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The best reasons to quit the rat race

Our hearts are filled with dreams of an ideal life, the kind where we only do things we like, a life where the money comes from work one is passionate about, a life you live on your terms. Taking that decision of stepping away from the norm is not always easy, especially when you are from a middle-class family where…

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How to Kill Time at the Airport

I love airports! Pressing my nose against the glass (where allowed!) to watch those mammoth-sized machines takes off, rubbing shoulders with people from different corners of the world, window shopping and grabbing hot meals before boarding a flight are just some to the things I enjoy when spending time at an airport during a layover. A few of my friends…

It’s Cake Stall Time Again!

Oops… I’ve done it again. I’ve gone ahead and committed to being part of something that is adding to my anxiety-ridden life. One would think that being ‘experienced’ would rid me of all doubts. But tell me, does that one experience count? I still get sweaty palms when I think about those panic-filled days that followed my decision to host…

Travel Packing Checklist | Copyright Image | From The Corner Table

Travel Packing Checklist

Packing terrifies me. Meet me a week before I am to travel and you will think I am a toddler on a sugar high, the anticipation of travelling and excitement of exploring a new (or been there) place evident on my face. But two days before D-day, a manic look starts creeping into my eyes. Courtesy the re-realisation that

  1. I need to pack
  2. I need to pack light
  3. I could forget important documents
  4. I need to take money, insurance, etc
  5. I hate packing

My idea of packing has always been to create a huge pile of ‘things to carry’ in one corner of my bed. That pile invariably covers the whole bed leaving me a sliver of space to sleep in. And then, say half a day before I am to leave, I will start frantically dumping things into the bag, much to the exasperation of Maa who loves her things organised.

“Why don’t you just make a list of things you must carry, take a print out and stick it on your cupboard?” was her idea. Bingo!

And so, for my current trip – oh, did I mention I am in Baku? Hellos from Baku!

Anyway, for this trip, I made a detailed list of things to pack when I travel. This list has been made through by much brain racking and a bit of internet exploring – interesting how almost everyone stresses on carrying enough lingerie and sanitary protection. #notetoself

I have attempted to make a comprehensive list that you will need to customise as per you destination and requirements. Let this checklist be your base for this customisation.

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