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Quick Exchange #QuikrNXT

Image Source We have been thinking of getting rid of our car for quite a while now. We had narrowed down a list of new cars that we could purchase. But since we had to move out to a place of our own, we fell a little short financially. Our alto was more than five years old and we did not expect much money once we sell it off. But once we posted an ad on Quikr, we got so many responses that we were surprised. Thankfully, we had registered for the QuikrNxt and hence we were not disturbed. The people interested in buying the car could text us and it was really convenient. We shared pictures of the car from every angle that the buyer requested. A guy even wanted to check the picture of the engine. Surprised and shocked that we were, we still clicked a picture and shared it with him. He seemed pleased and asked for some time to get back. QuikrNXT helped us keep a tab on all the buyers and callers. Since it has this feature of saving the conversations, we did not have to remember

A Reminder

Image Source Just a reminder Of grey hair and weak eye sight Is every birthday Written for Haiku Horizons: Prompt: Birthday .

Absolutely In Love #HairIsFashion

My Jet Black Hair - The look I have sported for years now Almost everyone knows about how obsessed I am with my hair. I treat my hair like my child. Pampering it with regular massages and spas, washing and deep conditioning, oiling rituals and all that you can think of. My mane also loves me back as much I love it because I put my hair though a lot day in and day out. Blow drying, straightening, twisted hair knots, hair sprays etc etc. Also, I used a million shampoos on my hair thanks to the products that come to me for review. And yet my hair has always remained my shining glory. Not once have I had a bad hair day or a messy hair day. I always make sure that my hair is prim and proper before I step out. I always have a scarf and a hair clip handy, in case of the harsh weather. I do not even take care of myself this well! My hair gets and deserves all the love and pampering I give it. The Auburn Blend & The Helix Flair But over the past few days I have been thinki

The Best Friend

© Dawn Q. Landau This is the path that you used to take for school every day and I used to walk behind, guarding you and watching every step of yours. I would bark when the train was approaching to alert you much ahead of time, so that you don’t panic when the giant beast passed by. I loved you so much my master that it is now hard to believe that you are no longer here and that we will never walk this way together. But your thoughts would never be forgotten. I shall take this route every single day until I’m around. This five sentence fiction is written for the topic ' Forgotten ' at Lillie McFerrin Writes . This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 27th February 2015 .

Dear Mother

Image Source "I'm really hungry, mom. Can I get something to eat?" The mom goes away to look for some food. She looks around all evening and finally comes back with a small cob of corn. "Here son, you can eat this." "Can I have all of it?" "Yes you can, darling. I'm not hungry today." "But you did not eat anything all day right?" "It's okay. If you eat, my hunger shall disappear as well." "Oh mom, how can you always be so kind." "That's how we mothers are, dear son." "That's why I kiss the floor you walk on, mother." This drabble(100 word fiction) is written for Wordy Wednesday #6 at the B-A-R .

Welcome To Karma Cafe

Image Source Keep doing what ever you want to Good or bad, you can choose the side You can try to escape from God From karma, you can never hide It is a really simple mantra What you give is what you get If you choose to ignore this For downhill, you are all set It isn't hard to be good and true Just do what you know is right There is no point in snatching from others Only within yourself there should be a fight Always treat people really well In return you shall get the same If you think about religion and caste Congrats for making it to the hall of shame Make sure you are all sorted Before pointing a finger at another How hard is it to mind your own business About others you do not have to bother Stop peeping into others homes When your house has the biggest hole Do not pray for the downfall of others Remember, karma is embedded in your soul Be selfless and true to yourself You know the mirror shall never lie

Staying True

Image Source Blogging has become an excellent medium to make money these days. Be it with reviews or with contests. Almost every post we write these days reaps some benefit. Be it in the form of a consolation hamper or a participating voucher. The recent ' Happy Hours ' by Indiblogger is like a honey pot. It not only tests the writing skills but also the agility of the writer. I myself have sat for minutes looking at the ' Submit Now ' button, hoping to make it to the 100 or 200 list. It happens you know, all of us need the extra cash/vouchers. A little extra never hurt anyone after all. But going all crazy and maniacal over it is something that is purely unethical. Write, there is no problem with it. But write about what matters to you and what you can connect with. That is how I function. There are so many contests and happy hours that I choose not to be a part of, because I not agree with the theme or I have no clue about it what so ever. The latest happ

Shut Up, World!

Image Source I see myself in the mirror Only I know the real me Stop judging me you trespassers All I need is to just let be I am smart and work very hard I also know to cook and clean I will not bow down to conventions Enough of this world I have seen I shall dress the way I want Being married doesn't mean I change I shall continue to be what I am My dreams are not bound by a range There is no need for me to be like a man I know my own strength and might I do not need someone to tell me things I know the difference between wrong and right I choose what I do with my life Nobody but me has a say in it I might not be all sorted now But I'm aware how the puzzle shall fit I do not need praise or flattery I know exactly who I am Against the tide of others' venom I'm the one who successfully swam I've been through enough ups and downs To understand how to lead a good life Unwanted judgement shall on

Compassion Is Long Dead #1000Speak

Image Source Compassion is a word that I hardly get to hear these days. Now it is all about passion, interests and marching ahead without even bothering to look around us. In this fast paced life, all one wants is to rise and rise. Even if it means to step on the shoulders of someone else. Some where money took over feelings and people do not bother to care for each other unless and until there is a benefit. Monetary or otherwise. Compassion is a lost trait and nobody is in a hurry or in the mood to look for it. Compassion is something beyond a feeling of sympathy. It is something that should come straight from the heart. It should hurt. The pain must be felt for the other person. If not, then it is not compassion. These days people are busy mocking each other without realizing how the other person feels. I don't have a word to describe such kind of behavior. I am sharing a few instances here, which clearly proved to me that compassion was long dead. One day while I

The Open Balcony

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields The open balcony was inviting me and I knew that I could catch a glimpse of the entire estate from there. The tall gate was locked and I peep inside to see if anyone was around. After being sure that no one was inside, I kick my shoes in the air, tie my hair high up and climb up the railing. I have never been in such a big house before, even if from outside on an empty balcony. The view was beautiful, but I had to hurry back before my father, the gardener of the estate finds me here. This five sentence fiction is written for the topic ' Open ' at Lillie McFerrin Writes . This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 13th February 2015 .

My Bucket List #BefikarUmarBhar

You only life once, so it is better to live life to the fullest they say. I cannot agree more. With the evolving times I'm glad to see the lifestyles of people changing as well. Yes, there are a certain few who still prefer to be the frog in the well. There is no point talking to such people. They shall dwell and then die in that well in ignorance. It is a beautiful world out there, it needs to be explored. There are so many things to learn in this world, it needs to be learnt. There are so many feelings in this world, it needs to be experienced. And for that you need to want to do it. Nobody else can do it for you. Such passions come from within a person and such passions need to see the light of day. Life is really short, and there are still so many things that I need to do. If I know that I'm set for life and no other tensions, then it is about time that I make my own bucket list.  So these are the things that I want to do before I kick the bucket. 1. Travel the

Love Will Find You

Action Figures by Edith Vonnegut It is not about how you look It is all about how you feel Love is known to break you apart It is also known to heal This emotion can drive you nuts As well as bring you extreme joy It can consume you totally It also has the power to destroy They say that love is blind It can rob your other senses too While you are basking in the colors You will never notice the impending blue Every form of it is precious You may not realize it now But you sure will be lucky If cupid finds you with his bow You cannot escape this feeling It is present all around Be careful whom you share it with You do not want to feel all bound You can hide where ever you want Lock yourself inside with a pet What you do not know is With his arrow, cupid is all set With colored wings it shall come It shall strike only a few You can run, you can abscond But one day, love will find you Written for Magpie Tales: Ma

The Lovebox #lunchboxANDyou

Image Source My husband is a super foodie and is one of the most popular food bloggers in the city. Yes, I'm gloating! Everything for him revolves around food and thankfully for him I'm passionate about food too else I would have thought that he was a gluttony maniac. Almost all our conversations are driven around food and since I love cooking and baking, he is the perfect companion for me in every possible way. We love cooking together and travelling around the city in search of hidden nooks that serve some of the most delicious food. My husband is someone who is very passionate about the things he does and respects the things that are important to me. It is never about him or me, it has always been about us. In about two years of being married, he has relished every morsel that I have prepared and assisted me in preparing some too. He is the most important person in my life and is my most favorite person on this planet. I was a narcissist, but he converted me. He came

We Could Have Been

Image Source It was not easy to walk out of your life. I know I hurt you, but I was the one who was hurt more. I loved you so much that I couldn't look beyond you. My whole life was centered around you without me realizing it. It was love at first sight for me, but when we became friends and I started spending more time with you I realized that what I felt was much more than love. It was madness. We were as different as chalk and cheese. You were the sophisticated lady and I was the local hero. Yet, situations brought us closer. You were by my side through every moment of mine. You laughed with me during my good times and offered a shoulder to cry on during my low times. You were all that I needed. Your love helped me heal in more ways than one. Having you by my side made me win every battle. I could drown in your thoughts and wanted to remain there. We did not define our relationship. People called it "Friends with benefits", but I was sure that one day you would

Action Replay - January 2015

Image Source New year came and January too past by. Time is flying ain't it? I still remember the new year's eve celebration with the fun, frolic and alcohol and now it is time to start planning for Valentines day. Wow! If the last few months were about work, work and only work, January was all about house hunting along with more work. Yeah, you can imagine the effects of this deadly combination. After Cal's little brother grew up and started working, we decided that he needed his own space and privacy now. Currently we are staying in a 2 BHK duplex house, where one room is occupied by the in-laws and the other by Cal and I. It was about time he got some space of his own, so Cal and I decided to move out and give him our room. Cal and I had planned to move out to a place of our own immediately after marriage, but somehow that idea did not materialise. But now, we decided to find a place for ourselves. And boy was it one tedious task. Bangalore the IT hub of Indi

Won & Lost

Image Source In this boring court room All I see is white and black Screams, yells and accusations With no hope of turning back I was in love with this profession once Then it all became a money game I did not succumb to the pressure of it Because of this I did not get fame I believe in the truth and only that To win I cannot fabricate a lie People have tried to buy my expertise Instead of selling myself I'd rather die And then you walk in one fine day I was supposed to be fighting against you You were calm, composed and restrained Almost like it was too good to be true Accused of killing your man you were His family had hired me for their fight I had all the proofs on my side I knew my facts were absolutely right And yet I was drawn to you Your big eyes drowned me in Nothing of me was left in me As I fell head over heels in sin You charmed me with every word I fell for everything that you said The facts sudden

Mane Obsession - 1

My thick black hair :) I have always been proud of my thick black hair. During my twelfth standard I had grown my hair long enough to brace my hips. My hair was the talk of the town, family and college. Thick, straight and jet black. I could do any hairstyle I wanted to and my hair was my best feature. But soon college was over and I had to go to Chennai for my work training. Having been born and brought up in Bangalore, Chennai came as a rude shock to me. The place, the people, the weather, the water, the food; I had problems with everything. But what I hated the most was what it did to my hair. The weather is constantly humid and sticky, making my hair feel oily all the time. The water was so bad, that it left my hair all dull and limp. Thanks to the sticky weather I had to wash my hair everyday. And thanks to the hard water, my hair lost its shine, thickness and it became all rough and dull. When I came back to Bangalore after four months, my hair was beyond repair. I ha

Bedtime Routine

Copyright Ted Strutz " Ruhaan, it is past bedtime and you are still watching TV? ", I yell at my five year old. " But mama, I have no school tomorrow ." " Still, you need to get to bed on time baby ", I turn the switch off and then the lights and carry him towards the corner bedroom. " Will you please read me a story about cricket until I fall asleep ?" " Sure my darling ", I say and reach out for his tiny shelf of books wondering how his father would have read the cricket story had he not abandoned his only son who was born without limbs. This five sentence fiction is written for the topic ' Bedtime ' at Lillie McFerrin Writes . This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 30th January 2015 .

I Can Read Your Mind

Image Source Valentine's Day is just two weeks away and I'm going out of my way to make the day special for my man. You see, we are moving into a place of our own soon and this would be our first Valentine's in this place. Movies and dinners are so passé, I want to do something special that shall leave my husband spellbound! I want to make this day the best day of our life by doing everything that he wants to. Most often than not, it is always about me during celebrations. But on this day I'm going to make it all about him. Oh yeah, everything single thing is going to be about him and only for him. And how would it be special for him? Because I'm going to read his mind and do all the things running inside it. Yes, this Valentine's Day I'm blessed with the super power to read minds! How awesome is that. Its midnight and he is thinking about some dessert and I get him the most yummiest chocolate lava cake that I have made specially for him. He is st