Monthly Archives: January 2012

20 Random things about me

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I read this somewhere a few weeks back and it really made me want to do it. I can’t remember which blog. Since I’m a super lazy  person, I’ve just gotten around to doing it.

  1. I love love love old world charm toffees like pan pasand, kismi bar, fatafat, chatpat…the list is long.
  2. I used to play guitar…I still want to…It lies on a stand in a corner of my room…but I don’t know why I am procrastinating it since last 7 months…maybe I lack the motivation to do it or I am preoccupied with other stuff.
  3. I want to live in France someday, even if it’s temporary.
  4. I often dream of falling from the last or second last stair of a staircase, I get scared and it always wakes me up.
  5. I have an extremely sweet tooth. So much so, I sneak around at night when my mom is asleep and steal sweets from the kitchen.
  6. I once crashed my car with another car on a flyover. My car got heated up and I drove that car for almost 45 minutes. It was so much heated that it would have blasted any moment. But I dropped it at the right time. Incidents like this make me strongly believe in that power called “ALMIGHTY”.
  7. My favourite cartoon strip is Calvin and Hobbes.
  8. I get annoyed by bad spellings and incorrect grammar.
  9. I’m not a morning person. Wake me up earlier than I’m used to and I’ll yawn all day.
  10. I’ve never had a fracture or an accident my entire life.
  11. I am geographically challenged. I get lost quite often.
  12. My dad and I disagree on everything under the sun.
  13. I never say no to subway.
  14. I have an unexplained love for kids. I would do anything for them.
  15. I never swear. Never use bad language.
  16. I’ve never been able to watch Friends in its entirety.
  17. Though I cant have too spicy or too heavy food but I love Rajasthani cuisine to the core. Give me “Lehsun ki Chutney” and a roti and I am the happiest person in the world.
  18. I’m in the category of obsessive people. When something interests me, I get obsessed about it.
  19. My favourite place to go when I need to feel better is a Bookstore.
  20. I am still figuring the last thing to write here  😛
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Difficult Daughters

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I have been trying to avoid any discussion on the topic “Marriage” but I’ve been hearing so much from every corner. Worst of it, All my friends around me are getting married one by one. It seems as if marriage is in the air…as if one’s life is flooded with nothing but the only aim of getting married. I’ve listened to all the advices of grown ups with a smile, some of which were very harsh…and some taunts from friends also.I wanted to  vent out my feelings! Only, I did not know whom to talk to…wanted to avoid voicing my opinion on my blog but I think its the best way to tell the world my state of mind. My blog has become a place where I find solace. Whenever things are getting on to me, I tend to isolate myself and plunge into writing. And while doing that, I feel as if I’m talking to my best friend who understands me and just lets me be what I am!
December 2010, I took a tough call. I left my job as an IT headhunter and started studying French in L’Alliance Francaise de Delhi. From doing B.Com and moving to MBA(HR), then joining a consulting firm to studying French! I’m clearly a living example of Diversity! 😀 Everyone says I don’t have a career focus but that’s not the case. I’m very well clear on what I want to do in life and I’m very well doing it as well. Professionally and Academically, I don’t regret any decision I took. The decisions had been the best one at that time and place. I’m very clear on not taking up any Gurgaon / Noida job. Somehow, while working, I realised that I am not at all enjoying my work and I often missed my language classes (whether english or french). So, I decided to start my french classes simultaneously with my job. Soon, I realised that I am not able to focus on both and how much I craved to go back home, open my french textbook and start doing my homework (that was for the first time, that I looked forward to doing some homework :P). After this enlightenment, I made decision to leave my job and pursue my passion. That was the first foolishness I did according to my family and relatives – leaving a full fledged career and starting all over again. I could never made them understand that this really makes me happy. After much tries, I gave up on that.
Then, came the issue of getting married. Ok, I’m 24 years old..so what? I know I am a very difficult-to-deal-with-stubborn-headed-obstinate-case when it comes to marriage just because I don’t understand that why there is a certain age by which you should get married.People around me are going ga ga over my marriage plans. Everybody’s so called “SAPNE” will only get fulfilled because of my wedding and those dreams are of decking themselves up in heavy sarees and lehengas (Yes, I belong to a punju family :P). I feel that there is no right age to get married. One should get married only when one feels like…only when you want to share your life with someone…when you think that you are mature enough and you know yourself well and can relate to the other person easily and if age is a consideration, then you are merely following the societal norms and doing what everyone else does. I am happily single and unmarried. I have a lot to do in life yet. Neither I am dying to have a life partner soon nor I daydream of my wedding. I personally feel, that marriage is more about the feelings, the vows to spend you WHOLE yes your whole life with someone rather than just heavy jewellery, shimmery clothes and full on makeup!!!!!!!!!!! So, one should be very careful how to go about it and it will happen only at its destined time with the destined person. So, just take a chill pill and breathe 🙂
P.S: I’ve never been vocal about my decisions in life but today I feel light.
P.P.S:  Difficult Daughters is a book by Manju Kapoor…the story of a woman who goes through so many obstacles just to have the love of her life by her side…I don’t relate to this character at all in the book…but I know Mom, A Difficult Daughter I am 🙂 🙂 🙂

Alvida…

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Zindagi ke is mod par…

fursat ke do pal chura liye…

Dekha jo pichhe mud kar…

hum muskura diye…

Safar ki in rahon me…

kabhi kahin mila tha ek humsafar…

Jiske sath karvan hua kuchh yun guzar…

tamanna hui ki ban jaye ab ye dagar hi hamara ghar…

Par na jane kismat ko kya manzoor tha…

use kuchh aur aur hume kuchh aur hi kubool tha…

Aaj na jane kyun phir ye dil ghabraya hai…

paya jo khud ko tanha…

to aaj fir wo yaad aya hai…

Par kadam karte apni manmani…

kehte ponch ye aankhon ka pani…

chal chalte hain ek nai dagar…

chal dhunde ek naya shahar…

bhool ja use jo do pal ka sathi tha…

zindagi ki kitab nahi…bas us kitab ki ek kahani tha…

chal ek naya jahan basaenge…

apne nishaan chhod jayen…

aisa kuchh kam kar jayenge…