Thursday, August 15, 2013

We fight most with people we care for most

In the middle of a very stressful day at work, where I am attempting to multi task several things, I miss having lunch. I was hungry, but the deadline had to be met, so I skipped it.
The hubby calls - which is quite unusual during the working hours. Just to say 'Hi'.
I should feel happy, and spend a few minutes catching up, checking in if all is ok, and how come he is calling me. Instead, I blurt out "What is it? I am busy."

Actually, I am hungry, tired, and busy. But I do not stop to appreciate that someone I meet everyday called in just to say Hello, are you doing ok. I know you would be stressed out, so I just called up to help you calm down.  

My tone says I am stressed, but I turn it into anger. "I am busy, I don't even have time for lunch. Tell me if there is anything you want from me, else I am hanging up".

What a way to treat the people who love you most. Who you love the most. People you care for. We take them for granted. Not sometimes, but most of the times. I know I do.

We fight most with the people we care for the most. And we should acknowledge that, and then change that. 

Friday, June 7, 2013


Today I feel the urge for some retail therapy! Not the kind where you hit a mall and pick up things that appeal to you. But rather the ebay/craigslist kind. A jaw-droppingly-awesome bargain! Thats what I am craving!
Yes, I said craving.

Its been a while since that happened.  Ebay, here I come. Please don't disappoint me!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Knock Knock

Knock Knock!
Anybody there?

No one..hmm. I thought as much.
Ok, maybe someday this space would give me friends from far and wide. Until then, let this be my personal diary read by me alone.

So today I think I was able to put my finger on the 2 things that have been bothering me with respect to my job lately
  • Not really getting the learning I had hoped to. I am just going on like a worker bee, with not much to add by way of skill sets or knowledge.
  • A boss that doesn't want to budge from his pre-conceived notions. He has opinions that he believes are facts! Sorry boss, but what you think aint makin it a fact, buddy!
Thats all for today!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Screen time

How do I put it? I wouldn't normally say anything like this. Let me start by saying I have tremendous respect for my in-laws. But when they do not respect my wishes when it comes to how my 2 year old should spend his time at home, and give him way more screen time than I would ever allow, it does start to agitate me.

After maintaining a tight discipline on how much time he spends on the Ipad or laptop, within 1 month of being "spoilt", he screams for the Ipad the moment he sees it! The laptop is meant for him, and the TV must play songs he likes. There cannot be any other way!

It saddens me, sometimes irritates me, but mostly I feel bad when his innocent face asks for "Wheels on the bus", and in a few seconds he is crying, with a face full of  tears and all the drama that comes with it, when I refuse to give him the Ipad.

It will take some patience and many tears to "reform" him. But its got to be done. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I ♥ suede

Oh suede! Rich and luxurious. In the form of a bag! Pure eye candy! Beckoning... SCREAMING at me to be my arm candy! Just take a look at the bag below. I want it!

I saw this from the Hollywood housewife's latest post. It introduced me to yet another beautiful woman - Clare Vivier who is passionate about her and craft and produces, in her own words, a line of handbags and clutches that are as chic as they are utilitarian. Perfect! Just what a girl wants!

P.S - Not a sponsored post! No one would sponsor at a blog read by the blogger herself and her family :-p. Just wanted to share my find of the day!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Getting lucky

Some people get lucky. When I think of getting lucky - I think of Frieda Pinto. That girl hit the jackpot!
And then she made good use of it too! Smart lady.

Closer home, quite literally, I think of Anushka Sharma.

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Not to undermine the hardwork both these girls have put in, but hey, so many people work hard! So many struggle. And so many fail!
Just another model getting a lead role in a Bollywood film by Yash Raj films opposite Shah Rukh Khan! That's the stuff dreams are made of.
Getting it all, all over again! And get directed by The Yash Chopra himself? That is a lot of happy stars up there somewhere showering their blessings on you.

I am happy for Anushka. She is an adorable, intelligent girl. I wish I can have all that luck too :-p

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit! It is so good to see you back in town!

Of course she moved back to Mumbai more than 2 years ago, but just seeing her out and about at various events and movie functions is so nice.
Like the Oral B event - her 1000W smile flashing all the while. Just looking at her reminds of my own school days when I was in love with her! Yes, I am a girl - but who didn't love Madhuri as the lovely Nisha in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun. That movie, for me, was the quintessential Bollywood movie, and it made me fall in love with the movies. I wanted to be her!

No, I want to be her! Even today - nearly 2 decades after I saw that movie.

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It is another matter that today, when I see HAHK, I find it too..slow and filmy for my liking. Today I'd rather see Zindagi na milegi dobara, rather than Hum Aapke Hain Kaun.

But its impact remains. The legacy remains.