Showing posts from January, 2015

Blogathon 2015 #Day31 - yeye.. 31st post :)

So we have finally reached the 31st post... Pat your backs all fellow bloggers for making it!!!
Feeling strange typing from my smart phone.. Sometimes auto-correct corrects me, sometimes I correct auto-correct!! It's been a busy Saturday... Cleaning the kitchen and washing clothes.. I also cleaned my wardrobe and the dressing table.. Will be on holiday for my cousin's wedding for ten days starting the 6th of Feb.. Tried my traditional wear to make sure I fit in!! And thankfully I do!!
Guess what occupied the most space in my dressing table's drawer... My nail paints... I have 18 of them...
The hubby said I should be proud... Of holding such a record :p If only guys would understand, we couldn't ever have enough  nail paints in all shades just like we couldn't have enough clothes ....
Happy week end!!

Blogathon 2015 #Day30 - Epic cookie baking fail!

I am an ok cook! I bake sometimes, and the results till last night were pretty good.. And then came the epic cookie baking disaster!!
To start with, I tumbled upon a 3-ingredient cookie recipe... which looked good :)
1 egg, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup peanut butter... mix well.. bake for 12 minutes and awesome cookies ready!
The baker had beautifully explained how to use a fork to make that texture on the cookies...
I went home all excited and happy hoping to surprise the hubby and the BIL with yummy cookies...
Got all the ingredients ready , not that there was much to do! Put on my apron and set the oven to pre-heat at 180 degrees..

While the egg was beaten nicely and became fluffy I added the sugar... No matter how much I mixed them, the sugar did not mix properly, I could see the grains in the fluffy egg... nevertheless I added the peanut butter... After some more whisking and mixing, I was expecting a dough, not exactly the flour dough but on similar lines, but this mixture was just se…

Blogathon 2015 #Day29 - The one where the hubby developed devilish horns!

The hubby had to go to office for some reasons 8ish last evening. We decided to go together, I would wait for him in the car and then we'd go grocery shopping. We were both in our comfortable T-shirts and shorts. As he had to go inside office, he changed into his PJ's and told me to change too.. I reasoned out with him that I was anyways going to sit in the car and wouldn't bother to change for visiting the grocery store. But he insisted. I was wearing a sunshine yellow t-shirt with a sweet pink bordered neck and a pink shorts with yellow lines and they were looking great together.. a combination I love. The t-shirt has a matching PJ which I don't like wearing.. A couple of washes and it had shrunk, so now its ankle length and looks weird... not world weird, but Deepika weird..  I don't wear it.. even though every body else thinks it looks good! But the hubby insisted and I agreed. When we were walking down the stairs, he made a serious face and said we needed to …

Blogathon 2015 #Day28 - Happiness is..

A playlist with lovely songs!!

A boring Thursday afternoon at office,
Lot of work...
Over sleepy!
Put on your headphone, open and wooola... here's a playlist with oldies you love!!
Loving it!!

Blogathon 2015 #Day27 - The happy boots post!!

After a series of varying discounts 0%,30%,50%,51%,52%,53%,54%; color and size checks... I finally ordered a pair of boots!! Can't say these were the ones I actually wanted.. I compromised on the color and length and I guess the design too, I wanted them to be ankle length and with a bow, but nevertheless I ordered them online :) Waiting !!

Happy feet!! :)

Blogathon 2015 #Day26 - Happy Republic Day!

We celebrated the 66th Republic day on the 26th of January 2015.. Happy Republic Day folks!
When the Indian Tricolor unfurls, my heart fills with a feeling beyond explanation.. I feel owed by my country... my hand raises in a salute with respect.. the words and tune of Jana-Gana-Mana cleanses the soul :)
While in school, I'd rush early morning in my white uniform and freshly polished white canvas shoes. I was always on stage, anchoring the program or being a part of the prayers.This day gave me the opportunity to be really close to the flag and my heart would fill with pride. Come home and we'd watch the parade! Oh what a life!
This time, I saw the parade on the T.V. and it bought back memories... felt good!
Happy Republic Day!

Blogathon 2015 #Day25 - Why would you stalk someone like that?

I was talking to acquaintance[Let's call them A] and after this incidence I don't think I'd like to call them that even or even be remotely related to them... It was a normal conversation which went bad, really bad!
A was asking if something was really wrong with him, as had had no luck making girlfriends. Given that he is doing his Masters, I just suggested he studied first, all this can follow..To describe A, he has a personality not falling even 1% in the category I'd look forward to in my boy friend.. but then to each her own! I was enjoying my coffee and wasn't really looking forward to a conversation on the same topic but A had a lot to talk about. He asked me if I'd blocked somebody on Watsapp or Facebook, I hadn't. He asked me if I would do that, I told him it would depend.. and then began his story..
Now A is in a group of 4 people including him paired together for their assignments. The group has a single female, let's call her AF. Now A was …

Blogathon 2015 #Day24 - Shopping soiree with mom!

Shopping day... Saturday!!
My first cousin is getting married this Valentines day.. and marriages call for shopping.. loads of shopping...
Mom and I started shopping early Saturday morning and spent the complete day shopping... We bought an awesome royal blue saree for Mom which has a pale golden blouse.. The saree is beautiful and is something I'd love to wear too... While we were looking for sarees, Mom, being the typical Indian mom asked me why I wasn't wearing my mangalsutra, sindoor and bindi. I told here that one of the strings of the mangalsutra broke and I din't want to take a risk. As for the sindoor, I had forgotten and the bindi... I din't wear one with western wear... Her typical self, Mom said about how westernization had affected me!! And at that very moment, the sales girl asked mom if I as her daughter in law... I couldn't control my laughter... Just to make a point, I wear the Punjabi chuda on both my hands and it is proof enough I am married...

Blogathon 2015 #Day23 - Food Food!!

If you know me, you'd know I love eating! But my tummy can only take so much... So when I'd hangry [read angry when hungry],hubby would take me to a food joint and I'd be satisfied in less than half the portion he'd order .... but this post is not about me...

We were all single ready to mingle... and mingle we did... The group which included a couple with their baby and all single people became a group which included a couple and newly marrieds! All of us got married to our partners over a period of three months and then started the home parties. Till then we'd hangout at food joints, dance at pubs and had pyjama parties.. now we have awesome home parties which start in the evening and end at dawn. And now that we know that the way to man's stomach is through their stomach, everybody tries their best to gear up and cook some nice food.
The last party made us munch on some very very yummy English food.. Bread loaves with baked beans being the talk of the town …

Blogathon 2015 #Day22 - Happiness is...

When your femina magazine has an advertisement for an awesome perfume... And you can actually sniff it... Wonderful!!! Am buying it.. Skinn Celeste from Titan !!

Blogathon2015 #Day21 - Congratulations, it's a baby girl!!

When I was born, I am told, Dad was so happy he treated the entire hospital. The nurses were surprised and one of them even went ahead and told mom that it's the first time someone had distributed sweets on the birth of a daughter. It sometimes pinches me real hard, but then thinking about Mom and Dad, it gives me infinite happiness. When my baby brother was born, I don't think anything changed in my life. He brought happiness to us and that is it. I was never ignored, overlooked or less loved. On the contrary there have been incidences when I was giving priority over him, like getting the larger piece of chocolate, but given the good girl I am, I'd gladly share it with him! So, we never felt any difference. When we grew up, the rules were same for us. The family never made me realize that I was a girl and believe me I feel blessed!
I have a friend who has a 2 year old girl child and is not planning another kid. She is happy with her baby and says the gender doesn't m…

Blogathon2015 #Day20 - Stupid

Stupid person... leading to a stupid post

Every twenty minutes and the chair is pushed behind, the screeching itching my ears.
A 180 degree rotation and he gets up. Moving to the guy just behind me, he stares at my machine.
I instantly press Windows + D, showing him my desktop.. with the wallpaper screaming , "Mind your own business". But that doesn't alter his intentions and he keeps staring. I sometimes stand up and ask if he has any business and he gives me a crooked smile.. If I don't he'd continue looking till he actually has to look away...

 Stupid guy, I guess doesn't have any work of his own. Not very long back, he told me I wasn't supposed to play games on my cell phone and I asked him how did he know I played games.. To which he replied the senior manager told him. Now the senior manager comes to this branch like once in a fortnight and I guess he has no work but to stare in my cell phone! Wowie.. see how popular I am! The next time he stares,…

Blogathon2015 #Day19 - Song playing non-stop in my play list..

Did I say play list... no it is not, it is just this one song I have been hearing non stop...
Chittiyaan kalaiyaan from the movie Roy...
Have you heard the song? If not, do it right now.. like just now...
The video is equally nice and a must watch :)

Tu leya de meinu golden jhumke..
Main kanna vich paavan chum chum ke...

Loving it!!

Blogathon2015 #Day18 - Happiness is

Holding a baby!
Letting them fall asleep on you :)
Watching them smile!
Teeny tiny toes..
Teeny tiny hands..
The baby smell...

P.S. A friend has twin, this is the baby boy. The baby girl was asleep.. He is such a cutie pie.. Look at the lipstick marks on his lips.. he was a favorite with the ladies and gladly came in my arms... :)

Blogathon2015 #Day17 - You know it is love when

You catch yourself watching him watch the movie instead of watching the movie itself !!

Blogathon2015 #Day16 - Questions!

Who created religion?
When did Ram decide He is a Hindu and Christ decide He is a Christian?
When we are born, do we know which caste would we belong to?
Why is love not enough?
Why can a Hindu not marry a Muslim?
Why are families ashamed if their children go for an inter caste marriage?
Why do honor killings happen when all a couple did was get married not thinking about each other's caste, creed and religion?
Why do learned people behave like uneducated?
How does it matter what caste I am when you are reading my blog here?
How does my color matter?
How does it matter where I was born and whom I am married too?
How does it change anything in the world?
Can't humanity be my caste and kindness be my God?
Can't love be my faith?
Why divide on the name of religion and color?

Feeling sad :(
 A friend of mine loves a guy from another caste and her parents are treating her real bad. Her elder brother whom she trusts and loves hit her real hard. She misses office sometimes and h…

Blogathon2015 #Day15 - Mummifying!

The title doesn't seem apt but because I cannot think of anything else, I'll let it be!
More than a year back I got married... I made a wedding site and was proud of the outcome. The instructions read that the site would be hosted for free and will be taken off in a month, but that didn't happen. I was thinking of saving the pages, so I could see them whenever it is taken down! And what better than my blog to treasure them! So here I am, mummifying the pages of my marriage site!

This is the first page.. The photo of one of our visits to CCD! Thank God for coffee!! If not, we wouldn't have been together :)
And thanks God for CCD!

And this page is about our journey from you , me to "we"
And these were the dates marked for our big day! There was a page with the "Wedding Card" details! And yet another page, where some of the nicest people left us some very nice comments! I'll let that page be and not mummify it.... Did you make a wedding site ?? Sh…

Blogathon2015 #Day14 - Rant+Poem=Roem!

Give me a paint brush and colors, Let me paint the town!

Give me some glitter, Let there be some shine!

Give me a pen and a paper, Let me write down a poem,
Or may be a song, perhaps a duet!

Give me a guitar, Let me play some chords!

Give me some ribbons, Let me tie some bows!

Give me wings, Let me fly!

Give me a heart, Let it beat!

Give me feet, Let me walk!

Give me freedom, Let me be free!

Let me wander, let me get lost. Let me smell the flowers,
Let me feel the thorns…

Let me light a candle, Let there be light!

I don’t associate red with anger, Blue doesn’t signify a low.
Black is not for mourning and white doesn’t show pain either!
I love all the colors and I love them all equally…

You are no one to decide, no one to think who I am! Yes I wear denims with a short top
And yes I love them too..
And no I wouldn’t change
Even if you asked me too!
I have a short dress,
But believe me its’ longer than the longest thought you have!

Yes I love dancing And to pubs I do go. So what if I drink or not,
You are no one to know!


Blogathon2015 #Day13 - The Femina Blunder!

I am a Femina lover... The magazine is a cool read and the goodies make me happy.. Each visit to any book store and the magazine would scream out to me, TAKE-ME-HOME and I always did. Spent the first few minutes digesting the images and then spent the next few days reading the articles, eagerly waiting for the next edition to be published. I subscribed for a year's subscription of the magazine and the status showed I'd get the 15th Dec edition. To my horror and dismay the magazine came on January the 6th.. after a series of phone calls and emails and complaints. I haven't received the 29th Dec issue and the Jan issue came yesterday.. this after another series of phone calls and complaints.. The customer care number is never answered... like never , even after being kept on hold for 15 minutes. Call in the morning and the peon answers, once in 10 days saying no body has come to office yet. Call after that and no one receives or if some one does, they'd say its lunch t…

Blogathon2015 #Day12 - And this is how I write a post!

A bullet point post ahead on what happens when it is my EOD time in office and I haven't yet written a blog post and I know I won't be able to write one after reaching home -
1. Check the time
2. Open blog and click on new post
3. Scratch my head for a topic to write something about
4. Scratch some more and realize scratching doesn't help
5. Think about all the posts and articles read since morning, check feedly for new posts
6. Let realization dawn in that I cannot write anything even matching what fellow bloggers have written
7. Think about giving up blogging and close the window
8. Reopen the window with a strong determination to write
9. Check cell phone gallery for anything to be added as a picture post.. Rule out all the options
10. Think about the atrocities in the world , but find no words to write them down
11. Think about what I ate and the sucking feeling after that and decide not to rant about food    @office
12. Promise myself to get tiffin from tomorrow
13. …

Blogathon2015 Day #11 Saturday eve..

Not everyday does hubby take you out for a yummy paneer butter masala - tandoori roti lunch and then on a coffee date to Starbucks!! The coffee was tasty and the choco chip muffin was out of the world... We sat in silence just absorbing the ambience , trying to find peace in the hurried journey of life..

 And the evening didn't stop there.. We headed to Lifestyle - the shopping mall and purchased tee's for him and a sweet grey veromoda net shrug for me... An evening well spent...  Back home we munched on aloo paranthas and cuddled up in front of the television...
How was your Saturday??? Weekend ending... Already feeling the Monday blues!!

Blogathon2015 #Day10 - My January Fabbag!

My January Fabbag is here!!
This ends my three month subscription of the fabulous fabbag.. and gurl I am gonna order it again !!

Every month brought along surprises… and really beautiful ones.. 3 deluxe cosmetics & beauty products from top global brands plus expert tips-n-tricks.. What more can a gurl ask!

The January fabbag has less products than the earlier ones, but two products are full sized!!Here you go.. This is my January fabbag.. a beautiful glossy pink.. Keeping with this month’s theme ‘THE BEAUTY UNMASKED’, the bag is accompanied with a beautiful pink mask!!

The best product it contains is LAQA& Co. Fat Lip Pencil. This is full sized product[3ml costs Rs. 800/-] and the color I received is Jammy Bastard! It is a beautiful peach pinkish color… 
I loved the color.. it also leaves a mild smell and is long lasting…

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Makeup Removing Michelle Solution – I din’t use it yet but the reviews online boast of it being a very good product … costs 860/- for 250 ml…

Blogathon2015 - Day9 - The Birthday Post

9-1-91 :)
24 years ago on this day, kiddo came into this world to..
Tear my books when I'd study...
Cry out loud to become the center of attention..
Make puppy faces so that Mom and Dad would leave all chores and return to him..
Always eat the maggi out of my bowl coz it always looked more than the quantity in his...
Always snatch the apple off my hands coz it was always tastier than what he had...
The chronicles are innumerable...

We have had our share of fights, we have had our share of tears..
We fought, we made up
We cried, we laughed
We cooked together and at times had to throw away the preparation and order something to eat...
 Life wouldn't have been this good without you..
Love you kiddo!
Happy Birthday to my baby brother... though 24 looks big but for me you'd always be my kiddo brother :)
Stay blessed!

Blogathon2015 - Day8 - Lil' Pleasures of life

A cuppa coffee, A book to read. This is all I want, This is all I need. Don't make me ask, Don't make me plead. I need no more, I have no greed. Makes me feel loved, Makes me feel freed.. A cuppa coffee and a book to read!

Blogathon2015 - Day7 - Irony!!

Such is the irony of life!!
Had been to the Crossword Store.. they had a section dedicated to Nicholas Sparks..
I have seen the movie "A walk to remember" and am a fan of the movie..
The other novels seem to call out to me.. "Take us home" they said :)
I made a mental note of exploring the multiple novels and buy the best one and not stop till I had all...

Next morning, the news read "Nicholas Sparks Marriage of 25 years ends into divorce"...
How sad is that!! Such is the irony of life!
Am searching for love in his novels... and he is separating from his love..
huh :(
Feeling sad...
Have you guys read his novels?


Blogathon2015 - Day6 - GOA & PASTA

Our first wedding anniversary took us to Goa, a separate post about all the fun we had there.. but what needs to be mentioned first and foremost is the PASTA!!
We reached Goa on our anniversary and planned to spend the evening at Tito's but the place was overstuffed as usual and so we ended up at Mambo's.. two of the most happening pubs @Baga beach , Goa! The music was nice and so were the starters, but what we were looking for was some silence. So, we headed to the nearest beach shack... We sat facing the waters ,hearing the waves soothe our souls.. The waves play this magic on me... Feels lost as well as happy at the same time :) We weren't very hungry and the hubby asked me to order... and much to his horror I ordered the White Sauce Pasta... something I love... Later we started regretting if it was a good choice to order at the Shack... but the order had been placed till then! The ambience was nice, the candle light and the cozy seating made it all the more romantic.…

Blogathon2015 - Day5 - The End...

She ran to the bathroom..
Unable to contain her tears and with a heavy heart, she opened the bottle of phenyl in front of her!
She din't know if she wanted him to come and stop her..
She gulped down the complete liquid..
Had it been a glass of alcohol.. he would have teased her and asked her... "Bottoms up ehh?"
She laughed as the thoughts brought back memories....
Had it been any other day, she would have been running to catch her office bus, not today she told herself.. She stared in the mirror, unable to identify the person... Is this me? Given the fashion queen, she thought herself to be, she felt ashamed.. she dint wanna die in a plain sweat shirt and her favorite pair of jeans... But then that din't matter anymore did it?
The phenyl had started cleaning up, she was feeling the pain and burn in her stomach and on her lips... She could hear him shout and hurl abuse outside the bathroom.. not that it mattered anymore.. He had told her, she was a MISTAKE in his li…

Blogathon2015 - Day4 - Christmas Decoration @Phoenix,Pune

Christmas is one of the festivals I cherish with all my heart.. Having studied in a Convent, singing carols, dressing up for Christmas, eating plum cake and praising the Lord had become a way of life! So, this time the hubby decided to take me to Phoenix mall to enjoy the celebrations! But as Murphy would always have it his way, we had a working day and the roads were too packed for us to go.. Nevertheless, we kept out Christmas spirit alive and visited the mall on the weekend after Christmas... and oh boy!! It was worth the visit and the kilometers!! So if you haven't visited the mall and you are in Pune, its a must go! Posting some of the awesomeness pics...

I am loving the reindeers they made!! And to add up to the awesome atmosphere, we gorged on some "GRAND NACHOS" @ The Brew Pub and donuts and coffee @ Dunkin donuts!! Now that is life!!!

#Blogathon2015 day4

Blogathon2015 - Day3 - My December fab bag!!

I am in love with my November fab bag... The December bag arrived pretty much on the heels of the November one.. And except one product, everything else made me really happy!
Let me write about what I liked first....
The bag is an awesome Red !! given the Christmasy theme.. I also got chocolates in a cute red paper box. Merry Christmas :) There is a lemon grass candle, which is mild and nice.. The smell is relaxing, loved it! Here are the other products -
1. Kronokare cooling and detoxifying massage oils - Haven't used the oils, but given that I had a nice experience with the kronokare products I guess this will be good too..
2. Tattva cherry blossom body butter - The smell is nice.. and the butter is pretty hydrating.. I feel pampered when I use this!
3. Tattva vanilla cinnamon lip scrub - Now this is a one of a kind product, mostly because I haven't used it before.. It actually melts on the lips and scrubs away the dry skin showing an instant difference...
And now for the …

Blogathon2015 - Day2 - My November fab bag!!

So when the hubby was clueless as to what he should gift me on our anniversary, I helped him and let him gift me a 3-month subscription of the fab bag!!  For those who don't know, Fab bag is a montly cosmetic subscription.. they send you some awesome products [sample sized] to try in super cute bags... And I was more that happy to get my first bag..
So without much ado... Presenting The NOVEMBER FAB BAG...
Sorry for the poor picture quality... but just look at the awesomeness.. Also am not beauty expert, so all comments are based on my experience... The golden bag is super cute and I loved it! The hubby decorated the contents ,as you can see in the image and I was so happy :)
Here's what I got in my bag -
1.Gulnar Handmade Mint Lemon grass soap - It is pretty mild and the smell makes me feel real fresh.. I am a fan of hand made soaps and always wanted to try them out at the various Body Shop, Khadi and Fab India stores but never really did.. Now I know, I will!
2.City Color…

Blogathon2015 - Day1

Yes go ahead and call me insane... Coz that's what I have been feeling like.. It's day 5 of the Blogathon 2015 and here is a foolish and insane girl writing her day 1 post... But I really gotta start today and now or else I'll never start...

31st December 2014 and 1st January 2015 were nightmarish.. If I could, I would tear them to pieces so small that they wouldn't even be visible under any microscope. Alas! I cannot do that. The best I can do is write...

Life has always been cruel, but the thorns always showed promises of roses so I tread on the path without another thought. I always believed in hearing what the world said but following what my heart said and this is exactly what I did! But see where I am standing now.. in midst of nowhere.. with a broken heart... Gathering all the pieces together and searching for a glue so strong that no matter what I don't ever get a heart break again..

Hope you guys had a better New Year's Eve... Reading your blogs made…