In life we are often faced with many choices. There are times when the path ahead is clear and yet other times its a tough job to decide on the right course of action. Sometimes we wonder if we should have done something differently, yet over a period of time realize that  the results of our previous choice was necessary for us to grow in experience.


Ride to D.C.

We got to see American University and George Washington University on our way to DC as we were using UberPool. We also saw flowers that were starting to bloom, signalling  the spring is near.

Went to Renwick Gallery , White House , Washington Monument and World War II Memorial. It was a nice trip. Being local tourists, we didn’t carry a camera with us. These are some images taken with my mobile.

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Success and Failure


Success is sweet. Still the success which follows a failure is sweeter. That interview you get selected to after facing a rejection, the first like for you blog post after having written other articles, getting a recipe perfect in the second attempt, getting accepted as a contributor in Shutterstock in the second attempt etc creates a joy that knows no bounds. It is more like the joy of finding a lost thing. It restores our faith in our abilities. It makes us put better efforts and become better people.

Fire Alarm

ffThe fire alarm goes on shouting “Fire has been detected in building. Please evacuate the building”. This thing keeps howling and the light flashes urging you to get out as quickly as possible. A number of things cross our mind; our parents, our friends, our belongings, where we will stay if the building is destroyed etc. You even forget what you were fighting about the moments before. The reason for fight starts seeming  petty. You grab your essential things and step outside to see all your neighbors, some carrying their kids and pets, some elderly ones, some with fractured leg. And your troubles seem even smaller.  Irrespective of whether we have been in mock fire drills or not, a real fire makes us worried. Staying as calm as possible while climbing down the emergency exit stairs, people cooperate and extend whatever help is possible. While waiting outside the building for instructions, new bonds are formed. And the moment you hear its safe to enter the building, you are grateful for your life and good health. At the same time,  thankful to the people who put out the fire, to the fire department for coming over quickly, to the administration for installing the fire alarm and to God for keeping us safe.

Update: In another fire alarm, where we had to evacuate and move to a neighbouring building, we saw people go beyond their duty to accommodate our baby’s needs.


About me


I am a software engineer who learnt to knit and crochet using the internet. Recently I left my full time job at a multinational company  in India to live in DC. I spend time cooking, listening to audio books, knitting & crocheting scarf, gloves, blanket, sweaters, bags etc.

I am extremely excited to start a blog. Stay tuned for interesting articles related to crochet tips and patterns, random thoughts, cooking, photography, travel…


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