A Beautiful Gift


Thank you Veda!

Veda of Iyengar’s Kitchen sent me this painting. She had promised a gift 😉 when the winners for the Challenge were announced, but I really did not expect such a pretty ( handpainted by the lady herself) treasure. This is precious! Thank you again.

Veda has her beautiful paintings & artwork here at Kai Kriye. If you take a look, you will see how talented this beautiful lady is!.. Some really admirable & awe inspiring work.

She also tagged me quite sometime back;-) I am not really good at this, but here it is:

1. What is your current obsession?

Learning Food Photography, & trying to make the BEST out the day with my kids, it is their vacation time.

2. What are you wearing today?

Yoga pants  & T shirt.

3. What’s for dinner?

Not really sure.. probably Brown Lentils, Roti, & a Salad.

4. What’s the last thing you bought?

New bamboo cutting board & a set of measuring spoons.

5. What are you listening to right now?

My DDs chirping.

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?

Veda. Very very  sweet & creative  & talented. Love her work!

7. If you could have a house totally paid for,fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?

Some place where there is both the ocean & high mountains surrounding me. Far away from the crowd.

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?

Capris, shorts, tanks, light summer dresses, flip flops & sunglasses

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour,where would you go?

Greece, Rome, Italy, mayan Ruins, Egypt.. .all over the world.. there is so much to see.

10. Which language do you want to learn?

Spanish & Italian

11. What’s your favourite quote?

My favorite depends on my mood. But my all time is  “your children are not your children, they are sons & daughters of Life’s longing for itself… (Kahlil Gibran On Children)

12. Who do you want to meet right now?

My ma (but she is not with us anymore)

13. What is your favourite colour?


14. What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?

My White Summer Dress,  my light pink &  embroidered wrap. (& the innumerable sarees which i never get to wear)

15. What is your dream job?

Hmmmm…. Working/Volunteering with Special Need Kids.

16. What’s your favourite magazine?

I browse through a lot, but I am not a very “magazine” person – can’t point at one.

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?

Some surprises for my kids, & somethings for the home.

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?

wear what makes you YOU!

19. Who are your style icons?

Have no idea.. never paid much attention to it;-)

20. Describe your personal style?


21. What are you going to do after this?

Cook Lunch & play with my kids.

22. What are your favourite movies?

That has to be along list, but i like the old movies & the art movies.

23. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can’t live without?

Perfume & Eyeliner…. & probably a waterproof mascara.

24. What inspires you?

My Hubby,  & people who keep going & doing good even after passing thru a lot of pain & struggles- the courage in them.

25. Give us three styling tips that always work for you:

Style is the last thing I think about.. LOL .  Highlighting the eyes, for they speak & Keep organized & wear what makes you feel comfortable, not what the skinny unfed models are wearing.

26. What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?

pull out the most comfortable with some jazzy earrings.

27. Coffee or tea?

Mornings – black coffee.. on weekends, may be some tea (Darjeeling tea – the tea pot kind)

28. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?

I want to stay alone or read.

29. What is the meaning of your name?

Soma: Moon

30. Which other blogs you love visiting?

That is  a long list to be added here:-) All the blogs that I make time to visit regularly (or sometimes not regularly)

Other Mentions:

Thank you Shri & Erica for the Kreative Blogger Award! ( I am not writing again about myself 😉 I have done it once before)

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17 comments to A Beautiful Gift

  • Dear Soma,

    I m really touched by this gesture! i never expected this! Uma of telugu ruchi surprised me first with her thank u note and now you….what a gift in the form of a post for friendship day! thank u thank u so much !!!!!!


  • deeba

    That’s a beautiful painting indeed; a gift from a beautiful heart Soma. Loved reading the meme & can see we are quite similar…other than waterproof mascara!! LOL…wonderful post!

    LOL Deeba;-) Yes if i do use mascara, I use the waterproof kind, I do not manage make-up too well, so i have to make sure I do not have a “black eye”…;-D

  • Ann

    Soma,wow thats a great gift to get…
    hey reading more about was really interesting..seen the other side of you..the lovely person you are..what i loved most are the quote on children and you dont care about styles..hugs,ann..(Happy Friendship Day Dear)

  • Ann

    Soma,wow thats a great gift to get..congrats !!
    Loved reading more about you..seen the other sid eof you..The most touching are the quote of Gibran and you are least bothered about style…lovely..
    hugs and happy friendship day dear..!!

  • Ann

    Oh my God, I have posted comment twice soma…whats happening ..As usual its not appearing or showing any message..

  • Sig

    That’s a beautiful piece! Congrats Soma!

  • A&N

    I loved this 🙂 Very deserving, if I may say so. And that berry tart – can I say I want to be your neighbour? 😀

  • Lovely gift. Congratulations on well deserved award. love the meme

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  • Amazing painting!!
    Nice to know so many cute things about you dear!

  • It is very nice to know more about you:)And such a beautiful painting…

  • Happy friendship day Soma dear..:)..Thats a fab gift..u always keep getting such huh..:D..n that was a lovely read..enjoyed it..:)

  • Thats a beautiful piece of work!…congrats Soma..and great work Veda..

  • nice work


  • That painting is awesome! Great work Veda, infact i am speechless!
    Good to know about you soma 🙂

  • That is a lovely gift! Congratulations on winning and receiving such a great prize. I like your answer to ‘nothing to wear!’

  • soma

    All my Thanks goes to Veda!

  • wow, what a classy painting….congrats, Soma & Happy Friendship day to you..you deserve this great prize……….Nice to know more about you, amader anek mill ache dekhchi on styling & dressing areas

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