My 4 top favorite Instagram accounts | Friday’s List

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After excitedly clicking photos for several future posts this past Sunday, I finally managed to do none of those posts till now and here I am, presenting the Friday’s List today on something totally out of the blue. I am not sure how many of you use Instagram but it wouldn’t hurt to know my favorite Instagram-ers because no matter what the medius, all hail content! 😀 So, here you go:

1. indiapictures

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It was so hard to narrow down on one picture from their account to share here. I LOVE their page – I don’t have enough words to describe how I feel about every image they post, marvelous is probably too understated a word for them.

2. SoDelhi

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Now I don’t follow any other Delhi guide kind of account on Instagram, so I have nothing to compare them to but I love their work, love how artfully they bring to table even the simplest of things and love how their love for Delhi shines through their account!

3. krsnamehta

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The designer and owner at India Circus, his personal account is a diary of everything Indian and everything else that he loves. I like the way he perceives things while clicking, I don’t know if he puts a lot of effort while clicking for Instagram or not but I like his vision from what it appears to be from the pictures.

4. melangeofmusings

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This is Sara’s account who blogs at ‘Melange of Musings’. A lifestyle blog by a girl, nothing that you haven’t heard of before, in fact you are reading one right now. However, Sara’s blog and her pictures on Instagram are unique in their own way. Her attention to detail is breathtaking and it is quite evident how painstakingly she works on making her blog posts thorough and, of course, the pictures speak for themselves.

That’s all, but before I end this post, I would like to mention that there are many Instagram accounts, probably better than the ones that I mentioned as far as artful photos are concerned but these 4 are the ones that fill me with excitement as soon as I come across a new picture by them. If you are big time into artful photos, you should definitely follow Instagram’s own official account where they keep sharing about fabulous Instagram accounts ranging from accounts dedicated to vintage cars to food architecture to sketching and doodles and what not. Then, of course, there are amazing street style photographers, not to mention the king of street style photography – the Sartorialist.

I’ll leave the rest to be explored by you. 🙂

Disclaimer: All pictures have been taken from the respective Instagram accounts. I claim no ownership.

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Life Instagram-ed #13

First things first, I got honored with the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award’ by Jen @ The Haute Mommy Handbook. So very happy that she thought of me for awarding this. 🙂

Now I don’t think anyone missed having Life Instagram-ed posts around, but I missed writing these. 😀 The reason you are seeing less of these and Street Style posts is that my phone has broken down and I used to use my phone camera. Today, I really wanted to do this, so I used my mom’s phone, used Insta through laptop, basically went at great lengths to get my Instagram feed here. Finally, here you go from what you last saw in Life Instagram-ed #12:

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1. What do you think this is? No guessing game, I can’t wait to tell you. It’s a fabric piece from Shanker Market, Connaught Place when I was roaming there with one of my best friends while she selected some fabric for her sister’s marriage and I drowned in the gorgeousness. If you are even a tiny bit into getting your clothes stitched, this market is a must visit place. Though let me warn you it’s not exactly cheap. Still, must visit!

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2. This is from the Gurpurab celebrations in the area where I live. It’s a Sikh festival for the birth of the first Guru. Notice how coordinated everyone looks cleaning the road ahead for their Holy Book to arrive. It’s funny how faith can bind or break us. 🙂

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3. From the same procession, you see the ‘Panj Pyare’. Honestly, I never knew about what they signify even though I have seen them/heard about them since childhood. Having used Google, here’s what they are: While I did know the literal translation ‘The 5 beloved ones’ (I know this much Punjabi), they represent the first five men who were initiated into the Khalsa (the emodiment of the Guru) in the Sikh ceremony of initiation by their 10th Guru.

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3. The Holy Book of the Sikhs – Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji.

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4. Aah, this. :’) This is that side head-gear that you usually see Muslim women wearing commonly known as ‘Passa’ or ‘Jhoomar’. I really wanted to have own since a long time. I think this one is so very pretty and is as not pricey either. I got this for INR 800. The only problem is that it is very heavy, so doesn’t stay put in my thin hair. I imagined myself looking beautiful when I wore this to a friend’s wedding recently, but it was coming off every 5 seconds due to my thin hair!!

If you live in Delhi and want to buy this, let me know and I’ll be happy to share the shop details.

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5. When you have Nachos but no dip and no inclination to make any, you gather whichever vegetables are there in the kitchen and preferably chopped already. 🙂

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6. This one is special. One of my good friends from the blogging world, Krupa from Ishtyle Awhile, sent these earrings as a gift when I won a fun quiz on her blog. This is the first time I have ever won in a contest like this, you know, and the personal note was a cherry on the cake!

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7. This one is really, really important. If you are into baking at all, you should definitely try this recipe of Garlic Pull-Apart Rolls. Trust me, if I can do this, anyone can because I always face issues while baking in our microwave. I cannot stress on how badly I want you to try this recipe for it’s easy, tasty and satiates the craving for baking breads to some extent. Please do make this! I have made this thrice, the first time following the exact recipe, the second time replacing all-purpose flour (maida) with wheat flour and the third time adding paneer bhurji (cottage cheese dish) as a filling. So if you have anything to ask when you try the original recipe, feel free to ask. 🙂 Only thing to keep in mind is that you must have a convection mode in your microwave for any baking and if you use gas cook-top for baking, then I won’t be able to suggest the tweaks for this recipe as I don’t know about that. [Bhakti, this is the recipe we talked about].

Pheww! I typed this post twice as I lost the draft. 😀 That’s pretty much it. 🙂

Take care & keep smiling 🙂

Life Instagrammed! #7

Hi there! 😀

It has been so long since I wrote here and even longer since I did an instagram snippets post. Well, work-wise everything remained pretty much the same and there were a lot of things occupying my mind relating to work, studying, reading and what not but isn’t that the case always? So, I guess, I was just plain lazy to post. 🙂

And what better way to break the break than a life snippets post, yeah? Here is whatever I clicked since around March 14 (I have reasons to remember the dates. No, not any romantic reason :D):

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1. The book that I was reading in the beginning of March. Can anybody take a guess which book it is?

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2. A photograph of the famous Olive Bistro in Cyber Hub taken from far away (because its too pricey to go near :P). I have heard really good things about this place, but I think the opinions are bound to be affected by the beautiful, beautiful ambiance. Do you see that terrace with the vintage-y white segregated areas and the lights! The indoors are as beautiful. :’)

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3. I was going to my hometown to celebrate Holi with my cousins. In this picture, I wait for the train to arrive.

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4. This was when I tried my hands on a Chinese dish that I learnt about on the internet. It did not turn out great, but it was fine. 😛

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5. Trying out a hot dog from Cafe DT in Cyber Hub. This Cafe DT is great, you guys! I mean when you pass by this place, you will never even give a second glance to it, it looks like those metro station fast food joints (or railway station food joints if you don’t know what am I talking about). However, if you do try any of the things here, believe you me, they are going to turn out very, very delicious. Everything on offer is pretty basic stuff but everything tastes good, like the vegetable momos, the hot dogs. Oh, and, DO NOT miss the 4700 BC popcorns!!

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6. You remember this from the holi post?

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7. I love this nail paint. You may have seen it here.

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8. Shahi Paneer. One of the yummiest dishes we eat here in North India. This is truly the stuff what dreams are made of. 😀

A quick note: Hey Guys! If you live in Delhi-NCR, I would suggest you give a go to Cyber Hub, Gurgaon for an evening out. This place has really fabulous fine dining restaurants opening here for the corporate people in Cyber City. It might be a fun place to hang out!

Keep Smiling,

Srishty

New Delhi World Book Fair 2014 #Visited!

Finally, after so many years :’), I visited the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF). I cannot even begin to describe how good I felt. I went all alone so I also had the pleasure to browse at my own pace, leisurely, which is so relaxing and therapeutic always, I am sure you would all agree?

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One thing I realized today is that Children books always attract us, or is it just me? (This is something I would really want to know) I feel extremely attracted towards them, and still want to buy them and read them. I just let “better sense” prevail. Anyhow, here are some random pictures from the book fair, did not click a lot. Oh, by the way, the kids toys were really nice. Loved them! 😛

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Take care and keep smiling! 🙂

Life Instagrammed! Week #4

Snippets from the past week are too less, and the irony is that that week had so many birthdays and eating-outs. I don’t know, probably I was too occupied to even click. 😀 Anyway, here you go:

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1. Cutie sleeping

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2. Delhi’s chaat. You have got to try it if you haven’t already. By the way, this picture is taken at Connaught Place, Delhi on a warm winter afternoon. I love CP at that time (I love CP anyway, but you get the drift!)

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3. Late night maggi cooked for my brother. These kids taking board exams, and studying overnight, they almost survive on maggi (which is so wrong, I know! :/)

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4. The candles from my parents anniversary cake. 🙂 (Yes, I had a million cake cutting ceremonies this past week and I don’t have a picture from even one of them. I am astonished myself! :O)

Take care,                                                                                                                               Lots of Love                                                                                                                             Srish 🙂

Life Instagrammed #3

Hi guys! 😀

Ok, so this one is spread over two weeks because I did not click much last to last week. 😛

Aaand, here you go:

1. Auto with ‘adornments’. Indian autos are fun, no really, you haggle and you get such funny reasons as to why they won’t decrease the amount (though when you are in the situation, its ridiculous!). These autos usually have such funny pictures of bollywood stars. inside, and sometimes, these super flashy seats and all.:D However, I think this auto looks very cute with this gift adornment!IMG_20140122_131232

2. Flower stall selling flowers for temples. Winter evenings.IMG_20140124_180042

3. Again, office washroom decorations. I can’t seem to get enough of these.IMG_20140127_092106

4. It is a brownie that I made in a ceramic mug. It did not come out perfect. I learnt the recipe from here.IMG_20140129_230252

5. Breakfast.IMG_20140131_113358

6. New books received from Amazon.IMG_20140201_000757

7. These days, Meru cabs are giving this ‘breakfast’. Marketing, way to go!IMG_20140201_001258

8. Midnight popcorn by my brother.IMG_20140201_233226

9. Midnight instant pastaIMG_20140202_004409

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11. Sunday afternoon breakfast if you wake up almost at lunch time!IMG_20140202_134729

12. New lipbalm. Totally digging this one! Just don’t like the smell that much, but pigmentation and moisture-provided are very impressive.IMG_20140204_210654

13. Windy mornings. Waiting for office cab, wearing my lace bellies from Westside.IMG_20140207_075549

14. New Watch! New Watch! New Watch! Totally loving it ❤IMG_20140207_125952

Take care 🙂