Dear Zindagi : Beloved Life – You are amazing !

I bet, any girl watching the movie Dear Zindagi; would have a crush on Jag – the character portrayed by Bollywood’s undoubted King –  Shahrukh Khan. The way he navigates Kaira to maze out of the complexities of life so effortlessly made me realize that life is simple, we complicate it beyond repair and they complain about life being unfair and harsh. That all problems come with opportunities in disguise and a solution, always ! At times all you need is a catalyst to help you settle the dust and see yourself clearly amidst the turbulent waters.

During the final shots of the movie, Kaira confesses her crush on Jag, to the man himself and it was both adorable and heartwarming. The way Jag appreciates her for expressing her emotions instead of suppressing them, won over my heart.

On my way home from work, I was trying to reflect upon the types of crushes one can have in life. Before I begin penning them down let me share what my definition of a crush is. A crush for me is someone I adore and admire, who inspires me in some ways leaving me attracted to them and wanting to know them or talk to them a little more. My crush would leave a smile on my lips every time I’d think about them.

Below may not be an exhaustive list but let me try to write then down my classification of crushes :

– Romantic crushes
Someone you harbor romantic feelings for

– Professional crushes
That smart, successful colleague you aspire to be like

– Intrinsic crushes
Being attracted to someone because they are kind, humble, caring, et el.

– Extrinsic crush
Looks to die for, dimples to kill for and eyes to live for 🙂

– Unattainable crushes
The ones you only get to meet in your dreams 😀 Dove, where did you fly away ?

– Fictional crushes
Falling for the protagonist of that novel or movie and wishing they were real ! Edward Cullen, are you listening?

– Celebrity crushes
Crushes on celebs in glory of their fandom

– Inspirational crushes
Your role model who gives you several life goals

Something to be noted is that the above, is not a mutually exclusive list ! In fact, it can have several permutations and combinations internally. For example my crush on Shahrukh Khan would be an unattainable, intrinsic celebrity crush.

As air, water and food is vital for human survival, so is the feeling of being loved, cared for and appreciated. A lot of times we fail to convey how much we cherish a person’s lingering fragrance in our lives till they disappear in the hustle and bustle of life.

When being loved is so much important, why do we somehow manage to escape expressing this emotion to our loved ones ? Don’t you think today you should take a break from the monotony and tell someone you crush on ‘Hey, you are amazing !’ ?

The smile which lights up their face will warm your soul this winter.

Special thanks to the first reader of this blog post & the friend who inspired me to complete this write up ! 🙂

When nothing goes right, go WRITE !

When nothing goes right, GO WRITE

When nothing goes right, when you have no one to share the lonesome worries of your heart, go WRITE. Write to your journal, your dairy, your notebook, your email, your mobile app or your blog. Not because someone is going to read, write for yourself. Write to escape. Write to let go. Write to release – the pain, regrets and fears. Write not because you want to, write because you HAVE to.

Let your soul speak, unadulterated. Let it whisper, let it sing. Set it free with the words that flow. Don’t judge yourself, let your heart cry if it wants to. Give it an escape from all the masks you wear to shield your vulnerable self. Let it free from its synthetic laugh and allow it to mourn, to weep. Stop pretending to be strong and let your soul shatter and bleed on paper.

It is often when we acknowledge who we really are, where we stand and how we feel; can we move ahead. Write, not because it can heal all wounds, but because it will allow you to discover the other side of ‘you’. Write, because once you speak your heart out to your secret keeper dairy, the foggy night ahead of you will clear away and give way to the beautiful sunshine and the melody of the birds.

So, when nothing goes right; GO WRITE ! 🙂

Post It Notes

A Rough Scribbled Draft : Post It Notes
A Rough Scribbled Draft : Post It Notes

Being a little forgetful, I find stick on notes, post it notes & random pieces of paper so useful to scribble out some important stuff like my “To Do List”, some random stuff I hear and which impresses me a lot, telephone nos., etc. I roughly pen down a lot of my ideas into paper and then years later when I look at them, it makes me time travel !! 😀

This is a small dedication to one the most useful invention for forgetful humans like me :

The little things I forget,

You remind me so gently..

My scribbled letters,

You hold on so gracefully..

I bury you in my bag or leave you hanging,

On doors, on tables and places so strange..

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Why I HATE Blogging

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I hate Blogging. I really really do. What else can I say ? Every time I hold a pen and the fluid that flows across the pages speaking my heart out, baring my soul into words, confessing the things I myself at times run away from, what more can you expect from me to do, than hate ? Blogging makes me one with my ideal self, my current self, my vulnerable self and my dream self. It puts me in front of a mirror and at the same time makes me dream of changing myself to be better in everything I do.

Every time there is a whirlwind of emotions, I HAVE to write. Every time something moves me deeply, I HAVE to find a notepad to scribble it down and etch it permanently in words. Every time there is something I can not say in person, I HAVE to say it through a blog to convey my unspoken words. Every time I am down or writhing  in pain, I HAVE to write, to soothe the pain and heal the wound.

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Double Scoop : Starlight Blogger Award

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Ok !! So, this is a Double Scoop Award i.e. An Award given to me by two amazing bloggers – Kritika & M.I.C.H.A.E.L.A. I am so thankful to both of you and apologise for my delayed response 🙂 (I’m a bit lazy at times ;)) Let me quickly tell you a brief background about this award :

“In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.”

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Yellow Red White : A Haiku

My friend Rob of The V-Pub has invited me to a five day challenge. The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”. Rob’s blogs are so humorous and insightful, that they never fail to bring a smile on my face. Please visit his blog any time you feel too stressed out about life 🙂 Today, is my second day of the challenge.

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This is my very first attempt at writing a Haiku :

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