About Me

bandhnakaur Hi there! I’m Bandhna pronounced as ban-the-na.  It’s a bit tough for most people. but what’s life without a challenge?  It’s a Sanskrit name that translates to worship – just FYI.  My friends call me B – easier on the tongue I’m guessing! Welcome to my bubble, my world.  I love all things that sparkle and try to add a bit of spark to my everyday life. May it add spark to yours too! Multiculturalism – I’m a living example of that! A Singaporean Punjabi, brought up in Kobe Japan.  Moved back to Singapore after 12 years due to a literal earth-shaking experience, “The Great Hanshin Earthquake 1995”.  Which was terrifying I must add, but I guess what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger.  Subsequently, I moved to Singapore for 7-8 years.  Then it was time to move again.  This time to a different continent- Australia.  Lived in Sydney and at foundation year topped the cohort in Legal Studies (was given prize money and an award – yaey!)  Subsequently, I enrolled in a double degree (BA + LAW).  However, Law didn’t seem to be right for me and I ended up deferring my law degree.  I completed my BA with a double major in Economics and Sociology and graduated 🙂 The bells of destiny rang once again – it was time to fly to Singapore for my wedding with a Malaysian born Punjabi who resided in London. TIME TO MOVE ONCE AGAIN. So now, for now, I live in London.  I try to make the most out of life and try to explore Europe whenever possible. All this moving has made me appreciate anthropology and the study of different cultures.   I have a natural flair for travelling and I think “B” could very well stand for Butterfly!

This quote describes my passion for travel:

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page””– St Augustine

In this blog I hope to capture interesting parts of the world through my eyes.  Perception stems from background, and I believe if your background is so diverse your perception will not be limited due to a greater exposure and understanding of the world. My interest lies in Apps, Globe-Trotting, Fashion & Vegetarian Food – all of which I will be writing about.  My passion is wide-spread as you can see 🙂 ONE STRONG PASSION I DO HAVE IS FOOD – I absolutely love food. It’s the love of my life. I’ve been vegetarian for 10 years now and love experimenting with new recipes, so I might make you hungry with some of my eats.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you! My biggest accomplishment so far is summed up in one word –  ENVYLOPE.  An app that was approved at the first submission to Apple with zero prior knowledge on how to make it.  I recently self-learnt U/I Designing for Apps and am so thrilled to say that I am the Co-Founder of Envylope.  My husband (sole-developer) and I launched our own company – Appsolute Pixels where we intend to bring all sorts of Apps.

I like ‘likes’ and I love ‘comments’.  Look forward to hearing from you! xx B

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95 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dolce Diana says:

    We are ms international!!!! :))) I’m Filipina with New Zealand passport. Living in Dubai, goes home to Aussie where my parents and siblings are, visits Lebanon to see husband’s clan, and travels the world on spare time :))))

  2. bandhnabajaj says:

    That’s wonderful Diana! It’s fun being international. Though it has its downside too. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have a sense of belonging to any place at all. Pretty much a nomad…! 😉

  3. Betty Kitten says:

    I found your blog through the topic of ‘vegetarian’, and after reading this page about you I instantly hit follow! you seem really cool and i look forward to reading your daily post! 🙂 xx

  4. celestedimilla says:

    I’ve never been to any of the places you’ve lived. I’ve moved a lot in my life too, but I’ve never lived outside of the US. I currently live in Laguna Beach, California and love it here. I’ve been enjoying your blog. Thanks for the follow! Celeste 🙂

  5. Miss Chris Creations says:

    Thanks for checking out and following my blog recently! I hope you get a chance to stop by again and make a recipe or two for yourself. I look forward to following your posts in the future!

    -Christine

  6. trinitywoods7 says:

    Hi B! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your recipe posts here, your scrambled tofu looks fantastic! Looking forward to sharing recipe ideas with you 🙂
    Trinity

    • bandhnabajaj says:

      Hey Trinity! You have such a unique name btw – I’ve never come across it before! 🙂 Thanks so much! And Thanks for dropping by.. Look forward to your posts too!! x

  7. Tea with Erika says:

    Wow, what a brilliant photo! As to different names, my dog is called Rigpa (Tibetan word for ‘conscience’, or ‘vidya’, in Sanskrit – we are Budhists) and every time I say her name I have to spell it! So we call her just Guigui or Riggy – much more suitable for a dog 🙂 Thanks for finding my blog and following it!

  8. bandhnabajaj says:

    Thanks Erika! The sunset photo was taken in Venice 🙂 Oh no – am I being compared to your dog? HAHAHAHA! Just kidding! 😉 You’re Buddhist? That’s really interesting. I’ve read up a lot on Buddhism. Sikhism’s foundation is on Hinduism which is then influenced by Buddhism. So it’s all interlinked. Really interesting! Thanks for dropping by! Enjoy your day! xx

  9. Life On My Plate says:

    I stumbled upon your Blog very randomly Bandhna, and I am so glad I did.
    You have a wonderful space here, so full of life and radiance.
    I’m truly enjoying reading through all your past posts; and I look forward to following. 🙂

    Best,
    Upasna

    • bandhnabajaj says:

      Hey Upasna! Thank you so much for your kind words. How nice of you 🙂 Look forward to hearing from you 🙂 I appreciate all comments! Will be checking out your blog too!
      Take care! xx B

  10. Abby's Kitchen says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, because this way, it made me discover yours!! I’ve been browsing through it and am loving it already. I also wanted to leave a comment knowing how much you love ‘comments’ and like ‘likes’ 😉 Have a beautiful day!

  11. SP @ Third Culture Cooking says:

    You have a fab blog (found it through ‘the not so creative cook’), and it’s always lovely to stumble across fellow third culture kids 🙂

  12. Priya Kedlaya says:

    Your blog is so much fun! You have such varied interests that really comes across in your posts and I love the light, interesting way in which you write! 🙂 Keep ’em coming! Good luck and see you round! 🙂

  13. chefdivya says:

    hi bandhna,
    You have a great blog, i am looking forward to your interesting posts. you have a lovely and unique name, what does it mean? and thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  14. Sugar n Spice by Radhika says:

    Oh my goodness! I wish I moved that much! Must be lovely to see new places and live there every few years! Anyhow, Hi Bandhna, just found your blog and exploring it! I’m on a mission to find every Indian person on WordPress and I’m glad I found yours too (assuming you’re Indian)!
    P.S. I’m following you now! You should check out my blog too!
    Happy new year!

  15. Aanchal says:

    Hi Bandhna.. Firstly I loved your name, it is very different 🙂 And secondly thank you very much for your visit to my blog as it led me to your wonderful world of travelling. Loved your posts, And definitely returning to read more. Travelling is so much fun, I feel it’s another way to discover yourself.

    Happy Travels. Lets stay in touch with all our stories 🙂

    Much Love
    Aanchal

    • Bandhna says:

      Thank you Aanchal. I like my name too! It got me a unique domain for one thing. How hard would it be to get a dot com after your name?! HAHAHA! I have my parents to thank for that 😉 YES LOVE LOVE seeing the world. Keep me posted if you come across any awesome deals as well. Great connecting with you on this Blogosphere! Enjoy your week! Keep in touch! xx B

  16. Ruth says:

    Hey Bandhna!
    It’s been so long since I was blogging regularly and last chatted to you. But I wanted to drop in and say hey! I am currently in China but hoping to at least visit, and possibly move to Japan over the summer. Do you ever go back to visit? Do you recommend it?
    Hope you’re well, Ruth :)x

    • Bandhna says:

      Hi Ruth! Yes its been ages. Hope you’re well. Terribly sorry for the late reply. Too many things going on simultaneously. I absolutely love Japan! I can recommend places in Kobe as I lived there. Where abouts will you be? xx B

      • Ruth says:

        Hey! Sorry for another extremely late reply, I’m still trying to figure out where blogging can fit into my expat-life, but attempting to cave a spot once again. 🙂 I don’t know where I’ll be in Japan, I really want to spend August there, for my birthday, but no plans yet. Hope you’re well xx

      • Bandhna says:

        I know tell me about it, I’ve been feeling the exact same way…! Trying to fit blogging in to my life again. Hope you’ve been well! If you do end up going to Japan, have a lovely time Ruth! x

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