Friday, 27 June 2014

Away she flew.

She strode
Past the onlookers
The staring eyes
The pointed fingers.

She strode
On the path less strewn
On the road less traversed
On the course which was harder.

She climbed the ledge
Shushed all the whispers
Spread her arms
And leapt.

Earlier, she strode.
Now, she flew.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

DAY 100.

And that my friends is the end of my 100 happy days pledge!

Lots of memories, lots of struggles to find something happy in the day, hurried flashes of camera, getting out of bed half asleep after having forgotten to post the day's happy picture, and penning some beautiful pieces on days like this and this! Oh and this too!

Pursuing this taught me a very important lesson - Even on the worst days, there's a possibility of joy! Earlier, only Kate Beckett spoke it, now experience does too. 

And I have not been alone in this 100 day journey! Without my family and friends to give me the much needed support, I wouldn't have managed even a day!
Their lovely smiles, crazily optimistic spirits, penchant for unconditional love, a "Hi!" here, a "How are you?" there and sometimes just their being around was enough to make my day.

Dance like it is the last dance. Live like it is your last chance. After all, only cats get nine lives! A little craziness wouldn't make you insane. Been there, done that! ;) Unless, you think I am damaged beyond redemption, then you should steer away from the advice (AND THIS BLOG!) right away.

Technically, this may be the end of my 100 happy days, but I will carry forward this experience for the rest of forever. 

Oops! I could continue typing away but this technically marks the end of my one hour break too and now it is time to get back to my live-in partner - my beloved books!

Psst - There have been days when I have skipped posting, but can we keep it to ourselves, please? A day or two can be forgiven and forgotten right? ;)

Psst again *very discreetly* - My other blog completed a year today! Yay!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Day 99!


Got to be something special, right? I had lots of things in mind to put up through out the day, but then I came across this link on Facebook.

Just see it first :  

The menacing social media subtly defined so.

And I am not sharing this because I have been phubbed (phone snubbed, for the unaware ones like me) by my younger cousins, almost avoided getting hit by people who're busy looking into their phones and walking down the already narrow and half dug up footpaths of Calcutta, have spent times with friends where we are busy updating statuses on FB, Twitter, Whatsapp about where we are, with whom, and having oh so much of fun instead of talking to the one who's actually in front of you! Yes, all this and so much more has happened to me, but that's not all. I am sure a lot worse might have happened to you. Maybe, we've done worse to others! 

Close your laptops, phones, iPads, tablets right now. Just put it away. It can live without you for an hour or two. But can you?

Just make sure you check Day 100, though ;)

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Day 98!

First attempt : all in! Yay!! Okay, yeah. It's not a pro all in the second or third circle (Or is it called the inner circle?) sorts, but it's in right. That counts, doesn't it?

Monday, 5 May 2014

Day 97!

Actually, I can. Actually, I have to. Actually, I don't have an option!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Day 96!

Her petite frame stood by the window, the hands outstretched to feel the torrential rains pour down on her palms.
He went and held her by the waist, nestling her back into his arms.
They stood like that for ages it seemed. The chill in the air, peace in her breaths, the sound of the claps followed by her slightest shudders, brought him still closer to her.
He couldn't hold himself back anymore, and took her hand and slipped on the ring.
"Marry me, will you?"
He felt the sharp intake of breath, goosebumps run all over her while the skies lit up in full approval!

And that's Day 96! Well, at least the rains are a part of my day and the proposal hopefully someone's at least! :-)

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Day 95!

Rains after almost a month of harsh Sun in Calcutta! That's my view after a short morning spell.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Day 94!

An early morning walk, right by the River Ganges. Thank you, Mamma for coaxing me into it!

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Day 93!

Tired of unwanted friendship requests from strangers? I found a novel way to wriggle out of it! Novel for me, don't know about you.

Check it out :