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Friends.

As Friendship Day draws closer, I think about the numerous friends I have made over the years, and feel grateful for having amassed this treasure. But, more than that, I rue the fact that there have been some friends I have lost along the way due to reasons beyond my control.  For me, my friends mean a lot. They are my world; the priceless gift I have been blessed with. So, whenever I have lost some of these, or parted ways with anyone of these, I have been left broken hearted.
      The worst line I have heard is, that people come into our lives to serve a purpose; some of them leave after they have served that purpose, and others stay with us for the rest of our lives. How terrible that sounds! If people do come into my life and if I forge a bond with them, then I would want them to stay with me till the end of time. Period. I don't want them to serve any purpose other than to fill my life with their love and laughter, and vice versa.
    Today, I really miss a few of …

Secrets.

"Dad! Hey, dad! Aren't  you forgetting something? Our two-minute, home-coming chat session! Dad? DAD! Hmm. You seem to be in a hurry. As always. But,  it's okay. I will just curl up on the sofa.  And, I have mum here, with me. "
               Mum and I, it's just the two of us at home nowadays. Dad is out, oftener, buying the veggies, or so he says. Each time he steps out, he tells me he is going out to buy some veggies and stuff, and that I should stay at home,  with mum. How much of veggies do these two humans need anyway?! Dad is forever buying those veggies, but I never see any bags in his hands when he returns. Whatever, as long as I don't have to eat all those veggie things,  I am fine with it. 

              Life has changed.  I can see it. I feel it in my bones, sense it in the air.  Now that age has caught up with me, all I do all day is curl up in my favourite spot and reminisce about the days gone by. Gone are those sundays when dad would take me a…

A pleasant surprise.

Life does that. Springs surprises when you are least expecting any. And  you are left baffled, overwhelmed, ecstatic, and, surprised, too! You find it unbelievable that such a thing could happen with you. And, it takes a lot of probing and analysing to finally accept that something this unimaginable could happen to you, too!

              The above emotions are  what I went through when I received a message from the Manager of Baggout that my blog had been selected as one of the 15 best love and relationships blogs in India. I must have read the message 5 times and still found it unbelievable. In fact, I thought someone was playing a prank. I made enquiries, tried finding out all about Baggout and went back to where I was - in a state of utter disbelief! Call it low self esteem if you wish, but I wondered how  anyone could find my one and a half year old blog worthy of any such mention.

        The feeling was  good, nay, great. But, unless I saw it all in black and w…

Health is wealth.

I stand before the mirror and admire myself in the jeans that I bought seven years ago, and blow myself a kiss! It makes me ecstatic to know that I haven't piled on any major number of kilos in the past seven years, or even for that matter, in the past 20 years! I am blessed to be born with a fast metabolism, which ensures that I metabolise the food quicker and don't take any fat from it.  Sadly, though, I wasn't born with this enlightened mind.
            In my youth, I took pride in  this lean frame of mine. However, after I entered holy matrimony and  my body refused to look happy and glowing,   I started getting questioned as to whether my spouse beat me up if I ate an extra morsel? I hit rock bottom. I dreaded meeting people, as I knew their first query on meeting me would be, why I was so thin! So, in the faint hope that gorging on all sorts of fatty food will push up my weight, I began overindulging. But, sadly, the weighing scale failed to show any …

Five sentence fiction: The thief.

The peal of the  doorbell brought about a wave of enthusiasm in the house; little Omi  dashed to the door to collect the parcel, pay the bill and rush back inside  to lay down the  favoured fare on the dining table.
             Within a second, the cover of the box flew open, and there, snug in its own warmth, lay  the  divinely cheesy, pepperoni pizza; the aroma that drifted out made Omi drool a gallon!
           However, hands had to be washed before eating, which, reluctantly, the little one agreed to.

        A pair of grey eyes  furtively watched  the scene unfold from behind the computer, a nose took in the wafting aroma, and  a paw crept from underneath the screen, reached for the box, groped its way around to find the largest piece, slid it out of the box towards its hiding place and made a run for it!
          Well,  if the little human couldn't share these yummies with him, Garfield knew better ways to get what he wanted!


*Recently I saw a video on F…

The Real Neat Blog Award.

Some days can be a blessing, a miracle, leaving us feeling buoyant.  Last week, I received two blog award nominations: The Versatile Blogger Award, and The Real Neat Award. I posted my acceptance speech on the Versatile Blogger Award couple days ago. Now comes another speech for the Real Neat Award.

              I would like to thank my fellow blogger and a dear cousin, Shoma Bhagwat, for nominating me for The Real Neat Award.  It sure feels amazing!

              The rules for accepting this award are:

              1. Put the award logo on your blog.
              2. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
              3. Answer 7 questions asked by the person nominating you for the award.
              4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
              5. Let them know you nominated them by commenting on their blog.

              So, here again, the answers to the 7 questions as per rule number 3.

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Quote of the day.

Today, I am blending 'Wordy Wednesday' and 'Quote of the day', using a quote I stumbled upon during one of my jaunts to Facebook. Glad to know at least something good comes out of this pastime!


How true it is! Our mind is a garden, considering the amount of ideas we cultivate, which when nurtured, grow and bear fruit.  Our thoughts, which come in every shape and colour, define our personality and take the form of actions exhibiting to the world our intrinsic nature.
              Our thoughts also decide what we make of the life given to us -  whether they encourage us to  utilise our skills to reach our potential,  or lead us astray, wasting all that we have been blessed with. There is this saying, "An empty mind is a devil's workshop."  The thoughts that pass through our vacant  mind can definitely create havoc on our system, bringing about complete destruction of our entire being. Such thoughts are the weeds that can ruin the garden if not uprooted and …

The Versatile Blogger Award.

A few words of praise and encouragement can make our day, lift our morales and fuel our enthusiasm like nothing else in this world. Words have that power. And, when spoken with love and affection by friends from the blogging community, they can bring that much needed cheer and warmth to our hearts. And, that's exactly what happened the other day, when my dear friend, Shantala, informed me that she had nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. It does feel great to be appreciated for our work by members of our community. In fact, it can be a great morale booster!

               Thank you, Shantala, for the nomination! I am touched and honoured!

What is a Versatile Blogger Award?:  The Versatile Blogger Award is given in  recognition for great commitment, diverse talents and generosity shown by bloggers of our community. It is a great motivation and a celebration of their work in the blogosphere.

The Rules:
                Display the award on your blog.
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