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Yipeee, we won!!

So this post comes real late, like a month after we won the second prize at the cooking competition in office. The decision to take part was very very random and unthought of, but thanks to RS and NS, we won.. Yes we did girls... I still can't forget the confused look on RS face when our name was called out and AA had to actually push her past the crowd to join NS and me to take the humble bow.
The rules din't allow usage of gas ,microwave,induction plates etc for cooking. We were supposed to assemble a chaat and a mocktail for the first round(read  cook-something-which-we-had never-done-before) But we managed to clear this round. We made a chaat platter and kiwi-almond mocktail which we gleefully called "Splitzy Splash". The color was mesmerizing and the chaat was tasty.As soon as the judges left and we three were hugging each other , the chaat platter was empty. Take a look.. I made the little white flowers, we'd attached to the stirrers to personalize them.


LiTtLe ThInGs I dO oN wEeKeNdS.... pArT 2

Love is in the air !!

                                                        LUI-DUI-HUI.... Duck Tales!!


                                                            My fish world pillow cover!

Walking alone......
                                                      Glad to be your friend!!  

                                                 Added some color to my white canvas...

                                                       Little birdies on my pillow cover

Shades of grey......

Another letter

Hi Sunshine,
          I will be so thankful to you all my life for lifting me up from the closet I had packed myself into and once again giving me a reason to smile, so what i it was short lived. You chose to be by my side when I was travelling the lonely path. You motivated me each time and mustered in me the strength I needed to get back on track, but alas in the motivation you provided to me, you also gave me a colder heart. Don't really blame you and her for what happened, I understand alcohol works its magic and it did!
          I know you know my past and I am glad that you still stood by me. Really less people do that, or so I guess.You've always been there to cry with me when I cried and make me laugh at your silly jokes when I was low. You were there when I was happy, cannot really ever thank you enough for the anniversary celebrations. But you know what aches my heart- you never included me in any of your good-bad times.I know you don't really have bad times, …

A letter

Hi A,
          How have you been? Life has really been miserable without you. I had never imagined myself without you, so I feel real strange when I put on that fake smile and show the world how magnificent my life is. No, its not that I am entirely sad, there are times and there are people who make me happy. I have "moved on" as they say, but I don't really understand where I am heading. Life was challenging, you know. It was only you who knew. You've seen me growing into a young lady from that brat into that understanding young lady. Your wings covered me from the rest of the world. I was so safe under your warm cover that the cold winds, though made me shiver but your love soon wrapped me in soft fleece blankets. You don't know how difficult it is for me to not reply to your calls and messages. You don't know how many tears I shed when I think of "US". It was never you and me, it was always "US"...
          I don't know why our p…

Why I prefer my loneliness over company

Strange enough and way beyond my understanding, I don't know why this is coming from me just today! I have been waiting to write this and that for so more than a fortnight now, but work pressure, shifting to a new place, water woes and commitments are keeping me far from signing in.. My bad entirely.
          Well, I love being alone, many of us do. It has its advantages. You do not have to be answerable to anyone. No need to tell where you went , with whom, what for,why you wore that dress, why you still wanna keep that old baggy t-shirt which make you look shabby, why don't you get a haircut, why the red nail paint sucks, why you should control your diet, why the added inches and multiplied kilos,why this and why not that.. the list can be never ending. Why can't we just stay alone in solace? Why did God want us to be social animals? Why do we constantly need someone to be by our side? Why is living alone difficult? Why do we love it when some one pampers us,…

Of bed bug and bites and bitten backs

So when she was told to forget her dreams and carve a new future that seemed oh so bright to her parents, she didn’t know what life had to show her. This is just one of those incidences when she would shed tears all alone and never tell anyone about it and later maybe share it over with a friend or a loved one over coffee and then think how boldly she had faced problems – all big and small. She never wanted to go away from her parents, her house and her child hood dreams. Her parents, like every other parent wanted her to be an engineer or doctor, and then once she is educated, they said, she could have a life of her own. So quite against her will, she moved on to a new life. She got this small room, a wardrobe she shared with her cousin, a small bed and a study table. She was happy and content as she saw the twinkle in her father’s eye as he left her to begin a new life. The first night at a home away from home brought her a medley of emotions – sad leaving her parent…

Growing up..

As I rest myself alone in my room hearing the rain drops falling outside, I look at my palms.The lines all dark and embedded deep, they say these lines carve a future for me, something I never understood how. Strange, if lines had the power to carve my future, wouldn't I have a plastic surgeon style them in a way to bring all I want.

As I look at myself in the mirror, I ask myself, ‘Have I grown up?'. Life is changing. I am no more the kid I was who wouldn't bother about what the world thinks. I have to think now that what I do or say does not hurt people. I can't simply restrict my life to school, studies, parents, friends and myself. There is so much more to it now. No more am I the fresher at office, who could have shyly smiled at seniors. With seniority comes responsibility and with responsibility, maturity. Situations make you dance on fingertips or maybe walk on burning coal, and you really do not have a choice. Cannot run as you are not a coward, so fight. And on…

Their story..

He writes..

I loved the way her eyelids fell and rose each time she blinked. I seemed to lose myself in the depth of her eyes. The pink tinge on her cheeks darkened each time she smiled. Her grace amused me.Her walk, her talk, the way her hair fell on her forehead, the way her finger tips lingered over the keyboard, the floral perfume she wore... She sat right next to me and I was usually lost whenever I saw her. I'd pinch myself back to reality then.Was I in love?? Weekends seemed to play havoc in my life, I couldn't see my angel. Monday blues were replaced by splendid Monday mornings when I'd await her arrivals.

It was a Monday morning. I'd been waiting for her. She dint come. Neither on Tuesday, nor on wednesday.. a whole week went by. I was so desperately waiting for her.Monday saw her in office before me. I saw her eyes red and swollen with lack of sleep. She was not cheery the way she usually is.Her smile, though still mysterious, did not convey happiness.When …


Tele communication today is already touching the clouds.

Hope there was a device to talk to people in heaven, wonderful wouldn't it be ??

Get anSirji!!

Monday Morning!!

What a fantastic Monday morning, I have to say... Not that Monday blues don't bother me, but today morning is an exception. Enjoyed a lazy alarm snooze, did not get up till the last sleepy tide was out of my eyes. Had a warm bath after a long time. No electricity and scarcity of water had given way to quick 5-mug-cold-water-baths, so loved the feeling of warm water on my body. The violet and litchi shower gel [from Avon, check out the what to buy post!! Will soon update it] is surprisingly mild and relieving. I swayed to the tunes of "woofer tu meri ,mai tera amplifier..' and mused at the lyrics while getting ready followed by 'kyun khoye khoye chaand ki firaaq me , talaash me...' Love the lines, 'aaj haath tham lo ek haath ki kami khali'. Splendid Music!! Wow!! feeling so good. The atmosphere is awesome, cloudy with some slight drizzling!!
Happy Monday people!! Am already loving it!!