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5 sound reasons for 'No resolution this year'

One and half more hours to go and viola! New year is all set to knock at your door. So many plans have been done in advance for Dec. 31st eve and Jan. 1st. So many resolutions are already dancing in your diary or on the sticky notes on your refrigerator. 'I will do this', 'I will do that', 'I will do something good this year', 'I will improve myself this year' blah blah. Resolutions are as versatile and charming as our day dreams but when they crackle before you can meet them, it hurts. Isn't it? Even if you do your best to stick with your resolution, you sometimes don't find enough motivation to go for it.


So have you ever enjoyed a new year without any resolution? If no then read onnnn buddy. Planning helps but doing things randomly and instantaneously helps you better. I will answer your every 'How's and 'Why's.

Reason # 01Youcan easily plan for a new thing anytime and any day of the year. Suppose you have decided to work onto…

I salute a Fighter

The first news I heard this morning was about the death of the rape victim in Singapore hospital (the girl who was raped brutally by six men in a moving bus in Delhi). This news came from my husband. As a natural reaction, I felt bad for her and expressed sorry. As every minute started to pass by, her death and the whole incident behind (and responsible for) her death started to cloud my mind like an involuntary action. The more I thought, the more I find myself connected to her, the more I can relate myself to her pain and suffering.

We had planned something special for today's evening but after hearing this, I asked myself, "Should we go ahead with the same plan?" At first the answer was tough to achieve because we had been planning it since two days but my mind threw another question in return, "Would you still go on with your special evening plan if the same had happened to you or your sister or your mother? Would you still celebrate today's evening?" …

Movie talk: Talaash

I just now finished watching movie 'Talaash' starring Amir Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Karishma Kapoor. These actors are considered as top notch in Bollywood.

I liked this movie. It has a suspense plus thriller essence and let's you dive into the complexities of life. You think what you are seeing in the mirror is precise and crystal clear. You believe you know everything and there is no curtain left to look behind it. But life has its own magic; its own suspense. It never lets you live with the complete knowledge of it. It wants to surprise you; to take you completely off guard. It shows something that no one can see but YOU only and the tragic thing is: you can't explain it to anyone. Before I tell the story of this movie, I'd like to say don't read this post further if you haven't seen this movie otherwise you will end up cursing me for exposing the touche script written for it. Once again Amir Khan has proved he can take his audience in a completely diffe…

The story behind Santa Claus

Merry Christmas to all my readers, friends and family. Festivals are pipelines that bring joy and happiness to us. Christmas is also one such kind of pipeline that brings lots of happiness plus a magical belief of turning every wish come true by Santa Claus. Santa Claus is a symbol of GIVING. Whenever he goes, he always gives and never asks for any returns. But have you ever wondered who is Santa Claus? Is he a mythical character? Why people always hang their stockings, socks or shoes outside to get their wishes fulfilled? Why he always believes in giving? Let's get these questions answered and understand more about the symbol of Santa Claus.


Born around the year 270 A.D., there was a bishop named St. Nicholas living in Myra (now knows as Turkey). He was a very gentle and benevolent person. He always loved helping people especially children. He always presumed this as his all time duty that he had to fulfill to keep others happy. He helped impoverished girls with dowries. He also …

Girls! Time to be your own bodyguard

The inspiration behind writing this post comes straight away from the 'Moving bus rape case' in the capital of our country Delhi on December 16th 2012. The girl is fighting for her life. Although she has told she wants to live but her condition is very fragile. Doctors are fighting everyday to save her life, number of families are praying for the same, several high tidal waves of protests have been happening everywhere, thousands of articles and posts are written about it and higher than these numbers, millions of hearts are crying for this shameful act done by six two-bits of our society. Delhi, so called the heart of our nation, is now proved to bear highest number of rape cases in India. People from every direction move here in order to retrieve better opportunities and sophisticated lifestyle but now the results are crystal clear. What a city giving is like a mole in the comparison of the mountains of what it is taking back. It is taking back many girls' lives, silent…

December 21st, 2012? Not a doomsday for us :)

2012 and The Day After Tomorrow are such movies which give us a horrible idea of doomsday. Doomsday is the day when the earth will be destroyed mercilessly by some kind of apocalypse and date set for doomsday is not very far...just two days ahead on 21st December 2012. Doomsday is also known as The Judgement Day. In the flick 2012, it is shown that the earth will fall apart, humongous steroids will be showered from the sky, buildings will turn into dust, several earthquakes will let out their anger on earth by throwing hot molten lava on us but the major earth destruction factor will be water. The sequences bearing destruction of earth in the movie is quite capable of sending chills to your spine. It makes you literally imagine about the consequences if you were the part of this apocalypse. I know because every time I have watched this movie, I have imagined myself drowning in the water or being dead by some steroid or falling of a building. I have even felt tears into my eyes sometim…

Riddles to tickle your brain

How about churning your brain by serving some fun riddles on your palate? Good pastime...right? Riddles are easy. They only need a little work out for your brain. So, let's see who gets to solve maximum of them.

What would you call a frog's car if he has parked it in a NO PARKING zone?Why a skeleton had to climb up on the tree?How can you make a skeleton laugh?A lion was very hungry. He went to a self-service restaurant located deep inside the jungle. But when he reached there, he was highly disappointed. Why?An elephant and an ant were playing hide and seek. When the elephant closed his eyes, the ant hid himself in a temple but elephant found him very easily. How?My uncle was reading a book in his room while my aunt came and switched off the light. The strange thing happened was- my uncle continued reading even the room light was switched off. How is that possible?It always takes two sticks to create a fire. But how is it possible to do the same with only one stick?A mother r…

What if every door is locked up?

Usual question...right? Like the ones that are being asked in many personality development or 'Improve into a New You' sort of classes? But this question honestly is not jumping from any sort of these. In fact, it's making a steady way to my blog from my experience.

There was the time when life threw the same question to me and I replied. The reply was hard; very hard indeed but I stuck to my words no matter what were the consequences that I had to face; no matter how hard the life would slap me several times for my answer but I didn't let my answer down. What I said, I meant it and never departed from it. What if I throw the same ball to you? What if every door from which you can go out with the solution is locked up?

I know that many of us will reply like: Search for a window then. But are you answering my question with complete honesty and integrity? Such kind of answers I have been listening from many people, keep reading sometimes on my Facebook wall or in many b…

Celebration tips to keep you crisp

Guest list is done, party menu is set, holiday destination is already booked, rounds of beauty parlor appointments are noted down in the diary, wardrobe is updated, new cosmetics got a place into the dressing table, hair style to be done is decided in advance and now waiting for the day to come. What? No! You are wrong. I am not planning for any party or celebration bash. I am trying to peek into your holiday planning details as Christmas and New year both special occasions are already preparing themselves to knock at your door. You think everything is done but wait! Have you thought about taking care of yourself before the vacation starts up? These are one of the special times to let you indulge on different sort of celebrating ideas. Live the life to its fullest by following some tips to add that WOW quotient into your personality and to make the celebration merrier.

If I say stay hydrated, that does not mean you have to drink 8-10 glasses of water on the daily basis. Stay hydrated …

Jokes to ease your crease

Today I was smiling over jokes on the internet and thought to spread it by writing here. This way you will get a smile while easing up your forehead creases. I hope to take your all stress, sadness, worries and tensions away for few minutes. So here we go:


Son-in-law to father in law writes a letter:

Dear Dad,

I deeply regret taking a petrol car in dowry. Please take your daughter or car back. I can not afford both of them.

Yours loving,
Son-in-law


A lady was trying to take control of her hair which was getting drier day by day. She treated her 
scalp with olive oil and then had several rounds of shampooing in order to get rid off its smell.

The same night, she asked her husband before going to sleep.

"Do I smell like olive?"

"No. Why? Do I look like Popeye?"


John asked her mom for Rupees 100/-. She clearly denied.

John: "If you give me rupees 100/-, I will tell you what papa was saying to our maid Ratna yesterday morning?"

Mom got hell curious and hurriedly gave …

A night of games and laughter

Few nights back, I and my kid was enjoying the night time by playing some games. While my husband was soundly asleep, rest of us were completely devoid of its divine effect. Usually I send my kid straight to sleep after some stories or lullabies but never games. But I guess that night was different. To kill the time, I started playing with my son. We played few games and had a hell lot of laughter stock too. And also, there were few irritating 'Hmm's and 'God! go to sleep you two' sort of things flew from my husband to us but his plane crashed because we didn't listen. But we both (I and my son) were living up to our childhood years simply.


So...the first game commenced as 'Stone-Paper-Scissor". It is one of the widely played games and required no tools to play but your hands. Players can be of any number and its quite easy to play. We both were playing it cheerfully. Without a doubt, my kid beat me in this. He was clever or better I should say, lucky.

Se…

The Brainstorm Theory

I came across a very interesting article named "When There's A Storm In Your Brain" in a newspaper written by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan. What I read is quite informative and the point of sharing the article here is to understand the phenomenon about one more complexity of our brain that can hugely impact the personality within.

The article entails about Maulana's journey and experience when he once visited Kigali (The capital city of Rwanda) in Central Africa. There he met a Gujrati Indian. He was a shopkeeper selling cloths and Maulana was amazed to see his ability to communicate in English. The shopkeeper was fluent in English and could speak at a fair level. Maulana couldn't hold his curiosity. To his rescue, a friend of the shopkeeper told Maulana about the story behind.

"Few years back, he (the shopkeeper) couldn't speak English at all while his customers were good in doing so. As English has been the main communication language in Kigali and to survive…

What would you do in your last 60 minutes?

Once I got a golden chance to attend a one day seminar on Personal Glorification and Communication Development. The seminar was focused on different aspects of human beings, how and at what extent we communicate things non-verbally and to learn some de-stressing activities. Usually such things seems usual but the main attraction of this seminar was the training session done by a skilled corporate trainer Mr. Naresh Chhitija. He gave a warming head start to the session and as the session went on, we all were mesmerized by his words. At least I was. I was listening to him with my full attention and trying my best to settle his every word into my mind. His words were very inspiring and subjective to make me think on the different facets of life and attitudes. I penned down many things that could benefit me further in my life.


An eclectic Saturday

What started as a normal Saturdy morning ended up in doing some wonderful things by the afternoon knocked at our world. Here it is how it all happened:

By the time my husband left for his Navodayan meeting after his breakfast, I also decided to go out and have some fun with my kid (Do not raise your eyebrows at 'fun'. It simply means to visit normal places like park, malls etc.) . After all, I am a lazy bird who sits mostly at home. So after finishing my work, I sat down with the breakfast plate into my hands. While relishing the chunks of delicious Aaloo parantha (Indian bread stuffed with tasty potato stuffing), I started to check my mails and Facebook of course. While Facebook has remained nothing but a sack of useless statuses and updates, I found a mail shooting the details of workshops/classes happening  in Bangalore in my mail box. Usually I ignore such mails but somehow I checked it and then I saw a one hour workshop pertaining X-mas tree decoration event happening to…

Don't Lose Hope-- My one little creation

Above pic I found on my Facebook news feed and it caught my attention. This pic does not only depicts the golden message of never losing hope but it also says we grow better as the time passes by; time makes us stronger to find against the odds. After crunching my head a bit, I came out with few lines scribbled below as a poem. Isn't it wonderful that yesterday I said I often fail in making poems but see...I indeed made few today. How true it is...you never know what tomorrow will bring. Today I am happy to get my poem writing skill back to me bit by bit. I hope my visitors will enjoy reading it too.

Life is beautiful,
Life is boon;
Live it to its best,
And see the magic soon.

Life has its way of teaching,
Only if you are are willing;
Live in today and dream about tomorrow,
Let's brush up your every sorrow.

Hope, passion and dream,
Three musketeers for you to win;
Don't lose hope,
And never lose YOU--
Get the best while you grow.

















All time weather proof beauty tips for all

If I say that I am gonna give you some beauty tips that will keep you young forever and that comes with all types of weather proof shield, I wouldn't be exaggerating. But let me first put a disclaimer here that this post is not like thousand other articles where you would find general beauty tips like flooding your organs with eight glasses of water on the daily basis or applying face masks twice or thrice a week made of the ingredients that are much higher in number than the faces you have seen in your life. This post is certainly not at all similar to those kind of articles. Here I am talking about real beauty tips that will keep you rejuvenating and charming through out your life irrespective of the age, skin types, gender etc. etc. These tips will keep the charisma of your personality maintained forever. Apply the required amount of these beauty potions onto your personality. See their magical effects and shine like a star...forever

So what's the delay folks? Let's st…

Why should we celebrate anniversaries?

Many times I have heard people saying why to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries etc.? After all, it deduces one year of our lives and takes us closer to our death? Right? I wonder at such people. I agree that it certainly lessens up 365,1/4 days of our life but still...we should be thankful that we have gotten one more chance to live another year. We are way more luckier than those people who didn't get to see it. On our birthday, our well wishers and loved ones expresses their love and affection towards us in the form of calls, cards and various kind of texts. And those who loves us more may give away a gift too ;) But whoever is wishing us on our birthdays, we feel extremely good inside and it soothes our hearts too. We get to know again that there are so many people who loves us, who wants us happy and who wants to see us alive forever.Their words are dipped in love giving away lots of blessings as well.

It doesn't matter if our birthday eats one more year of our lives yet…

Yours Forever Part 3: It's all about a second chance

And here is the third and last part of my story Yours Forever. Without talking much, let's find out what Diya did after finding her husband's letter. But if you haven't read its previous two parts yet, fine it here:: Part 1 and Part 2

Part 3: It's all about giving a second chance

"I was stunned reading all this. When I started to analyze everything, his every word started to pour down cold water on my anger and hatred. His words bound me to go back to our five years of married life. Was it really my mistake? What Sanchit had described in his letter was really true after all? Had I been living up to such ill behaviorism that I refused to unravel his things even then when he communicated them too? No no…this couldn’t be true. I never did this. He must be lying. A selfish thought shouted in my head. My eyes flickered to the letter resting on my lap. No matter how much I shoved away the guilty growing within, I couldn’t ignore the letter and its content which was point…

A great weekend went by

And now that one more weekend is gone and I am writing this post in the wee hours of Monday (it's 12.32 AM), I feel a blend of several feelings...again. I always feel good as well as bad when I realize the next day is actually a Monday. Feel good in terms of getting another five days of complete discipline through out my routine and bad because I will...again...have to wake up early in the morning for another five consecutive days (due to my son's school). I am not at all a morning bird and doing exactly the same makes me cry at the previous night. But life has it's own challenges and everyday I face this challenge sportingly when I DO get up  in the morning (Well...this is another matter that I put my alarm clock twice or thrice on snooze before I finally open my both the eyes;)).

But this post is especially about the lovely time we spent at our friends' house. Last Saturday, we had our dinner at one of our friends' place and it was simply outstanding. The occasi…

Yours Forever Part 2 : The Letter

Two days back, I had decided to unveil a story that I wrote by myself. I am happy that my visitors did like its first part and bothered themselves to leave a comment down there. Also, many people told me personally that the first part was really interesting and they are looking forward to the next one. Today, I am gonna share its second part. But before I proceed, I Thank all of those people who chiseled their some time out for the story, read it and liked it. Thank you so much. It matters a lot for a writer (I am a Freelancer too :) ).

For those who haven't read the part 1 yet, I'd highly recommend to read it first because a story is like a chain and one missing link simply can not complete it. You won't feel properly connected to the story line. So here is the Yours Forever Part 1: Shattering Dreams. On clicking, a new tab will open to facilitate the reading so that you don't have to go back and forth for the Parts 1 and 2 on the same tab.

Part 1 at a glance: Sanchit…

"Did you leave me any choice dear?"

This interesting moment happened few days back and it still gives us a wide smile. Let me take you to the flashback :)

Movie: "Bits of life"

Scene: Did you leave me any choice dear?
Hero: Sumit Baranwal aka The husband; Heroine: Priyanka Baranwal aka The wife aka Me
Scene description: It was the breakfast time. I had prepared the breakfast and was going to ask Sumit about the drink accompaniment he would prefer with the breakfast.
I: "I have made poha for the breakfast. What would you like to drink with that? Tea or milk?" (Poha is a normal, easy to make dish that consists of rice flakes and potatoes/peas along with other Indian spices).
Sumit: "Milk" (Yes...he said milk)
I: "But I wanted to have tea. Poha will taste nicer with it. You can have milk 1-2 hours later"
Sumit: "No. I want milk but you can go on for the tea"
I (with face hung down): "Umm...okay. But let's have tea na. It will be nice to have it with you"
Sumit: "O…

"Your Forever" Part 1: Shattering Dreams

Today I am gonna share a story that I wrote for a story competition but unfortunately, it didn't get selected. And just because it didn't tickle the judges' minds, that does not mean at all that it is not a good piece of writing that can not be enjoyed with a hot cuppa. It is fairly good and I hope my visitors will like it. If so, don't keep your emotions up to you only; feel free to drop them as comments in the box given below.

Synopsis: The story is about a loving married couple. They lived happily together until their dreams started to dash when one day the husband named Sanchit told his wife Diya about the other woman he had started to like lately. Diya went mad, of course, after listening this naked truth. Then came several consequences and an unexpected turn eventually, especially then when the reader will start to lose the hope of getting both of them back together.

Let me tell you in advance that the story consists of a happy ending but how it was achieved, it&…

A post for a father, about a father and dedicated to a father

We all know that a father is an ideal persona for his child. What he does, how he does, what he says, how he says everything affects the child. A father can be a walking example of a perfect human being or the sight of a dedicated hard worker or a loving symbol of the family. Whatever it is...a father is always an adorable part of a kid's life.


The reason for scribbling this post is to share some lovely things that my husband often does for our son. Despite being a mother, I think my son is too small to understand many things but right there...my husband Sumit proves me wrong and I love it. He teaches Ashmit (our son) so many different concepts. Starting from this morning, Sumit was explaining him The Big Bang Theory while going to drop him for his school bus. I was standing in the kitchen wrapping up my tasks and I bit on a piece of their conversation. Ashmit was asking how we all are created and Sumit was explaining him the theory that explains it all. I wondered how much of it…

Little inventions on Weekends special

Weekends have a special power to entertain you...isn't it? The magic of this power can be felt by only those people who have gotten their weeks divided into two groups: Weekdays and Weekends. Such people work dauntlessly from Mondays to Fridays; get tired at the end of the day and very much look forward to what it is called Weekends. Weekends' magic manifolds when you spend a quality time with your loved ones; or doing something that freshen up your mind.

Today we did something special. We had gotten a creative kit from McDonalds yesterday (our son is as fond of this eatery joint as he is for Ben10 games). It is called "Easel Card Photomaker Kit' and today...he went on making a photo frame using the stuffs given inside the kit. His father helped him along and I did the best part...gave away lots of appreciation. Here are the pictures taken after the completion of the photo frame:


Life is all about learning lessons

Now that all the gung-ho of Diwali is gone, it is the time to relax and go back to our respective works. I hope you all too would have enjoyed the festival at great extent like us.

My this post is about to share few things that I came across yesterday. Yesterday I and my husband Sumit  both went to watch the latest Bollywood flick Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Our son was gone to the school and Sumit had taken leave. We both went for the morning show and during the entire show, we learnt few things in a row.

First is first, we really missed our son. And when I say really, I mean it from all of my heart. This isn't something very unique or a wonder to scribble a post about but it is certainlya wonder and a unique thing to share on my blog. It is widely read, spoken and frequently analysed that couple should find some alone time to maintain the oxygen supply in their relationship. We did the same yesterday. But at the end of the show, we decided never to come for an outing without our son. We b…

Happy Diwali!!!

Wish you all a very happy, prosperous and full of laughter diwali (I guess I am the first one to wish you all :) ).



It's 12.30 AM and I am awake doing some interesting chit chat with my beloved husband. He is such a great talker and an even better listener (later one goes in my favor of course ;) ). We are exchanging diwali wishes with our parents. I am really happy today as I'd be making a number of really delicious food items (you all are invited too), making two rangolis afterwards and then enjoying the evening with our friends along with firing crackers. I know I know crackers are unfriendly for our environment. Therefore, we all would be doing it in a limit :). My husband is such a great supporter. He loves doing chores with me which makes everything so special and quick of course. I find it sweet. I also enjoy his company pretty much. Yayyy!! We are going to squeeze the maximum joy out of our favorite festival....again.
And yes...as I had promised, I am sharing the two d…

Wonderful rangoli desings

Hello everyone!

Diwali is just one day away (on 13th Nov.) and many Indians know the sheer importance of rangoli making on this auspicious occasion. Read a relevant post here. Yesterday I had been hunting for rangoli designs on the internet and apart from many usual designs, I found some interesting ones. There are many more verities in rangolis that you can make. I am gonna share my shortlisted designs too.

Sand or powder rangolis are very common yet famous among many households. These can be cleaned up very easily.There are paint rangolis as well. You can paint your ground with the desired pattern. This rangoli stays for many more days. There are some reusable rangolis too using beads, buttons, laces, pearls, stones etc. These kind of rangolis can be used again and again. Flower rangolis are made by flowers. They look beautiful and the entire pattern emerges at great extent. These rangolis also spread the flowery fragrance around. Candles and diyas are also an inseparable part of Diw…

Open the door and let the happiness come

They say: "Time and tide wait for none". I say: "If time waits for none of us, why should we wait for it?"



A couple was walking by to a shop. The girl saw a beautiful piece of table lamp in there and expressed how beautiful it was. The boy noted down this. The girl's birthday was two days later and he thought to come on that day to buy it. He wanted to give her a surprise. Two days later when he returned to that shop, that table lamp was already sold out. It was epitomizing the beauty of another girl's place now. He searched the similar lamp in other gift stores too but failed. With dull feeling he bought another table lamp which was also very beautiful. In the evening when he gifted that lamp to his girl, the girl went happy. She said:

"Wow. It's so beautiful. I like it but remember love? The lamp we saw two days before on a shop? It was the master piece and I loved its contour, the color and the way it was lighting up the area around but this la…

Unique plan: Incoming free but outgoing not :P

Today I came across a very funny moment but unfortunately, I missed the beat when it happened. And when I realized, I found it worth blogging. Here it is how it happened:

This evening I was talking to my sister about her going to Bhopal for doing a research in IISER. This research opportunity came to her from out-of-the-blue. She was pretty happy and was telling me how excited she is to join it asap. My husband was in the office. At this very moment, the fun moment popped up. The conversation went by like this:

Sister: "Where is jijaji?"

I: "In the office obviously"

Sister: "Ohhkk! Today, may be, we all will got to restaurant to celebrate my this opportunity. So I might be in the restaurant. Tell him to call me for sure"


I: "Ok. But on which mobile? Yours or mummy's?"


Sister: "Tell him to call on my cell"


I: "Why? Won't you get roaming charges?" (She was studying in Dehradun and recently she had returned  after finishing h…

Time to snooze!

Hey everyone!  

Here I am going to share something that I did for myself yesterday. It was quite helpful, rejuvenating and worth repeating once in a while.
As I am a mother and wife, my everyday routine is quiet monotonous and I had been following it since past few years. I am also an active person who loves to do something special all the time. Since many days, I have been doing the same. It needs full attention, complete dedication and stupendous mental effort. I have to do it on the daily basis in my free time after my husband and son leaves for their respective places. I keep doing it and it eats so much time that I keep on doing even after my son has returned from his school. It is sometimes very frustrating. 


Therefore, I decided to take a snooze yesterday. I pushed back my own task and let myself enjoy. Here it is how I enjoyed myself yesterday:


Tea with a great movie: I had tea and snacks with my son when he returned from the school. Along with it, I watched the movie Taken teleca…

What's your idea for Diwali preparation?

We all know Diwali is upcoming. Diwali is the festival of lights and victory of good over evil. It is one of the most sought after occasion for many Indians that usually falls in October or November every year.

Well...don't shrink your nose. I am not going to write a page length essay on Diwali. But I am sure going to discuss about the ways we are preparing for Diwali celebration.



Taking my account, I do normal stuffs along with something extra. Normal stuffs include cleaning of the house from every corner, making some home made delicacies, buying new set of clothing to enjoy the festival and of course, sweets and crackers to make the celebration lively and cheerful. And not to forget the traditional ritual of making colorful patterns on ground colloquially known as Rangolis. Every year I try to make a beautiful rangoli full of colors,strokes and sprinkles. Making rangoli is full of laughter, fun and a tremendous amount of family engagement sort of activity. I enjoy this act imme…

The ultimate inspiration: My parents

We all know how much our parents mean to us. They are the pivotal force in our lives.

One incident that happened this evening simply proved that turning to the parents can solve many of our issues. 
My six year old son was getting really kinky about going to his friend in our neighborhood. This isn't the matter to go worry about but he does the same in every now and then which becomes quiet annoying sometimes. So this evening again he was getting very stubborn about this matter and refused to listen me at all cost. I tried everything to persuade him that his friend was busy in something and meeting him wouldn't be a good idea. But given his age, my persuading acts were going in vain. Finally an idea popped up into my mind. I called my mother and explained the situation. She talked to him and convinced him about the same. After the call, he was better. However he was still asking to go but the stubbornness had reduced up to a great extent. I was relaxed to find my mother at my…