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My Diwali mantra 2016 is Declutter

Diwali thy name declutter was my mantra for this year.I have had this feeling all year-long to make space in my life by clearing out not just material stuff but relationships, people and issues too. I started with making peace with what’s on my plate rather than asking for more or cribbing about what I… Read More My Diwali mantra 2016 is Declutter

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#FridayFiction: They preened, they posed and they courted – but all in vain.

#Friday Fiction Settling into the dating rhythm with Tapan over a course of two months, Naina was off in wonderland musing on the dates that had endured her till here – the funny ones, the weird ones and some which started sweet but ended badly….. If she was honest with herself, some had been the… Read More #FridayFiction: They preened, they posed and they courted – but all in vain.

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#FridayFiction: To date or not to date is the question

Date Fate “You can’t give up now! Its been only a month Naina since you started to date,” Angie exclaimed while trying to snatch her phone to stop her from deleting her profile on the dating app. “I have had it with all these jerks and bigots with over idealistic talks who fall flat on… Read More #FridayFiction: To date or not to date is the question

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#FridayFiction: Saying it with flowers is the best way!

#FridayFiction Juggling the paint brushes, Naina opened the door to be greeted by the florist delivery boy, yet again. This time it was an exotic arrangement of hot pink roses mixed with some white orchids and the card that read “An apology has three parts  I am sorry It’s my fault And what can I… Read More #FridayFiction: Saying it with flowers is the best way!

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#FridayFiction: I wont let you go hungry tonight, darling!

Continuing from Naina and Tapan’s date #1  Naina’s phone buzzed the next day while she was at her salon. She checked it to see a sms from Tapan. Smiling, she began to respond. “I was wondering if I could interest you in an authentic bengali meal?” “I am clueless about this cuisine though would love… Read More #FridayFiction: I wont let you go hungry tonight, darling!

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When & how I found my blogging mojo

  Monday evening, doorbell rings and I am wondering who it could be? Open door to hear someone say, “Madame aapka parcel hai!” Hopeful, I sign for it and yessss it’s from Santa!!!! You heard it right I have a discovered a Santa Claus who rewards me for being good ……. Years of moaning n groaning… Read More When & how I found my blogging mojo

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#FridayFiction: My fair lady!

#FridayFiction “How about some of their famous lemon cake, you love it, right?” Pratyush continued, looking hopefully at Naina. “On one condition – you tell all about your date, as she had the same experience as me but you looked more upset than her. So what was all that about?” Naina bargained as she felt hopeful… Read More #FridayFiction: My fair lady!

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Top 5 BlogStars I admire in recent times

My Blogstars I recently joined the Blogchatter community to put some oomph into my blogging mojo and am I glad that I did. Being part of a blogging community (especially one as close-knit and pro-active as Blogchatter) has been a boon for that swift kick in my lazy behind to get me working on it diligently.… Read More Top 5 BlogStars I admire in recent times

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#FridayFiction: The Great Switcheroo – part 2

#FridayFiction “You are not Pratyush?” Naina exclaimed in shock. What’s going on with this guy? “I am Vishwas and that over there is my friend Pratyush,” he said pointing to a table behind her where she could see a couple in conversation. Perplexed, she looked at her coffee companion. “Is this some sort of joke?… Read More #FridayFiction: The Great Switcheroo – part 2

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#FridayFiction: The Great Switcheroo – part 1

#FridayFiction Naina entered the cafe in quick strides; a little out of breath she perused the tables. “There he is”, she thought spotting a well-dressed, bespectacled man with his nose buried in a book by the window seat. “He managed to bag it. Thank god,I had mentioned it to him while chatting”. She gave him a… Read More #FridayFiction: The Great Switcheroo – part 1

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#FridayFiction: I am well worth the wait Darling!

 #FridayFiction Naina picked up her favourite red hibiscus iced tea from the counter and found a comfy window seat in her favourite Starbucks. She wanted to answer some of her pending emails before her date joined her. Yeah, you heard it right! She had a date with Mrigank, 37 who delved into the mysteries of… Read More #FridayFiction: I am well worth the wait Darling!

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#FridayFiction: Man proposes, woman disposes!

#FridayFiction Naina picked up her favourite red hibiscus iced tea from the counter and found a comfy window seat in her favourite Starbucks. She wanted to answer some of her pending emails before her date joined her. Yeah, you heard it right! She had a date with Mrigank, 37 who delved into the mysteries of… Read More #FridayFiction: Man proposes, woman disposes!

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#FridayFiction: When I grow up, I will do as I please!

#FridayFiction “Long tresses are important for a good match. Dont you ever dare mention cutting your hair again”, her mother reproached her. “But Ma I want to look smart like Tejaswi. I look so nerdy with my hair oiled and braided into tight plaits. I want a fringe to play with and short hair to swing… Read More #FridayFiction: When I grow up, I will do as I please!

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#FridayFiction: Its your wifely duty!!!

#FridayFiction “Not tonight Kushal. I have my periods”, Ananya moaned sleepily. He continued kissing her. “Please Kushal”, Ananya protested. But he didn’t take any heed and pressed on with his affections. Ananya lay still in hope, and it worked when Kushal pushed her away roughly. “You are my wife”, he growled. “And I want you right now.” “Kushal… Read More #FridayFiction: Its your wifely duty!!!

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Travel Diaries: Tulip Garden In Srinagar

Yeh Kahan aa gaye hum, yun hi saath chalte chalte…… Last spring I went to Kashmir to stay with one of my dearest school friends. When she mentioned the Tulip Garden was in bloom, I couldn’t wait to head there. She did warn me not to get my hopes high as it had been raining… Read More Travel Diaries: Tulip Garden In Srinagar

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View from the hot seat!!!

    WHITE the silence that swirled around in the garb of the clouds the snow on the mountain peaks the heaven that I seek sunrays that strike a pink tint in the sky the wing span of machines that fly the mist on the early morning breath light as a feather, it hovers above… Read More View from the hot seat!!!

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#Fridayfiction: Tit for Tat, my darling!

#Friday Fiction 12.30 pm: “Auntie your bag is moving and jumping “, said a little voice. Her reverie broken, Ananya looked up at an adorable little girl who was pointing at her handbag in which she had dropped her phone a while back. She fished it out and was alarmed to see 37 missed calls. “Damn Kushal… Read More #Fridayfiction: Tit for Tat, my darling!

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My superpower is Gratitude

God! I have been moaning and groaning; in fact I love to do so all the time. Its absolute catharsis for me to be a moaner. How far from the attitude of Gratitude is this, you may very well ask! Yes, I find it easier to complain than to be thankful for what I have in… Read More My superpower is Gratitude

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#FridayFiction: The “stand-up” comedian

#FridayFiction Still ruminating her luck at the Marilyn Monroe moment, Naina walked into Cafe DiGhent where her bookclub was meeting. Almost everyone was there, she could see all the books arrayed on the tables while coffee/tea was being ordered by all. Smiling her hellos, she plonked in the cornermost seat by the window from where… Read More #FridayFiction: The “stand-up” comedian

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#FridayFiction: An App a date, keeps the nags away.

#FridayFiction Tilting the mirror towards her, she re-applied her lipstick for the umpteenth time, still unsure if it was too bright. Alright let’s do this, she mentally geared herself for the task ahead. She parked her car and starting walking towards the mall entry, her heels clicking rhythmically. Damn the day had turned a tad… Read More #FridayFiction: An App a date, keeps the nags away.