Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Help save water so it can save you! 

  • Somewhere between 70 and 75 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water.
  • Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.
  • At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.
The importance of water is enormous, but unfortunately not enough is being done to help
  • 3.575 million people die every year from a water related disease
  • 884 million people lack access to clean water
  • Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water related disease
Check out www.water.org and see what you can do to help!  

Help me #twakeover water.org's tweets for a week to spread the message.

Vote at http://twakeover.Water.org/t/preethzzz

Thursday, July 19, 2012


This picture is a true and accurate depiction of me when inspiration strikes!
Everywhere that I turn, almost literally inspiration strikes. It strikes so hard that it is all I can think about for the next few days at least. People, objects, innovations and any form of creativity are inspiring. How do I channel all my inspiration? I am writing down as many of them as I can to inspire me when I need it most. 

There are just so many people and so many new things coming up which never seize to leave me awe struck. Glad to have the opportunity to know, meet and interact with those people. It has really inspired me to do a few things and one thing in particular, which I hope to pursue soon!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok’s Banana Split

Serves 4 to 6 people
3 ounces Graham Cracker crumbs
5 ounces Chantilly Cream (or whipped cream)
3 ounces chocolate (fudge) sauce
5 ounces fresh berries of your choice
3 ounces almond flakes
2 ounces chocolate pearls
2 to 3 bananas (cut each into four pieces)
2 to 3 scoops strawberry ice cream (or your fav flavor)
2 to 3 scoops chocolate ice cream
(or your fav flavor)
2 to 3 scoops vanilla ice cream (or your fav flavor)
4 to 6 pieces macaroon cookies
4 to 6 mint leaves
4 to 6 waffle wafers
1/ Using a long, narrow sundae dish, spread a layer of the Graham Cracker crumbs along the bottom.
2/ Squeeze the Chantilly Cream into a scoop on the left-hand side.
3/ Place four pieces of banana separately on both ends and in the middle of the dish.
4/ Place scoops of strawberry, chocolate and vanilla (or flavors of your choice) ice cream between bananas.
5/ Decorate with berries and macaroons generously.
6/ Top with chocolate pearls, waffle wafers and almond flakes.
7/ Garnish with few mint leaves on top of the cream and bananas.
8/ Serve with the chocolate sauce on the side, then pour onto the sundae just before eating.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


As Tyra Banks would say, this picture is all round "Fierce". 

This photo is a collaboration of four very talented Indian artists on a project called the Kalingar project. 

Sapna Bhavnani - Self taught hairstylist and self proclaimed wild child. She is the one of the biggest and best in India, known for giving Dhoni his "life" altering image. 

Meghna Butani works as an independent hair and make up artist in Mumbai  who works across various mediums such as print, television, films and ads. She also works in Sapna Bhavnani's mad 'o wat salon.  

Masaba Gupta Founder and Owner of 'Masaba-The label'.  Bold, bright and commercially viable.

Joy Datta A fashion, advertising and film photographer with a unique eye. Loud and vibrant are his style.

For more pictures from the Kalingar Project visit this link. Just love all of the pictures, especially the one featured above. Fashion photography in unison with vibrant colours and amazing techniques, at its best. Don't you agree?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


My Dearest Blogosphere

I am very sorry for ignoring you all these days. Its not you, its me.

Actually that's a lie, partially.

You are very high maintenance and require significant thought, time and attention. I do really love you and we have had many good times. But just so you know, you have some serious competition. I have found two new and very serious lovers. I regret to inform you that they are none other than your Web 2.0 co-workers Twitter and Pinterest!

Twitter is low maintenance and really understands what I want to convey without a lengthy discussion, 160 characters is all it takes. Its a party everyday with Twitter, with 600+ others counting. We have more mutual friends and its easier to stay in touch, whether its public or private. Twitter is my gossip pal giving me insights into the lives of the rich, talented and famous. There's probably much more that I love about it, but I don't want to make you jealous!

Ok now about your second foe, Pinterest. Pinterest is very visually stimulating. Pinterest teaches me about things I have never seen or heard of. Its exciting, fun, attractive and extremely friendly. The knowledge Pinterest possesses is so vast and varied. Best thing is its also very low maintenance and it really does believe in sharing and caring.

You are linked in many ways to Pinterst, so don't fear I do think about you and silently keep tabs on you. Having said all of what I have said above, you are always my first and foremost web 2.0 love and you will never be forgotten. I will sincerely try not to ignore you so much if you also treat me well. Introduce me to more of your friends, be active like you used to be, give me constant feedback and lets both make more of an effort to keep ourselves updated about one another.

Here's to a third time of trying to go steady! Cheers!

Love Always


p.s There's also Facebook, Google+, Flickr, Instagram and many more, but let's talk about those another time!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


There are many definitions for dates. I am going to talk about the kind on a calender. Speaking of calender and dates, its been such a long time since I have blogged. So many days have passed, but I am glad to be back here! :-)

[As an aside, I remember my cousin saying, "why are person A and person B doing the thing you find on a calendar?" In other words why are they 'date'ing!]

Ok now getting to my post. The recent Mangalore plane crash, made me think about how those related to the victims are going to handle the calamity. There is no easy way to handle losing someone. Time heals but the wounds are always there. They just get smaller as time passes by, but that doesn't mean it stops hurting.

One of the major reason behind the hurt becoming as good as fresh again is dates; birthdays, anniversaries etc. But what is a date but mere numbers written in various places. If there was no such thing as dates all that people would be able to remember are the memories. Now this is what really counts, the memories.

Living each day for the day really helps. This way all you take from everyday is the memory and not timestamps. If for example someone passed away on a certain day, remember not the day they passed away. Remember the days you spent with them. The days that brought a smile to your face and theirs.

Even birthdays are just like any other ordinary day, what is important is that a new life was brought into this earth. If that life is one of a good person then it should be celebrated everyday, not just on birthdays.

In good situations it is always nice to trigger the memory with the dates. But it is important to remember that the date doesn't hold value for the memory. Smile and always remember the pleasant memories. They will take you far in life. Even a fleeting moment of happiness, can be one that holds value forever with a memory! :-)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

10 Second Rule

I'm sure everyone has heard of the 10 second rule (this however is the 1 second rule in India). All it is usually is that if your food falls on the ground you have 10 seconds to eat it and its still considered uncontaminated!

Kids however have their own version of the rule. Its still the 10 second rule but they seem to operate more on a flavour based system. I have observed this happening with many kids, so it must be just the hip and happening thing to do when you are a toddler or even younger. These kids aged 4 and below seem to have made it a habit of rubbing any food they have on the ground for precisely 10 seconds.

In this 10 seconds however they ensure they get an even spread of the batter (dirt and bacteria) by twisting the food all sides and across as much area on the floor as possible. Perhaps its a flavour thing? Its just how we usually find road side food with sweat and dirt much tastier usually than the food found at 5 star restaurants. Are the kids really onto something here?