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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Looking back....

Today we say good-bye to another year..and welcome a new one..Don't know about the rest of you all,but for me,the year was a pretty fast one..One day you know it is January 01 and the next thing you know ,it is December 31..

How was this year for me?it was a mixture of emotions and events.

For starters i began blogging very frequently ..which i m continuing till the last day of the month..Blogging helped me discover my passion and inclination to write,that it helped me chose a career path..quite a deviating path from the one i was aiming and was trying to travel the whole my life..

I celebrated my first wedding anniversary...didn't know how a year flew by...Its seems like a fairytale throughout and I wish it continues so always..

Back home ,I had the best vacation in my life..Met up with my neice,whom i haven't had seen in around 2 yrs..I vacationed crazy,shopped crazy..and enjoyed full-time..it was like back to my college days..

Then i shifted my base ,leaving behind all the memories of kashmir..to a new place..which i hated in the beginning,but which now ,i am completely used to and have made my home(period)...

I found Pogo,then gave away Pogo(damn,shifting)..I found Bliss..he is still with us..(both of them,being doggies)..

I made up wid a close friend of mine,no quarrels ..no worries..the 2 yr long duel came to an end...one less grudge to carry forward to the nxt year...(not that i have many)

And life went on and on..It is still going on and on... For me 2009 has heen a mixture of love,goodbyes,new friends,sugar and spice and everything nice..and sometimes not that nice..

And for the new year resolutions I made last year,according to my blog post

http://cheamanu.blogspot.com/2008/12/my-new-yr-resolutions.html

1.will try to control my tongue n temper..
2.will try not to sleep after 9 in the morning
3.will try not to skip any meal of the day..
4.will try to keep up the above resolutions

Thank God,I at least had a post to remember what my resolutions were,for I have successfully broken the 3 them.. second one,being broken only on weekends.,thankx to my job,german classes and my dance,

And for the rest of the broken resolutions,I am re-resoluting them this year..Lets see.. :)

I don't know what the new year has in store for me..And not knowing what tommorow has in store for us,is I believe what is called the charm of life..

So,here I am raising a toast to a wonderful year ahead for all of you.





Happy New Year Folks....

chitz....

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Day Out..Some Pictures....

Christmas is gone n new year is expected..in short it is holiday time..in this short span of time i get,i wouldn't miss a chance to roam around..and i did roam around..here are some pics of my day of exploration of my beautiful neighborhood..



yup..it is scenery all the way..i live in a place surrounded by scenic beauty..



the lake..one of the many..



The monastery in the hills..there are lots of Buddhist monks around the place i live ..the first monastery i visited was in coorg..dis is the 2nd one..it was peaceful,quiet and serene..couldn't get any inside pics as photography was prohibited...




The welcome board to the tea-estates...i like the names..singbulli and tingling...:D


China??Someone suggested it might be the variety of tea..the only explanation..




tea and tea all around...ne one for a cup??




"we need gorkhaland" slogans everywhere..Why divide and rule,i ask??



They said it was Tuph-ku..the local delicacy..for me,it was bland noodles and chicken in semi-soup-solid form..





The cold weather started setting in very very very early..



And finally the sun ready to go down,around 3.30..its an early bed-time for him nowadays...

That was an overall view of my surroundings...Its winter and it is getting very cold here during the nights..mornings are pleasant though..

But the last winters,in the heavenly state of jammu n kashmir ,the mornings were foggy and misty and cold...the best and the coldest ever...its nostalgic and i am reposting some pics again from my old post:..






My courtyard ,i guess around 1o in the morning...

Man,do i miss the J n K winters..Sob.. :(

original link to dis pics:http://cheamanu.blogspot.com/2008/12/merry-xmas-everyone.html

Thats all for now folks..

until the next post..
keep smiling and njoy the last few days of the yr..

chitz....

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SomeThoughts On A Cold Night..

I am just back from a stroll through the campus..and believe me ,it was very cold..cold that the last thing you would have wanted to do,will be taking a stroll at a time like this..But yeah,I chose to take the stroll..

It was beautiful..The streetlights were on..You could see the mist settling in the shadows of the light..

It reminded me of a dream which I had loong loong back,and which is still etched very brightly into my memory...

It was beautiful..I felt happy..I got a feeling that Xmas is here,even though there are no trees,carols or Xmas cakes this time around...And mostly I was happy,because it was winter..My favorite season of the year....Winters to me are filled with santa,christmas and some foggy memories which remains undeciphered....

The thoughts which flow and the feelings that arise,the emotions that couldn't be expressed just through words....winters gives me a mixture of all this..The cold weather might make my logical brain go dumb,but it sure awakes the dreamy and mysterious part of my think- tank...

I remember the last christmas eve..After a movie called "Holidays"..I was walking in the lawn of my garden...the drizzle was still on..The chill was awesome..And then there was the peace,calm and the feeling of a high and joy I felt ...And I was there enjoying every bit of that moment..Wishing that the moment dosen't pass by..and praying every moment in my life remains a beautiful as this..

Santa must have granted my wish,and I do believe in SANTA..hes a childhood enigma and I dont wana be a grown up this time to disown him completely..bcoz for me,without santa,the charm of the season is completely lost....

I might be getting carried away..So better I stop now..I want to wish all my readers a very very merry xmas and a equally prosperous and fulfilling new year..:)

May santa fulfill all your wishes...

Until the next post folks..
keep smiling..

chitz.......

Monday, December 21, 2009

A year......

A year it has been,and that too how quick...

Sometime this day,last year a bored mind decided to etch her impression in the virtual space..,
Its been a year since i started jotting down my thoughts in my small space in the cyber world...

I thank all you readers for visiting and helping my blog grow through your valuable comments...

And now its time for cakes and balloons and the birthday celebrations..




And I raise a toast to my blog on her first birthday(i am female,and hence will b my blog.....)

And I pray and wish I don't run out of ideas and thoughts ,so that you will have many many more days like dis to come.....

Until the next post folks...

Keep smiling

cheers

chitz.....

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Alone ......

The path was the same.The cold blowing breeze in her face was the same.The sun peeping through the trees was the same.The people were the same.The faces were the same.The gestures were the same.

But life was different now....

The day came with a different tone.The evenings seemed to have lost their charm.The nights were mostly sleepless.

Many a night she lay awake.Staring up at nothing at all.Searching for answers which she knew she would never ever get.The other side of the bed was painfully empty.She missed those comforting hugs in the warmth of which she would never sleep again.The tears flowed without her knowing.

She was surrounded by people..
But still she was lost..
She was always in the crowd..
But still she was alone..
Many were there for her always..
But she was blind to all of them..
She was deaf to all of them..

All because of a beautiful dream..
A beautiful dream which she had lived..
A beautiful dream which was lost..
A beautiful dream which was shattered..

The dream which was broken into pieces...
forever and ever...

And the dream being him....

She felt alone..
She felt shattered..
She felt hurt and bruised..
More than anything,she wanted him..
For she knew,this life was for them to fight together..
For she knew,without him,she was nothing...

They said life would move on...
They said forgetfulness was the best boon to mankind..

But for her, life had ended,as she had known it...




Image courtesy: www.sodahead.com

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My bengali diaries-part 7

Its being long since I updated my adventures and misadventures in this land....

Life here is getting more and more hectic...
The good part:Winters are here..
The bad part:No time to enjoy the beautiful season..

Yes,I am a very busy soul,..I had been chosen to perform salsa(along with a partner of course)..And now after a 6 day crash-course in salsa,I am ready to show the world,my version of salsa,which i sometimes feel,resembles kathak(thankx to my classical training)...

But since my trainer has given me a double thumbs-up,I feel that i must seriously be good at this..otherwise,they would not have chosen my name for nothing(bragging folks,I am bragging!!!)

The good part about the dance-I am very fit and very much body-flexible nowadays,
The bad part-No time for my writing jobs,as a result of which I am forced to hear bulls***,from my clients..Not all of them,just a few hard and fast disciplinarians,who fail to understand the cultural side of their article provider,namely me..

And thus goes on life,a mixture of timings and non-timings.

The worst part of this mad house run over here is that,the two people (including me) living under the same roof,have very little time for each other...

karma,karma!!!!!

And in this small gap i got,I updated my dear blog..gotta run now...another back-breaking,hip-hustling dance session to begin soon..

So long folks...
till the next post:
keep smiling

chitz....

PS:My dance performance is on saturday..Please do pray for me and wish me luck..:)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Surprise Meeting!!!

Disclaimer:The below mentioned incident is real and all the characters are alive and kicking as of this very moment.I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings.But the below mentioned are completely my thoughts about the incident and I don't think there is a better place to voice it out ,other than my blog..

It was around four in the evening.A four which looked like an 8 in the night,thanks to the ongoing winter.I was out shopping.The privileged and much awaited weekend shopping and roaming around the city and its only mall..which is a good 15 km from the place where i stay..

I picked up a pair of jeans and went to try out when I found out the trial room was full.Waiting is something which I don't like to,but here i did not have any other option.I was happy when I heard one of the doors unlatching and a lady exiting..I was about to enter the trial room,when i was stopped by this heavily accented voice..

"Hey C..how r u?"

Surprised,I turned around.There stood in front of me a lady.Brown hair,black goggles ,A t-shirt , a three fourth and sneakers.

The Instant thoughts through mind were like

A three fourth and no sweater in this weather,which was below 10 degrees???Maybe she changed the sweater in the trial room,but still three-fourths?,isn't she cold?

Black goggles,shh..wrong place ,wrong time..But then maybe she is blind..no,chances of that are nil.

Heavy accent,golden brown hair..foreigner?if so,with her skin..she looked like a burnt one..no,an NRI gone wild,yup..that is it.

Lets call her A n me C

A:y r u surprised,u didn't recognize me??
C:m sorry,but no..
A:oh C,i am A..The one who studied with you ..we met last 4 yrs back..remember?

I was literally surprised.Because if she was the person ,she was claiming to be,she had undergone a complete metamorphosis of her outer self.

C:Oh you,how r u?n how come u r here?

Seems like A got married and is settled in London.She is home for vacations and is on her way to visit Darjeeling..

That explains it..i thought..

After exchanging pleasantries,n whn she was abt to say bye..i coudnt help but asking...

"Why three fourths..arent u feeling cold in this weather?"

A:No girlie,u should come to London..I feel its hot over here..Look at you all covered and bundled up in sweaters ..

C:"I am sorry I was not born in London".(you ice princess)..the bracketed portion being said in my mind.

A:ok,thn bye..cya..surprised..cin you..n happy too,..

C:same here,bye..

End of conversation..

Where I live,the chances of seeing a known face from the other phase of my life is almost nil.And if I see one,I will be really surprised.

today..I was surprised..more than seeing her,by the way she looked..

The last time I saw her,she was a sober girl..the maximum heights of fashion she would attempt would have been a jeans and a long kurti.

But today..she has completely changed.

Throughout the conversation she was staring at me,through her black goggles..which again made me think,y isn't she removing them..maybe she has sore eyes..

I am not criticizing her modern way of dressing,which i completely support and follow..
To me, a jeans and a t-shirt is the most comfortable and decent clothing,ever invented by man!!
A sari will be my last option any day,even though i love the wonder known as "sari"

I am not a fashion guru and I am out giving out any gyaan.
But I feel there are some common grounds where any human being in their senses will finally reach to..
Because there are things you wear,and things you wear that suit you,and wearing those things which suit you at the proper place and time.

There is a commonly used term- YO!!!..translated to cool,chik,hep,hip-hop and all the similar meaning terms..

Then there is a Malayalm word -AIYO!!..translated to surprised..mostly not in the positive sense but the other way round..something which can be substituted for OH MY GOD!!(in the thumbs down manner ,that too)..

My friend tried to become a YO!!
But she ended up becoming an AIYO!!

And that folks,was my brush with "FASHION TURNED FREAKY"...

And mostly she irked me with her London statement,which prompted me to make her a part of my blog and present her before you wonderful readers.. :)

until the next post folks..

keep smiling..

ciao..

chitz...

Monday, December 7, 2009

What a pic!!!



A pic which i got in a mail..

This is a transportation device of a school in Delhi...

Seriously,children or live-stock???

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A day close to the wild....


This has been one,I wanted to post almost a month back,when i visited a zoo,back in trivandrum.Sadly,i just have just a few pics of the place left with me since i had some problems with my pen drive in which the pics were saved and the memory disk in the camera was erased already..

So here is a day, close to the wild,in a few still frames..






I always feel,this guy has a human face..










Blissfully asleep..



They refused to show their faces..:)











The newly born hippo









Enter the snake house











This is my favorite click..my mom found it scary n slimy though..

That is it folks,The rest of the pictures including the tiger,leopard,lion and many others are sadly history..

Until the next post..

ciao guys...

chitz...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Art Of Diplomacy!!!

There is the art of living..
The art of breathing
The art of kissing..

What all and what not..

N the most skillful one ,according to me will be

"The Art Of Diplomacy"..




yes,it really is..

Having to convince people,rather put people in such a fix and situation,that not agreeing to the person will be impossible ,is really an art..

What is making me say all this??

Today a friend of mine was a victim of such an artist..
She was coaxed into something which she was least interested in doing

"Her OHs", "BUTs" and "NOs",were thrown off to the wind...

And all the channels through which she could have got out were efficiently closed..

The result..

Her German classes and the nearing exams takes a backseat for a week,as the time should be devoted for something else,which is very less constructive and an utter waste of time


She tried her best,but couldn't say no , because of the person who asked ,the way it was asked , the reasons for her to be a part in it.,and mostly some diplomatic statements!!!!


The person's second aim was me

I might not be a diplomat,and can't make people twist and turn my way
But i guess i can say very straight "No"s..
It cost me a friend,not friend an acquaintance..but I am glad..
I might be termed harsh,non-caring and non-cooperative..

For all the things in the world.."I don't care"
At least at the end of the day,I wont be cribbing..


PS:If anybody out there knows of a class called.."the art of saving ur arse and staying out of diplomatic beings"..please let me know,there would be many over here who will be interested in enrolling..


image courtsey:zazzle.com

chitz....

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My December Droolings-1:A few very crazy thoughts....

The human mind is the most interesting and peculiar object created by lord god almighty.The way it acts,how it acts and why it acts so..the creator himself knows..

There are instances when your mind travels just like that.One instance you are here,and the next thing you know is that your thought processes have taken you far a lifetime away..

Today my mind went numb,just like that.I opened my door today and stood frozen .All I knew was the cool breeze blowing in my face.

What was I thinking?nothing..
What was I staring at?nothing
That was a point when i knew my mind was blank..
A rare occurrence..
I was lost..but not lost in thoughts..but then where??

I guess in a place where time stands still,a place devoid of colors ,a place you can see,but can't feel the essence of it...A place in transit between reality and dreams....

A place unknown it is...

Today again I found life filled with paradoxes...

Things happen without a reason as opposed to the saying that there is a reason..
They say,you learn from your mistakes but I say you dont.
They say you wisen with age but i say you dont..

You know that the b**** called "temptation" will come in thru that door,which is deliberately left open.But still you chose to leave it open.Why?Blame it on the adventerous and always eager human nature..

And again I say,Life is crazy...

Sounds crazy?

I dont blame you for thinking so..
Maybe it is the cold weather which is making me think all this...

These of-course are some crazy thoughts in my head now..

These are my december droolings..filled with all no-sense

The mornings are very cold..
The evenings are coLder..
And the nights,they are the coldest...
Afternoon comes in with a bit of sunshine,just to disappear soon,with the sun setting very very early...paving entry to those loong loong nights..

That is the way of life here nowadays..

But I am happy that winter has arrived again..
With its chill and thrills
With its nostalgia,which never fails to leave

And I am happy to say,"you are welcome DECEMBER"!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

LIVE INs AND MARRIAGES-A personal experience

A previous post of mine-"Arranged or not"-invited some opinions .I would like to publish a certain mail i got regarding this topic,with the sender's permission.The author's identity is kept anonymous..

Excerpts from the mail

I had a live-in relation before getting married to the same girl. I was working, fresh out of b-school and my wife then in the final year of NIFT. So after she passed out out she decided to move into my place..primarily for two reasons:
1. so that we can spend more time together,which was convenient instead of trying to shuttle between two establishments
2. to cut down on costs as that meant she will have more money with herself, but then that is only a fall out reason and not the primary.


But, then that is where the real problem started...neighbors invited me for dinner and not her...they thought she is morally a corrupt lady and then couple of guys started dropping in my place just to chit chat with her...finally had to put my foot down...well those were the years!!!

actually, most people appoint oneself as moral police officers...and probably the sexuality of a relationship crosses their mind more than the ethereal side.

And, my second opinion is that females are always blamed more than their counterparts..i guess its a fall out of an upbringing in a male dominated society.

We got married and still living happily ever after...lot of people had predicted our doom primarily of she being from the fashion industry and me from a media background..but then..

Its not their fault..its their inability to see things from an outside perspective..to cross the other side and view things..but then thats what life is!!!

I would like to thank the sender of the mail for sharing his experience.

Many parts of his view I agree to,especially the moral police officers who doesn't care if their life is a hulla,but are adamant on letting others walk in the so-called prescribed "ways of the society" path..


This is a successful relation culminated in marriage,showing for many,living in is not just an excuse to have a fling without inhibitions,but much more than that..But still a larger section of our society fails to accept relationships of this kind.

But again,different people..different perspectives...


Friday, November 27, 2009

My Holiday Scribbles 12: Lonely......

There are times when you feel that you are all alone in this world..
Times when you feel that,there is no one for you

No one in the world who cares
No one to lend a shoulder for you to cry on
All alone by yourself,against the world

There are times when you shut yourselves from the world
Weeping behind that locked door
Afraid to come out,to the cruel waging world...

There are sometimes when you miss them
Those you know,who will never come back...

There are times when you just wonder
Where did that compassionate touch and soothing words fade away..

The pain which cant be explained
The tears that cant be dried up..

These are the times when you just ask
Why,o GOD..WHY??

And these are the times,when you feel
That a good bye is the best way to it.....



Image courtsey:www.krystalheart.com

Thursday, November 26, 2009

My Holiday Scribbles-11: Arranged or Not???

It all started today morning, with me just casually mentioning of two people i know who are into a living in relation.And it ended with me and my mom having a heated up discussion.Not actually a discussion,more of a speech by my mom ,flaunting the pros of indian culture,arranged marriages ,family pride..so on and so forth.

I have a friend who had a perfectly arranged marriage but went into divorce within one year of the marriage.But my friend is alright, since the involved parents support is there .A divorce of an arranged marriage ,of no fault of yours and be sure you can fall back upon your family to support you.After all,you just went by their choice.

The second person I know is having a living in and I should say is happily "living in".As far as I know,for them the important part is to be together,to know each other better and to share their life before getting into a legally bonded relationship,which they think will be very hard to break,god forbid if such a situation arises.They face those terrible looks by the not so open minded people around them,but they dare and have got the guts to live by throwing cautions to wind.

Two different scenarios and two different sets of people.

The system of arranged marriages does not offer a surety or guarantee of 100 percent that you will have a safe and secured life.But still ,it prevails and is a safe option for many.

In India ,they say marriage is a communion between not only two people but also two families.Whatever happens,be sure your family will be there for you always.

But you take a decision and you marry somebody of your will and wish or if you have a live in,then be sure to face the drama and chaos.

I personally do not have anything against Indian culture.I respect our culture,our society and our values.But I also think,every individual should be given the option of choices and the right to his life,as long as he/she doesn't turn antisocial and harm everyone around.

Whatever or however,its our own life.And all that matters is whatever your decision, at the end of the day,you should be truly happy...







So arranged or not??the debate continues......

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Holiday Scribbles-10: A Slytherin Story

"HELP !! HELP!! ..snake snake!!!"..these were the four words which destroyed a not so perfect game of cards(in which i was losing terribly),two days back..

worried and frightened faces of my cousin and mom,were what we saw when we went out..

"It was this long"..-cuz

"NO WAY,much larger than that"..-mom

contradictory statements..

but the snake..seriously,it was missing..

A torch light search made us find the snake which was comfortably curled up in a corner of the wall..

Afraid to go near it and more than afraid to do anything to it,fearing the dreaded naag shaap :(the last thing we want is a naagin's revenge.. :D).,we stood there thinking of ways to make it go away..

Finally with huge amounts of a room freshener sprayed upon it (it must have suffocated the snake,because I felt it was fainting in the midway) and a rod to guide the snake out of the house,we finally managed to make the creepy and unexpected guest of our house,go back to its destination...



This is a pic of the "loves of our lives" taken during the snake episode.,staring through the locked gate,wondering what the fuss is going around at this time of the night,without involving them..

And finally,

This is the pic of the massive invader,which scared the lives out of us..:)



And this is how huge it was.....zooming might be necessary

And it is not a big centipede,but a smaller version of a poisonous snake(info provided by my biologically oriented sister)..The snake part,I am sure..because I saw it hissing..The poisonous part,well some things are better when left not experimented ..:)

And back at his snake pit,the snake would have been a huge hit..because i doubt whether any snake would have smelled this good...

Hope he doesn't come back searching for the source of fragrance..:)

Friday, November 20, 2009

My Holiday Scribbles -9...A birthday and a gift...

Dear readers.

Today ,is my birthday...

I fail to fathom how fast these years went by...



A big thankx to everybody who remembered me,wished me and made my day......

I love you guys...:)

And today..My first blogger interview got published...

The link: http://webneetech.com/2009/11/20/interview-with-blogger-chithira/

I love you too my dear blog...

What a wonderful day,it is turning out to be.. :)

And i am soo soo happy..

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Holiday Scribbles-8 :It happens..every morning...

Today morning,I was sleeping in the comforts of my room at my home.. with no subconscious or unconscious plans to get up any time before 8 and thus make the most of the remaining 9 days of my leave.And that was when the inevitable happened.The wake up alarm at sharp 7 .I woke up with a start.The alarm was still on.After all I should have known.Don't expect to sleep after 7 at my place,unless and until you are that a heavy sleeper.

Everyday sharp at 7,an alarm goes off at my place.Everyday sharp at 7,the biological clock of the two "K9" members at my home,goes tick and off they start barking their consistent barks,which are mainly of 2 types.The first type an ear-piercing shrill(by the Pomeranian named "achu") and second one with an ear blasting bass(by the German shepherd by the name "bittu").

The sending out of the alarm can b bcoz of 2 reasons:
1.reminding us,that it is their breakfast time.
2.If they had already got their food,then it will be them chasing away the crows,who fly high in the sky,or perched at some roof tops.

Whatever the reason,the barking of the 2 doggies in my house,inspires all the other k9 characters in the nearby houses,and off they go sending off the community alarm together.The end result:The unfinished sleeps of some disturbed and unlucky souls,like yours truly..

The first thing that I will do,when I go down,will be to kill those two,were my thoughts today,as I got up from bed.And off I went with fumes coming out of my ears..

"where are you,you..."?

I couldn't complete the sentence,before which I was pounced upon and licked all over my face by achu and followed by bittu,who prefers to cuddle his head,and wipe his face on my dress...Their way of wishing me a pleasant morning..

And I stood there thinking.."Why on earth were I scolding them a minute before"??

This is the daily morning ritual that happens during my holidays at home...
They can convert a bubbling volcano into an ice-cream which melts away..:)

And they are not only a man's but a woman's best friend too..




Love you guys...:)

chitz.....

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My Holiday Scribbles-7: An Ode To A Grandpa Tree..

For many,this post may sound silly.But for me,its saying good bye to an inanimate friend.

The mango tree was in front of my house,from the time I remember.It wasn't exactly "OUR" tree,it was just outside our compound,facing the house.From the stories of my mom,who grew up in the same place,the tree was there when she was a kid too.A grandfather mango tree it was.

Nobody took special care of it.It grew enjoying the bounty of nature,and returning its favor.Every season,there was no end to the number of mangoes which the tree gave.The mangoes were plucked and taken away in huge amounts,by whomever who needed it.Not a single season I can remember when the tree bore no fruit...

Apart from that ,the tree was a part of many a childhood memories.The badminton games in which,the shuttle cock would always get stuck in its branches.Sometimes even the racket used to get stuck there,as a result of throwing them up in the air by the jubilant players.Many an onam season,when a swing would be tied from its branches.And many many games,played under the vast shade of the big tree..

This time ,coming home for vacations,I found out the tree was no longer there.It was fallen by the owner of the land,planning to use the place for commercial purposes.The big tree,which was an obvious hindrance in the path had to say good bye.



This is a snap of the tree taken by my sister,the last time it started bearing mangoes.Dont know the reason behind clicking the pic,but soon after this the tree was fallen down.

Now there is just the land and no tree.I always feel ,there is something missing,when I see the place where the tree stood.
And I feel sad,as if I had to say goodbye to a childhood friend...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Holiday Scribbles 6-And the award goes to..

Hi people,i know i promised to return with a serious post..But this is no where near to serious...:)..

The fact that the serious post has been postponed is that,i have been awarded and also had to finish a tag...

N b4 i show off my award,lemme reward the person who gave me my first award..this is 4 u,rohit...



So,here goes my first award..
Thanks to rohit...:)




The rules,directly from rohit's rule book

1. Tell 7 things about youself that nobody else knows.
2. Pass on this award to 7 other people.
3. Comment on their blogs to let them know that they are tagged.


As per the rules here are 7 things that no one knows about me..or which i think most of the people don't know..


1.I wanted to be a hair-dresser when i was young
2.My latest hobby is collecting matchbox sized wine-bottle replicas..
3.I feel really awkward when i have to ask for a favor from somebody
4.My favorite comic is Dilton(not Archies.i guess that will b a real surprise for atleast sm1)
5.I always get the creeps b4 going for a haircut...
6.I am normal most of the times,but if I get into the mood for something,I can be a very big control freak..
7.I can never remember the excat spelling of" recieved"..(this time,i cross checked).

ANd here goes.I am presenting this award and tagging the following fellow bloggers..
NJ, shibu, princess,
chandni, deigostar, rockus, hobo

so,that does it..
until the next post folks...

ciao...
chitz

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Holiday Scribbles-5: A few thoughts on a rainy day..

Disclaimer:There is nothing serious,thoughtful ,humorous or sentimental in the below post.They are some thoughts crossing my mind,as usual.

It is raining cats and dogs here..
And I m sitting in the comforts of my home,enjoying the rains minus a cup of hot coffee,which I am lazy to go down and make by myself..and hence i am bearing the self imposed brunt of laziness.

.Today I realized its been almost a week since I updated my blog.The main factor which kept me away from my space in the cyberworld was the fact that i purchased 6 books,which is eating up my time to be precise..:)


.The fat man with a very huge pot belly throwing his hands up in a yoga like position and perching comfortably on my table,is constantly giving me fat big grin..he is the "laughing Buddha",gifted to me by a certain person..and seriously,from any angle he doesn't look like any painting or sketch of THE "Buddha" I have ever seen.And hence the mystery behind the second part of that name remains..

But as they say,what is in a name..This laughing guy can be seen almost everywhere nowadays ,as he is supposed to be the bearer of good luck and fortune....which I doubt,bcoz for me,b4 him or after him life was and is pretty much the same..

For years,until I had a say in my life, I had been forced to wear scores of good luck charms ranging from birth stones,lucky stones,holy talismans,sacred threads..this ,that and so on..

The effects..quite invisible to me..
The justification provided to me to continue wearing them even then:They are warding of the ill effects ,which would have affected you, if you weren't wearing them..

And my logical brain thinks:
They say..life is pre -written...
Ur destiny is pre -written...
So lucky charm or not,what will be will be...

Whatever,today I am free of charms and stuff.
And if a lucky charm really exists ,mine is missing...:)

Will be back with a more serious post soon
Till then

ciao
chitz.....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Holiday Scribbles 4 -A longlost place...

There was a place..
a place somewhere..where everything was nothing but the best..
everyday was nothing but a celebration and every next moment was nothing but a hope so high and a wish so pure...
and every other person was a friend so good or a soul so near...
We lived in that world..we relished the joy...we marveled and was astonished at the wondrous luster of the nature around us...
And we lived,everyday..to the best as it was possible...

And those days were called the days of "childhood"...

The days when the sun was a golden ball and the ant was the tiniest creature possible..
The days when you were amazed at the falling rains and those twinkle twinkle little stars in the sky....
The days when 'chocolate" was the biggest gift you could ever imagine...
The days when sleep visited you whenever you wanted it to...
The days when your father's love was heaven and your mother's arms were the most safest place on earth....

Something which we will never get back...
Something which we look back always ,as an innocence long lost...
Something which we wonder..why we had lost it..

And that was my childhood too...
Which i sometimes wish i could get back.....




And i wish i could go so high on that empty swing again ...
Just to shout out that "I am on the top of this world"....

chitz......

(Image courtsey:www.eyefetch.com/image.aspx?ID=108605)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My Holiday Scribbles 3- The Red Roses....

November had dawned in..

Braving the november morning chills,he kept on walking..
He just wanted to be there...
It was a long walk,but He didn't mind.
And it was such a cold morning,when the body was failing but the heart kept on going...
He had to be there,because he knew..she will be there ,waiting for him...
After all,it was her special day..

"Happy Birthday Baby"..he said.."This is for you..And you,thought i would forget??"...

She liked it ,the very fist time he presented it to her..
She loved it always,when he gave it to her...
"Like the rose,so our love"..she always said...

He was happy,she liked the gift..
He always knew, his choice of red roses will never go wrong...

And today also he knew..he had made her happy...
He knew...she would see the red roses,laid on her cold tomb...



Beautiful and serene ,..but dying off soon...
Just like the red roses she loved....
So was her life...

And he..stood there...
Happy that she will be happy...
Sad that..he can never ever be so...

Memories of her,haunted him and hurt him...
But he knew,he will be back there tomorrow...
With the red rose she loved...

Just so that..she will be happy....