Friday, April 25, 2014

Ramblings ...


Some mornings you wake up feeling so cranky moody and desperately sad. You don’t feel like getting out of the bed and make it up even to your dearest coffee maker. All you wanna do is to sink deep into pillows and sleep... but sleep just betrays you when you most needed it. You're all wide awake but still feel like dead. Somehow you make it to the shower and see yourself in the mirror all hollow eyed and with dark circles. But you did sleep well during the night and how come this? After the soaking shower and a strong coffee you get out to the day as if some departed soul still not releasing why you feeling so lost and sad.

And there are some mornings when the sun looks brighter and shinning and you wake up with a smile. Message all your friends 'Good morning' with a smiling smiley and jump out of the bed straight to the mirror to find a smiling cheerful and a very bright you looking back from the mirror. You just feel as if the world got so much better in a night and that you're the happiest person breathing right now. You sing in the shower, make yourself a hot cocoa. You see butterflies, flowers, children, happy couples you never noticed the other day. You feel ready to conquer the day with your happiness. 



That's Life. Full of contradiction and surprises. However it is, it just moves on....




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N is for ...


Nothing is Permanent...!


4.30 am - In the Past

Her ringtone jerked her from a deep sleep. Without checking the number or opening her eyes she answers her phone. She knew who it would be. But her conscious mind wouldn't register it…

S: Helloo...
H: Good Morning
S: (Fully awake, happy, Smiling) Good morning. So early??
     U didn't sleep yet?
H: I missed you.

The conversation continues until the credit becomes nil for both or when one just sleeps off.

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4.30 am - In the Present

She's awake. Sleepless nights and empty walls had more to talk to each other than her. She dials his number. No response. Expect for the recorded message saying the number was cancelled.

S: I miss you.....


To an unheard voice.


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

M is for ...



I'm made of dreams and memories.
I am made of misheard whispers in the dark.
I am made of glances across crowded rooms.
Of the closeness of strangers in a line outside a movie.
I am made of the corners of your mouth.
I am made of awkward elevator rides and the lack of security one finds on a doorstep, at the end of the evening, when one has enjoyed the company of another.
I am made of the train tracks that take me home.
I am made of ghost notes, from songs you never heard.
So forgive my absence.
But I was never really here to begin with, anyway. 

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Friday, April 11, 2014

J is for ...





Sharing some Joy Quotes….

















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Thursday, April 10, 2014

I is for ...



If tomorrow never comes...!!!


If tomorrow was my last day in this world…

If tomorrow was the day I disappeared from this world and had no other chance to ever feel the existence again… 


"Ok! If I come to know that tomorrow is gonna be my last day, then I will be entitled to a whole 24 hours.  So here goes my day…

I'll surely freak out , but will try to compose myself and before the dawn breaks will go for a night drive to the beach and be there for some time.  Tell my mom and dad what they are to me, and how much I am grateful for been their daughter.

Call all of my friends and dear ones and say “I love you” and how much they mean to me and thanks for been a part of my life. Say sorry to anyone I have hurt. If possible visit my friends and near ones and give them a big bear hug. 


Spend time with my niece, hug her, kiss her, pamper her, till she resists. Will fulfil all the demands of Brat and let him buy whatever he wants.


Go through all the photographs. Update Blog. Pray.

Write personalized letters and buy gifts to family and best friends and tuck them away for them to find.

Finish the book I am reading. Have dinner with my family. Write my journal. Call up my best friends, chit chat to them before hitting the bed and then will listen to my favorite songs and drift off to sleep."


This is something I wrote 3 years before… but now when I think about it… most probably I won’t be doing any of the above. I might just live it as a normal day and maybe would call my family and friends… we can’t do much in a single day. So enjoy the hours as it reveals infront of you is the best way…





Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it I say!! Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. - Pope Paul VI







P.S. If tomorrow was my last day” is an assumption.. but who can ever know what will happen tomorrow..

Life is something that many of us view as endless to a certain extent. We feel that we have an endless amount of hours in a life  to do all that we want to do. The reality is, we do not know when our number is going to be called, and when it will be our time to check out. So live the moment.


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

H is for ...



Happiness!




First word that comes to mind for H is always happiness.  But I have written a Happiness post before itself. When you have no idea what to do, but still want to stick on the same topic there comes, Friends. So I asked my blogger and non-blogger friends to share, “What’s happiness for them?” … And it gives me so much pleasure just to read through all of them. I feel as if this post is overflowed with so much love and warmth.

For me Happiness is Family ... Friends ... Books ...  Writing and been able to Smile from Heart!


And now over to the beautiful people in my life...






Happiness to me is this moment. Here and now, I choose to be happy. Nobody can take it away from me. At every stage in life, we choose to be happy. - Shailaja Vishwanath @Diary of a Dotting Mom

An innocent infant's guileless smile , a morning well spent and a noon nap for a while ; sweet nothings from my sweetheart dear, a vault of courage with nothing to fear ; Friends and fun in the fraternity, A well lived life for eternity !! - Sreeja Praveen @ The Alter Ego

Hot mug of tea and a wonderful book = Happiness for me – Shilpa Garg @A Rose is a Rose is a Rose



Happiness for me is the thought of looking forward to another day. And yes that doesn't happen every day but most of the days and then perhaps I am happy to say that. "One may not be happy all day but if you are happy today it is enough" - Richa Vikas Agarwal  @The Philospher's Stone

Happiness - my husband and I reading our books while Pablo lounges around - everyone in their own space and yet connected. - Corinne Rodrigues @Everyday Gyaan

Finding the perfect rhythm - while writing - while playing music - while reading - and in life. And to have a healthy mind and healthy body to appreciate the same. - Vaisakh Venugopal @The Museum Piece

Happiness is simply the absence of any other thought. I am my happiest when I'm mindlessly chatting with my friends, and obviously at 2 in the night when I'm writing or reading. - Maggie Lawate @The 2AM Writer

Happiness is the thought that I always have a choice...to live, love, laugh, write, read, dance and yes to be happy! - Aditi Kaushiva @Life is a Journey...

Happiness is going to sleep with a smile on my face irrespective of what happened during the day. - Pixie @Pixie's Take on Everything




Happiness is ... A few tight hug when you are absolutely in the dumps
A smile from a baby
The first drops of rain
The aromatic plate of food
A few more minutes you can spend reading - Bhavya @Ishithaa

Happiness is being alive. - Privy Trifles @Memoris of Me

Happiness is friendship and love - Sajin

Happiness is having friends like you. - Vijay

Happiness for me is my dear ones smiles and when someone consider me as a friend and also when my family appreciate my efforts. - Sandra Markose

Happiness is dreams coming true. And being with loved ones with whom I don't have to fake around. - Jerome John

Happiness is honesty and understanding and having someone to care for... - Raisa Thomas


Happiness is a solitude moment in beach with music. - Sinu Sunny

Happiness is freedom.
Happiness is never being image conscious. - Acquilin Vigi

Seeing the happiness of the people I love the most and also making them proud, then it's happiness for me - Maya

The small things in life make me happy... a smile on a child's face, or happiness I see on a person's face when I do something good for them, the wonders of nature...
Happiness is also best when shared. - Vineeth Jacob




Happiness is not by chance but by choice.... Life do have it's ups and downs but finding happiness in the small things around us, makes our life perfect.

So, what’s Happiness for you?




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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

G is for ...


Guest Post! 

I am so happy to host Privy Trifles aka Namrata on my blog. She writes at Memoirs of Me about life, love, memories and herself. Even thou we haven’t had much of personal talks or anything but still she’s one blogger whose words I could connect so well. So without much intro.... here goes Privy's post...


You Light Up My Life

Twinkle in your eyes
A smile that shines
The way you hold me close
Softly yet tenderly like a rose
Hugging my heart and soul,
Kissing my lips and making me whole.




Taking me to a place where it’s just you and me;
Somewhere between the day and the night it seemed to be.
A place called nowhere - where the time stood still,
Our love shining around like it always will!

It’s the way you make me feel that I wonder how do I love thee ~
As I lay there next to you with my head on your chest,
I knew what it felt to be at peace, what it meant to have all your crevices filled with love
And to be held as if you were never broken before!
Baby, You Light Up my LIFE

Because you are that flame that kisses the darkness away and fills it with the joy of love!


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Sunday, April 6, 2014

F is for ...




Away from the crowd occupying her own little space she was unconcerned about the world. Neither knowing what's happening nor hearing the murmurings around her, she just lived listening to the voices in her head and engulfed in the darkness inside her.

Once, she was that girl who had a place in everyone's heart and house. No celebrations were complete without her laughter and songs. She was friends with both the old and young. She was others comfort zone as no one hesitated to pour out their worries and tears on her. But, one day down the lane, she lost herself. As if someone just flipped a coin somewhere out there,she got consumed by her own solitude, without hearing or knowing anything.




Everyone was curious to know what happened to her, but not curious enough to find the truth. Maybe it was her own choice to the path of ultimate freedom from the chaos of the crowd or play of the fate. But who was to answer the world when she herself was far detached from life....


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

E is for ...




Engagement! 


She looked at her mehendi filled hands, custom made clothes, jewels, high heels. Seeing them just made her all excited and a bit nervous. Tomorrow she was going to enter a new phase of life, getting into a new commitment. Her engagement day.  

The phone buzzed breaking the thread of her thoughts. It was a message from her best friend. There was a time when she found herself falling for him, but was scared to admit and jeopardize their friendship. So she kept her feelings for him locked away in the threshold of her heart.

“Nervous??? … Come down very soon… ‘m freezing in front of your gate!!!” .... the message read.

She stared at the screen for a second and then suddenly tiptoed without waking the crowd at her place. And like said, there he was in that freezy climate.

“What you doing here, at this time?”

“Hop in… let’s go have a coffee. It’s so cold.”

“Are you alright? I am not coming out with you at this time. If someone sees me I’m dead!”

“What yaar?? Tomorrow you’re gonna get engaged and I’ll have to ask permission from your FiancĂ©. But now you are still single and just my friend.”

“But….”

“Shut up and come!”

Arguing with him, she got into his bike.  Even thou she kept her feelings for him to herself, the moment he asked her parents her hands for marriage she just find herself falling head over heels in love with him again.

She closed her eyes and enjoyed the night thanking her stars for sending him into her life… as her best friend.





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