currently listening to…

Currently listening to: Guns N’ Roses.

Fav song: November Rain: in love with this song…cant help but post it…not hd,but still awesome!

 

which is your fav GnR song???

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Do it alone…

I was a little apprehensive,i had never done this before…i had seen lot of people doing it before,and i always wondered how and why they did it???

Well,don’t put your dirty minds to work…im talking about shopping alone!!! Yes,untill recently,i had never gone all by myself to get anything…well except groceries or medicines! ‘Shopping’ alone…i was completely alien to the concept.I had to get books the other day…and i had waited for quite a few days because i didn’t have company,but that day i was so bored,and annoyed and just nothing else to do…i decided to go alone.And i was glad i didn’t stay back home that day.It is not bad as it looks…going alone somewhere,and definitely for buying books.Firstly,i was really glad that bookstore was stocked with books by Indian authors,i have a thing for them and always end up buying Indian books rather than classics!

i like to take my own sweet time…well,for everything, but esp for picking up books.And this time around,there was no one to push me!i peacefully went through all sections,and read synopsis of more than a few books.Neither once did i feel like taking someone else’s opinion as to how would he/she find the book.It was oddly peaceful…the whole thing! i also thought that online shopping was taking away this…the satisfaction of smelling the book,feeling it in your hands before actually buying it…i had missed this for such a long time!
i had a good time all by myself,and me being completely a ‘friends and family’ person….i thought i needed this.i loved the silence and placidity of the bookstore and i also ended up buying better books(yes,by Indian authors) than last couple of times.I have shed my inhibition about doing things alone…i have rather started to luxuriate in it.i also happened to travel alone this week and yet again,i realised the joy behind it.I soaked in all the coldplay and Pink Floyd and Nirvana….looking throught the window,seeing the countryside zooming by…peaceful!

I think everyone should try it…for the sake of true contenment.Next time around,when you really want to do something and you don’t have company…realise that it’s a great opportunity!!!Go ahead,do it alone..And you’ll find better things…

(P.S. : For my guest blogger,you will have to wait a little longer)

21st April 2011

Three old friends…two awesome places,some great music,food, and one long unforgettable  night…

Our lives have changed so much since the good old school days,yet  yesterday when we were playing those childhood ‘games’…it was like nothing had changed at all…the same anticipation,innocence and frivolity and the genuine feeling of being in the state of pure happiness just by being in each other’s company.Only a few people can do that to you,and when we sat yesterday,late in the night,on those steps outside the house,i knew this was one of the most important times in our lives.And even though we were talking absolute rubbish(ok,..i was talking absolute rubbish,and you both were laughing over it),i know you both felt it too!!

Soul sisters…thats what the two girls are to me!!Reading each other like open book,saying silly and honest things without the fear of being judged,or misunderstood,hopping in a rhythm while walking(yes sayali,we did that while your busy with Mr.USA and shooing us away),or just watching the beautiful flowers from my favourite tree in the garden sway in the wind(haha…i know,this time around too,it was just me watching that), or eating the leftover Bolognese pasta at 2.30 a(which somehow had turned tastier)…i cant imagine all this without the two of you.I have had the best times with both of you individually,but with the three of us coming together…could it get any better???

I know we three have three different directions to go in,three different dreams to chase…but i know that wherever life takes us,nothing….just nothing can keep us away.Especially after yesterday,after all the hugs and the peaceful nothingness….the bonding just took another level.Hope we have many such moments before anyone of us ‘flies’ away!!!

Love you both!

the trio

Daily Rituals

There are many little little things in our daily schedule, that make our life comfortable or better or even happier!!! This post is to such stuff in my life,that i am thankful to…for being in my  life,everyday…!

1. My cozy blanket, thank you for all the warmth and putting me to sleep every night!!!

my cozy blue blanket

 

2. My colossal mug  of brewing coffee and TOI…they really wake me up!

coffee...my first love!

 

3. My colourful hair crunches…that make my hair manageable and keep them somewhat in place…!

hair crunches

 

4. My numerous notebooks…sometimes when im bored,they become doodle pads, some rare times they become sketch books and on even rare occasion,they become real notebooks with academic notes…some times they become rough pages for quickly jotting down something,and sometimes they become my diaries…to vent out my emotions!

my dear notebooks 🙂

 

5.  My new watch…a gift from my dearest friend Ekta…i had almost forgotten how much i used to be addicted to my old watch…and well here it is…revival of the addiction!!

new watch!!

 

6. And the controversial green chappals…NO ONE around me likes them…green? chappals?…they don’t even cover your scars!…seriously???…well all i can say is i love them 🙂

my fav chappals

 

These things…i have to have in my everyday life…almost like a ritual…and im so thankful to Him for blessing me enough to enjoy these things…that make up my simple life!!!

Jinx is broken…finally!

Finally the burden is off my shoulder!!!Now I can sleep with peace….the spell has been lifted, and I promise myself never to bring it back!!!

It had been quite some time (I wouldn’t specify the period, it’s just too embarrassing), that I had not finished reading a book…a half read book was my nightmare…but lately I had grown immune to that too!!! Every night before sleeping, I used to be gripped by fear…I used to nibble at my nails, look at the pile of books in my shelf crying out to be picked up and be gobbled in…I used to look in all directions….is anyone seeing me ignore these poor creatures…and with a guilt, used to succumb to my cozy bed!!! I used to be such a reader, but lately had just lost the want to feel the thrill that reading is!!

Was I picking up the wrong books? Was I too busy to take out time for reading? Was I exhausted for reading…well to hell with the reasons (or rather excuses)!!! They don’t mean anything now, now that the jinx is broken…finally!!! And it would be only unfair to mention the book that helped me  go back to sleep peacefully!!!

Superfreakonomics it was!!!

And thanks to Sheetal too, who gave me her copy!! This book is unlike any book I have read! Though it filled with statistics and inventions and research, it is at no point even close to getting boring!!! After reading this book Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have gained another fan, and i…I have gained peace of mind! I’m just glad to take out the bookmark out of the finished book…and hereby promise myself that I would never ever leave another book I pick up unfinished!!

To reading….cheers!!!

Have you ever been through such a phase??? How did you get over it?

bits n pieces of rajasthan

Here are a few photographs taken by me during the recent Rajasthan tour…These are taken from a point and shoot camera…so not too rich in quality,but yeh,i like taking shots…and hence  sharing them with all…

@ Gurushikhar,Mt.Abu

 

@ Chittodgarh

 

@ Chittodgarh

 

a lamp in a local market @ Udaipur

 

one of the many "baba's" @ jaisalmer

 

one of the many children in Rajasthan,trying to earn money

 

Jaisalmer fort

@ Jaisalmer fort

 

@ Jaisalmer fort

 

camel ride @ Sam desert

 

Jaipur lake palace

 

@ Jantar mantar,Jaipur

 

Arch detail @ Agra fort

 

Taj Mahal,Agra