My India Through Instagram

Painted in Waterlogue

All the photos on this post were taken with my iPod Touch 4. Some of them were taken with VOSCO CAM, a photo app, which is excellent and I am in love with.

The above elephant painting is my photo (original here) converted into a water paint painting with Waterlogue application.


I have been itching to write, but my computer is dead. The hard drive gave up.


That means I can’t edit my photos to post on my blog. Thus, I can’t blog as my blog is usually photo heavy with my own photos (with exceptions of a few).

The good news with the computer crash is that I saved all the files in an external hard drive. I had learned a hard way several times in the past, so I was determined to not do the same this time. I am currently using our old computer with missing keys to write. At least we have one that I can use. I cannot complain. However, my life feels on hold. It’s not too bad, I must say.

You would think that I would spend more time doing something I don’t usually prioritize to do. Not the case for me at the moment. I end up spending more time on Instagram!


Can I just say Instagram is brilliant? I finally joined Instagram in January 2014. If you love photography, Instagram is more visually entertaining than any other social media outlets in my opinion. It is very easy to shoot, edit and post photos and incredibly fun to see the gallery of creative captures by the people you follow while you get a plenty of information.

Indeed, a picture is worth a thousand words.

I feel that Instagram allows you to connect with people more easily as well. In fact, I got reconnected with Stephanie of Just me, my soldier, and our 4 little chicks. I met Stephanie in Texas through my husband’s sister, my sister-in-law back when my husband and I were dating. That is, many many years ago. Not only did I feel honored to be reconnected with Stephanie who is a fantastic blogger, but she also featured my Instagram on her blog as one of her 5 Instagram favorites. I am so happy. Stephanie takes beautiful photos to document her expat life in Italy on Instagram. She, her blog and Instagram are very inspiring to me.


On this post I would like to share with you some photos I took in our current city, Mumbai, which I posted on my Instagram chuzailiving. They represent how I feel about my life in India.

I hope you will enjoy my photos.







street fashion

colorful fashion India

Jean-Claude Beguine Spa

Jean Claude Beguine

american girl doll in sari

American Girl Doll in Sari


le 15 patiserrie

Le 15 Patisserie

TH Bakes

TH Bakes Sugar Cookies


Yauatcha Mumbai

the yoga house


Thai cooking class

thai cooking class


fruit vendor

fruit stand


Street art Mumbai

post office

post office in Mumbai


street of Mumbai

Gateway of India

Gateway of India2

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

Taj Palace Hotel




good earth lanterns

Good Earth Lanterns

good earth lamp shades

Good Earth Lampshades

Jaipur plates

Indian Plates

the yoga house

The Yoga House

The Yoga House interior

pali village cafe

Pali Village Cafe

rustic Indian design


Mamagoto Mumbai

the baker’s dozen

The Baker's Dozen

women’s india trust

Women's India Trust


rickshaw ride in Mumbai


Without Instagram, this post would have not existed.

Many of these photos probably would have not been taken.

Without Instagram, why would I take a photo of my shoes on a rickshaw?

My India is more vivid thanks to Instagram.

Now my goal is to not get obsessed and consumed by Instagram.

I want to live my life and see everything with my own eyes while making it possible to capture some precious moments for future keepsakes.

Can I do it?

I hope so.


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