Jan 30
2017

Catch-Up Over Coffee #2 (Blog Birthday, Shanaya Tales ‘Birth Story’ + #ChattyBlogs Linky)

Hola folks! As you may have figured out from the overly long post title, this is the very first #ChattyBlogs linky, which just happens to be on the two year anniversary (or is it the birthday? 2nd birthday?) of Shanaya Tales. Speaking of which, I feel like this (the blog birthday) would be the perfect […]

Jan 16
2017

Fitness 2016: A Look Back + Fitness 2017: A Roadmap

If you have followed this blog for the last year, you have likely read my blog post(s) and endless ramble about wanting to adopt a more healthier lifestyle. The intention was there, and at the beginning, the action too, and for the first half of the year I pretty much followed through, as you saw […]

Oct 14
2016

Catch Up Over Coffee #1 – (New Series + Where have I been?) #ChattyBlogs

Howdy folks! How have y’all been? It’s been a long time (well, relatively speaking) that I have showed up here on the blog, and there’s a good reason for that. During the beginning of October – we moved to our new place – our very first home here in US (we were renting for the […]

Jul 22
2016

What is the impact of a movie like Sairat?

If you are an Indian living in India (or not), you have seen this movie (or surely heard about it) – Sairat.* Well, unless you were living under a rock. In that case – hello, hello – welcome to our world. 🙂 (*Okay, I know – exaggeration. But it was a hugely popular movie.) Sairat is a […]

Jul 1
2016

Fitness 2016 – Quarterly Update/Check-In (Failing miserably, yet holding on)

Hey Guys, Welcome to the second quarter fitness update/check-in. If you are new to my blog, or this series, you can check out the backstory, my fitness goals for the year, and the first quarter update. But essentially, this year I am working towards one broad goal – developing a healthy lifestyle. In the first quarter, while exercise was a […]

Apr 1
2016

Fitness 2016 – Quarterly update/ Check-in (Featuring Loopholes and Audio books)

Hey Guys! As promised in the post where I set my fitness goals for 2016, I am back for the first quarter update/check-in. If you are new to my blog – you can check out the backstory here and my fitness goals here. But essentially, this year I have had one broad goal in mind – […]

Feb 9
2016

Valentine’s Day for Toddlers! – Why does this exist?!

Last week I got an email from my son’s preschool titled – ‘Valentine’s Day List’, and the content of that email contained the list of names of my preschooler’s 18 classmates, and that’s it – no explanation whatsoever. I was at a loss, as to what this meant, mostly because, this is the first year […]

Jan 30
2016

Shanaya Tales turns ONE

It has been a year! A year since my very first post on this blog. A year since the start of a new (and wonderful) chapter of my life. 🙂 What began as just an attempt at documenting my reading life, soon became my gateway to a whole new world, filled with new experiences, and the […]

Jan 1
2016

Fitness Goals for 2016 – Quarterly Tracking and Baby Steps

If you have read my post on Starting a Fitness Program, you know that achieving a healthy lifestyle is a work-in-progress for me. This is a new year resolution that I make every single year, and I break every single year. It is almost a ritual. Now here’s the thing – breaking New Year resolutions is […]

Dec 7
2015

Starting a Fitness Program – By A Fitness Amateur

Healthy living isn’t easy. There, I said it! Don’t get me wrong, I do know that it is very, very important, but the thing is – it’s also extremely difficult, at-least for someone like me. You may wonder what my difficulty is,  so let me enlighten you, by giving you a little background first. Fitness […]

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