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How crazy is it that I actually ended up making a Thiruvadarai-like kootu and kesari, Mi? I suppose some things just happen because they will and nothing we do can stop them. Bonus? So feel-good without conscious effort. It happened so naturally. Here I…
How crazy is it that I actually ended up making a Thiruvadarai-like kootu and kesari, Mi? I suppose some things just happen because they will and nothing we do can stop them. Bonus? So feel-good without conscious effort. It happened so naturally. Here I was, thinking of that second coffee of...
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Merry Christmas +Gary Pennick 
Ah, behold the wondrous magic bestowed upon us by Fidelina, the beautiful fairy princess, her beloved husband, Geoffrey the garden gnome and their boy child, Einahalk. They, from the land of the wee folks, drenched in symbol...
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Dear Vidya, thank you so much for sharing this posting. In peace and hope, Gary :) x
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It was wonderful to meet you again, Farida and I treasure our photos together! We usually don't get around to doing that! Hugs! Now looking forward to your visit at home!
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Did you know that children accumulate up to 50 percent of their lifetime cancer risk by their second birthday?

And everyday baby products such as shampoo, body wash, conditioner, body lotion, and the rest of it, contain traces of 1,4 Dioxane and ethylene oxide—both known carcinogens.

Here are the top ten culprits in the toxin list to watch out for. #readthelabel   #babycare  
For every Mom—new or expectant—her baby’s safety is her prime concern–and a lifelong one, I might add. When I was born, during the 60s, my family did not even think about buying babycare prod…
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Home repair is one of the most painful things, ever, and especially so if one happens to live in an old building. And even more so, if it is an apartment building. That’s what I’ve been…
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So yes, my grandnephew is growing way too fast—and before we knew it, turned 3 months old! Seems like just the other day that we were looking at the newborn in wonder, a newborn who had braved it i…
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Demonetization. The sound of this word brings on a shudder for most Indians ,and especially those who handle physical cash. You don’t even have to know how to spell it! For, you see, just over a mo…
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A controversial experiment to revive brain-dead accident victims has been scrapped. ​​ The Indian Council of Medical Research's (ICMR) National Institute of Medical Statistics officially removed the "ReAnima" trial fr...
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Thanks, +Paula McInerney!
One of my favorite trips last year was a visit to The Dalai Lama complex in MacLeodganj, Dharamsala, where he lives. Yes, I met him, hugged him, held hands. 
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Writer | Editor | Blogger
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    Writer | Editor | Blogger, 2004 - present
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Vidya Subramaniam
Did you smile today?

Writer. Editor. Blogger. 

Social Media Enthusiast. 

After a couple of decades in the corporate world, I chose to live my dream as a professional copywriter, blogger and editor, I now enjoy the flexibility of working from home, orchestrating my writing and blogging and contributing regularly to various sites.

I craft content to help businesses connect with their target markets and express themselves, and feel privileged to work with a diverse and loyal clientele. I also edit manuscripts for publishers/authors.

Obviously, I do what I love and love what I do!   

I enjoy collecting smiles. On really busy days, my free time is restricted to playing with my dust bunnies, showing my diabetes who's boss and celebrating the little things.

My goal is to make a difference in lives through my blogging, and I donate my blogging income to charity.

I find it very hard to say No to coffee and can't imagine my day starting without a really big mug. My favorite hobbies are writing, music, photography and cooking. I love books and read at least three at a time. I dream of visiting every country in the world, and have a long wishlist of places to see. DIY is second nature to me.

I blog at:

Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles ,

Coffee with Mi

Be Healthy Be Happy



I believe that Happiness is a DIY Project.

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Bragging rights
My blog Coffee With Mi won in the memoirs category in Indiblogger's Indian Blogger Awards 2013; Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles featured in the top 5 personal blogs for the Win 2014 Awards (BlogAdda). In BlogAdda's WIN15, Be Healthy Be Happy was voted the best health and fitness blog.
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Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore - Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore - Chennai
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