Hi I’m Gauri

A Bad Indian explores the intersections of family, culture, mindset, adventure, self-care, travel, and fashion through my personal experiences across the globe.

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“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”

Paulo Coelho

Saying “Yes” to the Ponytail

I have been blessed with good hair.  My hair is long and curly.  It literally takes me five mins to dry.  Not because it's easy (well, in some respects it is), but more that I'm lazy and I don't know how to properly style my hair.  In that sense, my curly hair, when sort of blow-dried, looks...

Saying “Yes” to the Ponytail

I have been blessed with good hair.  My hair is long and curly.  It literally takes me five mins to dry.  Not because it's easy (well, in some respects it is), but more that I'm lazy and I don't know how to properly style my hair.  In that sense, my curly hair, when sort of blow-dried,...

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It’s My Birthday–I’ll Party if I Want to!

I felt a tug-of-war inside at celebrating fifty: I wanted to celebrate but had been hesitant to do so. I pushed aside my mind and listened instead to my heart. I chose the part of me that wanted to feel joy, a new and different focus.  COVID Considerations As I planned my birthday dinner...

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It’s My Birthday–I’ll Party if I Want to!

It’s My Birthday–I’ll Party if I Want to!

I felt a tug-of-war inside at celebrating fifty: I wanted to celebrate but had been hesitant to do so. I pushed aside my mind and listened instead to my heart. I chose the part of me that wanted to feel joy, a new and different focus.  COVID Considerations As I planned my birthday dinner party, I...

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Fabulous at 50

Fabulous at 50

I am fifty. Writing that down—or saying it out loud—blows my mind!  How did I get...

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London Calling

London Calling

I love to travel. I love adventure. I love Europe. And I LOVE LONDON.  Being in that city...

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