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July 13, 2014

Getting ready for the big day – 2 Shopping – 1


Well, if you have to get ready for THE BIG DAY then how can you not shop?

So my all aunties and cousins, mom, dad and I went to shopping. In Surat, Gujarat, there is very good cloth market. And because the cloths come directly from factories, they don’t cost more as compare to other places where they also include transport charges in the cost.

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So we went there and… ATTACKED!!!

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March 18, 2014

Weekly Writing Challege: Power of Names


“What is in the name?”

Can probably be the best opening line for any essay discussing about names.

I really wonder, what is in the name? Will two people not be friends had they not had the names they have? Or will two people be friends because the names they have? Don’t we often get along with strangers we meet while on a journey without even knowing their names? Or sometimes it just the way others look or speak makes us on their side.

But friends are friends. We ignore everything once we are friends with someone. No matter whether we knew the name before or we figured our later.

I myself keep track of names of people I come across just to know where they belong from. Here, in India, with so many religions, communities, casts, languages, etc name can provide a lot of information about people. For instance a Gujarati will have quite business mind while a south Indian will be more hardworking. A Brahmin will (mostly) not eat non-veg food. But now-a-days, some of them do eat which will get your eyes rolling. So you don’t just know about the God a person preaches or the language he speaks but also his nature, the food he eats just by knowing his name!

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December 19, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge – Community


Here is a nice picture of my People!

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My Community!

There can’t be any day better than a day spent with my cousins!!

They are my strength, they are my weakness.
They are my life, they are my happiness.

I may sound little obsessed, but that’s how it is. We meet on every special occasion and we have so many moments to cherish! And still every next time we meet there is some new excitement!

Ah! I wish God will always give us such wonderful moments throughout our lives 🙂

This photo was clicked after we immersed Ganpati Idol in a creek near our home. Every year on Ganpati Festival, we bring Ganpati Idol in our homes and after 2, 5 or 10 days immersed it in water. So it is not just our family here, there are other families too, arrived to say Goodbye to Ganpati Bappa. Bappa is what we call him with love.

So this is how it looks when our entire community get on the floor 😉 for whatever reason it may be!

What does community means to you? Do share!
Diana.

December 16, 2013

Notebook Vs WordPress – Part 1


I just had a thought that what if I began writing my daily chores in notebook instead of in this blog? And I just got a topic for my post –

Why I should write in a notebook?

  1. I can write anytime I wish to
    All I need to write in a notebook is a book and a pen. So whenever a thought pops up in my mind I can just open my notebook, remove the cap and start writing. It can be anywhere – on the roadside, in the bus, in college during the lecture, in a CCD, anywhere and anytime 🙂
  2. I don’t need to charge anything just a pen in working condition and book with few pages left will do
    The biggest problem I face while using laptop is it is never charged when I need it the most. So using notebook will help me here. I don’t have to stay much prepared. As I said a notebook with some space to pour my thoughts and pen to make that visible is all I need. And just in case there is no pen, I can anytime borrow it from some one around 😛

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    Courtesy : Google Images

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October 31, 2013

Wake Up Sid!


It was some 5th time today, that I watched this movie Wake Up Sid! And I am as amazed and gleeful as I was the last time. 🙂

Sid is name of the protagonist and the movie captures a short phase of his life where he actually wakes up in his life! He realizes that he has a life waiting for him to do something!

It’s very short and simple movie. No glamorous heroines, no muscular studs. Just a normal (and cute) college boy and a girl of late twenties wishing to experience her independence. For a quick summary, the guy is like cool dude, son of a rich but hardworking parents wanting him to realise worth of education, money their hard work. While all he does is waste their money through out the time till he finishes his college. And then, there is this girl who comes all over from a different state to Mumbai, to live her dream of being a writer, being independent, doing everything on her own 🙂

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October 2, 2013

English Bites!


Our English teacher, Mr Verma was different though. He destroyed our fragile confidence with pleasure and lowered our self-esteem to levels where we couldn’t even face ourselves in the mirror. Over time and after a lot of effort, we got better. We finally mastered the art of combing our hair without stealing even a glance at the looking glass!

LOL!

The above is a short excerpt from “English Bites!”, the book just recently got published. It is by an Indian author – Manish Gupta, who has shared his experience while studying English, developing vocabulary. And while reading the book I couldn’t control my meandering thoughts and think of my encounter with the language which probably will go in till my last day on this blue planet!

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Either I never had an English teacher like Mr Verma or I was too shameless to take the remarks made by teacher seriously as Mr Manish did. Whatever may be the reason, but I never realized the importance of the language when I was in school. Also, thanks to the fake patriotism lessons, that I received from God knows whom, they imbibed in me the thought that I must speak and care only about my mother tongue (Marathi) and our National language (Hindi)!

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September 29, 2013

Chapter two


To begin with, I want to inform readers that the preceding chapter of this was ‘The Night’. If you haven’t read it or if you wish to read it again, you can find it here – The Night.

“Come in.” The Doctor responded to the knock on the door.
It was her, Lily. She always entered with a broad smile on her face. This cheered up the Doctor.
“Hey! I was waiting for you. You got late today?” He asked.
“Yea… Had some project work in college.”
“Sit for a moment. I will wrap my day.”
She sat in the nearby chair which was usually occupied by patients. Doctor was busy keeping things back in place. Lily always wondered, what was about this guy that he was so different from others? Why she always felt more respect for him every time she met him? For her, every other guy was a monster. A monster incarnating human. She hated all of them. Including her father. She believed her father was a monster who entered her mother’s life and engulfed her, took her away from Lily. She even avoided talking to boys from her college. Because they will eventually grow up to become monsters. So why befriend them?
There was an intern assisting Doctor. He had crush on Lily. He was like, any normal girl would have found him cute and willingly accepted his proposal. But Lily felt he was a cute monster, very pretentious and never gave him a single chance to talk to her.
But Lily never thought of Doctor like this. Not for a single moment.

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August 15, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge – One Shot, Two Ways


One shot two ways! It’s the view in my balcony 😛  As always… I don’t have to go anywhere to get the special pic. I just have to keep my eyes open and observe. 😀

Although there are no ‘literal’ ways in the photo, I have two different shots of a creeper, the one growing on the grill in the balcony.

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 The rain here, in Mumbai, India is too awesome! It’s going green everywhere and so is my blog 🙂

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Oops! I forgot to mention. It’s my this week’s entry for the photo challenge. 🙂

August 9, 2013

Weekly Writing Challenge: I remember…


This post is in response to The daily Post’s Weekly Writing Challenge: I Remember

 

I remember,

Going to school on the first day,

Waiting for you to come,

And sit next to me.

 

I remember,

Looking at the class door,

Wondering for new teacher to enter,

Hoping that she is someone kind and gentle.

 

I remember,

That “it was expected” look,

When teacher would change our places,

Because we talked too much! 🙂

 

I remember,

The bell ringing for recess,

And we running to either of the place,

To eat our tiffin together,

And complain about our partners!

 

I remember,

When the day would end,

We would wait at the gate,

Till your uncle arrived to take you.

 

I remember,

Sharing about every other thing,

Happened in school,

And at home.

 

I remember,

These things happening,

Every single day of school,

And every year.

 

But unfortunately,

As I remember,

The last year when we drifted apart,

For some stupid reason.

 

And I remember,

And will always do,

I lost a best friend of mine,

Who was so sweet and kind 😦

 

– Diana

August 1, 2013

Hello People!!


I just don’t get how to start this post. And I don’t want to wait and think what is the appropriate way to do so. I just want to began writing before my minds get into something.

It has been so long since I last wrote something that actually came straight from my brain or heart or wherever it comes from. And I shared it with you all? Seriously, I don’t feel like going and checking the date of my last post. Because I feel like my fingers have had some boosters and they just want to write write and write… I am glad, I want the same thing!

Well, my life has changed. I am over all the sorrows, all the sadness I had when I started this blog. I have made peace with myself. I love life so much! Well I did love it then. But now, it is like, I am ok with the ups and downs as I know there is no way anyone can miss them. They are the things that keep us on our toes, keep life in our life. So I am just glad my life has life.

Now a days, I have enough things to do, things that keep me away from blogging. And I love them as much as I love blogging. Moreover, they are important to make my future. So I have to pay attention to them. But I did always think of my dream of becoming a writer someday. It is just not on priority list right now.

A new thing to mention is, I make my weekly timetable and I follow it successfully! Whoo! I am so pleased with myself!

I have grown up. I have become matured. I have learned to enjoy life J As I do so many things daily, I understand how they are going to turn up in the end. Although I agree that there are many things I am yet to see.

But I haven’t talked about the main point. There are people who get bored because they don’t have anything to read as i stopped writing! LOL! And they keep on asking me why I am not writing!! Guys! I am really thankful to you! Because this is what has brought me back to my baby! Ya this blog my baby 😛 (I know it sounds too much!)

Coincidentally, one of my fellow bloggers wrote a post on writing which has also inspired me to write. So i have decided to add blogging in my timetable and I already have thought of next topics to write about!

So don’t worry, you will have something to read!!

Merci beaucoup!

Diana.