5 Ways To Balance Your Social (Media) Life

So Remember when I mentioned that I had a little Social Media Detox earlier in the year?

& also how important & wonderful the power of social media can be?

Well, I’ve often found it quite difficult to maintain a healthy balance between using technology & completely switching off.

5 Ways To Have A Balanced Social (Media) Life

So here are 5 ways to balance your social media life & not let technology completely over!

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Happiness Jar – April Edition

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It’s almost been a month since I wrote my last little happiness post & more and more as I constantly keep saying & feeling. Life just seem to be whizzing past.

More than ever, I’m actually consciously trying to savour these moments.

There’s always a time which seemed ‘easier’ or a time we’d wish for when we’d have all the answers, but lately, after what seems like forever, I’m rediscovering the power of now & the beauty of the present.

So before I get overly sentimental in my old(er) age…

Here we go, a few things for the Happiness Jar, April Edition!

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Snapshots of India #3

It’s that time again where I’ve decided to look back at some of my India highlights.

These little postcards were all taken during my last visit in January…

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…& can you tell I was feeling the cold?

I think I manage to pull off the ‘Indian-Grandmother-Abroad-look’, complete with socks & chappals quite well!

So, here I share with you a few intimate snapshots of India #3.

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The Versions of Us

“The minute I heard my first love story,

I started looking for you, not knowing

how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.”

-Rumi, The Illuminated Rumi


Rarely do I end up buying a book that I’ve already bought & read on Kindle.

But, as I’ve mentioned before, there are exceptions.

This book, The Versions of Us, is one of them.

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You’re doing a PhD, How Will We Find You A Husband?

You're doing a PhD, How Will We Find You A Husband?

“You’re doing a PhD, How Will We Find You A Husband?”

I have heard varieties of this same exclamation countless times  & no, it’s not just a view taken from some S. Asian communities.

Yet each time, it’s been said, it has not sat right with me.

I’ve wondered how & whether to address it and finally I’ve come to realise, as with most things:

I have a voice & I’ll use it.

Because I’m not going to waste my opportunity to speak out on something that I feel so passionately about.

So here we are:

One of my most personal mosts yet and an insight into some of the pressure that a LOT of (Asian) girls go through, on some level or another.

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Facing Fears in March

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Sometimes we’re on fire with life.

And other times we’re running on empty and stuck in a rut.

This scaredy cat of a shy girl realised that without facing any of her fears, she would be stuck in a rut, unhappy at life. All those quotes about life being at the edge of your comfort zone? Well. It was time to walk the walk. 

It’d been a while since I’d actively faced a few more of those pesky fears…

Fuelled on post-birthday enthusiasm I set about starting afresh.

So ,more for my own records than anyone else’s, here’s :

Facing Fears in March [2016, edition ;)]

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A Swiss Guide: #1 – Geneva

My family has always had a soft spot for Switzerland…& no, this has nothing to do with wanting to appear in Bollywood movie set on the Swiss Alps as an extra 😉

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So here’s a little Swiss Guide: #1, starting with Geneva!

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Join #YogaCamp today!

My parents never sent me to summer camp but I made it to #YogaCamp willingly.

Join Yoga Camp Today! Namaste From Ananya

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A Spoonful of Spring Happiness!

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It’s been a bit of a mixed month post-birthday to the present! However, I’ve also realised it’s been a while since I’ve documented what I’ve been grateful for this week & since it’s a little goal I’ve wanted to keep, there’s no time like the present to get right back into it!

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Have you ever felt it?

Have you ever had that moment of pure elation?


There is a moment:

when words leave us & we become enthralled in the present feeling & pure exhilaration.
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