11 posts from month 06/2016

A letter to the garden that I left behind

    My beloved garden, I left you behind with a very heavy heart when I moved from the city that I lived in for two years. And move I had to. But how I miss you! Not a day goes by when I don't think of ...

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Romanticising the past

 All of us tend to romanticize our past; scrubbing it and shining it till it gleams in our memories. With time, the memories of the tough times also change. The rough edges are softened and when we reminise about a ...

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Oh gentle rain! I request thee to bless my children

Oh rain, how gently you drop from the sky, like a loving gift from the clouds, to their friend, the earth. Oh rain, how soothed the weary and tired earth must be, whose soul has been blessed by you, made to feel moist ...

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My last minute wedding jitters

Growing up, I was never one of those girls who dreamt of getting married. Of course, I too wished for a guy who would sweep me off my feet. ( and then would readily dance with me! ) But being married to that dream-guy ...

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Posting aa gayi ?

Whenever a fauji is reaching the end of his tenure in a particular place, everyone has only one question for him and his family at all gatherings- " Posting aa gayi? " It's not too different from that dreaded query- " ...

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She saw herself, in the winter of her life

She lay on her bed, Her life flashing before her eyes; as it often did, these days. There she is, bathing under the stream as a kid, free as a bird. Now she is standing at the threshold of a new life, as a young ...

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The cobwebs in my food blog

A year and a month ago, I suddenly felt a very strong urge to start a food blog. I started off with a Facebook page and then graduated to a blog. Not satisfied with the look of the blog, I contacted a professional and ...

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He danced ! He moved!

A few weeks back, we went for the "DJ night" organised at the Officers' Institute in the Jaipur Cantt. As we got ready at home, we had a very important discussion . Me- " Will you dance with me tonight? " Ranjan -" No. ...

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Serendipity – ABBA and Mamma Mia

Today is the day we when we move out of our home, into a guest room. The whole week has gone by in a tizzy- packing, rushing around the city for last moment chores, tempers fraying etc. As I stood in the kitchen store, ...

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Packing a home into trunks

I kept putting it off and now it's upon me - THE PACKING. The freshly painted black trunks have been staring at me for sometime now, saying, " Hey lady, move your butt ,get moving, start packing". The legendary TRUNKS - ...

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