Friday, May 31, 2013

May Photo A Day.. May 31.. Four things..

Here are four things which are dear to my heart...
















My books... which make me feel complete... which can keep me awake at nights when nothing else and no one else can.. which make me sit and read nonstop on weekends... :)
My cuddly soft toy... which is with me no matter what... It comforts me, laughs with me, hears me rant, hugs me when I feel alone and is my companion no matter what..
My paints,brushes, pencil, pen who let me scribble,draw, sketch, color anything and everything.. help me emote whether it is pain or happiness.
And "U", you who hold a special position in my heart, you whom I trust more than myself, you whose little frown makes my day bad , you whose smile makes my day :)


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May Photo A Day.. May 30..TOOL..

So when I baked a rainbow cake today evening,
I used the knife to open the food color bottles..
I used the knife to check if the cake was ready..
And once it was , I used it to cut out a nice piece...



Cake anyone ??

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May Photo A Day.. May 29..KISS....

They say...
SMILE!!
It's the next best thing we can do with our lips...



Why go to the next, when we can still do the best ;)

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May Photo A Day.. May 28.. What you’re doing now..

May Photo A Day.. May 27.. CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT..

LOVE..
I can't live without love...

Near or far...
We'll never be apart..
Maybe in distance but never in heart..

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May Photo A Day.. May 26... FAVE THING TO DO ON SUNDAY...

Sundays are Fun days...
I do everything I love...

Read..
Draw..
Paint.... :)




















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May Photo A Day.. May 25..US..

May Photo A Day.. May 24.. GO...

A dash of the sensual Nina Ricci perfume...
My wrist watch,pink lip gloss , my favorite purse...
And I am all set to GO!!!





So where's the party tonight ??

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May Photo A Day.. May 23.. PJ's..

What can be more comforting than wearing PJ's...
I can spend my day and night in the comfort of my PJ's
Here's a pair I absolutely love... Black and white :) both my favorite colors....



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May Photo A Day.. May 22.. CHANGE..

Change....
When I hear the word change... a lot of things come to my mind..
A larva spinning a cocoon and then changing into a beautiful butterfly...
A white canvas changing into a beautiful painting...
And so much more...

But, this isn't what I think on an early morning when I am rushing to office and waiting for a bus,
Or when I need to go grocery shopping,
Or buy the newspaper...
At such time all I want is changeeeee....


Change to give to the bus conductor and the shopkeeper and the newspaper seller...

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May Photo A Day.. May 21.. I CARE ABOUT THIS..

This is a gift very near to my heart...
And I care about it a lot..

Deep inside my closet, inside a pretty box...

Lies this beautiful mug....


Each time I look at it, I remember the day you gifted it to me...
The feelings, the emtions... The love :)



And I know...
It's just u and me.. together forever...














Thursday, May 30, 2013

Minnie Mouse...

Tried my hand at water color painting after a long long time..
And Tan-tan-na....
My sweet lil' Minnie Mouse...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

This and that...

Life gives us moments..
Moments when we laugh,
Moments when we cry..
Moments we want to inscribe in gold...
Moments we want to forget forever...

Life is full of this and that...
but sometimes all I feel is a void..
Happiness doesn't make my lips widen into a smile,
Sadness brings tears but which don't really hurt me...
I carry a plastic smile and people think its genuine..
They have their own notions to think what I think, to feel what I feel!!
I don't know why they think they understand what I feel, when they aren't really wearing my shoes!!

As the dark hole widens, the memories flood in.. memories I din't want to revisit as I know all they can bring is tears and sadness and swollen eyes and bitter taste buds.. but somehow this feels right... atleast for now...
Coz I know even this shall pass... Everything does... This shall too...

Sometimes I feel I am over positive or maybe the books I read find a place in my head... I somehow feel powered up.. coz I know I will stand up no matter what, some phrase, some line, some condition I can relate to in the books I read.. and I know I can stand up once again... Just that sometimes the black hole whirls me inside... in those dark secrets with locks best kept locked always... but each door opens and I am thrown back in the harsh reality of LIFE... and then I know what ever I read or think, the fairy world I create around myself is sure to break one day and every body around me makes sure it does!!

For till when can you survive in the world of dreams you weave for yourself !!
This and that and a lot more to come....

Monday, May 20, 2013

May Photo A Day... May 19... My Favorite View...





MAY 19.... MY FAVORITE VIEW...
Gotta be my happy smiling family...
Nothing more precious than Mom and K smiling :)



May Photo A Day .. May 18.. WANT


May 18... WANT...                                                                              
K and I had been to this disastrous restaurant once...
The ambience was bad...
The food was bad...
The music was awful....
But we had the best "SIZZLING BROWNIE WITH ICE CREAM"..
I so WANT to eat it again...







May Photo A Day May 17...SEASON


May 17... SEASON...
Its so very hotttt!!!!!
Sweating :(
















Look who had a dip to keep cool :)


May Photo A Day.. May 16... MAIL BOX

My entries for "May Photo A Day"....

May 16... MAIL BOX...
My google "MAIL BOX"....
Love the pebble theme!!



Thursday, May 16, 2013

May photo a day challenge.. May 15 -- 7 O' ClOCK

7 PM on the clock and you'd find me sipping yummy Cafe Latte or digging into an awesome donut at CCD :)

TEMPTING.......
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May photo a day challenge.. May 14 -- NEED

NEED....
Spices...
What is life without fun, laughter, joys and sorrows?
What is a painting all in black without any colors?
Bland... just like food without spice

Spices... NEED FOR THAT PERFECT FOOD:)


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Sunday, May 12, 2013

May photo a day challenge.. May 13 -- SUNRISE/SUNSET

This is my entry for today... Sunset at the beach!!

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May photo a day challenge.. May 12 -- MOTHER

MOTHER...
The word is more than enough... powerful in itself...

Happy Mother's Day Mum :)
Its my parents' 26th Wedding Anniversary too :)
Happy Anniversary :)

Lots of love :)

This is my entry for today...













Look who is playing "MOTHER" here :P


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May photo a day challenge.. May 11 -- SMILE


This is my pic for 11th May...
SMILE :)
A line which stretches eye to eye and makes the world seem beautiful!!
I made this miniature smiley fridge magnet for me brother and me :)

All smiles for the camera 
Love you my lil' kiddy brother :)

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

I sketched!!




May photo a day challenge.. May 10 -- STARS

STARS....
The stars shining at night...
My cute fridge magnet....
Starred bullet points....

Here is my "Star Collage" for today's Photo Challenge -- STARS






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Thursday, May 9, 2013

May photo a day challenge.. May 9 -- SNACKS


This is my pic for today ... i.e. 9th May..
SNACKS....
What better than food :)
I absolutely love eating.. munching :)
What better than home made cheese-corn-capsicum-onion sandwiches toasted just right and served with yummy salted crisp potatoes :)

Just chop such capsicum and onion, add corn grains, add grated cheese... fill in the bread slices and toast...
Yummilicious.....


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Aloof...

Sometimes I just don't want to do anything,
Sometimes I just want to give up,
Sometimes even lifting an eyelid feels stressful,
Sometimes I want to ignore the beeps on my cell phone,
Sometimes I don't want to tread the path I planned for myself,
Sometimes all I feel is I am wrong,
Sometimes all I want to do is shut down myself from the world,
Sometimes I want to hide and never want to be seen..
Sometimes all I want to do is stay aloof...

But... I cannot really...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May photo a day challenge.. May 8 -- SHAPE

This is my pic for today ... i.e. 8th May..
SHAPE



The Holy Cross...
Blesseth be the Father and Blesseth be the Son!
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Happy Bday Blog...

My blog completed a year today....


Happy Birthday Blog!!
You've been with me through thick and thin...
Laughed with me, shed tears with me :)
Gave me something to look forward to... to write .... to read :)

Thank you Momofrs!!
All thanks to you , I started this :)

Thank you everybody for being a part of my journey...
Hope we have many more years of togetherness....

Yeeeeeeeeeee

May photo a day challenge.. May 7 -- SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH F

F for flute..
F for feather....
He mesmerizes,
His flute soothes,
The feather symbolizing Him... adding to his charm

My entry for today...
SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH F...
Flute and Feather....


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May photo a day challenge.. May 5 -- PAPER

My pic for 5th May..

Papers!!
Don't we love them..
Newspapers, books, e-papers,ever so helpful book marks,life sucking bills, bringing a happy smile notes, cards....
What would we do without them!!

This is my entry for today...
My book and my book mark :)
Oh how much I love them !!


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May photo a day challenge.. May 4 -- IN MY CUP


This is my pic for today ... i.e. 4th May..

IN MY CUP...


Summers call for coolers... so what better than yummy strawberry squash in my cup...
Yummilicious!! I am loving it :)

WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING??

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Monday, May 6, 2013

May photo a day challenge.. May 6 -- BROKEN

Oh!! The agony of a broken heart....
This is my entry for today BROKEN....




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Books, a painting and some more...

      So finally I am the proud owner of 4 out of 7 books from the Krishna Coriolis Series....
Yee yee... congratulate me :) I smile each time I see the books on my almirah,I just hope Mum and K dont think I am going nuts :P
      I read Salman Rushdie's "Midnight Children"... such a nice narration :) I loved the book and downloaded the movie... Will see it tonight :)
      I painted.. and this time it did not turn out as good as I thought it would.. I should practise more...
Here is the painting...


      I took part in the May Photo a day challenge. Unfortunately, I forgot to post the pics.. and that will have to wait till today evening...

What have you been doing ????

Friday, May 3, 2013

May photo a day challenge.. May 3 -- THIS IS REALLY GOOD

This is my pic for today... i.e. 3rd May..

THIS IS REALLY GOOD...........



Isn't this really good??
My mom gave me this pretty heart shaped pendant set...
Its so delicately crafted and looks oh so nice!!
I am head over heels in love with it...


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May photo a day challenge.. May 2 -- MORNING RITUAL

This is my pic for today... i.e. 2nd May..

MY MORNING RITUAL....


It gotta be ... my freshly brewed and foamed cuppa coffee, morning newspaper and my favorite music.. :)

GOOD MORNING!!


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May photo a day challenge.. May 1 -- I BOUGHT THIS

I know, I am late :( but none the less I am taking part in this awesome challenge...


How to play!

Playing along with photo a day is super easy:
 Check out the May photo a day list.
 Each day look at the daily prompt and take a photo according to whatever the prompt is. For example for day 1 the prompt is ‘I bought this!’, so share something you’ve bought. It might be something you purchased today, like a coffee etc or something you love that you picked up some time in the past. It’s a great opportunity to get creative. Be inspired by a little creativity and see what you come up with.
 Once you’ve taken the photo it’s time to share it. There are loads of places you can share it. See below for more details.
 Check out other people’s photos. You can browse through them on my Facebook page, in the FMS Photo A Day Facebook group. Or on Instagram or Twitter just search for the #FMSphotoaday hashtag to see them all.

This is my pic for today... i.e. 1st May
I BOUGHT THIS...

I love elephants... So when I saw this bell @ The Bombay Store, couldn't stop myself from purchasing it... A buy which I cherish :)

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

The lady in the train


37degrees
We were sweating profusely.
I had conveniently changed into my shorts and t-shirt.
The train was full, beyond all capacities I can imagine… around 20 people and 8 seats (bahut nainsaafi hai!!) and not to mention the infinite baggage.. huh!! I felt like kicking myself…
As we made our way inside the train or should I say pushed, kicked, cursed and somehow got inside and somehow seated ourselves into whatever place we got (fortunately both the lower berths were ours), she entered..
Clad in a black burqa, only her eyes visible to the outside world, she was carrying three kids.. yes three!!
And then came the bags…..
Finally her family settled, they had 2 seats, side upper and side lower, the upper was stuffed with their infinite bags and the family of 6 stuffed on the lower seat(the lady, her hubby, her MIL and her 3 kids)….


She had beautiful brown eyes, perfectly crafted
I couldn’t move my eyes off hers.. no hints there, they were really beautiful..
But that wasn’t all..
The elder kid (must be around 4 years, not more than that) was sleeping in her lap and her identical twins (10 months old), one each in her hand.
She continuously juggled between the kids, feeding one, making the other one sleep, helping her old MIL drink, eat and everything else…
The kids continued taking chances crying and throwing tantrums sometimes one after another and sometimes together… we were having a tough time… but she dint budge..
Her eyes showed no hint of pain or restlessness, no frown on her forehead… She continued nursing her kids…
At dinner time, she actually fed her MIL with her own hands, served her hubby who was cute enough to make her eat along with him..
And oh the dinnertime! For each morsel of food, she inserted her hand inside her burqa and ate..
Night must have been a challenge for her, as there was no place for her to rest her back. The elder kid slept on the seat in a corner and there she sat throughout the night putting her twins to sleep…
Each time I got up, she was up doing something or the other for the kids or taking her MIL to the washroom…

Tough times
Tough people… don’t know how she manages her life!!
I felt a feeling of pity, a strange helplessness.. her acceptance..
I don’t know how to put it down.. though what made me happy was that her hubby was pretty supportive. He was up with her all night, trying to pacify the kids, though they’d sleep only with their mother. He took care that she had food and never once did I see him frown either. Each time there were hawkers selling food, he’d ask wifie dear if she wanted to eat!!

Such is life.. such is love…
Helps you pull on life without complain :)

God bless you, lady in the train :)

*Blush Blush*

Beep Beep
His cell beeped
I love you, she had written...
1 min
No Beep

2 mins
No Beep

3 mins
No Beep

4 mins
No Beep

5 whole mins
No Beep on her cell

Beep Beep
His cell beeped
Muahh, she wrote..

1 min
No Beep

2 mins
No Beep

3 mins
No Beep

4 mins
No Beep

5 whole mins
No Beep
Her cell was still silent!!

Beep Beep
His cell beeped yet again
"?"
This was all she could manage...she knew he was busy... but yet..

Beep Beep
A smile spread across her face,
And it widened,
Her cheeks resembled a mild pink...
She blushed...
.
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Leaving you to imagine the reply ;)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Reality Check..

So what happens when I get happiness more than I deserve,
When I am  happy beyond what I can imagine,
When I am the center of attraction,
When I feel every dream of mine is about to come true, in fact some of them really come true,
When everyone around me shows me how much they love me,
When for once, I am satisfied that maybe I am not as bad as I thought....

!!REALITY CHECK!!
There's always some one who is gonna pull me down,
Tear my heart apart,
Show me that I don't really deserve what I am getting,
Tell me that I am in a fairy world and my dreams are a waste of time..




And this ladies and gentlemen, is the reality check...
And before I even sit down and draft the mail where in I wanted to share my happiness, tell you that I am on cloud no 9, here I sit with tears in my eyes and write down what I feel now...

#MeToo

That time when a relative touched you inappropriately or when a teacher misbehaved, that cat call, that touch in the bus home. Haven't ...