Suvaiyana – some “flavorful news”

Ever wondered why or how sad and happy tidings ride on each other’s coat tails? Well, as a firm believer in a power far superior to mankind, I am deciphering for myself, what millions already have, that such is life, perhaps?  We ride the constant tide of joy, sadness, fear, confidence, extreme engagement or boredom and at times being alive or gone!  A year ago my brother-in-law was diagnosed with the most diabolic of all cancers, that of the pancreas. He fought the good fight with the strong support of his wife (who put her all to being sole caregiver), friends and family, but succumbed earlier this week. Thank you to all who showed your support and love on my Facebook post of this news. your messages were a source of greatest comfort. In the meantime, in my personal life that same year I came up with my new entrepreneurial venture Suvaiyana LLC. Literally meaning flavorful, Suvaiyana will be my outlet for gourmet chutneys and spices. These will be available at the City Market on most Saturdays during the market season starting Saturday April 11 (tomorrow) and shortly at the local Whole Foods Market of Charlottesville. I will apprise you of the WF’s launch in a new post.  – with the staunchest support my beautiful and generous children, especially my precious Samyuktha, who has helped me creatively and physically through this process completely and the family I was born into – In particular my brothers Mur (and family) who put up with my bumbling, antsy new entrepreneurship and was an exemplary host, Shyama who got me started with some fabulous spices from the...
My Picture Book is live now on KickStarter

My Picture Book is live now on KickStarter

Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues, I’m excited to invite you to the launch of the Kickstarter for my children’s picture book, Princesses Only Wear Putta Puttas! Please check out the amazing video shot by film director Michael Duni, read an exclusive excerpt of the book with a special picture glossary, and preorder your copy at this link today: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/24665272/princesses-only-wear-putta-puttas This, my first book, is going to be published in November. Kickstarter is a platform that has raised over $1Bn for creative projects just like mine. Since early momentum is so important on Kickstarter (I would love for Princesses Only Wear Putta Puttas to get picked up as a Staff Pick and featured on the site!), please consider doing one of the following: Preordering your copy of the book today! I have an Early Bird Special – you could get an Advanced Reading Copy of the book before it’s published in November for only $9. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/24665272/princesses-only-wear-putta-puttas Liking, commenting, and sharing the post I’ll be putting on my Facebook page Forwarding this email to your friends who have little princesses in their own lives! Many thanks for checking out my Kickstarter for Princesses Only Wear Putta Puttas! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/24665272/princesses-only-wear-putta-puttas Best,...