Piled higher and Deeper (PhD): Comic strip that depicts my Life

In my last post I did a short rant about how infrequent my blog posts are BECAUSE I am trying to finish my PhD. I got a lot of support from all you wonderful friends, which I appreciate from the bottom of my heart. I got so encouraged reading such kind , warm and supportive comments that I  got my act together and decided to do at least one more post before the month of scanty posts (read October) is done with.

In this post I give you a sneak peak into my (PhD) life with the help of PhD comic strips🙂 Exciting much ???

There is a very well acclaimed PhD comics out there and I got into reading these amazingly entertaining strips when I was not even a PhD student, clearly I only saw the humor in it but not truth as I still went ahead and opt for getting a PhD degree for myself  ha ha🙂

Also, these comics are quite relatable to any graduate student out there but for PhDs’ this comic hit home guys! No one understands the psyche of a PhD strudent and struggles and joys of a PhD life better than these people.  Before I move on, I must put a disclaimer that in no way I regret my decision of doing a doctoral thesis, it has been a very fulfilling experience so far, with no denying that sometimes you feel lost and underconfident about your decision but such is life and we all go through times when we question our life choices. This doesn’t mean that we don’t see the merit in what we are doing right? So get ready to know more about my PhD life situation and take everything with a pinch of humor, oh and by the way, in the end , I do have outfit pictures I promise🙂

First off, I (being married) totally attest to the truth in the following strip:-) 7 years for a PhD is a bit of exaggeration though🙂

Totally relate to the following , and no exaggeration there🙂

And here we talk about perspectives🙂

Honestly, I want to deny it but shhhhhh….there is some truth in the following🙂

Vacation what vacation ?🙂

I can go on and on but may be its a better idea to give you guys sneak peak from time to time instead of all in one post🙂

For now I want to say that after going through the PhD cycle of ups and downs , you then decide to constructively distract yourself with hobby that facinates you. In my case that is my blog and interaction with you all facinating and inspiring people.

On this note I leave you with some outfit pictures from last Sunday when I took a break from work, left behind my daypack, walked out of library and posed for the pics while enjoying the drizzle. This is my go to clothing syle for Autumn and Winter: skirts over leggings, it’s easy to style, keeps you warm and ranges from casual to glam, what do you say?

My wearabouts: Skirt: Promod; Top/Sweater: Zara; Watch; Carlo Monti; Bag: Mango; Boots: Catwalk; Legging: H&M

The statues are of Aristotle (1st statue) and of Homer (second statue) , in case you would wonder !


Wishing you all a lovely day. Keep smiling and stay blesesd my friends!



Instrospection, Autumn and Midi-fever

Please feel free to scroll down to the very end to avoid the rant if you like, outfit pictures are at the end🙂

so here the short rant begins …

I would be very happy if nobody has noticed it yet that I have failed to upload posts on regular basis, but I for sure know that I indeed have failed in that front. I know it is almost like committing blog-suicide. No matter how much I wanted  it to happen, I have not been able to post a certain blogpost on a certain day and time. As I thought more about it, my rational mind told me three things straight off: Continue reading

Lets Chat Make-up: Currently in love!

Thanks to all the make-up gurus on youtube, I can proudly say I love all things Make-up! Oh and when I say make-up I DO NOT mean false lashes. Not because I have anything against falsies, its just that I have not been able to tame this monster yet🙂

So without further ado, let me share my Make-up routine,  and my current favourite make-up products.

Step1: Moisturize the face and décolleté : I use any of the following toners/Lotions  and my current favourite moisturizer is from Korres!

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Sephora online mini haul :-)

I recently did a mini haul in Sephora  and thought of sharing it with all you guys!!!

There are so many beauty stores here in Zurich but unfortunately no Sephora. I was so excited to know that Manor, which is  one of the largest Swiss departmental stores has recently collaborated with Sephora and oh so näive me, I thought now when I enter the biggest Manor in Zurich, I will see a Sephora corner somewhere in there. Unfortunately, it is an online collab , so we do get some products that are otherwise not available like Peter Thomas Roth, Nars, Too Faced etc etc but I somehow lost my interest in buying online from Manor. What I did instead was trying the Sephora online main website and because I wasn’t too sure about the customs drama etc I thought I should go for a mini haul and first see what my experience is. Continue reading

Goodbye Summer: Blue on blue casual outfit

Summer has never been my favourite season, even when it meant icecreams and picnics by the riverside & waterfalls. However after being in Zurich, I  have started to enjoy sunny stint after days of grey weather here. The year 2016 was really blessed with good summer days though on the contrary to the local legends. You know, in Zürich, there is a traditional spring festival called :  Sechseläuten , which has been celebrated since the early 20th century.  There is street parade followed by burning of Böögg, its a snowman effigy filled with explosives (just like  we burn the effigies during Dussehra in India). Legend has it that the time taken between lighting of the pyre and the explosion of the Böögg`s head tells how warm and sunny the summer will be in the coming months. Lesser time means good summer. In 2016, it took record time of 43 minutes but we still got good summer days🙂 Continue reading