When Life Gives You Lemons #DearZindagi

Dear Zindagi, Come here you. Let me give you one big bear hug, coochie-coo your cheeks and say, “You Rock!” You have given me everything that I’ve ever needed in life, though in your own sweet way. Of course, there were ups and downs and lefts and rights. But then, what’s life without a few […]

Dil Se..

“Mira, it’s 6 o’clock. Get up. Up. Up”, Arjun poked her to wake her up from deep slumber. “Please, Arjun. Five more minutes”, she pleaded. “No. We’ve been postponing our morning walks since the day you’ve joined me. And it’s been three months. We had decided to take care of our health. And it begins by […]

Home is Where your Heart is!

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. “ – Maya Angelou Home is the place where you return over and over again- the place where you come back to after a tiring day at work, or after a great vacation. After our wedding, my husband had his first posting to Pune. […]

..and We Soar High! India 2050

And it’s also a Winner of WOW Year 2050, On a bright Sunday Morning: “Mamma, why are you smiling”, asked Nitu. Having purchased the weekly grocery, we were heading back home from the local market on a city bus. “I was thinking about my childhood, dear. I can’t help but notice, things are so different these […]

Promise Me, Darling… #SadaSexy

…Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always […]

Down with Love..only Literally #LoveAndLaughter

He tucked that careless strand of hair behind my ear. As he kissed my cheek, I stirred in my sleep and purred. A sudden flash of bright light came in and I cupped the already closed eyes with my palms. Let me sleep. Please, turn off the lights. Please, P. I want to sleep. Shalu, I […]

My Not-to-Do List for 2016

When the whole world is busy making resolutions and by now breaking it, I hereby decide to make a Not-to-do list for this year. Sounds good? I know it does. 1. Straighten my hair ever again: This definitely tops my list. I’m done with experimenting new looks. Have you ever experienced that feeling of longing seeing […]

On Zeroing in…

Hey you lovely people. It’s been a long long time since I have penned down something. And choosing today, the 31st of December, the eve of New Year is a mere coincidence. So, this is definitely not another ‘New year, New Me’ post. Not another ‘Good bye 2015’ post and definitely not another ‘My resolutions […]

My Mamma Dearest ❤❤

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair, so that I may climb the golden stair”. I was listening with my little brown eyes wide open as Mamma narrated my favorite story for the umpteenth time. “Mamma, will I have long golden hair when I grow up?”, the innocent three-year old me was curious. “You will not […]

Breakfast in Bed

On this bright Sunday morning, taking a break from the routine rut, I sit in the hotel bed with my husband. We hear a knock on the door and it is the room attendant bringing us breakfast of eggs, pancakes, waffles and smoothies. “We should take a break like this once in a while”, I […]

We took the Dare #WashBucketChallenge

I am a wife and an IT Professional who works in a 24/7 project. My work may begin at 5 am in this hot summer morning, or at 12 pm or by 8 pm. My work is unpredictable like me and I have never compromised it for anything in life. When I got married and […]

#Together Forever

“Shalu, I might be posted to Kashmir soon”. Okay, so that came as a shock to me. And the moment which he chose to disclose this was even ridiculous. It was three days before our wedding. And the photographers had decided to do a video shoot of us. Yes, the typical, holding hands and running […]

I Decided to #lookup

Seeing your Mom slip away to the hands of death is not a pleasant moment to face is one’s life. I have been there, seeing her life being sucked out of her by cancer. I have written about it in detail before, when I felt I was ready. It was a disturbing moment when I […]

Now or Never #SECONDCHANCE

“Shalu, it’s time! I’ve come to take you back with me. Your time on the earth is up”. “But… But Lord, I didn’t LIVE my life.. I mean to the fullest! I… I want to live more, love more!” “You know it’s not possible, baby. But you were a good girl and I’m willing to […]

This AND That- #USEYOURAND

I’m often judged for my extreme personality. You can find me in bliss in both a calm lake and a loud waterfall, in an LBD and a saree, in a bright red lipstick and stilettos and also in my comfy pajamas! So, my point is, why should you choose? Why should you pick only pick one? When I […]

TATA BOLT- The Bleeding Edge!

“Shalu, I am being posted to Delhi and I’ll have to leave in a couple of weeks”. It came as a shock to me and being married to the Olive Green I knew I had to face these kind of thunderbolts in my life, quite often. After our “healthy discussion” which lasted for a good […]

Defining Me…. the Zealous!

“We don’t define the unlimited.” ― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut It is a Herculean task to define a person- she is a daughter, a sister, a girl friend, a best friend, a wife, a mother, an engineer, a career-oriented woman, a soul-mate. But, what defines me? In a single word- “Passion“!! Yes, […]

Shave to Outshine #WillYouShave

In  a world of hairy men and long beards, I kept searching for my Prince Charming. Right from my childhood, I often wondered why men were spotted with weird looking beards on their faces! They called it a Goatee or a Soul Patch or a Mutton Chops! Whatsoever, it was just plain facial hair for […]