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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 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 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 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…