Saturday, 25 March 2017

Sometimes Silly Sometimes Sweet Short Stories #002


"Who is she, Grammy?"
(asked 16 year old Matthew his grandmother pointing to his father's closet. Dr Nicholas Sebastian , Matthew's father was a renowned cardiologist.He was gentle but too articulate to let anyone touch his belongings.Today three weeks after his death,his closet lay wide open.)

"Suchitra....... .Suchitra Sen your father's favourite" 
(Jennifer said softly staring at the old tattered poster of the famous actress.The only poster her dutiful son ever bought.)

"Favourite...... actress ....didn't know he liked watching movies never took us out......he never cared for anyone but himself......"  
(Matthew said exasperatedly ,the revelation about his melancholic father was too much to bear)

"Your father cared for everyone but he loved Suchitra ..."
(Jeniffer fought back tears as her trembling hands felt the poster )

In the stillness of the night lay awake old Jennifer, seeking forgiveness from her son for not letting him marry the girl he loved till his last breath.
Dr Suchitra Sharma - a non catholic.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Sometimes Silly Sometimes Sweet Short Stories #001


"Oh God, its him" muttered Tapasya

 her eyes having  met the gentleman's standing two rows across.
"Hope he doesn't recognise me"
"How would he ,its been 20 years?
" I don't even look the way I used to"
"My whole family is here..."
"I am never coming out on weekends again"
"We could have gone to ......

"Ah! he didn't..

Men have a different mechanism to get over after all" she sighed.

"Tapasya....... ..."  she heard him call out.
Her heart stopped. Her gazed transfixed. 
Sweat running down her back. Throat parched. Her body numb

"Just one selfie ...Papa....." 

Men have a different mechanism to get over after all.

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Monday, 13 March 2017

Sometimes Silly Sometimes Sweet Short Stories

Ever wondered ?
What is the most difficult task to accomplish in the Emotional Cosmos?

Understand Silence.

Best  are the ones who convey everything without  saying much.
Blessed are the ones who decipher it all.

Influenced by real life situations and individuals around me,
I present the second segment of my blog-
Sometimes Silly Sometimes Sweet Short Stories.

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Real Style For Real Women

"Fashion is what offered to you four times in a year,
Style is what you pick out of that"

Summer Twenty Seventeen is here.I bring to you crisp compilation of the season's must haves.Whether you are young or young at heart I desire you add at least three of these in your closet. These picks work like Maggie noodles providing instant gratification of hunger, hunger to look classy..!!
I have intentionally missed out shorts, cold / off shoulder tops and printed ganjis because many of my kind feel uneasy wearing these.

But first a simple suggestion: 
  • if you feel you will not be able to score a success with the look in public go for a "try-out" at home for one whole day.This will help you to earn honest reviews from friends and  family. It may also help you to gain confidence before stepping out .
  • buy the least expensive make of the accessory (try the mentioned sites/instagram pages) once positive that you can carry the statement piece with panache go for the high end one.
  • before you scroll down to know whats in ; break up with those palazzos , mid length kurtis , churidars , plain sneakers and straight pants. Don't wish to throw them yet- wait for Rebound.

1) Be Nosexy 
Nose rings have come a long way from being a humble wedding essential to ramp scorcher.The nathni/natth was generally tucked away in the bank locker only to surface on karvachauth but surprisingly this is the most sought after fashion accessory this season. For the non pierced nose - opt for clips. 
Try +Voylla  +Kraftly +Instagram sellers 

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2) Banjaran Balika
 Its the season of kutch/sindhi handwork blouses , cholis , jackets,clutches and bags.In the latest chart buster  "tamma tamma" reloaded actress Alia Bhatt is seen wearing such jacket- a sure enough reason to own one piece☺ 
Try +Craftsvilla +Desically Ethnic 
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3) Ring-a-Ring ☕
Bold finger rings are so much in trend.These versatile rings go very well with western and ethnic wear.There is a whole lot to choose from vintage coin / druzy/ kundan /two finger /thumb / german silver.One needn't be size zero to wear and flaunt rings..!!
Try  +Voylla

this is my personal collection bought from +Instagram sellers thevelvetbox.tvb , blissfulaccessories
4) Do It With Mat-te
Fashion gurus state that matte nails paints & liquid lipsticks are here to stay.A hack -apply mattefying nail coat (readily available on all cosmetic stores) over your regular nail polish to get desired effect(wish there was a hack for lipsticks too).
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5) Afghan Jalebi
The German silver /92.5 silver / alloy / oxidised silver Afghan jewellery has taken over the imitation market market with a swoosh.
From Sonam Kapoor to Vidya Balan many celebrities are seen sporting the trend gleefully.
Try +Jaypore there are plenty of sellers at +Instagram 

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6) Maxi dresses 
The best part about a maxi dress is that it flatters every body shape. If trying for the first time opt for an A line ankle length maxi. In case there are still size and fit issues get your local darzi to stitch one.You can use old cotton/linen /printed georgette sarees.
Try  +The Meraki Project

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7) Foot-Print
No ensemble is complete without chic footwear.The feet need TLC too.This summer go for a cutest & quirkiest pair of printed shoes/ sneakers/ espadrilles/ lace up.
These shoes look the best with dresses,jeans,skirts,shorts or culottes. Try +20Dresses +Sole Sisters Foot care Limited
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 Adding freshness to dressing style, playing around with your looks and being a little flirtatious  with accessories won't do any harm.

I wish my tribe stylish,coolest & happy Summer!!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The 8th Of March Visit to discover Indian blogs

yay yay yay its the 8th of march !
my fb profile is updated & whatspp dp changed.
sent forwarded re forwarded re re forwarded messages,
wishing everyone Happy Women's day!
adrenalin is rushing though me for  I've been waiting for weeks,
to flaunt  those original fake Zara dresses with  mineral make up in place.
so much to do and so less time,
 will probably skip the seminar on domestic violence,
to attend jewellery exhibition  and free mexican lunch.
an all women club social in the evening is for sure
where i hope to win free passes to the movie Pink!

Excuse me what did u just say?
How different  this Women's Day going to be from the last several ones ?
Did i cheer, inspire, promote at least one of my tribe?

but why should i even try ?
 I didn't spend 10K on the grooming sessions to do all that?
for that  is the job of REAL WOMEN !

Monday, 6 March 2017

Forty Winks Visit to discover Indian blogs

                                          Knock! Knock! Knock! 

Me: " Who is it?" 
My Fortieth Year(MFY):"Its Me Your 40th year" Winks at me. 
Me: " Why are you here just yet? I wasn't expecting you until six months and why on earth do you sound so intimidating?"  
MFY:"Ah...there you go again. Until six months? I have been there for quite sometime now--Look at yourself.Your body resembles the diagram of an amoeba-grossly asymmetrical,the top and the middle heading steadfastly south,hormones confused not knowing what to do,your mood oscillates more than the pendulum of the vintage clock in the living room,your skin is so uneven that every inch on your face needs a different shade of foundation , your nails chipped atta permanently stuck at the nail bed , your heels cracked & your hair dry and lustreless.(Looking around the room)Does that weighing machine still work ? Thought it would have died of asphyxia ...(laughs)"
Me: "Is that why you are here to tell me what my husband's distant cousin's (ex)air hostess wife been asking me for past three weeks-Babes have  you put on more weight?"

MFY: (with serious expression)"Doesn't body shaming affect you?" 
Me:"I does.It infuriates me that women have ceased to look beyond physical appearances.Getting thin is all that they can think of,weight is all that they can talk about.Where have all the bright women gone? Its been months since i have had a real conversation." 

MFY:"Haven't you heard your mother and other aunties mentioning the havoc I create in their lives? Aren't you scared that you might not look the way you used.How will you get past this phase?"

Me:"I am a fighter- A Survivor. I have witnessed a whirlwind of activity in these four decades.The overt disciplinarian schooling,the persistent parental pressure to achieve academic excellence,the turmoil of the teenage years with zero guidance from home, undesirable male attention,taking sabbatical from a budding career, getting lost into anonymity, getting superseded, disease,destruction & death. 
"I have seen it all,borne it all and survived it all".  

                "I do things my way. I do have a plan".
      forty winks at me and I wink back

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