Tuesday, August 27, 2013

the confession of an ordinary girl

well.. well... the title for this post is a myth... because I'm no ordinary girl... who is? yes, for all you beautiful ladies out there do you really believe you are ordinary... go and check yourself out in the mirror but then make sure you are looking at yourself with your own eyes and not from the eyes of the world  and you will see the difference.

I'm no expert but what I've found true to be for myself I'll share with you :
don't judge yourself by the advertisements in glossy and outrageously expensive magazines which are more filled with airbrushed pictures of models and actress and criminally expensive designer advertisements, even you know that you are not something that those pages of magazine describe you to be .... for example one magazine describes its reader as some agony aunt for friends, or the secret santa of office staffs etc. you know you are none of them, you are pretty much occupied by your own life and your own problems to pretend that you are someone who can tackle others' problem too.

don't be harsh to yourself because you don't look as those beautiful girls who come on those saas bahu serials or those daily sex and the city like series, you are not meant to be like them and confess it can you really walk around with layers and layers painted on your face 24x7 with those hideous jewelleries when it comes to deshi soaps and those flimsy clothes as in the international ones.

don't  look at those fashion bloggers wishfully thinking how every other girl can turn into a fashionista where as you can hardly carry yourself even on some very important occasions. don't break your head thinking where are they affording those designer labels from and those expensive cosmetics from, that's their job let them have fun with it, just the way you and me have a job and we too can have fun with it and trust me the story behind those pages are not all rosy as it seems to be.

don't be jealous of your forgotten friends on fb when they put up their vacation pictures and they look so happy  and so much in shape. fine they have a life but so do you ! have you ever known what someone thinks of you when you smile that brightly, have you ever wondered that small weekend gateway you took few months back, the pictures were exotic, even though for you it might have felt like standing in that small semi jungle thing was no big deal, but you never know your same forgotten fb friend abroad sitting in her office compartment must be going green seeing the greenery around you.

don't feel inferior to that sophisticated head turner you have at your work place, so what if every alternate person seems to have a thing for her, the way she carries herself,  her crisp sense of dressing, her in vogue hairdo, her perfect mannerism..... woman fine if you are not her, realize that you are you... it's perfectly alright to dress shabby sometimes , or dressy pretty plain most of the days because you feel comfortable that way, or your budget allows you that, it's perfectly alright to sit in a corner and crack jokes with few friends you have and not be noticed, it's alright to laugh hard when sophisticated ones only giggle, it's alright to tip off at times while wearing those uncomfortable heels, it's perfect to have the shape you have, you may not fit into  that skinny jeans but get into a saree and look at yourself in the mirror, you just don't know that days when you put in a little extra effort how many heads you turn.

 So, all I want to say is that love yourself , for who you are not for who you want to be.... it's just that you don't know that there are people who want to be you..... :)
 (picture courtesy : facebook )

Thursday, August 22, 2013

gulmohor gar tumhara naam hota

this is a belated b'day post.... if you are wondering whose ... then it's of one of the finest poets of hindi that i've read.... though i admitted i haven't read much of hindi poetry but what ever little i've read i find this poet quite exceptional.... yes Gulzar Saab is the one i'm talking of, have you ever noticed how simple and yet soul stirring are the songs he writes.... this is a very rare quality not everyone can touch the chords of your soul with words as simple as his.....  i know his discography is a huge one to even attempt to mention, and i myself being a huge fan have got my own repertoire of his songs, where i can't just list one favourite because it is impossible ... but as a tribute to him today i would like to mention a song of his here which is not as famous as his most of the songs are.... like those from movie Aandhi... is mod se jaate hain kuch sust kadsam raste.. or the one like ... mera kuch saaman tumhare pass pada hai.... or some latest numbers like ...kajrare.... but here is a song which is no less beautiful and quite addictive... simple words and yet so beautiful.... they don't say it without reason that there is always a hidden beauty in simplicity..... this song proves it.... i got introduced to this song few years back on a flight, by the time the flight landed i was s hooked to it that first thing i did after getting access to internet was to download this song  ... give it a try it's worth it !

Gulmohar gar tumhara nam hota
 Mausame gul ko hasana bhee hamara kam hota
 Aayengee bahare toh abke unhe kehna jara itna sune
 Mere gul bina kaha unka bahar nam hota
 Gulmohar gar tumhara nam hota.......
 Sham ke gulabee se aanchal me ek diya jala hai chand kaa
 Mere unn bina kaha uska chand nam hota
 Gulmohar gar tumhara nam hota......

here's the link :

ps: i personally think the videao hasn't done justice to the song so here it with your eyes closed ;)   n picture courtesy: google

Saturday, August 17, 2013

nature talks....

one thing i look forward while on a health camp is the surrounding areas, for the reason that the camps are usually organized in rural areas and as expected these areas are still far for hustle bustle and pollution of the city life..... where the pristine beauty of nature is still preserved in its nascent form.... so here is a click from today's health camp... wishing that i was carrying a better camera rather than just my phone....

Sunday, August 4, 2013

glad that they happened :)

With age and with time your world changes and so do people around you… meaning of words like friendship changes too… at one time the girl who shared her chocolates with you was your best friend, at one time the boy sitting next to your desk was your best friend, then at a certain age the girl whom you shared all the secrets with was your truest friend ever, then the bunch you blended with was group of the best buddies you ever had, then person who could think just like you was your precious possession, then the person you could hug and weep your heart out was your soul sister...and so the list goes on… people have come…been there … made an impression… had a good time… some have stayed…some drifted away… but no matter what or where they are… you know that they have enriched your life in some way or the other… all of them… you may not say it often or ever but you know that you at times think of each of them fondly… and you are so thankful that ‘they happened to you’ … Happy Friendship Day people !!

food for thought !

Saturday, August 3, 2013

feel good clicks :)

I've no special talents or any specific hobby, by nature I'm a very lazy and laid back person with a variety of interests but none where I excel.... but, I'm not complaining because by now I've learnt to accept and love myself with all my imperfections... my imperfections keep me sane and human and trying too... if not to attain a perfection then at least to attain that perfect balance between perfection and imperfection.... :)
So, I was talking about my hobbies.... I have an unusual one on my list... I collect wedding cards.... well call me a mush queen, am not complaining.... since very childhood I was fascinated by romance and a wedding card for me would symbolize something very romantic.... with age I came to realize that it's not just the romance which goes into making of a wedding card.... especially in our subcontinent weddings are way more than commencement or culmination of a romance ... for us a wedding card symbolizes of course romance but along with it an approval...some promises. ... cultures....traditions....a celebration....some prayers and blessings ! so, I always felt it inappropriate to let a wedding card go into trash right from a very young age... so I started collecting them....
And I have another hobby too... that is to click all the things that I find pretty.... am no photographer at all but I click just for the beauty and the 'feel good' feeling of the subjects.... so here are some of my feel good the clicks .....


ps :  sometimes I'm my favourite subject :)  i know NARCISSIST... can't help it I'm a Sheldon-Fan ;)

Friday, August 2, 2013

flying high

a tiny-miny birdy peeps out of her nest and looks at the world outside.... today is the d-day... the day when she is to spread her wings and touch the sky... the day for which she has been trained by her folks since days... how excited everyone is to see her take the flight.... and how dearly she has been wishing for it since so long....how often has she wondered how it would be to spread the wing wide in that infinite blue and sore higher and higher on her own.... to get up there and look at the wonders of the nature that surrounds her.... to be the in the flock of her folks and peers... most importantly to be able to feel the feeling of being self-sufficient.... if so then why is she scared ?? they are all calling her and she frightened just peeps out.... then sees her folks cheering up for her... and thus slowly hops to the ground.... and then initially takes some baby steps.... then few more hopping and then finally looks up at the sky and realizes that it's waiting for her .... and she runs.... taking up the speed .... slowly spreads her wings...lifts her feet.... and there she goes.... flying finally ...a little high....then higher ....n then higher.... spreading her wings wide.... the sun is happy today and sky painted in a happy blue with scattered whites...winds favourable...as if every piece in the universe is there to cheer her up and welcome her to a new beginning .... and so she flies marveling at every sight that comes in view.... basking in the glory ...soaking in the warm sun....and spreading her wings high for journey that has just begun and has a long long way to go...... and the very thought brings smile on her face :)


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