For Shimla, our train was until Delhi. And, the bus from Delhi to Shimla was on the same day we reached Delhi, but it was at night. We booked it like this on purpose so that we get to tour the capital city. We had big plans in mind but could make it to the Chandni Chowk and then travel in Delhi metro only. We tasted chaat at the Paranthe Wali Gali and frankly speaking, I disliked everything I tried except the heavenly rabdi! Watch my short food vlog:
Sunday, 10 December 2017
Saturday, 9 December 2017
I am often asked by my followers and friends about how I wear makeup to work. The trick here is to maintain a balance between your eye makeup and your lips, as well as maintaining a balance between your overall makeup and the outfit you’re wearing. For instance, if you're wearing a lipstick then just put on a mascara for the eyes. You can obviously put on some foundation for an even skin tone but make sure that you’re just putting a mascara the days you wear a lipstick.
Then one day if you want to go with nude lips (may it be a nude lipstick or a light lipgloss or a lip balm), you can do your eye makeup. Here again, I don't mean smothering eyeshadow! Just draw cat-eyes, kajal, and mascara for your eyes. If the face appears too pale, dust some blush on your cheeks.
Keeping a balance between your makeup and the outfit is important as well. Some days we feel like we're overdressed and even wearing a gold watch seems to overdo it. On such days, avoid bright lipsticks. The bottom line for work makeup is simple: Do not overdo it! You're at your workplace so always try maintaining the balance.
The mantra for work makeup is:
Bright lipstick = Mascara
Nude lips = Eyeliner, kohl, mascara
Fancy outfit = light makeup
Simple outfit = Bright makeup
If you're still confused, check my workplace selfies:
Friday, 8 December 2017
I meant to announce this long back and I had announced on my Instagram account. But in case you’re not following me there, here, let me say it again: I got a new job!
I started in December and the company is a big one and goes by the name Della Group. I am a content writer and have been hired for their upcoming e-store. The office starts at 10 am and ends at...well, that’s a surprise every day. Sometimes I leave at 8:30, sometimes at 9, and sometimes (like last night), at 10:30 pm.
This uncertainty of timings is what I like about the job. It’s so exciting. Would I reach home at 9 or 12?
I hate monotonous desk jobs where I work for a certain time and then rush back home. This job is nothing like that.The meetings go beyond 5 hours and the meetings are at a really cool place with creative brainstorming. And, since I’m the only person in my team (yes!), I am my own boss. I have to report directly to the MD, the great Jimmy Mistry. Everybody has to report to him, but others have a superior above them and I don’t have any.
My job profile also requires a lot of research and the process seems interesting. From today onwards I would start writing for real and it’s intriguing.
Another thing: If I leave late, I can come late the next day. So if you’re wondering how I work for 12 hours then that’s how I burst your bubble!
I usually travel by train but if I leave post 10:30 pm, then I could hire a cab and the cost would be reimbursed. Last night a colleague dropped me home and I reached at 11:45 pm.
If you have any question regarding my job and how I manage late shifts, do comment below.
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
GIVE A 100% TO THE JOB
When I had walked into my office for the interview, I knew that if I get hired, I would give my best. I know what my potential is and since because I was interning before this, I could not (or I did not) put in 100% efforts. But, this is going to be my first real job in a big company, which requires late working hours (for instance, last night I reached home at 10:45 pm). It's just the fourth day, but I am enjoying so far. The fact that each day brings in a surprise really lifts me up. You never know what time you're going home and it makes my adrenaline rush!
GET INTO SHAPE
Oh dear. I wish I could show you my 3-month pregnant looking tummy and fat-as-elephant arms and as-round-as-moon face and then perhaps you would believe how much I have gained. From a flat tummy to a doubt of wearing high-waist leggings, boy, my shape is on the verge of decline. I can actually see my belly, and I would like to strongly focus on the word belly. I don't know how I'm gonna get into my previous shape but I need to start working on it.
MAKE FRIENDS AT WORKPLACE
A new place, a new need for friends. I just, you know, need to make new friends in the workplace.
What are your goals?
Monday, 4 December 2017
November was all about travelling. Right on its first day, I had been trekking to Gorakhgad fort. After that, just a day before I was leaving for Goa, I went to Rajmachi fort for an overnight camping. Then for three nights, I went to Goa with my cousins. Soon, after around four days, I left for Shimla. So if you ask me, what was the best about November, it would be travelling. But, what's so special about writing here are the little moments that in actuality made me happy as I was travelling.
If you've been following my blog, you know how much my cousins mean to me. Though I couldn't meet my youngest brother, I met the rest. We went to a place which we always dreamt of as little kids – Goa. We had all the fun and all the roaming. It's always blissful around them! Watch my Goa vlog to meet my cousins!
COLA'S INCREDIBLE BEAUTY
My brother constantly talked about this particular beach and always murmured something-lagoon. I ignored until I saw the pictures. I was in awe! After visiting this lagoon, I understood the exact definition of a paradise and I'm glad India has one. Watch the Cola's incredible beauty in my vlog.
SHIMLA'S DEADLY COLD
Never thought I would visit any of these snow-clad places so soon in my life. It wasn't snowing but I got a gist of how mesmerising a place like that could get. Overlooked by the magnificent Himalayas dressed in white, no wonder Shimla is a honeymoon destination. Such a pretty place to be. The temperature had fallen to 2 degrees, and that's the lowest I have been! It was so deadly, it took my breath away! Watch the ongoing Shimla vlog here.
Started shooting montages as my vlogs and then continued with me talking, I am proud to finally have kickstarted this whole vlogging thing. Many people wanted me to shoot videos and I hope I made my followers smile. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel here.
CAMPING AND TREKKING
I had two dates with nature this November: the failed trek to Gorakhgad fort and the peaceful camping at Rajmachi. You can read the story behind the trek here and watch my first vlog, which was that of my camping at Rajmachi, right here.
VISITED THE CAPITAL CITY, AT LAST
Ooh! This pointer has a special place in my heart. It's adorable how Mumbaikars and Delhites always debate on which city is better, so I've always disliked Delhi a little (and I won't lie). But, when it comes to travelling, Delhi and the Taj Mahal are two places/monuments you have to visit/see in India. It was rather shameful it took me 23 years to visit the capital. Nevertheless, I am delighted to be in Delhi and the Chandni Chowk, and the Red Fort, and the India Gate, and the wide streets, and the oh so fantastic Sarojini Market! (By the way, I shopped a lot here!)
How was your November like?