About

Hello, I am a desi woman with all my heart and soul. I love to eat, drink and wear desi…pure, authentic desi.

I love to gorge on mithais, cakes, chocolates, ice creams and cold coffee with a dash of cinnamon! I hate sugar-free one’s..what’s the point of having a sweet if it’s not sweet. No cheeni kum for me.

I have a big appetite for reading fiction, preferably Hindi and women-centric (yes, I love to read chick lits).

I have a particular weakness for hand-woven Indian silk and cotton fabrics because of their complex design influenced by our rich culture and heritage, and vibrant colors inspired by nature. I think one can never go wrong with tribal silver or traditional gold jewelry, big sized tote bag, kohlapuri chappal, glass bangles, and kajal. Did I tell you that I am obsessed with the gorgeous Vidya Balan?

Oceans and sky, flowers and birds, buds and leaves, clouds and rain, dewdrops and butterflies, stars and snowflakes make my heart melt.  I often find my priceless contemplative moments on long walks away from the city lights.

I am a Ph.D. dropout and have (almost) three Masters degrees. My life has been a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs, and I am at a stage where I am seeking the path, which is true to myself.

I don’t know where life is going to take me from I am. Will I wander in the thick forests and caves of the mighty Himalayas or on the ghats of Banaras, open a quirky Cafe or a colorful Indian handloom store, I don’t know. But I know for sure that I have a lot of stories to tell.

This blog is a small part of my journey where I try to seek and celebrate the feminine in all its forms, colors and glory. Call her a Goddess, a witch or an ordinary woman.

Please feel free to look around and comment or write to me at thecitybanjaran@gmail.com

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