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If you are following me on Instagram (@pictorialjournal), you probably know about my reading habits. I started (rather, re-started) reading books sometime in April. Since then, I have read 13 books on various topics ranging from self-help to cosmology. While reading, I realized that each book put me in a certain mood that the book was portraying, and I loved that! In this blog, I’m sharing 6 books for 6 different moods… Read More

Work from home. It’s a concept most of us hoped our employer would incorporate so we could get some respite from our ever-so-hectic work life once in a while. But did we ever anticipate that we would be encouraged and required to work from home for a long period of time? We’re living in the “new normal”, as people call it now, where working virtually has become a part of our everyday… Read More

We have all been reading about climate change, especially over the last couple of years. We are aware of the effects our actions have on the Earth and yet, we seem to not be making much of a difference. We still have a long way to go and there is so much more we can do to contribute to a healthier Earth! While we can’t suddenly become 100% sustainable, here are some… Read More

We all have been on lockdown for a while now, surrounded by horrifying news of COVID-19, uncertain of what the future entails. While this isn’t a productivity contest in any way, you can take this situation positively and make good use of the time on hand. Truthfully, I spent the first 15 days in a state of panic, as did the rest of the world. Apart from working from home, all I… Read More

You may or may not have heard of Telluride. I only came to know about it last year when I was looking for places in Colorado that have a splendid display of Fall colors. A premier skiing destination, Telluride is a former Victorian mining town that attracts tourists and wealthy second-home owners alike. Tom Cruise already has a house close to Telluride and Oprah Winfrey bought 60 acres of land in Telluride a couple of years… Read More

I have visited Los Angeles thrice in the past three years and for three very different reasons. My first visit was in December 2016 to spend a day at Universal Studios. During my second visit, I was attending a conference at Long Beach in October 2018. My latest visit was last month to meet two of my closest friends. There are so many things to do and spots to see in and around LA that a trip or… Read More

For those of you who don’t know, my birthday falls on the July 3rd, which is right around the July 4th Independence Day holiday in the U.S. This year, my friend and I decided to celebrate my birthday in NYC and explore even more places than my previous trip there! Where Did I Stay? I booked the Lexington Hotel in Midtown Manhattan which is about a 10-minute walk from the Rockefeller Center. It’s pretty nice and vintage with free… Read More

Since the time I moved to the United States in August 2016 (wow, it’s been almost three years!), visiting Yosemite National Park has been in the top five National Parks I wished to see. About four hours away from San Francisco, Yosemite, is a national park in California that is famous for ancient sequoia trees and the iconic Tunnel View. You can visit this park each season as it presents a different scenery throughout the… Read More

You probably have not heard of Evanston, one of the affluent communities in Illinois alongside Lake Michigan; and you’re not the only one! I had no idea about this beautiful city until two of my closest friends moved there over the past year. It’s a charming, fresh, and quiet little University town with some excellent cafes and restaurants options to choose from. What Did I Eat? Apart from ordering food at my friend’s place, we went to a… Read More

The last time I visited Seattle, I was in school and was visiting all the major companies as a part of my school’s Career Trek. Quite obviously, I didn’t get enough time to explore the city and to be honest with you, exploring it wasn’t even on my mind. But even though I didn’t really explore it, I was stunned by its beauty and ever since it has been on my bucket list. April… Read More