Monthly Archives: September 2011

I am…Post 47

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I am a sum of all that I’ve read

I am an explorer of the paths I tread

I am a mix of all the people I met

I am an alter ego of my friend

I am a writer

I am a dreamer

 

I am a connoisseur

I am a traveller

People criticise me for my self-obsession

and misunderstand me for my passions

But, I don’t care

love me or start learning to bear

P.S.  A thought on my favorite line “LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME”

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Friends and all that jazz…Post 44

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I lay in my bed

bombarded with thoughts,

Remembering the happy times

and the times we fought

 

Can never forget those days

full of highs and lows,

talking till six in the morning

we had too much to say…lolz

 

Shopping in Rajouri Garden

or getting glam in ‘SIS’,

am really keen on

our ‘much thought’ road trip

 

Now every time I visit CCD

every cappuccino coffee

reminds me of the day

we were struck by poverty

 

Remember, the days

we were delighted by the hangover,

But one thing which

still awaits is the sleepover

 

The journey is incomplete

without the famous silence & our cold war,

One thing I promise

I can never forget you, yaar

 

No matter how much we argue

you know I’ll always love ya,

From the bottom of my heart

I say: Happy Birthday Vineeta

 

To all the fun we’ve had together,

To all more that is coming,

To all the action & drama,

To everything we are learning,

CHEERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

P.S.  I wrote this poem two and a half years ago for a friend…Now that we are getting busier day by day in the mundane chores of our lives, this reminds me of those gone by days 🙂

It is the little things that matter in life…Post 42

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Every once in a while, take time for yourself and enjoy who you are.

HAVE A GOOD LAUGH

SING A SONG

CALL AN OLD FRIEND

OR WALK IN THE WOODS

Your life belongs to you and it can be all that you want it to be. Make every moment matter. Cherish them in your heart.

Enjoy today…Enjoy every day…

Little drops of water,

Little grains of sand,

make the mighty ocean

and the pleasant land…

so the little minutes humble

though they be,

make the mighty ages

to eternity…

– Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney

Music…a religion…Post 40

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Coming to think of the first time that something seemed as music to my ears I don’t remember that. But whenever I hear this word, a person instantly comes to my mind…my dear friend Bhanu. She is a classically trained singer and it was during those school days and then college days and then MBA days that we used to hear different genres of music on our car joyrides, while me having the luxury to sit back and take in every word ( Bhanu used to drive the car  😛 ).

It is to her that I owe the beginning of music appreciation which never ceased…the beginning of Old Hindi Film Songs…the beginning of Pakistani Bands…the beginning of Ghazals…the beginning of Classical Music (I possess a classical AOL Bhajans CD which was nominated for Grammy Awards named “Soul Call”)…and the beginning of interpreting the lyrics  🙂

Music to me means a healer which touches hearts and communicates to the souls. It transcends reality and metamorphosis into something very deep.

There are a lot of genres still to be explored (like rock being one of them), my journey and learning continues…These days I am going ga ga over AOL bhajans…they calm one’s nerves and settle the ever unresting mind.

This was my first encounter with books based on music. It is the about the Guru-Shishya relationship that the author (Namita Devidayal) shares with her Music Guru “Dhondutai”. I loved every page, every line or for that matter every word of it.

Jaipur EATenery…Post 34

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Jaipur is known for its spicy, rich and exotic cuisine. Food is something to look forward when you are traveling in and around Jaipur. So on my trip to Jaipur last week I had the much drooled about delicacies:

Lassi: A must try if you happen to visit Jaipur or are staying there. Nice, yogurty, fresh lassi served in terracotta cups (I loved them) which give a red-earth taste. Make sure that you go the original Lassiwala at Shop No. 312, MI Road. All in all, a mouth-watering specialty without  which your EATenery to Jaipur would be incomplete.

Pyaaz Ki Kachori: Steaming hot pyaz ki kachoris or aloo pyaz ki kachoris at Lakshmi Mishthan Bhandar stuffed with a lightly caramalised and exceptionally seasoned onion filling with a sweet and spicy tamarind chutney.

Puchke: The rajasthani version of waterballs a.k.a golgappe  😛 😛 😛

The Chokhi Dhani Platter: We chose Chaupad Jeeman Ghar for our dinner at Chokhi Dhani . In India Chaupad is an ancient game of Royal families like today’s Ludo, which has four straight paths joint in center. This is what “Chaupad Jeeman Ghar” has in its shape. It has four straight rows meeting at center. Each row has 20 persons’ sitting capacity where you find best of Rajasthani dishes like Batis sunk into pure ghee with Choorma, a traditional dish of Rajasthan and more…

It was a dish full of:

  • Sangri
  • Sag-gatta ro
  • Sag-dal pachhmelri
  • Sag-kadi besanri
  • sag-hariyalo
  • Roti-gahuyari
  • Roti-makkari
  • Roti-bajarari
  • Dal-Bati
  • Chawal
  • Achar kair sangri ro
  • Chatni lasna ri
  • Bura
  • Chat-Choulari
  • Malpuaa
  • Jalebi
  • Salad-Mix
  • Dal-Chawal
  • Makkhan-Dhani ro
  • Ghee-Dhaniro
  • Chhachh
  • Lassi
  • Papad
  • Khichada Chhadiya motth

Though could not finish the whole thing…but tried everything that was served and enjoyed to the core (so much so that after having the platter, we danced for 45 minutes to burn calories  😛 :P)

 

Through my eyes…Post 33

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I looked form the jharokha

and my gaze fell

on the plethora of colours

 

then up above the infinite sky

a galore of stars

 

Standing on the soil

which witnessed an era

of heroic ambitions

 

I breathed the air

pregnant with homage

 

I streched my arms

and welcomed everything

that came my way

Jaipur, 2011: A view from Amber Fort while climbing my way up. This is the only picture that I have out of those that were clicked at Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. My friend lost her camera and it had all the beautiful pictures.

 

P.S.  This trip to Jaipur was an impromptu plan with just one friend and others just acquaintances. But I did not mind cause my dream was calling me and I had to go. And the trip turned out to be awesome with memories forever  🙂 🙂 🙂