Monthly Archives: October 2014



The clock strikes 12 midnight

I hurry to brush my teeth, wash my face

Apply night cream,look in mirror for wrinkles. See many.

Apply cream anyway. Lie down. My back itches. Turn sides. Still itching. Get up to apply talcum. Lie down.

Ah sleep finally.

But no, A dog starts barking in the street. Try to ignore. Keeps barking.

Get up again. Opr the window to shoo off the dog. Does not go. Go back to bed.Look for my ear beds. Put them in my ears. Try to sleep.

Light coming from in between the curtains. Get up again. Close the curtains .

Go back to bed. Look at the  clock. Its already 2 a.m.

Panic. Have to get up early. Try to sleep.

Damn, I am thirsty. Get up again to drink water.

Come back to bed, exhausted.

Try to sleep. Wake up with a start. My alarm went off.Look at the clock. It went off early.

Try to sleep for an hour more.

Get up because of someone knocking at the door.

Time for work, my son says.

Get up finally.

Did I sleep at all?

See no degree of rest or sanity in my nights….




Masks Off

We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true, innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it?


There are not made from pumpkins but…

Maybe the light from these can scare the Stingy Jack away.


Dress up like a shadow….scary!!!.




Desire to be loved

Desire to love someone

Desire to be happy

Desire to have fun.


Desire for passion

Desire for lust

Desire to own

Own a partner is a must.


And then the desire for a family

Desire for a child

Desire for money

Desires of many a kind.


Desire for a home

Desire to be together

Desire to live with your children

Desire to be better.


And when the twilight years set in

A new desire arises

To be near God

To be near someone who hears your cries.


We run after these desires

To fulfil them is our aim

But in that race against time

Our quality of life is put to shame.

Busy everyday.


I think how busy I am depends on my mental state.If I have a multitude of thoughts cramming my mind,I am busy. I may not be physically doing much or maybe doing just about the normal day activities, but I have a stupid mind. On a very busy day the following is what keeps me busy.

Not a very good nights sleep.

Get up tired.

Go to the loo…constipated.

Have endless cups of tea.

Again loo…constipated still.

Stare at the wardrobe ,not knowing what to wear.

Pull out an old outfit to wear thinking it will look nice.

Dress up….look in the mirror…not looking nice.

Still leave house as there is no time.

Oh I forgot breakfast.

Sit in the car . Drive. Lots of traffic.

Late for work. Sneak in the back door into my office

Work ,work,work. Still thinking I am not looking good today.

Endless trips to the washroom to see how I look.

Nagging arthritis keeps me preoccupied.

Time to go home, pick up stuff from the market.

Reach home, tired and irritable.

Husband has a list of work ready.Snap at him. Nearly have a fight.

Take out time to again stare at my wardrobe. Want to dress up well tomorrow and blow everyone’s mind.

Oh crap, its evening already. Dinner woes start.

Have an assignment to finish. Open the laptop for work. Start doing online shopping instead. Blow a lot of money.

Depressed.Then realize its very late. Husband is home.Not finished the work he gave me.

Panic.Rush to finish the work. Grab a bite of dinner.

Again stare at the wardrobe.

Again pull out a not so nice outfit.

Then head over to another sleepless night.

WHEW….Out of breath? So am I.

Slouchy,voluminous and asymmetric is the way to go.


Winter is just around the corner and I decided to upgrade my winter capsule wardrobe. Here is what I found about the latest trend in winter wear.

Slouchy is in.

Gone are the fitted silhouettes. Now you can be super comfortable in these slouchy coats.Think cape coats,drapes, shawls,woolen ponchos.

Go voluminous.

A nice trend as it helps to layer and hide all the weight from festive bingeing.

Symmetry was never so passe. Go for asymmetric hemlines to add the oomph factor.

Layer it.

Rather than wearing a single super warm piece, wear layers . You can use your summer sheers and add them in layers to give a very modern twist.

Long is the way to go.

Length is back in trend. Wear long coats with tights and boots. It is slimming and warm.

Shearling is in.

It is not pure sheepskin but a synthetic fabric that looks like the original.

Welcome to the comfortable fall fashion.

The most difficult Post I wrote.


I love blogging. I love writing. I love photography. But there was this one post that was most difficult to write. That was the post which I had to write after being nominated for The Liebster Award. Dont get me wrong. I love awards too. But the conditions that apply are too much. Give me an award if you like my work, but please don’t make me go through so many rules. I think most of us blog because there are no rules. So the whole purpose fails. I think the best reward is by liking a post, following a blog, and giving critical comments so as to share our thoughts. By the time I finished the post on Liebster Award I was depressed. I felt like a school kid or even a first timer at a job interview. It was as if my whole blogging journey depended on it.

I want to be a successful blogger, I want to be liked and I want to be free.

So, what do you think. Am I wrong about cribbing over having to write a long post that is required for me to win The Liebster Award.?

I may have antagonized many people out there and I may not get the award, but I had to write this.

And, please dont get me wrong, I want all possible awards, but please no rules.

Let us enjoy this freedom that all us bloggers enjoy in blogosphere.

I hope you agree.

Comments are more than welcome.


(If you get an award)

Diwali Eve…the finale.


As promised I’m posting pictures of Diwali celebrations.

The road in front of my house.


My son…Vidur.




Rangoli…a decoration made on the lobby entrance.


Our house, all lit up.


Me again, in my traditional wear.


Diya decoration.

Lord Ganesha.

Loved sharing the photographs with you all. Diwali had a whole new meaning this time.