Her Thanksgiving Feast

November 30, 2015 8 Comments

Joachim Buecklaer, 1560

The marketplace is set
buyers and traders
makes a beeline

Fruits, herbs, exotic vegetables
and meats of all kind.

She filled her basket
brimmed to the gasket
She is going to make a feast tonite.

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How To Fight Monday Blues #MondayMusings

November 27, 2015 , 19 Comments

Learning is a constant process and that is the absolute reason why I still have not yet learned to make perfect aloo parathas. Well for that matter, coffee too struggles when it comes in my hand. Needless to say, I make my coffee by pouring cold milk on my mug and jumbling a spoon of coffee powder and sugar into. Perfecto. Well, this is not about "How to make perfect coffee for lazybums" but it is all about that 2-word phrase that beat the blue of almost every working professional- Monday Blue.

 What is Monday blue?
To answer that question, you need to live a life of the either-

1)  a student [the one like me, who never liked going to school much]
2) A working professional in corpo-rat. 

I may not know or recall the third category here and hence label it as irrelevant. Let me rather sing some of the well-tried practices and ideas to combat the deadly monster called- Monday Blue

Source: telegraph UK

How to Fight Monday Blues

1) Coffee Downpour- By this I did not mean that you should gulp that bean away to glory. Rather ditch your coffee mug after the first serving and switch to fresh water at room temperature. It is as freely available as my advices.

2) Wear the Blue- I meant figuratively. I often dressed in a blue colored dress on Mondays, living the adage "loha hi lohe ko kaat ta ha" [Iron cuts Iron idiom please]. Guess what? It works! If it does not work with you, you need to upgrade your wardrobe. Yay baby!

3) Social Media Rant- I mean "enchant your friends on social media" by posting "photoshopped- select photos on your social media. While some may die with envy and hurl you abuses down their breaths, they will still politically oops "social- media- cally" correct themselves and shower you with emojis, dime a dozen. Get Illustrious with your love.

4) Made up the Blues with makeup hues- Ah! It is no secret that how much a girl loves the makeup. If I can start an entire blog for it, I am sure, you will read it oops love it too. After all, it is we girls who makes this Gucci and Sephora popular and profitable. Ditch your old school- simplicity kit and get yourself some cool makeup in whooping shades and colors as available in the market. Plan a new look every Monday. While that will help you beat your blues, men too could take  the hint and pay a little attention to their well-groomed self. After all, we girls too need some good eye-tonic in our monotonous jobs and 200 slides presentation meetings. Who knows good karma returns to you and your favorite brand offers you job in their company to beat you Monday Blues with their glitter, gloss,  nudes and palettes?

5) Concentrate on work- Yes, if all the above fails, stop thinking about the blues unless you have so much of free time in your hand, legs or head. You may not like to "Eat That Frog" that Brian Tracy recommends. So instead pick your favorite dessert, I mean the task and work on it. Once you get habitual of concentrating your work, you would not find any Monday Blues but white and black. Oh! Ain't those are the colors we see dancing in front of our eyes after prolonged working hours, a moment before we faint? Tee hee

Bonus: Like some of the beauty bags gives you a bonus in your box, I have a bonus advice for you. However useless you may find it, Get married. And then you will start loving Mondays. How? Well, if you are a wife, it will be a good relief to send your husband and kids to work & school and some free hours for self. And if you are a man, need I still tell you?

Well these are the top 5+ things that I have learned for fighting Monday blues. I am sure, given my "in the genes- marwadi love for aloo", I will soon learn the art of making the perfect "aloo paratha". Till then, let me go and fix myself some coffee.

Till next time,
Tweet Tweet tee Hooo...


Am back with my humor in a disguise of sarcasm writings. All thanks to my oldies inspirations Write Tribe [Monday Musings] and 3 Word Wednesday [ Jumble, Habitual, Illustrious] for their prompt that helped me park my lazism [tenporarily] and pen this up. Hope you like it. Do spread a word

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Feed The Birds

November 27, 2015 , 4 Comments

painting by Rubens Peale

We have taken their habitat
and replaced it with ours.
high rises and complexes
and yards to park our vehicles.

The trees that they built nest on,
are taken by electrical poles.
Meshed wires and billboards
sprawling all across the concrete roads

No, they do not need our golden cages
the birds like to fly and sing
just show them a little humanity
bring them water and feed


written for Magpie Tales

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LIV this Diwali with Friends, Family and Sony LIV

November 11, 2015 0 Comments

Life is not about hitting a one-time jackpot instead, it is made of small, diverse gains. Life is all about moments. Moments filled with love, laughter and small-small happiness. It is those "Chhoti Khushi" that store up into a greater happiness. A lot of people ask me about one thing that I liked about Diwali? A considerable measure of them answered- Sweets, festivity, crackers, shopping and more.  For me, Diwali is not around a particular explanation of euphoria but rather had dependably been an accumulation of numerous things great that fills my celebration with merriment and beauty. It's about family get-together [wish one never needs to stay away], festivity, eating beautiful sustenance, light works, meet n welcome and that's just the beginning. In addition, Diwali, to me, has dependably been about homecoming.

Yes, that season of the year which was intended to be gone through with crew. Independent of work weight, instruction assignments, Diwali is dependably intended to be a celebration to be gone through at home and with family. 

Diwali in India is not about anything other than an enthusiastic interface. The join with our family, our roots, the great custom of the triumph of goodness over wickedness The sweep of goodness over malevolence is not just about the divine-satanic conflict but a lot more. It is about rising over trivial many to vital few of life, one such vital few is the relationships that we share. Including the less talked about relationships like the one between brothers.

Yes, the relationship between brothers that have been beautifully visualised by Sony LIV. 

To expand more on the sibling to sibling relationship, I would propose you watch this excellent video by Liv [Its a Sony]. The video investigates the wonderful, implied relationship between two siblings. The two siblings unobvious about their affection for one another and fixed between adolescent battles, yet untouched with the acknowledgment of adoration for one another. How they implied a great deal without saying much, is the thing that this video recommends. To put it plainly, a less investigated or discussed the edge that I need to impart to all of you.

If you love, express
Need I say that the video touched my heart and reminds me of my own sweet-salty relation with my brothers. Differences are bound to happen and accepting them may not come easier to all of us. In any case, there are distinctive approaches to express. If not words, in action at least. It goes on its way saying how is it vital for us to love, to be adored and all the more critically, express your adoration. Life is short and expression is essential. Frequently in the everyday tasks we put some distance between our looks and figure, a celebration like Diwali reminds us to bring back the lost touch. Welcome your friends and family. Greet your loved ones

Express and Greet
To take their expression of "Chhoti si Khushi" further, Sony Liv has launched a microsite where you can wish you family and friends this Diwali by creating and sharing personalized greetings. Greetings, yes the lost art of expression. 

So this Diwali, let's explore our emotion and connect with people who matters. or let's take that emotional connect/ bond that we share with others, irrespective of  our differences. Like the two Rastogi brothers in this video. 

Make a difference in the lives of others. Trust me, it goes long way connecting with people. So Live this Diwali and #LIVThisDiwali.

Happy Diwali to All of You,

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From The Soldiers Who Died in Wars

November 09, 2015 , 6 Comments

Source: Magpie

Reduced to mere memories
and memorials
a distant hope of war and peace

their souls knock your heart
and ask the questions to thee
what have you gained from your hatred?
what wars have done
to the humanity.

letting your ambition
get the better of you.
You plundered the lands,
looted existence.
In the name of blood
and gory.

and made it barren.
seeded explosives
in land of rose and Lillies.

We are born to die
and we shall fight
till our last breaths.

The battles that you have begun,
to conquer free will of someone
in the name of national timocracy
we shall strive and
even die, for the love of duty.

for austerity, if not the obligation,
what does war brings to humanity?
what does war give to the nation?

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