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The Big Secret Revealed: What Every Child’s Mother Wishes She Could Avoid

I know for a fact that when children fall sick, it is the mother that suffers the most. And I don’t mean just because she loves her child and can’t bear to see him suffering and all that motherly love blah blah blah, but also for the most primitive of reasons.

(1)The child is home-bound (as in ‘stuck at home’ and not ‘coming back home’), and
(2)That she is stuck catering to the whims an additional child (assuming the mother considers the father to be one too) with a not-such-a-lovely nor appreciative disposition.

How Do I Know Of This Big Secret You Ask

You see, when I was a child, there was only one thing I wanted to do other than sleep of course. It was ‘play’. 

I wanted to play all the time 14 by 7 (excluding 10 hours of sleep), 365 days a year; outdoors in fact, away from my mum’s watchful eyes. 

Sometimes I lied for it, sometimes I just ran away without telling her, and sometimes I just left critical details out of my factual statements to her, like “hey mom, I am going out” (to climb …

How Can I Survive SACH a Thing? A Calamity Of Catastrophic Proportions!

If you didn’t already know, I assume you have been hibernating somewhere in northern Siberia with no television in your igloo, no Internet and possibly no food (and deservedly so)! Sachin Tendulkar is retiring… no…. has almost retired! He is already playing his last test right now (has got out on 74 in his first innings) and just 3 more days later, irrespective of whether he may or may not get to bat again, I will see him play no more!

Let me just catch a breath here, for I am positively overcome with grief. I am distraught!
Yes, the man, GOD, who has many more achievements than just his records, is on the verge of calling it quits and I cannot find my sleep again till I have worded out my thoughts, thoughts other than ‘I love you Sachin’ that is.

Why The World Loves Sachin
Yes, the whole world rants and raves about his records. It sings odes to his charismatic strokes and flamboyant drives. It pays tribute to his 24 long years of unfaltering and dedicated service to Indian Cricket. Yes, …

Platinum Day Of Love! What The **** Is That?!

Yes, I have seen this ad and just like thousands of others I have loved it for the fuzzy warm, cozy and lovey feel that it always left me with. Yes, the Platinum Day of Love advert is indeed a hit but while the advert in itself is quite creative and heart-touching, it always leaves me feeling a little.. well... let's just say... dissatisfied..When will I have my platinum day of love? Will it be special? Will it shake my world? Will it be everything I have always wished for and perhaps more? Will it be like a dream come true? Will it be roses and limos and tuxedos and waltzes? Will it be unforgettable?Alas, I waited and waited... but it never came. It left me more and more dissatisfied, feeling unloved, feeling wronged and feeling worse... 'partly at fault' (gasp!)
4.5 years into my marriage with a wonderful, wonderful man, I must say, I have grown a little older and wiser. I know now that in my quest for the elusive platinum day of love I have missed feeling the thousands o…

The Art Of Spinning

Spinning is surely one of the most universally recognized forms of group fitness activities. I for one have experienced it just about everywhere, be it at Gold's in Saint Louis, Solaris in Pune or Clarke Hatch in Kuala Lumpur; but nowhere have I been so completely fascinated by it (to the point of obsession), like I have, here in Brussels. Yes, it is no secret that I have always preferred cycling over jogging but never has this so taken over my fitness conscience that I no longer remember when I last got on a treadmill.
I have been missing my yoga (gasp!), have been missing my favorite bootcamps (another gasp!!), have been seen making a mad dash in the streets to catch the bus (with two full bags of groceries no less!) to make it to spinning on time, and have been caught making discrete phone calls to the gym reception trying to get them to put my name in the registration sheets... I have been there and done that... done it all actually!
So what has suddenly got me h…

Not Really Love!

You have changed me,
For better or worse?
It is a matter of perspective actually..


You have changed me,
For the older and wiser?
It is a matter of outlook actually..


You have changed me,
Off the flaws and the imperfections?
It is a matter of judgement actually..


You have changed me,
Cured me really?
It is a matter of prognosis actually..


Well maybe you love me now
Do you really?
It is a matter of my opinion actually..


For it is not really me you love is it?
It is the me you have now created..
The me that no longer shows as me in my mirror!

Tell me, was I really so un-love-worthy before?

An Adrenaline High On 'Rush'

Caught a brilliant movie last weekend. A great, engaging and involving movie after a long long time. It is now time to recommend it to all of you. Mind you, this is not a review, simply a synopsis of my feelings on the movie. To tell you the truth, I had my eyes closed for long enough during the movie to not be able to write a complete review anyway.

So, anyways, the movie you definitely need to catch this week is 'Rush'. Not the sad, sloppy and unbearably intolerable Hindi movie 'Rush' (the Emraan Haashmi kind), but the fantastic, biopic cum real-life drama converted to reel-life screenplay Hollywood movie 'Rush' (with the God-like Thor on the posters).

Confession Time

Despite the chiseled, muscled Thor (sorry, I must call him that, his name is too ordinary for his physical persona) in the movie's posters, and a trailer that had hot men, fast cars and fantastic dialogues, I was a little skeptical about this movie. Considering my 'watering pot' tendenc…

Stuck In A Elevator With J And A!!

Oh well, just the other day, the three of us got stuck in a lift.

Uh uh, that opening just won't do! To do the incident justice, let's elaborate a bit shall we.

A few days ago, three friends including myself, got stuck in an elevator. (Yes, the blog is a tad bit late, simply to provide for an adequate time period to get over the incident).

It was elevator just build for people to get stuck in... I mean the closed off kind, the one that leaves you wondering if there is any air filtering in from outside or if any living soul has actually heard the alarm bells that you are quite frantically sounding! Ya, those kinds! You get the drift.

So, back to the very beginning now. It was the perfect plan! A masterpiece of plans actually. It was supposed to be a dreamy  girls 'day in', where we would all just relax at A's house and discuss our outfits, accessories and make up for Friday's office party! Oh ya, what fun!

Co-conspirator J had pulled quite the feat! She had snu…

Beauty Tricks That Can Save Your Life Someday!

We all want to look our best for certain occasions. It could be a dream job interview for some (maybe at Cosmo), a big wedding (maybe the third time lucky one), a grand prom date (hottest guy in class) or a 'meet the parents' sequence.

Whatever your reason for wanting to look perfect could be, there are just so many things that could go horribly wrong, making the dream occasion come crashing down as a mortifying nightmare. Such awry experiences can vary in intensity between 'thankfully forgettable' to embarrassingly the 'talk of ever single living room convo'. But there are ways to never let this happen to you!

While you could always walk under a ladder or have a black cat cross your way sealing the fact that your fate is no longer in your hands, there are some tricks that could help you in minimizing your probabilities of something going drastically wrong. So here are some beauty tricks that could figuratively (and sometimes even literally) save your lives:

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