Archive for ‘Feelings’

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


โ€œWhat is in the name?โ€

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? Donโ€™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 donโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
  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 ๐Ÿ˜›

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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August 28, 2013

Mobile speaks…


Aah! So finally I have somebody to speak to! I mean I know mobiles are not meant to speak, I mean they are meant to speak but they are not meant to speak to them but with others. Still, it feels better when someone comes once in a while to listen what we have to say…

I have seen many owners, of my other friends who treat them like their best friends. They hold them so tightly and never leave even for a moment. They will either speak with their beloved ones for hours or they will either roll their fingers around their respective cell phones as if they are caressing them with love. But definitely not my owner!

I just don’t get what’s wrong with her. Forget about holding me in her hands she doesn’t even keep me in right place. I am always lying somewhere, some place even she isn’t aware. And most of the time the place is completely dark. I guess it is some kind of drawer where she literally dumps me. And if it not drawer or if it is some open space, it has to become dark after some time. Of course, because she places some other things on me!

Oh God! I am fed of all this low level treatment. She not only treats me like a non-living thing. but like a dead-non-living thing. Can you imagine how it feels? Never mind ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The worst part is when she is traveling. She just puts me in her bag (why didn’t anyone teach her to keep things in proper place!) and forgets it that I even exist somewhere. It’s kind of a roller-coaster ride. I keep on jumbling up and down, and most of the time its only the water bottle for my company. However, I guess she must have got a pretty figure. You know, it’s not only me who jumbles ๐Ÿ˜› But then again it’s dark inside the bag!!!

What my owner keeps on claiming is that – she doesn’t really needs me as she never receives any call or messages. Now I say what the hell is that? There are people who call her so many times in a day and this over smart girl puts me on vibrate. How come she is ever gonna receive any call?

The only time she really needs me is when she goes to sleep. She puts on the headphones and goes to sleep. And after that, you know, she doesn’t know where I am when she is awake. So forget about it when she is asleep.

Huh! Now-a-days I hear rumors that she is going to get a new mobile who is smarter than me. This people have forgotten – ‘Old is gold!’ How can someone younger be smarter or wiser? And he would be equally dead and a non-living, isn’t it? Anyways I know, he is gonna get same treatment like me. I know her very well. She gets bored with things easily. I am just waiting for a good company ๐Ÿ™‚

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 โ€œit was expectedโ€ look,

When teacher would change our places,

Because we talked too much! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

 

– Diana

August 7, 2013

Girls… are even more!


This post can be thought as a sequel to my earlier post โ€“ Boys, you are too much! Well, when I posted that one, I got lot many comments on it, by boys, saying that they appreciate what I think about them. And they sounded like… they were pleased with themselves XD!!

LOL!

I do accept that boys are too much. But I strongly believe, that girls are much more. Just in different areas.. ๐Ÿ˜‰
To begin with… they know everything about people they really want to know about. Their birth-dates, their nicknames, their choices, their favorite movies, favorite this- favorite that. Not just about them but also about their families. And this someone need not be someone they talk to… it can be anyone, their fav character from any movie or soaps or fav player or any fictional character like Harry Potter ๐Ÿ˜›
They will hunt for every single news about them, every single page on internet that talks about them. They can do this for hours and hours, without getting bored. Boys, on the other hand, even tend to forget things about themselves ๐Ÿ˜› (or maybe they just pretend as it is an easy way out of any quarrel!)

It is not necessary that the person is someone they care for. It can be even their enemy, ex- boyfriend, ex-best friend or anybody they just hate โ€“ for no reason.

Some of the mandatory things girls tend to know about are cloths of both men and women, food, health and hygiene. I will talk about them one by one.
There are variety of cloths around, made of different material, having different names. They are wore on different occasions. Particular tops goes with particular bottom. Certain cloths look good only in particular color. Also, cloths dispose personality of a person. So they can tell you what to wear to suit your personality and vice verse.

Addition to this are accessories. You canโ€™t wear something if you donโ€™t have appropriate accessories. See, that is the reason why the spend so much time in shopping, they need to have everything perfect. After all, only when they look good, you can experience heaven on earth ๐Ÿ˜›

I will better not go in hairstyling and make up… or else you will get bored!

As it is generally women who handle the kitchen, they are suppose to know things related to food. One thing I have noticed here is girls pick up things, related to cooking, very fast. They donโ€™t have to mug up any recipe. They just see it, remember it and do it. And they have very strong taste buds and smell buds. They can easily tell what ingredients are added in it. Just they have to put on cooking shoes, at least once in their life. Maybe this is something by nature, transferred from mother to daughter. I would like to add in my first point, that they also know favourite cuisines of their people ๐Ÿ˜€

Have you ever wondered why girls look so beautiful and how they are so slim and trim? Because they are very conscious about their health and hygiene. They know what they are eating, from where they are eating. Well as i mentioned above they know the ingredients of the things they eat. So if they figure out that this food item has something unhealthy for them, they avoid it. While if they think it has something good for health, they will go for it!

Girls are strong, thoughtful, caring, matured. Only little less practical. They tend to think with heart and not brain. Hold on! When I say it like this, I donโ€™t mean that it is their negative point. There are times when brain takes wrong decisions.

I am glad to be girl or rather a woman now ๐Ÿ™‚
And I am sure you all are, too, glad to have a beautiful mother, a pretty sister, a loving grandma, a caring wife, a sweet daughter!
If boys are practical girls are generous, thus maintaining the balance of life.

Take care girls! The world is incomplete without us!
See you,
Diana.

August 1, 2013

Hello People!!


I just donโ€™t get how to start this post. And I donโ€™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 donโ€™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 havenโ€™t talked about the main point. There are people who get bored because they donโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜› (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 donโ€™t worry, you will have something to read!!

Merci beaucoup!

Diana.