About Me

Hi there!

To my friends, who were curious enough to make their way here on my request, and surfers who happened to stumble upon this blog in their quest for something new – Welcome to Aquamarine Flavours!

Before I describe the sweet and spice of this blog , I’d like to introduce myself.

I am Ashima, an Apparel Marketing & Merchandising professional in New Delhi, India, with a career spanning 12+ years in the field of garment exports. Having worked at some of the best buying houses in the industry, with the biggest international brands, I am currently exploring new creative avenues to feed my passion.

Outside of the professional world, I am a dreamer – also categorized so by my zodiac (which happens to be Pisces: no-brainer there!) and a life thinker.

I have been in love with the written word for as long as I can remember. Some may call me a Bibliophile – I love collecting books, the numbers of which are steadily rising.  I am a compulsive reader and occasionally review books as well. I realise I may not be able to read all the books out there, in this lifetime. Nonetheless, my pursuit to discover and read more books, continues.

I find writing in any form to be therapeutic, though I particularly enjoy writing fiction. My short stories have been published in Unbound Emagazine, Telegram Magazine and two Women’s Web Anthologies: Kunti’s Confessions and Other Short Stories (2017) and When Women Speak Up (2018). My work has also been published online at Readomania, Women’s Web, Juggernaut, and Writersmelon.

I am crazy about music – specifically of the old hindi film variety; and movies – from a soppy heartbreaking romance to a thrilling heist, from a mysterious murder to an all-hell-breaks-loose action adventure. The same goes for TV shows, which I have been known to binge-watch. My favourite genres are Procedural Dramas and Comedies. I choose not to watch Horror and Supernatural themed shows/movies. They totally creep me out! Oh wait! I could, maybe, be persuaded to watch an episode of Ghost Hunters. Strictly. During. The. Day.

When it comes to cooking, I can be very moody. Being in the company of my mother, who happens to be an excellent cook and is constantly researching ways to improve her style, has given me a complex of sorts when it comes to displaying my prowess. Still, I like to think of myself as the Sous-Chef in our kitchen, clearly a self-designated title, when in fact I am no more than an (unpaid) apprentice. I do like to dabble in a bit of baking from time to time – partly to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings and partly for the delicious aroma it spreads in the house.

Of all the things I do, what I enjoy most is to work alongside my mom as we put our heads together on a creative project. It may range from selecting motifs and colors to make embroidered curtains or a set of framed wall-hangings for the room, to finding designs for a snazzy file folder or handbag. It may even be something as simple and easy as rolling out dough to make fresh home-made pizzas and hand rolled pastas. We chat endlessly as we work and have a fantabulous time together.

More recently, when I am not reading or writing, I will most likely be found sitting with my art and craft supplies, colouring to my heart’s content, or working on a papercraft project. My amateur photography around books and other creative pursuits can be viewed at https://www.instagram.com/ashiejayn.

About Aquamarine Flavours

I decided to blog as I needed a space to write, express, and share notes on the things I do – books I read, projects we create, even dishes we make; values that drive me; ideas that inspire me; and questions that confuse me. It is an avenue where I can appreciate what is good and give vent to my frustrations.

This is not a themed blog. I doubt I could limit myself to one topic, even if I tried. Aquamarine Flavours is about all the things that matter to me and make a difference.

So I invite you to join me on this journey and share your views, feedback and suggestions as we go along. You are welcome to write to me at aquamarineflavours@gmail.comeven if it is just to tell me how ludicrously insane I sound.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your visit and will return often!



2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Aninda

    This is an interesting read (the about page!)..Also, are we looking at exploring more flavors fro, across the country or globe ? something about the muffins should be good too..along with pics.


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