A little bit about me:

   Hi! I am Basabdatta (I also go by my nickname Moon -there is a story behind this and I will get to that later sometime) and welcome to my blog! Currently, I live in New Jersey with my husband, Neel and our son who is going to be four soon:) I have known Neel, since high school but we did not start dating till much much later! Spending time with our son and watching him grow from a once wriggly bundle into this tiny human being that he is now (with his unique charms and quirks), has probably been my most rewarding experience:) I am passionate about photography and cuisines from around the world and have a special fondness for the time that has gone by since it inspires me to be a better person. As a family, we love to go to the beach and read stories:)

A bit about the blog:

   I am very new to the world of blogging and needless to say, I am a bit nervous. I have been thinking about becoming a part of the blogging community for quite some time now but being an introvert of a considerable magnitude, it has been an uphill battle for me! I am in awe of people whose blogs I follow, folks who take their readers with them on so many wonderful journeys, be it through food or personal stories or places they have visited or even at times by penning essays on issues that continue to influence the constitution of our societies. Like many others, blogging for me too, is a wonderful way to share our passion for things close to our hearts, and provides us with another avenue that lets us see that we are often connected to each other in more ways than we realize- there are shared identities, similar passions, a zeal to explore, an opportunity to grow and learn:)

   In our mostly messy lives, there seems to be an underlying struggle between the haves and have not-s, the do-s and the don’t-s, the want-s and the can’t-s. Navigating through these to the best of our abilities while a strange concoction of joy and despair keeps us drunk enough to enjoy it, is perhaps what living probably is all about. And so here I am, to dig through memories and share anecdotes from when I was growing up, my adventures with our little boy, my feeble attempts at photography, discovering the joys of cooking, and life in general as it unfolds in all its craziness and glory alike-in an effort to sift through memories that I knowingly and unknowingly have created.

   I think we all have stories that bind us in ways more than we often are aware of and that shared narrative interests me! I am curious to see how this goes and I hope you will guide and inspire me along the way!

(I had intended to publish this blog much earlier  but it took me this long to overcome my inhibitions!)