Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Sunshine and A Trunk Filled With Memories

"I couldn't live without something that touches my heart. No one should."—Fashion designer Donna Karan, April 02

As sunlight filters through my home this Friday morning, I feel relaxed and happy. Its amazing what sunshine can do to you when you have to survive the winter months in the Seattle area :) However, this year, I really can't afford to complain with all the bad weather in the East Coast!! We, on the other hand have been pretty fortunate!

My prized possession at home, is this trunk filled with my personal memories created by the very talented Chandan Dubey. Next week, I shall take more pictures and share the details and the story of how this trunk was created!

Happy Friday people! Go on and enjoy the weekend and keep on smiling :)

Image: My home this morning!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fabulous Finds : Stockholm Bombay Project

 Have you heard about the Stockholm Bombay Project?  I stumbled upon it recently and fell in love with the concept. Karolina Svensk, based in Sweden is the creative Director and founder of the Project. Stockholm Bombay Project brings together a colorful product line of vintage items for the bohemian home!

The motivation behind this project is simple, and the thought behind it, is something........I for one completely relate to. " I think we should see opportunities in old things, rather than dismiss them as just old. There is an incredible value in objects that have a history and genuine craftsmanship behind them". 

The store carries a collection of textiles, handpicked furniture and handicrafts. The mission is to highlight faraway cultures and give craft traditions an opportunity to live on.

You can visit their website for more information and to view the entire collection!

Images: via : Stockholm Bombay Project and subject to Copyright. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Bit of Personal History On MDC Today

It was a picture perfect day in the Pacific Northwest today! Sunny skies always make me smile especially at the beginning of the work week:) Please bear with me, as I share some exciting news and a bit of personal history about my family on the blog today!

Today, India celebrated its 66th Republic Day. The President of The United States was in New Delhi as the chief guest at the Republic Day parade. This morning, I woke up to the news that The Prime Minister of India has given a special gift to President Obama. The gift happens to be a letter that has a direct link to my family. As you can imagine, I was thrilled to hear about this! 

The news was that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had gifted a piece of Indo-US history to President Obama. The gift was in the form of a copy of the first telegram from the United States to India's Constituent Assembly in 1946. The telegram was sent by the then Secretary of State Dean Acheson to Dr Sachchidananda Sinha, the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly of India. This is extremely personal for me as Dr Sachchidananda Sinha happens to be my Great Grandfather! My entire family is rather moved by this news especially my mom! My son who is in 4th Grade can't wait to share this news with his class :)

Here are a few lines from the telegram published on news channels " In the telegram, Acheson says: "With the approach of December 9, I extend to you as provisional chairman of the Constituent Assembly and through you to the Indian people the sincere good wishes of the United States Government and of the people of United States for a successful conclusion of the great task you are about to undertake."  The full details of the telegram can be found by clicking Here

I am sharing a few images of the event and pictures of the letter that was gifted to President Obama in New Delhi.

The telegram addressed to my Great Grandfather!

Its been quite a day to say the least :) A day filled with pride and emotion and one that I will remember forever! 

Image 1 : My Home, Image 2 : via, Image 3 and 4 : via

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Weekend Happiness

 Hello there, I do hope you are enjoying the weekend ?  I cannot wait for Spring as you can clearly see These dull dreary and wet winter days are getting on my nerves!!

Sharing some pretty images to make you smile and daydream :)

See you Monday!

Image1: via, Image 2 : via