Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass ...
Its about learning to dance in the rain!!!
There are many things in life that will catch your eye
but only a few will catch your heart... Pursue those

This is my small effort to make you smile for a while...






Sunday, December 11, 2011

December... The month I love


Hurrayyyyyyyyyyy, Its December last month of the year, I love everything about this month. Apart from wonderful chill climate and lot of vacations, here are few things which made and will make my 2011 December more beautiful.
So I got to update you about me and want to share some little happenings with you all. 

Dance Program: 
Me and My Troupe “Hejje Gejje” Danced very well, got lot of encouragement, appreciation and to add on to this we are performing the same dance again on demand. Isn’t this a prize for the practices and hard work we have put in?







Me and Myself: 

Little girl me, turned younger by a year this month 9th. It was a pretty good celebration spread over 3 days. I loved all the sweet things gifted and loads of messages from friends and family.




Trips and Travels: 

Yeaaaah my Hubs read my previous blog and has now planned a superb year end trip. :D Any guesses where I will head to??? If no, wait for my travel blog post.

Again so many little beautiful things happening around me, 
This year for me will end with lot of action. So wait for more :D

Monday, November 7, 2011

I am in love with…

It started when I was in fifth grade, There were poems of H W Longfellow which was pretty long , but there was this poem which was only of 4 lines and we had to memorize it, so that was easy and fun. It was then I fell in love with the poet of that poem.


Then I started searching for this guy who wrote these poems. Gradually I got to know that this guy has written lot of Proverbs, Sayings and also has done some innovations as well.

I couldn’t stop wondering about him and by that time I had completely fallen for this guy. I hope of finding him, I started writing blogs, I wrote all kind of funny posts, serious posts also poems so that someday all these I can portray and impress this guy.

And guess what happened next, there was a comment on my blog. Yes it was the same guy I was so thrilled and happy. Finally all my efforts were paid and I was so thrilled that I kept reading his comment again and again. And it goes like this.

Anonymous said…
Accidently dropped into your blog. Good work, keep writing.

Oh I wish I had some way to contact him and tell him that I have been a huge fan of poems written by Anonymous, Proverbs written by Anonymous, innovations done by Anonymous!

Oh my my!!! I am in love with Anonymous!

Dedicated to all my commenters :D who post comment with no names !!! :D

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Excitement in air...


Its end of rainy season in Banglore and winter is set to begin but for me October and November is going to be very hectic, now you know that I am making reason for not posting blogs. Hmmm!!!Ok you can consider that but let me tell you I am not busy with routine work or life. I have so many things lined up. And Guess what these are things which I literally forget world, my age and anything for that matter around me when I am doing these. Here is the small list of things with which I am currently occupied and excited about.

Marriages and Engagements
I truly heartily bless all those beautiful couples who are getting engaged and inviting me, you know what this means to me? So much of shopping, fun, make up, accessorizing, in simple words I am going to shop endlessly on the reason of these young couples getting engaged, married etc… Love you all :D






Trips and tours:
Voila!!!! Year end is fast approaching and I have seriously started hinting my hubby darling that all my friends are going on exotic vacation. And I have to make sure I don’t tell some places in and around Bangalore I should make sure I tell places which I want to visit. So I got to be very creative in telling my hubs that which place I want to visit this year end indirectly. Not that he doesn’t understand my creativity its just my satisfaction.

Dancing and Dancing:
Yes you read it right, I am going on stage in November for some event. It’s only when I started choreographing for the song I realized how much I have wanted to dance. I am reliving my passion, trust me I am forgetting everything around me when I dancing and feeling like a 3 yr old kid for whom world around hardly matters when it wants to sing or dance that’s how exactly I am feeling right now.



Yuuuhuuuuuu this is a glimpse of my excitement, are you giggling??? Hey come on!!! This is how I am, I am excited and happy for every single thing I get to do and see. So guys wait for more of my experiences to be documented and posted.

Love my life!

Monday, September 19, 2011

A marriage in my family


Mom calls up when I was at work:
Amma: Helloooooooooooo (thankfully my colleague beside me did not answer her back)
Me: hmmm amma tell me, talk in low tone I can hear you.
Amma: Arrey  I cant hear you yaaaaaaaaaaaa (Not Again!!! Now I decided to walk out of my cubicle)
Me: ok I will come out of my cubicle  

Amma : ya ya you come out, I have to tell you something important!!!
 ( I thought one of these will be her important discussion as I walked out of my cubicle.
1.  It must be someone from her not so good friends who would have met her in some temple and would have done lot of attitude according to my Amma.
2. Or may be some girl has escaped from home in my native.
3. Or she wants to go out with her yoga class friends and I have to convince my Appa)

Me: Amma tell me now what is it.
Amma: You know what!!! Your cousin, she may be getting married!!!
Me: Amma what so big thing in that, she is of right age and she has to get married this year anyways.
Amma: No No she should have some responsibility, not like this !!!
Me:  oh what happened now!

Amma: Alla!!! Can’t she see you and learn something?  How can she do this??? Or at least see all of us we all her aunts and uncles none of us have done this and how can she even think of getting married like this?

Me: Amma pls be open minded. It’s ok; it’s her choice and interest.

Amma: How to believe that guy will be good? I am not ok with it! Arrey, why don’t you understand this! Her parents, me and your appa, Your both mavas and also you for that sakes  are not married like this and today see are you not happy?  Then why she has to do this!!!What example is she setting for her younger sisters???
Papa my sister I don’t know how she is handling this

Me: Amma pls don’t talk like this lets see, tell me what exactly is your doubt 

Amma: Ramya be serious this is somebody’s life! what is this matching horoscope it seems, Bride has to take coffee, serve with all grace to Guy's family and and then again family meeting it for a formal discussion! Everything is fixed in a month or two! what’s all this haan!!! Why of all the things she should be ok with Arranged marriage cant she fall in love with someone!!! 

Me: Amma you better talk to her, I have hell lot of work. And Please be informed arranged marriage is very good its ok! and the style what ever you have mentioned is very old now its changed!

Amma: Iyyo you are always in hurry and not serious at all, you should know none of us have experience in all these, not even your grandparents!!!

This is what happens in my family if someone dares to opt for Arranged Marriage!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Very educative TV shows

At times we will have to explain in great details about concept which seems simple but has a huge impact on society, so one of such very critical debate which happened with my dear Blogger friend Sujatha leads me to write this post.


Before going ahead I want to sincerely thank my dear Sis who provided complete assistance, guidance, valuable time and knowledge sharing on the topics we are discussing today.

OKOK I am coming to the topic finally!

Not sure what makes people call some very knowledgeable Television series as CRAP, ABSURD, UNREALISTIC, MEANINGLESS, ETC ETC. But truly after great amount of research and deep dive discussions, I am wHole heartedly accepting that these shows are very important for everyone in the family and are also very educative. Given a chance I would ask all TV channels to stop broadcasting NEWS, SPORTS, QUIZES, Travel Shows for shows like Rakhi Ki Swayamwar, Rakhi Ki Adalat, Stuntmania, Roadies, Footloose, Datetrap, Superstud, Splitsvilla.

I will just go through few of these shows to explain you how important these shows are. (Mind you, explanation of just 1 or 2 is more than enough for you to accept how great these shows really are!!!) So here you go!

Rakhi Ki Swayamwar:

Come on guys! you want to teach your kids about Mythology and tell me how many of you have really explained Swayamwar concept in Mythology. Almost in every story of God, Goddess, Suras, Asuras there is swayamwar and so every princess was supposed to see some 20-30 Neighboring kings and decide on one (when all men are from mars!) and when you tell this to kid, it will immediately slap you with a question asking ‘then why did you marry daddy and not neighbor Uncle because he is so sweet and never asks me to study!!!’ So I would say a practical example helps kids understand this very difficult concept of choosing one man out of similar ones, very easily. Now that’s what our Rakhi did and also she is so kind and generous that she may be ready for explaining this again with Rakhi Ki Swayamwar Part 2 to make people understand this critical concept and help improve Mythological Understanding!! I truly respect the teacher in Rakhi Sawant.

So finally you are accepting right? Now standup say

Happy Teacher’s Day Meees Rakhi!

Repeat it 5 times!

Superstud:

Ok don’t just be completely mesmerized with Rakhi Sawant we have a male competitor also. And he is our very own Ashmit Patel, Oh u dint get who he is…. I should really educate you guys!!!

Thaaaat Inteha movie… umm hmmm u dint remember, Thaat Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana u Still don’t get him! Fight Club – Members Only(I like the name, wonder is they knew no one else will even turn towards the poster also!!!) Still Nooo????

Ok MURDER!!! Ahaaaaaaa naughty, now u get it! Arrey no no its not MS I am talking about. it’s about the guy who is supposed to be hero of the film but only sits in jail from starting till ending of movie and rest of the THINGS taken care by our Imran Hashmi, Hmmm correct correct the other Guy! That’s our Male competitor

So our Guy Ashmit the handsome hunk! Is the one teaching young boys how to flirt and is supposed to be FLIRT GURU, wow how on earth such beautiful concept was not visualized all these yrs, My complete teenage is gone now I get such shows what a loss…

Continuing with this, I have heard from some very reliable source that for a female frog to find its potential mate the selection process is to hear to all male frogs croaking and the loudest of all gets the female frog, to understand this natures wonder and mystery with Homosapiens as example all you have to do is watch our very own Flirt Guru Ashmit Patel croaking on Superstud isn’t it how educative? Do you ever get such wonderful examples? See this is the reason I say you all people complaining should see these shows.

Now I know you all are waiting to be Blessed by Flirt Guru Ashmit Patel ( Papa had he attained this much earlier, he would be performing better THINGS in Murder!!! Hmmm )

So do I have to explain anymore???

Now do you accept totally that these are very educative???

Good!

Uffff Mission Accomplished! ;)

Monday, August 29, 2011

I would know how beautiful I am

It’s a beautiful dawn, birds chirping in the bush.
Mist of love touching my cheeks and made me blush,
Oh that cool moist breeze gave my curly hair a soft push.
But my mom says I am more beautiful than all of those.

Warmth of the sun making my skin glow,
That little stream in my garden I hear it run slow,
Beautiful fields of paddy where men walk with their plough.
But my mom says I am more beautiful than all of those.

Pretty jingle of the cattle bell, as it returns home.
Merry laughter of the child when it is hugged,
And all those beautiful birds returning to their nest.
But my mom says I am more beautiful than all of those.

I can sing and dance with this beauty of nature,
I can hug and touch these splendid gifts of god.
I can hear and love all these being around me.
But If only I could see, I would know how beautiful I am.


-Dedicated to a sweet person I met this weekend, who had no sight but loads of dreams!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I do right thing at right time!

Hello Hello!!! By seeing the post’s title, People who are thinking that I am very proud of things I do, I request you to please go ahead and read through the post.


Scene 1:

Entire week I wouldn’t have washed my office wear. I pester my dear husband to put it to washing . He not only does it but also he takes it off from drying, gives it for pressing and collects the same.

Now suddenly I realize!!! Dear god such a nice husband I have and immediately gear up and collect all his cloths put it to washing machine and also put it on strings to dry, I feel so proud of doing this right thing.

But alas, I forget to notice that it was in “Washed cloths to Pressing” Bin and with this I also forget take it off when it dries and night it showers badly!!!

Scene ends with Hubs searching his old shirts Suitcase to see which one fits now!!!

Scene 2:

My dear dad does most of the small work for me even today, so I decide to surprise him by personally going to the Coffee shop where he has been going from years and get freshly brewed coffee powder for my dad.

But alas I dint notice that it’s different shop owner and only later found out that the old guy had changed the shop but a similar one was in that place and I got a huge pack of Coffee Powder which was not my father’s favorite!!!

Scene ends with my father cribbing each time drinking the coffee prepared by mom and Coffee powder got by me!

Scene 3:

On a south Indian festival which is similar to Karva Chaut, I wanted to show off to MIL that I am starving whole day for my husband’s long life. I called her up in the evening and informed the details I did and also that I starved whole day for him. I was happy to hear MIL laughing at the other end but only later I realize that I forgot to note that month she had mentioned and My MIL calmly told “dear Daughter in law, festival is next month don’t worry you can do it again next month when I come there!!!”

Scene ends with me starving again!!!

Scene 4:

My best friend is seeing a beautiful girl in my office,

One day in cafeteria my dear friend was walking with me, I stopped midway talking to someone and later realized that he had walked ahead of me and I thought he will end up searching me. So went shouting his name, ran to him and felt very proud that I informed my best friend that I was with him.

But alas I dint realize that I disturbed a beautiful moment of my best friend seeing his girl and to add to this, it was the only time she turned to see him as well!!!

Scene ends with an angry stare from my best friend :(
I do right thing at right time!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ladakhalogue … Day 7 and Day 8

Day 7: 2nd July 2011, Saturday

Good morning India, Today is the last but one day of our trip. We are done with all the sight seeing, but one more wonderful thing is still pending and that is shopping. I am so damn excited, messaged all my friends about this and have made them jealous. Hold on guys, see the things I have shopped you will be more jealous…
Ladakh is very famous for Silk, Antiques and stones. You name an accessory and you will get it here. God, I am all excited to shop for myself and my friends. Hubs has shifted the shopping time to post lunch as it will be less sunny so I will rest well and then get ready. Before that let me list things I want to buy

Shopping listed in my Diary:


Stone(Amethyst, turquoise, ruby, Pearl, etc etc etc) Bracelets
Stone Earrings
Tshirt
Silk Purses
Antiques
Chains Lot more…


Hey ya, its shopping time now see the things :D
  


I shopped handful and I took just 4hrs 35min (time keeping done by hubs) oh I cant stop seeing it again and again, Hubs is worried about packing things and taking it safely back to Bangalore.

We are back in hotel and its dinner time now, Oh there is one thing in our itinerary. Something as Dinner with Chang!!!! I don’t know who is that ok will come back from dinner and sleep early, as we have to be ready to the flight to Delhi tomorrow morning.

End of Day 7: Good night, Hey btw Chang is the local drink!!! Phew, I was hoping to meet some handsome hunk!!! Anyways love my life today more than any other day. ;)

Day 8: 3rd July 2011, Sunday

Good morning, Packing done and we are starting now.
I am in Flight to Delhi and from there back to namma Bengaluru, I am getting this last glimpse of Leh from the flight.


Hmmm I am leaving heaven now to be back to reality is all I can say, Its been wonderful trip with loads of memories, shopping and Wonderful Photos. I don’t want to write anything more I am ending my Ladakhalogue with heart full of love and memories and a small wonderful list of things which is Summary of this trip.



  

Highlights of this trip:



1. First view of snow capped mountains, Clouds in the sky and felt snowfall.
2. Little incidents which I can blog about, Rajesh the server at Naro, GPS Scarf incident, Honeymooners… many more wait for it folks

3. Drinking and eating all through out the journey, Local Tea, Noodles and paratha

4. Airtel network availability even at 13000ft ;).

5. Quails Journey, Music, dreaming

6. No Fans in Hotel loved it!

7. Landslide!

8. Make up, Styling for Photography and after all this covering my self in layers of cloths, jackets, Gloves and Cap

9. Smsing friends for my own pride and satisfaction

10. My Diary. And shopping list I prepared!!!
11. Medical Kit prepared by very experienced traveler and my best friend contained Medicines for fever, head ache, body ache, cold, loose motions. Good we are all prepared!!! But alas I suffered from Constipation for which we dint have any medicines :(

Oh God list has no end, just as my memories of this place.



 I have to stop at some place so here I do.


JULEY (Bye in Tibetan language)

Something for New readers who have landed on this Blog now, If you think you can handle this and want more here you go...




Slow Poison Dose 5: Ladakhalogue …Day 7 and Day 8   ---> You are already here!!!

THE END!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ladakhalogue… Day 5 and Day 6

Day 5: 30th June 2011, Thursday

Wow it’s an awesome morning, beautiful climate and love in air.
Today’s itinerary is Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery and will be doing a long journey to Chang la this is in Indo China Border and guess what? We are going to PANGONG Lake, wondering what so special about this??? Oh my! Please wait, will tell you only once I see the place.

Shey Palace and Thiksay Monastey: More Devotion more tangaka paintings and so many Mani wheels all throughout the monastery. 
One more nice thing to observe is entire Ladakh you can see Stones piled on one top of the other, even on the remotest corner on the hilltop rocks you see stones piled up. I asked our driver, why and who does this? so he told its people while praying to mark the completion of their prayers they pile a stone. Not sure about the reason though, but entire ladakh you will get to see them. There is a game called 'Lagori' I was reminded of that game where we pile stone and hit them in ball.

Also you get to see Prayer Flags all over, these are of 5 different colors which symbolizes Void, Earth, Water, Fire and Sky. This adds to the beauty of the place. Love all these Mysteries in air!
Spot me in this snap!!!
We have started our Journey to Chang la, Here are few interesting sign boards we are seeing over our journey :D, These are truly inspiring.
1.    Darling I love you, But not so fast!!!
2.    I am very curvaceous, be Slow.
3.    On my cure you will lose your nerve
4.    Drive like hell you will be there
5.    Be Late Mr rather than Mr. Late
6.    If you are married Divorce Speed
7.    Slow Drive long life
8.    Speed Thrills but kills
9.    Fast wont last
10.           Time is money but life is precious
 Many more, wonder which driver has patience to read them.

On the way to Pangong...

Now we are heading Towards Pangong lake, Roads are good till we reach the foot hills of Chan la and sign boards are all over.

We reached Chagla, wow this is dearly called as Chang La Queen and is protected area, photography and trekking is also monitored. There are jammers installed it seems hence cell phones doesn’t work so no messaging and irritating friends.

This is at 17350ft. we stopped for permits and I was blessed with snow fall again, oxygen level is very low here and we were rushed to start immediately.

God I am Waiting to see Pangong Tso, tso means lake!
Ok Now about this lake, this is some 130km lake which is spread across India and China and only 20% of it is in India and rest in China, This Lake has become very famous post the movie 3 Idiots which has shot its climax in this Pangong Lake. I am waiting to capture the beauty of this lake in my eyes and hubs in his camera



Now you know why I was so excited isn’t it. I have no words to describe the beauty of this place. Mountains, snow, Blue water, Sun shine, very cold wind, Clouds all over I just can’t get this out of my eyes and can never put in words I am dumb fold. Its 2 am in the afternoon best time to see the lake its beauty is indescribable with different color and shades of blue.
 
We are staying in Tents here, I am writing this post dinner in the camp where we are staying. God it may be less than 0degree, I am shivering uncontrollably and hubs happily remembering his engineering days as he studied in north India he is so much fond of it. Oh did I tell you this is my First North India visit and I have come to Northern most tip of India.



Ok End of Day 5: I was wearing 1 pair of inners, 1 pair of Thermals, 3 Tshirt, 1 jeans, Sweater, Gloves and Head Cap(All these at a time FYI)  over these 2 Quilts and 1 rasai and I was Shivering whole night , never had experienced such cold in my life.
Love my life.

Day 6: 1st July 2011, Friday

Today we are heading back to Leh, god yesterday night was terribly cold. I woke up to see parts of Lake Frozen, again a long journey and we will visit Hemis Monastery. God! so many monastery so many lamas, Kings and Ripoches I cant remember a single name. Thank god I dint have to study Buddhist Culture or history I would have flunked multiple times!

Again we will be crossing Chang la Peak, Team is waiting for Guide to accompany us, I am sitting in Driver seat and making my notes. Our Driver Amjad urf Namgayal is very happy and is taking my snap in his cell phone.

Ok Journey to Leh has started…


Driver Namgayal\Amjad

We are back in Leh now put up in Hotel Cho Palace, will be here for 2 more nights and then end of our wonderful trip.

But top thing of the trip is still there waiting, ladies guess what!!! Shopping at leh market and that’s tomorrow. I am eagerly waiting for it and hubs is not talking about it!!!

Points to note from Day 5 and 6:
  1. All the roads are maintained by BRO, border road organization a military section for maintaining roads in the border. God its one of the toughest job I tell you!
  2. Tibetan most common name is Namgayal or Tansieng every other person is Namgayal, so to identify themselves uniquely they keep nick name for themselves like our driver he calls himself Amjad!!!
  3. At this altitude your skin dries, and Nose becomes extremely dry because of inhaling dry air and it also starts bleeding, we have got sun tan and dry skin properly. But I always feel pain is good, sometimes I enjoy pain which is the result of maximum joy.
 End of Day 6: Good Night!!! I have rest and be well prepared cause tomorrow its Shopping day :D, Love my life.