Raj Thandhi

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7 Lessons I Learned From My Best Friend Dale

Not many people truly understood my friendship with Dale. Strangers often looked at us suspiciously when we were out. Maybe it would have helped if we had the same skin colour and people could imagine us as mother and daughter?…

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DIY Heart Print Dupatta

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve been feeling the itch to do a heart inspired DIY. Since I love pairing dupattas as scarves with my outfits, a potato print project was perfect. This heart print dupatta originally belonged to…

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The Bones of Grace: Book Review

The Bones of Grace is the third book in Tahimima Anam’s Bengal Trilogy. It was an unlikely book for me to choose off the bookshelf, but I had read an op-ed by Anam in the New York Times shortly after…

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8 Practical Ways to Practice Self Love Today

Over the last few years, I’ve thought a lot about practical ways to practice self love. It hasn’t always been easy for me to love myself. And all those times I’ve recognized a need to slow down and give myself…

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City Guide: 72 Hours in New York City

72 hours in New York City is not near enough time to experience the whole city, but it’s more than enough to capture the magic.  I’ve always wanted to go to New York City because so many artists, actors, and…

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This Is Why You Should Host A Dinner Party

  Hosting a dinner party can be a lot of work. You have to clean your house (or at least move the clutter around), cook for a group of people, and then clean up again after dinner! I know there…

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Getting Fit in the New Year With Planet Fitness

The New Year is almost here (can you believe it!?), and many of us are probably thinking about setting some sort of goal/resolution/intention to get fit. In fact, losing weight and joining a gym are two of the most popular…

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Spicy Sweet Potato Pulao {Recipe}

There are two ways to approach cooking – by the book, or by heart. I tend to lean towards the second option. Many of the dishes I create, like this spicy sweet potato pulao, are a mix of experimentation, inspiration,…

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The Best Budget Friendly Lipstick for Desi Skin: Wet ‘n Wild

You know what a good girlfriend does – she shares her beauty finds with her friends. When you find an amazing budget friendly lipstick at the drugstore, you immediately whats app all your girls to tell them about it (or…

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5 Tools That Help Me Create Blog Content

It’s been a while since I posted any business or blogging tips, but I still get a number of questions via email and social media about blogging, and specifically, content creation. Creating interesting content is basically my whole life. My…

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Tandoori Turkey Recipe (With Roasting Instructions)

Here’s a fun fact – I’m a Thanksgiving baby. When I was born on October 12th in 1980, it was ‘Thanks-for-giving’ Day (at least that’s what my mom called it). My mom immigrated from India in 1974 and promptly began…

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