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Another year....

Yet another year without you,
Yet another year yearning for you,
Yet another year trying to reach out to you,
Yet another unsuccessful attempt,
Yet another tear,
Yet another frown..

Little did I know that time doesn't heal,
Little did I know that the years couldn't make me strong..
Little did I know that growing up meant not having you to be with me,
If I was aware,
If I would have known,
I would have surely run away long before you could leave me.


I still dial your cell number - the first ever I learnt.. just to be greeted with an unwelcome voice.
I still look for you in the crowd,
Waiting to be hugged,
Waiting to  be told it will be fine again...
Waiting to hide behind you and never have to face all the issues and problems..
Waiting to smile without worries...
Waiting to be that lil' girl of your's again

But the wait just doesn't end Papa,
It just doesn't...
It doesn't change - we no more feel complete..
I cry on every song we've sung together..
I cr…

BOOK REVIEW: SIX DEGREES – GAME OF BLOGS

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6 Degrees – Game of Blogs is a unique book. The same people, the same location – just three entirely different stories! Ask me why? The Game Of Blogs activity got bloggers acquainted with some very different and intriguing characters and they had to weave stories around them, and add some of their own characters. This ‘method to madness’ is what gave rise to myriad stories, all revolving around Shekhar, Tara, Roohi, Cyrus and Jennifer and their intertwining lives. The bloggers were told to form team of around ten members each and spin a story around the same characters living in the same city – Mumbai.
Know the characters - Shekhar is a house husband who loves his wife and daughter, breaks the barriers of the general women-stays-at-home and man-earns-bread and is a writerTara  who is Shekhar’s wife ,a highly successful professional in a media house who is trying to maintain a balance Roohi- Shekhar and Tara’s 9 year old girl, bubbly, charming – everything a 9 year …

June photo a day challenge.. June9 - Four things!

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Drawing book, pencil , gel pen and eraser - Four essential things !!


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June photo a day challenge.. June8 - Where I stood !!

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This is where I stood - the Agra Fort! Zoom in and catch a glimpse of the Taj Mahal shining in its glory...  Awesome beauty! 

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June photo a day challenge.. June7 - Cute!!

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So when mommy couldn't decide which one of us was the cutest, she just put us all together for the cute prompt!! 


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June photo a day challenge.. June6 - Mistake!

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If you know me, you'd know my love for reading books! But I never seem to time my day well.. always falling short of time! There were days when I'd spend the whole night reading books and then there are days when I do not read even a single page! The next morning I repent and make sure I read more, compensate for that one day when I didn't read... 


Here are my books calling out to me to read them! Four books all started but unfinished! My mistake, and a bad one! Not reading enough!

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June photo a day challenge.. June5 - On my to-do-list!

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My family is filled with garden enthusiast. Everybody in my family has pretty gardens - right from terrace gardens to growing veggies at home! It has been since ages on my to-do list to join the band wagon.. and finally ticked that one off!!

Pat on my back! Thanks to the hubby who helped me :) 

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June photo a day challenge.. June4 - Reflection!!

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June photo a day challenge.. June3 - Purple!!

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#purple
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June photo a day challenge.. June2 - Treat!!

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Choco-chip cookies!!


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Wordless Wednesday #3 + June photo a day challenge.. June1 - Key

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Wordless Wednesday #2 25 May 2016 - Cake!

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Taking the liberty to add in a few words, coz a cake like these deserves all the praises! Thank you to the baker who made it for me! Kudos girl! Hubby's birthday cake! üYummilicious chocolate chip cake üFondant covering üFondant structure for the hubby wearing a set of his famous tee and shorts üHis love of life – his cell phone üHis other love of life – his laptop üA screw driver and some screws to reflect that one trait that hasn’t changed since his childhood –      de-assembling and re-assembling almost everything üFood, food and food! – Burgers, fries and KFC chicken bucket.                                     See the teeny weeny paper napkin made below the burger
üLiquor chocolate for the numbers
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Doodling!

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep,    But I have promises to keep,    And miles to go before I sleep,    And miles to go before I sleep.

Wordless Wednesday #1 18 May 2016 - Keep your heels high and your head higher!

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Scarred for life!

I messaged,
You didn't reply.
I called,
You didn't recieve.
I called again,
It was busy.
I messaged, you never replied.
I saw you online!
All I wanted to say was I loved you.
Wanted to thank you for the beautiful evening.
You said I was spying.... and a scar appeared.

I dressed up,
You ignored.
I asked for a compliment.
I remembered you tell her, blue is your best color.
All I wanted to show was I had dressed up for you!
You said I was over-expecting.... and a scar appeared.

My scars made me who I am!! We went on a holiday.
You left me alone to spend time with her.
I let go and planned an evening together.
You couldn't say no to her.... and a scar appeared.

I was emotional and cried like a baby,
You gave me a cold shoulder.
I saw you console her.
You said you wanted me to be strong... and a scar appeared.

I told you to choose me over her,
She said the same.
You dropped that lone tear...
I couldn't see you cry..
I let go.. you stayed with her!
And a scar appeared.

You w…

What do you do when!

What do you do when you do not know what to blog about? Open your reader, using Feedly now, think about how much you loved Google reader and why the hell was it discontinued, read a lot of articles and forget that you were supposed to pick up ideas to brag about on your blog, move on to some related links, DIY's, jot down some recipes, YouTube for some awesome cake videos, search for fondant recipes and get frustrated as to where should you go to buy glycerin and gelatin and light corn syrup, browse through a trillion sites and find nothing useful, google items with an "in India" suffix, browse through some cute dog and cat gif's , call up/ping the husband and tell how much you want to buy a puppy then move on to tattoos, think of which one you want and where, call/ping the hubby again to tell him how much you'd want a tattoo while he repeats why it isn't really good for your health, move on to baking and search for bake ware, drool on the items found, short…

The story of her,her and her!

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She opened her cupboard and coyly moved the streak of her behind her ear. The hair cut made her look better and of course she was glowing thinking of the date the next day. She took out the pretty white maxi, she had kept for the special moments. Maxi check, earrings check, foot wear check and necklace with the pretty red stud check… everything was in place. Painting her nails a bright red, she glanced at the mirror, happily! Mid way through her sleep she woke up with cramps. This couldn’t be right, she wasn’t expecting her periods till next week… but here they were! The pain was too much and no matter how much she tried, she couldn’t sleep. Another plan cancelled!! How much she wished she didn’t have these troublesome and painful periods! If only!
She couldn’t believe it! This month too she has missed her period and her pregnancy kit still showed negative. They had been trying for months now to have a baby, but in vain. Medicines, injections, follicle study – nothing helped! He comfor…

The one where I cooked and baked!

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If you know me... then you'd know how much I love eating... Yes, I know I also constantly talk about the kilos and inches.. but then food is love, food is life!
When I first tasted hummus with pita bread at the Irish House, I loved it.... I tried at a couple of more places, but sometimes the bread was too thick or the hummus was too bland! So then what better than a DIY!!! Saturday morning, I wore my chef hat and got down to mixing the dry yeast to bake some bread.. made some pita and some brown bread! The only thing I didn't like was the yeast smell... any pointers on how to not let the yeast smell interfere... I hated it and the hubby and BIL did not want to even try! But the pita breads came out to be really soft and tasty when baked... and the brown bread was good too! I added some oregano to the brown bread and the baked oregano bread smelled divine!!

The hummus required tahini, so I used the alternate recipe of switching it with roasted sesame seeds powder. Although, I …

Book Review : Ramayana The Game of Life – Stolen Hope (Shubha Vilas)

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About the Book In the evil labyrinths of Dandakaranya forest, human values are put to test. Rama’s righteousness, Lakshmana’s loyalty and Sita’s endurance reflect our own sense of values and judgment in difficult times. The story unfolds the facets of human life – the conflict and trickery, the praise, the slander and above all, the hope and the despair in the eventful forest life of exiled royals. Stolen Hope is about extreme deception and extreme love. It is about arrogant power and deep devotion. With every twist and turn, Rama, Sita and Lakshmana find themselves robbed of whatever and whoever they valued the most. Exploring the dynamics of human relations – between father and son, husband and wife, teacher and disciple – and the complex game of power and greed, Stolen Hope mirrors our own dilemmas in the modern world and teaches us how we must overcome them.Seek courage when everything, including hope, is stolen.
What I think about the book !  Did you know why the custard apple is call…

The borrowed tag!

Borrowing the borrowed tag from Princess Butter!!
Thanks to all the blogs, I wake up from my coma every now and then to write!
Without much ado -
*—————————* What are you wearing? Black pants with the perfect white wash, white sweater and white sneakers and my favorite pair of gold studs which Daddy dear got me when I was born! How tall are you? Am not tall, am just 5'4'' How much do you weigh? A lot !! Is that enough ..120 lb, 60 kgs... desperately wanting to weigh less :( Any tattoos? Nope! The hubby doesn't allow me to get one... :( If only! Any piercings? 1 piercing on each ear. Favourite show? Changes every now and then. Not much of a TV person... But I enjoy Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Impractical Jokers and any other show which talks about food !! Something you miss? I miss the slim trim me!! The fat isn't just helping! Favourite song? Currently it is Yahin hoon mai by Ayushmann Khurana! Changes every now and then! Zodiac sign? Libra. Quality yo…