A Photo A Day: 30 days or so

Amidst all that is going topsy turvy, my phone let me keep clicking everyday…almost.




Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you all health and peace during these trying times. Wish our world heals fast and we learn to be better. Kids should not have to be kept from playing with each other, old people should not have to spend their precious days away from one another, families should not have to share happy moments through glass windows.

Dylan has been on my mind.



Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Coffee Conversations

This week Sandy invites us for ‘coffee conversations’ and while I would ideally really like to have coffee with quite a few of you wonderful people, I have come to know a bit about through here, for now those wishes have to be put on hold. And maybe someday, somewhere we would share a drink or two…who knows. Am I a tea person or is coffee my preferred drink is something even I can’t answer with certainty. And so you may see me answering different things…but please believe that it’s a  conflict I often deal with within my tea-coffee loving brain! However,  plain black tea (and sometimes that cha I fondly remember from the bygone days) and plain black coffee are almost equally loved and always my go to version from among all the many available variations!

Now, I am someone who rarely takes photos of food when  eating out or in, but a bit of that has changed since Cook, Eat, Repeat. But taking photos of food while at a restaurant- I am still a little uncomfortable with that. However, I do have these 4 ( one was taken Sunday afternoon!) that can be shared for this week’s prompt… yayyy!


Taken at one of our favorite brunch places, The Turning Point in Princeton,NJ. It was also one of those handful of times when the good man and I both indulged in something other than the good old black coffee! I guess that’s why the photo;)





We welcomed our darling baby girl in Nov 2018 and it was beautiful but obviously exhausting. We were saved by the love and care that my parents showered on us, while putting their lives on hold so we could feel better, eat better and sleep better and be there for the kids. And one such day, they encouraged us to go take a little break and so we did! We went on our first ‘coffee date’ after a very long time and though it was very brief and we worried for the little one for the duration of the date, it was still wonderful:)





It was a gorgeous sunny day on Sunday;) We went out for lunch to one of our favorite places. And a bad cold made me order coffee, instead of something deliciously cold, that I was happy to take a photo of! And while our ‘conversations’ were mostly about how much fun the baby girl was having dropping things on the floor and how her big brother had started liking different kinds of food, it was still wonderful to be able to go out as a family and enjoy a meal together. We have been going to this particular place for the last nine years and while a lot has changed since, the food here has always been comforting!


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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Simple Joys

How often do you get the feeling that you are running against time and that you will never win! I have been getting that feeling a bit of late and this is not meant as a complaint..it comes from a place of gratitude as there is so much to be done…possibilities are endless! It is Thursday evening and I am so close to missing the deadline for posting but Sandy gives such a great topic that I did not want to miss it.

I was scrolling through some old photos and these surely brought a very big smile on my face…thinking of the simple times and the simple joys that came with that. Thank you Sandy, for such a heart warming topic:)



Taken way back in 1992, this is me and my brother in the sea side town of Digha, West Bengal. A simple slide brought a lot of joy for sure:)




Taken in 1994 in the beautiful hill station of Ranikhet in Uttarakhand, India. I remember that as a kid, Baba would take us on trips every summer, some near and some far and while we grumbled at times and got upset when things did not go our way, looking back I now know how valueable those family trips were!



A boy and his tub of cream;)



Is there any thing more simple and innocent than the joy when you take the first lick!




Or when you are able to get hold of the remote;)


Thanks for stopping by! Simple moments bring in simple joy that is often unmatched. Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is back and that is a matter of wonderful joy as well!