Thursday, February 11, 2016

A quickie

Hellos all, hope all are doing great. A short but sweet trip to Mumbai, gave the much needed break and there’s lots to share about the trip. But birthday party, unexpected family visits as of now, is keeping me a little held up. Hoping to catch up with soon with more details.
With Valentine’s Day round the corner, I am hoping all of you plan to plan something special for your loved ones. Of course, I know we don’t need to prove it on that day by celebrating, but like I say, one more occasion to be happy, loved, pampered. It could be a simple home cooked meal or a handwritten card that could do the trick. Maybe just some coffee in a quiet place and chit chat. J Hope you all enjoy and share at least some ideas of how you celebrated.
See you soon. Bye.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Last post of the month

And we are at the last day of the first month. When I started the month I was vary of this challenge which was taken in a spur of a moment. But as they say “All’s well that ends well” I feel good today having taken up the challenge. It was a great chance for me to be able to write more regularly. Never thought would be able to do it successfully. I had a feeling I would quit even half way :D but thank god better sense prevailed.
There are days when I haven’t posted something here but tried to balance by adding recipe here. So in a way I completed the challenge. YAY. I don't have much ready in drafts so its always last moments thoughts penned down. Not very great but still it kept me going.
Now how I fared is something I don’t know but at least a taking up a challenge and fulfilling them is a good step. So thank you god for supporting me all way through and a big THANKS to my fellow bloggers too who made time in commenting and making the efforts fruitful. Maybe next year I would be able to fare a little better.
Love you all and see you next year with the same challenge. 
A little sweet to celebrate the completing of challenge. From me to you, hope you like it.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Those slam book days

Technology has given us choices and speed. But time is something we need to make to use them. The choice to make a call or message is ours. I know it sounds clich├ęd, but time needs to be taken out, we never have time. Like in movies they say that “waqt chalta hai aur kharch hum hote hai”. The letters, postcards, greeting cards still speak a lot more about the attachments/the bond we shared.

The slam book/autograph book was the best one we had. We, when young, could never afford the glossy books so we used to take notebooks and decorate it and pass it on to all for filling up. Reading them still makes me cry. So many friends, so many feedback, so many promises to be in touch. The book still has so many memories etched. Its still my most treasured ones alongside greeting cards,letters.

Some friendships are still there, some moved away with time. But am glad they had crossed my path and b my friend even though for a limited period. Those were really wonderful, carefree and fun days.

Friday, January 29, 2016


I wish:
1. I could read minds.
2. I could just move around like Mr India. Whenever I wish, wherever I wish.
3. I could exchange place with any celebrity and see their life for a day.
4. I could eradicate pains and poverty.
5. I could meet/ see God once.
6. I could relieve old days, childhood.
7. I could go back to time and change my reactions in certain situations.
8. I could get back the lost friends who with time just left and never look back.
9. Eat all I want and never gain weight. J
10. To be able to be more dedicated, focused and a better human being and a good wife, mother, daughter, sister.

What’s your wishes? 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Happy Anniversary

These days when on one hand, we see people divorcing and ending relations without even thinking twice, it’s heartening to see marriages survive through thick and thin too. One such solid couple I have seen is my MOM and DAD.
Life has not been easy or a smooth ride for them or that matter anyone. We all have our share of struggles, insecurities, fear, boredom, misunderstandings, and fights. But to sail through them with each other’s love and support is what a good marriage is all about. Understanding, standing by each other in difficult times and trusting each other are few of the qualities that lay foundation for a good marriage. The challenges in marriage are to fall in love with the same person again and again. I find them doing that.  They are not people who celebrate Valentine’s Day or say I Love You to each other daily but they have their own way of expressing it. For them it’s as simple as buying a saree or flowers for mom and she in turn cooking his favorite dish and serving.
Not that they don’t fight. They took have their fights and differences but they never showcase it for others. Having seen them I feel its work and efforts on both the sides to keep the marriage alive.

On this wonderful day, i would just want to wish them a very Happy Anniversary and many more to come. I wish loads of togetherness and love. Love you both.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Random thought

 I have always been a big fan of Interiors and good food blogs. Although most of them are picture perfect, I also like the little imperfect ones those are the ones I relate to. I know the perfect ones look perfect to me today, but when they started they too would have had the not so perfect picture moments. I know for a food blog having perfect pictures means half job done. I too am working towards it. Maintaining any blog requires creativity and the guts to adventure with the ingredients. I too wish to be able to hold myself there someday. J

I started my food blog in a spur of a moment. Without thinking much. I thought the more I plan the more I would never be prepared. So is life, if we want to try something I feel the moment is NOW. There’s nothing called perfect or correct time. It’s like if unless we fall we won’t rise. Falling doesn’t mean end, it means a new start too. I hope one day I reach the benchmarks I set for myself. It’s a long way, with lot of challenges, but then what’s life without challenges and ambitions? ;)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Life as such

Gadgets these days have taken over our life. Now we don’t need family dinners together as the new idiot box (read smartphones) have replaced all the roles and peoples in our lives. This has helped us in connecting to people staying far but we have lost the fun of chitchatting with people staying with us.
The other day, I saw a family of 3 sitting at home. The kiddo watching TV n parents both glued to their phones. People staying in the same house get updates about what is happening in their lives via Facebook and watsapp. Birthday wishes, Anniversary wishes all have become virtual. Gone are the days when we used to look forward to meet people and enjoy those moments by keeping them in memories. These days’ selfies have replaced that. Good that we can save the pictures and see them whenever we want but sad, that we forget to enjoy the moment fully by keeping on clicking pictures. Sometimes I wonder, is it that important to announce to the world of what you are doing every minute? Or is it important to enjoy the moment?
We are so absorbed in this new age digital phase that we sometimes even forget to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Like playing with the kid, chitchatting with people around us. I am happy I still have friends whom I meet and who are also never interested in clicking pictures for updates. Just meet, enjoy the lunch/ outing and go back laughing. When I see my kiddo doing that, I feel I should do this more often. Just leave the phone and go out and enjoy. These days even kids have become so tech savvy that the moment they see something new they want a selfie with it. L Have its pros and cons. Sad, but true. Times truly are changing and it is important to inculcate the right value in kids. Important to spend time with them, listen to their talks and play silly games. Facebook and watsapp are here to stay, growing year’s just flies. Suddenly we see the going independent and I definitely don’t want their life updates from FB and watsapp. I want to connect to him without a technology, face to face.