Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thank You!

So finally! My hiatus from this blogworld is just about over and I promise to be regular from now on...
During my prolonged absence, I was really fortunate to have received awards from some of the most talented bloggers around -Phoenix, Usha and River Soul.
I just wanted to say-Thank You! Thanks for being the support system that spurs me on to write more! The awards have all gone up on my wall and will remain etched there for times to come.
As is the norm, I have to pass them on and here are the awardees from my side.Please accept my token of appreciation for your masterpieces.


This award goes to Mampi(don't say of course!), Pinku, Phoenix,Roop, Usha, 'A',Harshita,Fiducia,Sandhya and Preeti

These two awards are dedicated to ALL my blogger friends- those who read and comment on this blog, encouraging me to go on-thank you for being such wonderful pals! I am honoured to be among so many talented bloggers!

This is especially for Crow, Aurora, Leo, Yamini,Preeti,Riversoul, Phoenix,Usha,Preeti and Fiducia

These are again for ALL my bloggerfriends out there. I think each of them is an awesome blogger in his/her own right penning down gems of creations on the crown of thisblogworld! I love your blogs and I pray that your illuminance never diminishes...

Anwesha, 'A', Mampi,Zirelda, Sandhya, Smriti,Phoenix,Pinku, How do we know, Ryn, Trailblazer, Arv, Yamini are the receipients of this award from my side. Congrats!

I would like to grant these to the best blogs on women I know- FEMME FATALE and UNCHAHI. Thank you gals for bringing US on the blog map! Gals Rock!

I pass this on to Phoenix,Mampi, Crystal, Sawan, Leo, Trailblazer, Smriti,Roop,Pink Orchid and Yamini.

I just wanted to acknowledge through this post that I count myself lucky to have joined this blogworld and ofcourse Mampi has my gratitude for that-she was the one who initiated me here and deserves all the credit!Love you Mampi and thank you all for going through this long rambling so patiently!

Friday, January 09, 2009

First completed tag

Hey people! Its my first officially completed tag (Phoenix-that wonder of wonders has tagged me!)Sorry 'A', still have to complete yours-will do it a soon as possible[its rather time consuming :-)]

1)What is your occupation? Student but I am blogging right now ,so 'blogger'
2)What colour are your socks now? White and black(in that order)
3)What are you listening to now? the constant tick-tock of the clock (its unusually loud) and wait...its 'Gur Naal Ishq Mitha' playing on TV and now..its' Ho gaya hai tujh ko to pyaar sajna' from DDLJ(ahem...its taking too long to finish this tag)
4)What was the last thing you ate? lunch comprising mixed vegetables
5)Can you drive a stick shift? whats that???
6)Last person you spoke to on phone? Papa
7)Do you like the person who sent you this? I hate to admit this but I..... ADORE HER! :-))(phoenix, you reading?)
8)How old are you today? 22 years, 3 months old
9)What is your favourite sport to watch on TV? Tennis, Cricket, Paragliding, other alternative sports-in short I watch all major sports (just like watching them, incase you are getting any ideas!)
10)What are your favourite drinks? Leamonade (a particular shop in PU market)
11)Have you ever dyed your hair ? oh yes, I have it dyed dark brown
12)Favourite food? Gajerela by dadimama, scrumplicious and delumptious!
13)Last movie watched? Ghajini starring Aamir Khan and Asin-just yesterday
14)Favourite day of the year? 25th December-its Christmas time!
15)How do you vent out your anger? I am really a short tempered person-I always show my anger by stomping away
16)Favourite toy as a child? The first Barbie I got from Papa-I remember I had chicken pox and it was my only companion
17)Favourite season? Spring-the greenary all around just motivates and fascinates me
18)Do you want your friends to email you? Oh yes! I love to be in contact with all my friends(Phoenix, where are you?)
19)When was the last time you cried? 1st January. I was watching BLACK, yet again
20)What is on the floor of your closet? empty boxes!
21)Who is the friend you have had the longest? Sonal and Richa Bhatia-we have known each other 19 years(right from LKG-A and Ma'am Ranjit Kaur times)
22)What did you do last night? Read a story in Reader's Digest Condensed Book edition-A gift of life by Henry Denker
23)What are you most afraid of? Of not being able to move a muscle due to some medical problem
24)Plain,cheese or spicy hamburge? Hamburger
25)Favourite dog breed ? Labrador
26)Favorite day of the week? Each and every day but I wait eagerly for Saturday
27)How many states have you lived in? Dozens!(Paris, London, New York, Graz, Nagasaki,Wellington....)
lolzz-they are all in dreams( please excuse a Geography student...) The correct answer is one!
28)Diamond or pearl? I am not a jewellery fanatic but if given a choice-then pearls because they come in different colours
29)What is your wish for this new year? I wish everyone gets what he /she desires
30)New year resolutions? No resolutions-I don't believe in keeping them-they are bound to get broken

Now I tag,
Zirelda &
Hope to see this tag on your blogs soon!

Addition: Mampi's busy schedule this new year is well worth a read....You can read it here (I am mentioned too-thanks Mampi!)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

All things beautiful

Often in our humdrum busy routine
we forget to give a glance...
a glance at everything dear
a glance at many things near
a glance for some things common
a glance at few things rare

Often in our fast paced lives
we forget to peek...
a peek at how our neighbours are doing
a peek at the gushy river flowing
a peek at a simple dewdrop
a peek at the fallen log

Often in the rush of our everyday lives
we forget to glean...
glean the rushing of the time
glean the mystery of rhyme
glean the long lost lores
glean the reason for many closed doors

Often as time flows past
we forget to see...
see the ordinary things in life
see the extraordinary cutting of a knife
see a simple smile
see the cause for going the extra mile

Wake up and open your eyes
beauty and illuminance are in your sight!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

I am not a puppet

Scrubbing the marble floors till their sheen mirrors you
cleaning the windows to make them gleam with sunshine
cooking in haste so that you are 'on time'
ironing the clothes better than any foreign laundary
I gave it my all
but did anybody understand me?
I am a servant-a person like you
I am not a puppet....

Growing up, I was forced to listen to my family
studying hard, I was given reassurances of accepting my chosen path
then I was married off citing a good match
thereafter forced to bear the rules and traditions of a new house
my talent was supressed
Still, I gave it my best shot
I am a girl, a woman-a person just like you
I am not a puppet....

Working round the clock for sustainance
neglecting my family in the rush to earn more
balancing thousands of bills everyday
getting killed because of laxity on your part
I gave it all I had
I am a common man-a person just like you
I am not a puppet....

Why is the new year not seeming new?
What is my fault,something I failed to do?
Why am I not ushering the new dawn decked in my best?
When will I be given rest?
Why should I suffer, why the reason for this shout?
Why even this little strain of doubt?