My 2017 Round Up

Okay, 2017! Where did you go? I can’t believe I’m writing this post already, the last post of the year! It seems like just yesterday when I wrote my round up of 2016. A whole 12 months has flown past since then, and a lot of change has happened, too!…

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Would you visit a place you’ve already traveled to?

During the last half decade or so in Mumbai, I’ve travelled to a number of places around the city for short weekend breaks. And ever so often, one friend or another will want to make their maiden visit to one of these places and ask me to come along. Every…

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2016!! My Year In Review!

I started doing annual recaps when I started blogging last year (see: Looking back at 2015).  I particularly loved it for one reason: it makes me happy to reminisce and see where the year has taken me, literally. With many places and cities visited, the end of December is a great opportunity…

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How To Avoid Your Relatives At Christmas

Hey guys!! It’s that time of the year again! You’re heading home for the holidays and the whole world seems full of love and twinkling lights. Presents are placed under the tree and sweets are ready. The family descends from far and wide and requisite family gatherings increase. You spend…

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On Being Respected When You’Re The Youngest At Work

Ahhh the weekend is FINALLY here! What’s everyone doing? I gotta tell ya, on most days, I love what I do! Digital marketing is an exciting world and I meet wonderful, creative people on a daily basis. But last week – man, it was rough. I’ve had one of the most…

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Are These Excuses Ruining Your Twenties?

Every couple of months we read about millennials being the best generation – the ones born with the start-up bug, the outspoken ones, the independent thinkers and most educated. We’re capable of doing great things and a lot of fellow Gen Y-ers are changing the world in ways no other…

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What It’S Like Being A Goan Who Doesn’T Drink Alcohol

I should be a drinker. At least, society thinks I should. I’m Goan. I’m Catholic. I live alone in a new city. I’m in my twenties. I fall into every ‘drinking stereotype’ in the book and then some. But it’s true. I don’t drink. I’ll give you a moment to…

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Things I Think About In Church

Welcome back, guys and girls! Can I be honest for a sec? Sooo… here’s the thing! I LOVE going to church but I HATE being forced to go. Anyone else feel this way? Yes, I’m religious, spiritual and all that… but forcing someone to go when they don’t feel like…

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I’M Goan And I Shower At Night!

If you’re a Goan who’s shifted to Mumbai, Bangalore or Delhi to work or study, I can bet you’ve faced people who turn speechless when they find out that you shower at night. As for me, I can’t help but feel disgusted to find out that they don’t!! The first…

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Cha-Cha-Changes!!!

Hey guys!! Drum roll please…. I’ve been working with an amazing team to recreate my blog and today’s the day to reveal it! Yep…The ‘That Goan Girl’ revamp is fiiiinalllyyy here!! I’d been meaning to launch the new and improved blog in February (as many of my old readers know) but it…

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The Truth About Living Alone

When new people I meet find out that I live alone in the city I get a lot of raised eyebrows and “are you a sociopath?” kind of expressions. That’s followed by mild questions like – “Isn’t it scary? Don’t you get bored? It’s lonely, isn’t it? How do you…

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