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 :

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Day 92!

Considering how badly the day has ended with regard to books, this is the funniest part of my day today!

Monday, 28 April 2014

Day 91!

Happy birthday to the craziest, most fun-loving, frolicking, caring and smart-ass little sister there is!

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Day 90!

I'm shifting away from the trend of pictures today. I came across this video today and it is by far one of the best I've seen in this category. It'll surely spread the smiles around!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Day 89!

When your sister multitasks with food, phone and laptop and is too busy to notice you're not studying, but sleeping!

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Day 88!

When after a long and tiring day, the efforts pay off! Is betting on treats at ITC with friends considered illegal? Hell, who cares! It's a tiring day.

The plates are waiting, Vikash.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Day 87!

Relief long due! A much needed hangout. Pastries, pasta and not a care in the world. Now I can study in peace for another week.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Day 86!

Dear Friend,

You make me so proud! I couldn't have been happier for all the 100 days put together. You worked really hard and you deserve every bit of this success! And I hope you get lots and lots more of the success in the years to some. I cannot wait to meet you and hug you!

Love you a lot!

P.S.: It still is a secret, rest assured. ;)

Monday, 21 April 2014

The Romance Of It.

The wind caressing my tresses,
The Sun glinting at my glimpse,
The trees shaking their boughs,
The flowers showering themselves on me,
The leaves crowning my head,
The dew melting at my touch,
The grass tickling my soles,
The birds singing, crickets chirping, bees humming to make their presence felt,
The flowers spreading their perfumes,  tingling my senses,
The butterflies adorning me with their touch,
Oh and the crows shitting me with luck!

So much love and I'm still looking for more?

#100happydays --- Day 85!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Day 84!

Time out after long. Drizzle in Calcutta after long. Walk with friend. Icecream with brother after long. Multiple reasons to be happy after long!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Day 83!

Happiness is when you find an age old picture with a friend! That is a 5 year old me with my first friend.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Day 82!

Okay, that just proved even Nature isn't perfect! But it's still beautiful.

Similarly. Everyone's beautiful. Don't go looking for the perfections. The imperfections are as beautiful.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Day 81!

And to all those who'd written Yuvraj Singh off after his 21 ball 11 in the World T20 championship finals, bow to the man again! He's back with a bang again! RCB vs DD. 34 ball 50.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! That's what you did, Yuvraj! Happy for him. :-)

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Day 80!

The moon is under the radar today.

Think of man's first step on the moon and the so many that followed. Maybe, each time the astronauts were on the moon they were waving back at the Earth and there must have been someone like me staring up speechlessly at the night adornment of the sky, completely unaware of someone trying to catch our attention!

Too much silliness?

Well, at least it made you smile.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Day 79!

This really should work, effective immediately!

Remember : *Plot twist*

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Day 78!

When random things make you happy! You have no idea why you're smiling and for a change you don't care to know.

Like I said, random :

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Day 77!

Saw a film featuring Dhanush. The man can act! Flipping channels to watch Narendra Modi's interview. The man can talk!

Relaxing after a hard day's work, really.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Day 76!

Happiness is being on air on the radio and being complimented for a beautiful voice!

Thank you, RJ Praveen. Keep us Calcuttans laughing at your hysterics always! In this time and age, we really seem to need it.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Day 75!

When you realize that you have a better collection of stories in your mind that most of these people!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Day 74!

Dear Twin Soul,

Our friendship is officially an adult now!

Lotsa love!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Day 73!

I never thought I would say this, but here it is. Sitting to study after 3 long days indeed does make me happy! Or is relieved? Or de-stressed?

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Day 72!

Sri Lanka the new world T20 cricket champions. The more deserving team won! And a fitting farewell to two such fantastic players - Mahela Jayawardane and Kumar Sangakkara. #MenInBlue.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Day 71!

Thank you Mommy and Daddy! Thank you little sister! Thank you Twin Soul and Toto, the monkey! Thank you Jakarta Girl! Thank you onion seller! Thank you to all my office friends who braved the heat and the finals to join in the celebrations and mock cake fights! Thank you all of you! Love you guys a lot!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Day 69!

Happiness is your 8 year old cousin calling you to scold you about being online on Whatsapp rather than studying for your CA finals!

Yeah, he's 8 and Whatsapping. That's a matter for another day, another post.

Thank you for the smile!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Day 68!

Marmee, I am so proud of you! Happiest of the happy days. Winds of change.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Day 67!

Long drive. Check. Night time. Check. Coffee shop. Check. Loud music. Check. Happiness. Check.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Day 66!

Unbounded joy! When you know you can irritate your friend and the friend cannot do anything about it!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Day 65!

Happiness is when you see proof of how mesmerizing nature can be! Myriad colours, three leaves, one tree.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Day 64!

Pre birthday celebrations begin! Thank you, Japan, for calling my friend early so I could start cutting cakes a week ago!

Oh and another happy moment today! When someone reminds you, "Form is temporary, class is permanent." I'll remember this, Aditya, and be happy for a lot more days! Thank you!

Meanwhile, the cake, rather what's left of it :

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Day 63!

Whatever makes you happy, sister! I like your smile more than the VEHICLE behind.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Day 62!

I finally learnt this! Two years, it's been alluring me. And now, I've seen it from so close! Oh yeah, I might be losing it, thanks to my upcoming CA finals.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Monday, 24 March 2014

Day 60!

The rains! Calcutta had it's first touch of the oncoming thunderstorms! Tried clicking the mild lightning. Ended up with something strange.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Day 59!

It's back! Evenings won't be as boring again! Summers, now you're welcome!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Day 58!

The desire to keep writing each day, every day! No pictures, no words can even begin to explain it... Many a days, there's been nothing happier!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Day 57!

I want this on my wall. I know it'll be inconvenient to read the time, but what do we carry around our cellphones for?

Courtesy : Blacksmith Black-Clocks.

Oh, and how does this make me happy? Because I can see into my future, and I can see it there, yeah, just there, on the delicate peach walls.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Day 56!

I am going to follow this mantra forever, maybe! Thank you, #Pinterest (Amazing site. It could give me a couple hundred happy moments. Like daily.)!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Day 55!

It's the beauty in the eyes, the smile that spells you know it all, the astounding craziness that the head hides that sets you apart from all the others...

Doodling again!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Day 54!

Helping my tired eyes rest, by reading out to me! Love you, daddy!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Day 53!

I miss you, Jakarta Girl! The beauty of the moon today, reminds me of you :

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Day 50!

You, my Twin Soul, are a keeper! Ummm, not like Oliver Wood. More like Julia Roberts!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Day 49!

Learnt to play one of my favourite songs on the synthesizer! Okay. The first stanza. Okay. The first two lines. But whatever! I'm happy!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014