Who’s Writing?

HR Professional . Working Homemaker . Blogger . Wikipedian . Family Photographer . Engineer

If you are checking out this page, it means that my efforts to impress you worked! πŸ˜€ Thank you for stopping by!

I am a BangaloreanΒ – as of today, been here for 8Β 9 10Β 11 years and I love Bangalore! I have a full-timeΒ job as an HR Professional and I love what I do! I also love to put my thoughts in writing – sometimes you will like the posts here and sometimes you will like them even more. I am a learner and I feel I have been writing ever since I was a kid and now I am regularly blogging. Oh yes, I am still a kid at heart. Inquisitive, happy and always busy! I also keep the kid in me alive by playing games like Candy crush, Free cell, Klondike, Sudoku, words, etc.

I enjoy spending my time with my husband (no pets and no kids and no plans) though with him I am always out of our house roaming around. We love to see different places and this is just one of the few similar interests we discovered πŸ˜‰

You will see that this blog is about all things that make me happy, food and a lot of food for thought. Feel free to comment if you find something interesting and Β leave a message! πŸ™‚ I love being appreciated!

If you are interested to know my professional angle, click here.

To know what my name means, have a look at #WhatsInAName.

P.S. During April 2014, I tookΒ up #zerotohero –Β Blogging 101. So, as part of Day one assignment, this page also talks about who I am and why I’m here.Β 

138 Responses

  1. Himanshu says:

    Hi there,

    I am Himanshu, SEO Head at Getmyuni [www.getmyuni.com] and wanted to check with you about the possibility of guest blogging / getting a blog regarding us on your platform.

    You are author on http://happinessandfood.com/

    Getmyuni is a TimesInternet backed social college search platform which helps students choose the right college by giving them exhaustive information, student given ratings and reviews, engaging forums and a platform to connect with existing students/alumni.

    The core essence of the blog will be about difficulty of college search and how a student should go about it – or you too can give us a topic. The blog will have a backlink to our platform. For the same we are happy to

    make a nominal payment to blog on your platform

    Let me know if you find this opportunity interesting and we could then discuss the next steps.

  2. Rashmi Gopal Rao says:

    Lovely blog Parul; look forward to reading many of your posts

  3. Carlie says:

    Nice blog! Many of my former colleagues are from Bangalore. I always loved hearing their stories about what life is like in India!
    Carlie recently posted…Skip breakfast? Not with this on-the-go meal ideaMy Profile

  4. Writer Fom The East says:

    Hey Parul so here’s my tag for the last year’s review, do take a look at http://wp.me/p2Mxgu-1rA
    Thanks a lot! πŸ™‚

  5. Minakshi says:

    Parul – I wonder why I never commented on your blog πŸ˜› well I know I keep mentioning how well you write – simple and as if you speak reader’s mind. Keep up the great writing so that we can continue reading! I love watching your blog and love for writing, rather sharing your experience grow so wishing you many more wonderful years ahead! Happy new year and happy blogging πŸ™‚

  6. Varsha Chana says:

    Dear happinessandfood.com,

    Just wanted to check if you accept outside contribution / sponsored posts.

    I’m Varsha Chana – a freelance writer and digital marketer. I write similar articles about lifestyle/good food, so kindly guide me through with the process.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you.

    Regards
    Varsha

  7. Rusha Sams says:

    I think you must be our first follower from Bangalore! Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See. And your place is one we would love to see. Your outlook on life, you pictures . . . so much to see on your site. Best wishes for much success! — Rusha

  8. Wendy says:

    Hi I found you via the A-Z Road trip. I’ve just been reading some of your A-Z posts. Very interesting and thought provoking.

  9. krishna says:

    Hi, Greetings! I hope you are doing fine. Please may I know if you accept book for reading and reviewing? I have a book review request for The Calling. Thanks

  10. samra says:

    Hey Parul! Presenting to you, the Leibster award! πŸ˜› Do checkout my blogspost @ http://3cheers-to-life.blogspot.com/2016/06/leibster-award.html to flaunt the award and take it forward! πŸ™‚

  11. amruta says:

    Loved your blog πŸ™‚ am an Indian too though currently in the states πŸ™‚ your blog reflects who you are and your personality which is really nice πŸ™‚ following you noq!

  12. Mabel Kwong says:

    So glad to have connected with you. India has always fascinated me, and I look forward to seeing and hearing more about it from you. Food, who doesn’t love food πŸ˜€ Such a diverse background you have, but it sounds like you are having fun every step of the way. At the end of the day, that is what matters the most πŸ™‚

  13. A writer from the East says:

    Hi

  14. Ailaa… Congratzz! You got a .com now :-))

  15. writenlive says:

    Great to meet you, Parul! Would love to know more about your city and the food you share πŸ™‚

  16. We have met and we have conversed, sometime before,
    but I haven’t been to your about page..!!
    And now, yes I am here..
    An ex-engineer pursuing her dreams in HR !!
    Sounds wonderful; and its great to meet to you πŸ™‚

    See you around!!
    Happy Diwali πŸ™‚

  17. I also took part in Blogging 101 😊 Did you enjoy it? I found it really helpful.

  18. Kash Pals says:

    Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the Gulmohar tree in your background. πŸ™‚

  19. arv! says:

    thanks for visiting my blog! very interesting introduction to your blog..!

  20. No kids. No Pets. No Plna…I love this line! Actually one needs to set their priorities straight and I see that you have yours absolutely worked out! So glad to know more about your Parul. Hope to read more on happiness and food.
    Sonia Kundra Singh recently posted…NaNoWriMo- A Month Of Writing DangerouslyMy Profile

  21. Meera says:

    Awesome blog. Well, yes, your efforts worked, and big time. I am impressed too πŸ™‚
    A Rat’s​​ Nibble
    Meera recently posted…Why Are Girls So Weird? : Calvin And Me – IMy Profile

  22. Whoa! It took me the better half of a week to scroll through all these wonderful comments! Anyway, now that I am here, I would like to say thank you for following my blog and taking the time to read some of my posts. I appreciated it. I look forward to reading more from you!

    Oh, and I love that you are a big kid – I am too! It’s the best way to be πŸ™‚

  23. You have a great blogging site with bright colors and your writing and topic you cover will have me following your blogging journey from Southwest Florida. πŸ™‚

  24. impressed with your writing style. words flow freely. there is so much positivity

  25. A neat blog with a kool theme. I liked your idea of ‘no pets and no kids and no plans’. Will stop by again to read more πŸ™‚

  26. crabbymommy says:

    Hi. How does one get in touch with you? I know someone who is looking for food bloggers in Bangalore..

  27. Aarthi says:

    Hi Parul, You have a neat blog here giving out thoughts crystal clear!

    We are looking for a book review for Megha Mehta’s latest book – “Find your Rhythm”, a motivating DIY guide to perfect Wellness. Megha’s book talks about how to listen to your inner voice and experience perfect wellness, by following the voice. Megha is a Holistic Health Coach and Energy medicine practitioner, currently residing in Bangalore, after working in Singapore for 7 years.

    Could connect to your blog as it also talks about inner happiness.

    Looking forward to your response, so that I can give you more details.

    Best

    Aarthi

  28. BellyBytes says:

    I must say you have an amazing blog! Thanks for stopping by my Nappy Tales and Me.

  29. Nice blog! I hope to visit your reads soon! Do visit my blog too πŸ™‚

    Regards,
    Amreen

  30. Itsmine says:

    Not only something but everything is interesting here,gr8 work ,& awesome theme and well organized.

  31. A writer from the East says:

    Parul, thanks I got the link and I am planning to write a follow up post and wondered if you would like to give a small statement as a fellow Indian on Sabeen Masud’s assassination? What do you think, you may even write your views as comment on that post page, I can credit you with in this in the up coming story? Thanks again.. : )

  32. @cf_fairfeld says:

    Heya there, Parul! I’m a fellow Wikipedian (more active on Wikisource though) and I’ve been enjoying your blog for sometime (especially the A to Z), but I don’t think I’ve ever commented. Just to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award over on my blog. Hope you’ll accept! πŸ™‚

  33. G Angela says:

    I loved your page, and wish you all the very best in your life… keep blogging!!

  34. Love your blog, especially the fact that you are from Bangalore, and I’ve never met anyone from there! Congrats on kicking off this venture in writing and photography. Wishing you great success! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

  35. trishikamboj says:

    Hey ! This is a wonderful website… And the theme is certainly extremely attractive πŸ˜›
    You must be aware of the issue of hunger in india. It saddens me to be very honest that 1/3rd of the food produced gets wasted while lakhs of people die due to lack of sanitary food…
    I have been looking for organisations which would help solve the hunger issues mainly in india… And I was successful in finding this organisation which collects excess food and gives it to the needy. See if you can give it a push on the blog.
    feeding-india.org
    Facebook:
    https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1459233967627655
    Thanks a ton!
    Help spread awareness about this please πŸ™‚

  36. An amazing blog ..someone i found reflecting my personna too πŸ˜€
    Keep writing cool stuff still to read on your blog

    Jasmeet
    http://emotestar.blogspot.com

  37. kokilagupta says:

    loved it !!!!
    the theme …this nosey worm keeping tabs on each movement of my cursor …. Hmm somethings fishy :p
    i am also going to make my ‘About me nice like you from now onwards ….. if you will allow me to shamelessly copy you πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  38. Vinitha says:

    Hey Parul, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check here for the details : https://vinithadileep.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ Hope you accept the award. Keep inspiring us. πŸ™‚

  39. I really like your blog and I’m also following you on Twitter! πŸ˜‰
    I hope I will visit India very soon!!!

    • Thanks a bunch! Really appreciate you stopping by and looking at so many posts. You are always welcome and I wish you enjoy the posts here. Let me know if you come to Bangalore and we can meet πŸ™‚

  40. Rekha says:

    Hey Parul, you are one inspiring blogger whose posts I never miss. I just nominated you for Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Keep sharing your insights and inspiring ideas. http://rekhaaa.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/1338/
    πŸ™‚

  41. Hi Parul, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Keep writing and spreading your ideas of happiness and food (yum)! https://prepforum.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  42. bienumv says:

    You are a multi tasker indeed!

  43. athuls0708 says:

    Awesome theme and well organized.

  44. Suchitra Rajan says:

    Hi Parul,

    My name is Suchitra Rajan. I write to you on behalf of Clea Public Relations.

    We handle clients for Westland publishing house and includes clients who are best-selling authors such as Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Preethi Shenoy, Christopher Doyle and so on.

    Currently we would like you to review Ashwin Sanghi’s non-fiction book “13 steps to bloody good luck”.

    A little bit about the book:

    The journey of life isn’t exactly easy…
    Some people make it through hard work and talent.
    Some fall by the wayside. And some people are just
    plain lucky. They are blessed with Bloody Good
    Luck!
    But is it possible to attract good luck? Can we train
    ourselves to be lucky? Apparently it seems that Dame
    Luck isn’t that fickle. She is well within our reach.
    In his first non-fiction foray, bestselling author
    Ashwin Sanghi explores that critical, much-longed
    for element called luck.
    Through entertaining and informative anecdotes,
    narrations of personal experiences and vignettes of
    homespun wisdom, Ashwin gives us a whole new
    insight into how people can work towards being
    lucky.
    It seems that luck isn’t entirely the twist of fate that
    it is made out to be!

    Kindly inform me if you would like to review a book like this?

    Also kindly provide me with your address for the same. Do you accept e-copies or do you prefer paperback copy to be sent to you?

    Even if you don’t review non-fiction, could you still provide me with your address,
    so we can add you in our blogger list and send you a book that would be suited more to your preference?

    Thank you,
    Regards,
    Suchitra Rajan
    Clea Public Relations
    Mobile No: +91 8108217688
    Email: suchitra@cleapublicrelations.com
    Website:www.cleapublicrelations.com

  45. Lucky you to have found a hubby with similar interests πŸ™‚

  46. Ravi Verma says:

    Thoughtful Independence Day blog Parul as always. Thanks..just joined the group to follow you..

  47. That is sweet!! thank you πŸ™‚

  48. Ranju says:

    The worm that comes down from the corner creeps me out πŸ˜› I like your blog πŸ™‚

  49. singhneeru says:

    Hello , Just like you I too relate everything with food and that forms my idea of happiness. I look forward to read your blog. πŸ™‚

  50. Oh yes, the efforts have piad off. I am indeed impressed and rightly so; you have a great blog!

  51. YJ says:

    Like your theme. How do you get this ?

  52. AdiC says:

    Nice blog you have set up here! πŸ™‚ And yes, your efforts to impress have worked πŸ˜‰ I’ll read some more of what you’ve written and get back to you!

  53. Sameer says:

    First thing I thought, ‘lovely template’. Can’t wait to read all!

  54. Hello from Bali, Indonesia. I am Indah, join Blogging 101, too. I like the way you explain yourself. Nice to meet you.

  55. wantaps says:

    I love the idea of your blog. πŸ™‚ Looking forward for your posts! πŸ™‚

  56. aishasoasis says:

    Greetings from egypt! Very nice to meet you and learn about you and your blog! ;^)

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