Welcome!

Hello! I am Rupa.
As the great poet Rumi said, “What you seek is seeking you”, well I am seeking light, love, and some inspiration to live the best version of my life. Pans and Proses is a step toward this journey. I hope to meet you all, along the way through food recipes, art, poems, travel diaries, fitness goals , and many life’s delightful and some not-so-delightful but learning experiences.

In whatever we do, we all need a little inspiration, a few bits of advice, few words of wisdom or just a guide to navigate through our life. Pans and Proses is a platform where you can find just that!
Like a close friend.

The sole purpose of this blog is to share stories, so you can relate to them and never feel alone and lost. To know that there are many others, who are like us, dealing with the same issues, going through the same problems, trying to find solutions.

As it is said by  Vera Nazarian, in The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration  “Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing others to take yours.” Hope we reach out to each other, always and forever.

Thank you for visiting.

Love and light to all!

Warm regards
Rupa!

Light up your heart and the world lights up around you !

Did you laugh today?

A day without laughter is a day wasted”
Charlie Chaplin

We are so busy in making things right, in being perfect, in doing everything we are supposed to do, that we forget that we have finite amount of time in this world.

We take our existence for granted. As if, peace, happiness, love can be postponed for tommorow. But the reality is, no matter how cliche, it sounds, what we really have is the present, this day, this moment.

So add a little smile, laughter, gratitude, hugs, love in your everyday life. And this journey will be amazing, cause when you will look back, there won’t be any regrets but a beautiful and fulfilled life to see.

Keep smiling ! Love and light to all!

Recreated this art from internet.
Praise and credits to the original artist.❤️

Aubade

Let me
love your days
and crave
your lambent nights

Let me be
heat of the Sun
melting you
to a crescent moon

Let me grow
wildflowers once
in your barren field

and let me know for ever
your sweet aubade
will be sung for me

Took this picture from my balcony, a few days ago. I love sunrises. They bring so much hope, warmth and love.

There will be bad days but there are also good days. Sometimes you won’t feel so hopeful but trust me, good things are just around the corner. A sunset always comes with a promise of sunrise, asking you to try again!

Dawn

When the dawn calls you,
listen
it’s the light of belief and faith,
of the Universe,
in you


Language of the Universe always guides us. If you pay attention, you will know, what to do.

Even though, sometimes you won’t feel like, but it knows that you are beautiful and worthy. You just have to have faith, cause it has in you.

Every new day, brings a new opportunity, to start afresh. To begin, what you truly wanted to do.

You must have failed many times in the past, and maybe you will at times in the future, but that doesn’t make YOU a failure.

So, promise yourself to start again, just like every dusk, comes with the promise of dawn.


I took this picture, few years back from my house in Doha, Qatar. I have always found sky, Sun and nature fascinating.

शहर

Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

मैं उस शहर
में बसती हूं
जिसका कोई
ठिकाना नहीं

उसके घरों में
रोशनी है
और उस रोशनी से
मेरा कोई याराना नहीं

लोगो का क़ाफ़िला
है मेरे संग
लेकिन मैं मेरे संग नहीं

मैं उस शहर
में बसती हूं
जिसका कोई
ठिकाना नहीं।


This picture was taken by me, from Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. Throughout my life I have been to various places. My parents had a transferrable job.

After my marriage, me and my husband moved to different places too.

Doha, Qatar was one such place, where we stayed for few years. It was one of the most memorable experience. Its a beautiful city. Do visit, whenever you have a chance.

Always, keep some wanderlust alive in your heart!

Cheers!

Traces of Time

Image by Sergey Pesterev on unsplash

We are all traces of
each other’s
foot steps
walking on a sandy shore
or
tip toeing in a dark city lane

We are traces,
of each others
lingering shadows,
in an illusionary dream
or in a canvas of reality

We are mere
traces of each other


From the dust of freedom
flown through ages
beyond the memories
of human castle
of shackles and cages

From the time
of forgotten lands
and oasis
in desert sands
our still shadow
beautifully stands

We are traces of each other’s
Nomadic souls
sketched and repainted
To be washed away

Lost to be found
Yet
So lost again

We are mere traces
traces of time.

Thank you for reading!

Scrumptious Sundays!

Mutton pulao, salad, boondi raita!

Being a foodie, cooking and trying out different recipes, excite me! Sundays have a special place in my heart, as we all are chilled out and enjoy as a family. In the above image, is mutton pulao, onion and tomato salad accompanied with boondi raita (which is my favourite). Do let me know, if you want me to post recipes as well. Will be more than happy to share!

While I enjoy my lipsmacking food with my beautiful family, I hope you all are having a great Sunday too! Keep smiling! Have fun.

Cheers!

Heart in Dusk

View from Bhurj Khalifa



Neatly folded
along the 
sunset sky,
our messy love,
made me crave
no dawn

For,
our love is our guide
like 
in the dark 
are 
those city lights


I took this picture from Burj Khalifa in Dubai, with Nikon 300 
We were on the 124th floor.
And the view was spectacular!

Burj Khalifa is the tallest freestanding structure in the world by pinnacle height.


World Records

At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:

Tallest building in the world

Tallest free-standing structure in the world

Highest number of stories in the world

Highest occupied floor in the world

Highest outdoor observation deck in the world.

Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world

Tallest service elevator in the world.


Have you ever been to Dubai?
Love to hear your experience!
Cheers,
Rupa.

One day

Image from unsplash by Aaram Ore



I have been waiting
for my eyes to water,

for
I want to keep staring as long as I can,

its so serene to look at you
my darling river,

maybe I cannot move and touch you,
but with my love
your heart will gush in waves,

and that’s how we will meet,
one day,
a river with a mountain.