they make it a bad term or a stereotype by calling a person new generation?

Posting advises on Facebook addressing, “For the New Generation” doesn’t make you great, it shows your narrow minded attitude.
Always spread the love.



La La Lisboa !

I spent twenty amazing days, at the historic city of Lisbon ,Portugal. During this wonderful trip, I got the opportunity to click several pictures in this beautiful city! I would love to share all my pictures in this blog, than spamming others through Facebook or Instagram. 🙂 Watch out for more pictures in this blog! As time permits, I will add separate albums for some special places I visited in Lisbon, as well.  Come back soon for more pictures!

So, here are a few pictures I clicked in my Sony A6300 🙂

The beautiful view of the Lisboa city from the river Tagus 🙂

A view from Sintra 🙂 The romantic paradise in Portugal 🙂

Views from Tram tour 🙂

Sintra 🙂

Tram tour view 🙂



Live performance at Commercial Square 🙂

Tagus touch !

Christ the King!!

Belem Tower!!


Monument to the discoveries:)





Sintra 🙂

Beautiful Hills in Sintra 🙂

The Cascais Beach 🙂 

How The Menstrual Cup Saved My Beautiful Underwear And My Life!

Disclaimer:  This is an awareness post for women which may not favor everyone. Try not to spread hatred 🙂

It has always been a taboo, to speak publicly about  menstruation in our society. However, I’m happy to notice that this mindset is slowly changin, these days. This prompted me to write this post about something that changed my worst ‘periods’ in life, to the happiest ones –  The Menstrual Cup!

Credits : Google Images

I have always used sanitary napkins ever since I had my first period, as a teenager. I have tried  different kinds of them – several brands and types, in fact. Last year, I moved to an apartment where the disposal of these pads gave me headaches every month (imagine how bad 5 days of ‘bloody’ plastic waste would be!). I kept looking for alternatives for a long time, without much success. I came to know about this thing called the menstrual cup, a long time back – and had even purchased one! But, I didn’t have the guts to actually try them on! 🙂

And, BOOM! There came my nightmare – non stop bleeding that lasted for more than 20 days –  and I had to undergo treatment for the same, to finally stop it. 5 days of sanitary napkin itself gives me makes me pull out my nerves, so imagine how 20 days of using sanitary napkins would be! It gave me skin allergies, which gave me the worst times of my life! That was when I decided that enough was enough. I took the courage to try out the menstrual cup! Initially, it was a bit difficult for me, but after a lot of practice, I got used to it. Today, I can safely say that switching to the menstrual cup was one of the best decisions I have ever taken, in life! Skin allergies and infections were now a thing of the past. I could even happily save a lot of my beautiful underwear from blood stains!

So, if you are a woman for whom periods are nightmares – I would love to share my experiences  about the menstrual cup to you. I also want to strongly recommend you to try this, if you can! (Please note: All things I discuss here are purely from my own experience,  things may vary from person to person – but I’m sure you will get used to it, eventually.)

The Moon Cup I own with stem trimmed  and with measurement levels 🙂


  • The Menstrual cup is a medical grade silicone cup which is inserted directly into the vagina. It collects the menstrual fluid directly into it. The cup can be either hard or soft depending on the brand  you choose. Some cups even have a stem (a projection at its bottom to reach the cup to remove) and you need to trim them, so that the cup sits comfortably in your vagina.
  • If you have used tampons, I would say that this is a much better alternative, by all means. Tampons go way inside your vagina, while the menstrual cup sits lower than the tampon.
  • You can basically measure your menstrual flow – and this is one of the best things about the Menstrual Cup.
  • Menstrual Cups are available in different sizes for different age groups. If you have given birth vaginally, there’s a special-sizes menstrual cup for you too.:D  Some brands provide cups for girls too, but I have no idea about them 🙁
  • There are different brands of menstrual cups, available across the internet. I personally tried 4 brands and I have my reviews for each of them. Since I’m not promoting any particular brand – I’ll leave you to ask our dear friend – Google, for answers
  • The Menstrual Cup is completely eco-friendly. You do not need to bother about disposing your menstrual fluid, provided you have access to a toilet bowl at your place.
  • Probably the best thing about the Menstrual Cup is reusability. You don’t need to worry about disposing off your pads, at all!

I hope I have given you an idea about the advantages of the menstrual cup. Now, I shall try to give you a brief idea about insertion and removal of the cup. Always make sure your hands are clean before inserting and removing the cup 🙂 Also Relax yourself maximum for a smooth insertion and removal. 🙂

The way I fold the cup to insert it comfortably

How To Insert The Menstrual Cup

You can fold the cup into different folds , either C- fold or twist fold , many folds are  to refere , choose a one which is comfortable for you, and slowly insert into vagina and make sure the cup opens and a seal is created so that it stays firm 🙂

How To Remove The Menstrual Cup

Pinch the end of the cup to release the vaccum and move it in a zig zag motion to remove it, empty the fluid. I usually do this sitting on the tiolet seat so that I will not spill anything on the floor 🙂 Be care ful not to drop the cup into the toilet bowl (I lost one cup once )

How to clean the cup?

You can remove the cup and empty it. Once you are done, you can wash it with normal water. Also you can sterilize it with hot water. Please do not use any kind of soap other than the one which is specified to wash the cup.

How Long?

The cups claim a protection of 8-12 hours, but I would suggest you to remove the cup every 4 hours for your own good 🙂

To know more :

They are well explained here : http://www.mooncup.co.uk/how-to-use/

You can also refer youtube for video demonstration : This video helped me alot ! 🙂


Different brands I tried :

I tried these four brands :

  • Moon Cup
    • This is the best one I tried so far, the cup is soft and sits firm and gives no leaks. <3
    • You can purchase it from their website.
    • It will be shipped from UK to India.
    • They also have good folding techniques all other info regarding the usage of the cup.
    • Its a bit pricey compared to others I haven but worth it 🙂
    • Comes in two sizes ( A and B)
    • For more details please visit their website : http://www.mooncup.co.uk/

The moon cup with stem trimmed , size B

  • She Cup
    • Its my second favourite and bit hard compared to moon cup 🙂
    • Its available in India and can be purchased from the link provided below.
    • The best part of the cup is that it comes with Soap sheets for cleaning the cups.
    • Its cheap and reliable
    • For more details please visit their website : http://www.shycart.com/prd-menstrual-cup-shecup-793
  • iCare Cup
    • Its softest one I have , easy to fold
    • Its available in stores in Kochi ( I got one from the medicine shoppe in kochi)
    • Initially it did wonders, later it started giving small leaks.
    • Its cheaper compared to other cups and does the job for the price.
    • Comes in two sizes
    • For more details please visit their website : http://www.icare-menstrual-cup.com/
  • Silky Cup
    • I got these from Amazon and it did its job, but gave me leaks
    • Price wise its cheap
    • they claim it is available for girls and women.
    • Comes in sizes S,M,L.
    • For more details please visit their website : http://www.silkycup.com

I hope I’ve provided a little help in this topic! You may contact me if you have any doubt on this 🙂 Always happy to help 🙂

Have a Happy Period 🙂




Two years of Happiness! :)

2 years of successful marriage 🙂 and 3+ years of beautiful friendship 🙂 As we celebrate our happiest wedding anniversary today, I would like to share some happiness with you as well 😉 
We have known each other since 2013, we have been the best of friends since then. Even though both of us were victims of shitty relationships in the past, we always say (and believe) that everything happens for good 🙂 
Our love story started as a rebound, and grew to become the best thing that happened to us 🙂 You may feel this post is cheesy – but, believe me – we’re just sharing facts! Yes, truth is more interesting than fiction!

Today, we successfully completed two years of a healthy and peaceful relationship. I would like to share a few things about us, which we worked out during these two years, after a lot of mistakes and hardships 🙂
– Hari is the best man I can ever get. This is not to flatter him, but he is blessed with this emotion called Empathy, which helps me a lot 🙂

– People comment that I’m lucky to have a husband who supports me to follow my passions. Well yeah , Im lucky 🙂 But, I would say that he is luckier to get me 😋

– And when you say tht I’m blessed to have such a beautiful marriage, I would say in return that, you get nothing in the world for free. We both worked equally hard to reach where we are now 😉 

– For a successful and happy marriage, you shouldnt complain about your partners’ flaws, which I have seen some people do. 

– Always keep your priorities, also draw boundaries outside your personal space. Do nit let others into your private space, and that includes parents 😉

– Respect each others’ privacy but share everything (thoughts)  with each other 🙂 

On this wedding anniversary all I wanna say is that I love you more (we still do have a competition on that!). With each day passing by, and make me proud and happy more than anyone could do 🙂

Happy Anniversary 🙂

2 down! Forever to go 🙂 

I love you 🙂

Some friends are family :)

I know Mrinal since school days, but we never spoke.We were in same tuition class for chemistry, where, he used to sit in the front bench, while I used to sleep in the back bench, right under the air conditioner.😎

We were in the same class for engineering , well again, we never spoke. He was the star photographer of our class. It took us two more years, to slowly get to know each other – and thus started the friendship of a lifetime!

We had combined studies for university exams. In the final year, we did our projects together; and that made us really close to each other.

Mrinal is a truly talented guy and a blessed photographer. He has given me a lot of tips and tricks for clicking pictures.📷

He has always stood by me in my tough times. He is the one who helped me to find my partner for life (the husband).
He is always more than a friend, and a soul brother. His family has always supported me, through thick and thin. His place, is my second home 🙂

Its been a long journey with you, and I am always happy and proud of you for your achievements! I assure you, that Hari and I will always be with you… no matter what 🙂

As they say some friends are family 🙂 and you are my family 🙂 I am thankful to you throughout my life 🙂

Always ❤️


Welcome 2017!


2016 was a beautiful year indeed. It gave us (my husband and I) a lot of happiness, but took away beautiful people from our lives too… Life changed a lot within a few months, in the early days of 2016. In January, I left my job, to seek what I want in life. Initially I had come up with plans to go for Post Graduation – just to shut some people up. In February, My husband left his job as a banker, and joined his dream company. That move changed our life changed drastically 🙂 In March we left our comfort zone, and travelled. We came to the conclusion to leave the city where both of us were born and brought up. My husband’s place of work wasn’t a question here, as the company he moved to, is a distributed organization.

We moved to Kochi, from Trivandrum, and it was very welcoming 🙂

I started my preparations for Post Graduation (The GATE Exam, that is). Things weren’t bad, during the initial days. However, over time, I lost my interest in GATE & M.Tech, and I started developing new interests, which slowly grew to become passions. I chose to learn photography , makeup, cooking and even started baking classes, instead of learning random topics in Computer Science. I wish I could explain in words, how satisfying it was! 🙂 I felt happy & blissful, as I kept doing what I love… My husband, as usual, supported my interests.
This year, I realized that following your passions is more important than forcing yourself to satisfy others So, in short, the year 2016 helped me to learn a lot of things:

  • It made me realize who the real and fake people around me were. 🙂
  • As years fly by, pessimists become more pessimistic, no matter how hard you try to make them positive.
  • If you don’t have a job, your value in front of the elder folks in the family goes down to zero! It doesn’t matter if you have had a work experience of over two years in an international organization. If you don’t have a job at the moment, they ridicule you, period. ☝🏽.
  • If you quit your job, people consider it to be a decision that was made as part of your pregnancy! People also tend to assume that you quit your current job, because you have plans to seek another job, or that you have plans to take up higher studies. The possibility that you would quit your job to follow your passions, sounds like nonsense for these people! Yeah, right!
  • People will never accept you if you don’t have a job at the moment.
  • However, If you somehow get a high paying job, the entire situation changes –  they now start welcoming you like a VIP!
  • Even if you are happy with your partner, some people advise you to stay happy. Well, what’s the point in advising someone who is already happy, to be happier? 🙂 I never understood why people keep repeating such ‘advice’!
  • I finally understood that, you will be judged, no matter what you do or say 🙂 I would love to continue doing what I do for the next year as well! Please step away with your valuable advices 🙂

And above all, I chose to quit my job for my family (me n my husband). My family always comes first in my life!

As we end this note, I would like to take a couple of decisions/resolutions for 2017. I am not sure how successful this will turn out to be, but I would still love to try my best! Here goes:

  • Avoid pessimists, if you find one in your family, run for your life! I know, first hand, how much negative influence they can have on your life. These people suck the positivity out of you, and try to make you a pessimist like them.
  • Stay positive no matter what 🙂
  • Love yourself! Always give yourself the first priority.
  • Stop living with the fear of being judged.
  • Read one book per month.
  • Travel a lot❤ Some people travel just to take pictures to show off in social media, and to tick off their ‘bucket lists’, to prove their travel more than the others! Such people spoil the fun of traveling. I have never felt that such people travel to satisfy their heart’s calling – but, just to show off in Social Media!

Memories of 2016 are still fresh in my mind…  I’ll miss you 2016! Thanks for all the wonderful memories…

As I start the year with a lot of hope and positivity, I am quite sure that 2017 will be my best year yet, as well as yours…

Here’s wishing you all a Happy 2017! Have a great year ahead!