Sunday, 30 March 2014

Beat the Heat with Coriander.


And GOD knows how I am hating it.

You all know that nothing helps better to beat the heat than fresh fruits and juices.
But today, I want to share a simple home remedy to cool off your system.

Corrainder Seeds.
More popular as an Indian spice, these seeds have been known in Ayurveda as a natural cooling agent.

Soak a fist full of dry coriander seeds in a bowl of water overnight.

Strain the concoction in the morning, and it is ready to drink.
The taste is not repulsive, but then neither is it appealing. Treat it as a medicine and you are good to go.
This drink helps you to cool your system especially during the summers. It also helps you to treat early stages of urinary tract infection.
I remember my grandma putting a few drops of this water in her eyes. She said that it helps to clear your eyes and cools them.
Though I have checked on Google, and it said that in ancient times coriander seeds were used to treat eye infections, I have never tried putting them in my eyes. For the time being, I am just happy drinking it and staying cool.

What do you think? Would you give this drink a try?

Saturday, 22 March 2014


A nine letter word...but has the whole world running after it.
I had once read.. Happiness is a state of mind.
I pondered and asserted- How true..!
Our happiness depends not on what we have, but on how we think and feel about what we have.
As far as I can remember, I have always heard my mom say that she is happy when everyone at home is happy.
Of course I loved my mom for that and am so proud of her...but then I always thought...
How can one feel happy seeing someone else happy? What about your happiness? What about your needs? Your Desires?
You go to a restaurant with your family and order your favorite starter...a family favorite. You finish your share real quick almost gulping it down, and then look at mom's plate. Without saying a word she puts it in your plate and smiles.
I enjoyed this when I was a kid, but as I grew up I felt really ashamed of myself. But then there are some things you just can't change.
I did try talking this out with my mom, trying to know, why she would part with something she liked so much, just for me, or sometimes, Dad, or even my sister. And she would simply say .." You would know, when you are in my shoes".
Time passed by, and somewhere over the years, I had almost forgotten about this incident.
Today when out of no where I remembered this incident, it made me wonder. And after hours (actually a few minutes but they felt like hours in my head) of thinking, a smile emerged on my face...something inside me told me that I had cracked a code.. though not fully.
I remembered that I am most at peace when I see my husband smiling. I feel immense contentment when I have had an hour long girly conversation with my MIL, and still better when I share my favorite candy with my three year old nephew.
I feel the tables turning... and my feet suddenly trying to fit in my mom's shoes.
Its still a long way, but the journey has definitely begun.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Air borne

    I love my visits to the airport..!
    Whether I'm travelling for work/holiday or receiving a family member.

    But what I love most about my visits to airports, is the celeb spotting spree I indulge in..!
   Audacious!! Isn't it..? But I love it.
Living in Mumbai has its advantages and disadvantages..and star gazing surely is my favourite hobby.
Almost all my visits to the airport, have been fruitful, in this sense.
But not my last one..! I did not spot even a single celeb, not even a television actor..! :(
And since I had not much to do, I decided to have some fun with my camera...and off I went..!


And last but not the least..look what I found there...!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Rajmata Gayatri Devi - So-Saree Inspiration!

Hello Everybody.
I am still in a country where I am not seeing much sarees around, and it kinna makes me feel sad. I am a little weird, but then what do you expect from a woman who names her blog "So-Saree"?
So to preserve my sanity I keep googling about sarees in my free time.
And this is how I was inspired to do today's post.
Maharani Gayatri Devi is a person who has inspired generations of fashionistas all around the world.
Formerly named by Vogue magazine as the World's Most Beautiful Woman, Maharani Gayatri Devi was an epitome of understated elegance, regal beauty and utmost feminine grace.
It was this gorgeous lady who made me fall in love with chiffons and pearls, a combination I still cant get enough of.
Scroll down to experience royal finery and grace at its best.


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