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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year – often called Chinese Lunar New Year although it actually is lunisolar. It is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. Despite its winter occurrence; in China, it is known as “Spring Festival,” the literal translation of the Chinese name … Continue reading

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Buttoning up the bygone memories

Today I had sat & sorted the Button Box. I have been seeing this assortment mix since I was a toddler. I loved playing with so many of those small, colorful, plastic tuckables. Of course it was highly forbidden! Although … Continue reading

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This show is over..

Eight years back I was married on this day. While Hemant had gifted me Ray of Light by Madonna in courting days; he had quite rudely taken that cassette back while pushing me out of my marital home– to hurt me. … Continue reading

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Here I go again..

I am keeping so busy with friends, attending weddings and travel! Remember, I told you how I feel there’s more to come..? As if to compensate my becoming a recluse for over 2 years, I am socializing day and night … Continue reading

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Making Merry on Christmas

It’s the festival time of the year again! Winters only mean that to me. I love this weather for all the right reasons. It brings forward so many occasions to celebrate- across all religions, all over the world. Some of … Continue reading

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I am a New Me

It was on the 21st November, 2010 that I had traveled to attend my friend’s wedding. She happens to be only an ex- colleague at my last workplace. Her work- station was set up beautifully with her art- work. One … Continue reading

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On My Way to Rediscover Myself- IX

Peaceful was my state of mind on this trip.. I had slept over like a heavy log. I wasn’t even an ounce high- OMG!! I had felt as refreshing as the spring breeze after winter chills! I had sashayed down … Continue reading

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On My Way to Rediscover Myself- VIII

I had thought that that was the end of celebrations- I was soon to be proved wrong. After Sonia’s mom had dropped all three of us at the resort hotel, I had with an empty mind proceeded towards my room- … Continue reading

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On My Way to Rediscover Myself- VII

There was more fun on its way as the day had progressed. Since the bride was “given away”, we had traveled to the groom’s place after the wedding ritual. But not before we gorged on big platefuls of fried savories! … Continue reading

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Divali- Celebrating the Festival of Insulting a Woman

Happy Divali That”s right. Vernacular (Hindi language) does not have any sound for “w”, but has one for “v”. So, when transliterating, it ought to be DIVALI and not Diwali! Like most of the festivals, this one too brings back … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat

– Happy Halloween – You would get to enjoy both here.. 🙂 I came across a very interesting story about the Celtic Festival here– It was after reading this one that I decided to research a bit on this spooky … Continue reading

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Invoking the Goddess’s Divinity in Me

Introduction: Mahishashura Mardini (Annihilation of Mahisasura), a collection of verses and songs broadcast by All India Radio, Calcutta (now Kolkata) at 4 am, in the dawn of Mahalaya. Birendra Krishna Bhadra (1905 – 1991) was an Indian broadcaster, playwright, actor and theatre director from Kolkata, … Continue reading

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Collecting more nonsense

men, men and more of them.. all of them!! You noticed that right- beginning the 1st word with a small alphabet- that’s all they have earned from me. So far, all of them have proven their genes- each one of … Continue reading

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"Relationship" re- Defined

Being involved sexually with someone doesn’t make that a relationship. There has to be atleast some amount of emotional attachment too. Actually a great amount. Some say it to be Love (or whatever) A great sense of inter- dependence, unfailing understanding … Continue reading

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No Moon Night

Disclaimer: Please read the post at your own risk. The contents may evoke depression. Jyotsna means- moonlight. ~*~*~ One night when I was asleep, mom had woken me up to share something. She had “taken” her passbooks >back< from Samanta. … Continue reading

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Yet another Blow..

After the 12th boards exams, I would wake up early in the morning and spend my day making embroideries. Mom would get so upset. I was to be enrolled for M.B.B.S. degree soon, what was compelling me to sit and … Continue reading

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Great India's Greatest Epic

Lets see what Mahabharata- the World’s Geatest Epic, has to say Yudhishthir had placed Draupadi as his Bet in Chauparh (a game), when he had lost himself in the previous betting. Would it be safe to call him a loser … Continue reading

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Sita's endless sufferings

Lets read the Ramayana again Rama renounced his wife while she was expecting..!! He had ordered her to spend her life in exile. Is this what a sane man does? This was after she had accompanied her husband in the … Continue reading

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My Guardian Angel

Soon, things would turn massively ugly. This is what I have been saving my breath for. I just want to type them all without feeling the hurt, yet again. They have been all very damaging both directly and passively, don’t … Continue reading

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Happening of My friend for Life

I was enrolled for tuition classes in 10th. Our teacher was a South Indian Muslim. Sorry, I have erased his name from my mind on purpose. He stayed in Uttranchal- next to my society. Ashish studied in Modern School and … Continue reading

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Change- over..

Of my school, residence, locality, friends.. wait, were there any? When in 6th, our school was to perform in National School for Scouts and Guides on 12th August- only a day after my birthday. In 7th standard; that happened to … Continue reading

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Void Blossoming on Me

8th June, 1988- Wedneday. Evening: Dad had already carried his violin and his few other belongings with him, a few days back. The Green and Yellow double- sided bedsheet, a small knife and his clothes. He had called me and enquired … Continue reading

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Vacuum growing in Me..

Doorbell rang, Dad had been missing for weeks now; Masi and Mesho had appeared instead. I was sent out of the house just then. I had kept standing with Mona at the Park for 4 hours. I could as if understand … Continue reading

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My Happy Days were over

My giggling, chirping days were soon over. They were halted quite abruptly. I had as if grown up suddenly. I could read and understand things. Minutely. I had started to brood. I would often sit and ponder upon mom’s falling … Continue reading

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My early childhood memories

Previous- Shaping up my Mind- III You wouldn’t believe that I still do remember my early childhood days spent in Lakshmi Nagar. That was before I started going to school.. What was my age then?? Often sitting at the entrance of … Continue reading

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Shaping of my Mind- II

Previous- Shaping up my Mind- I B-4/F-2   Mom had felt uncomfortable staying at the 3rd floor. It hurt her. She felt unfit even after 5 years of her cesarean operation. We had shifted to a 1st floor in the next … Continue reading

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Shaping up my Mind- I

Previous- Scars of Early Mishaps- II B-3/T-1 Our Weston B/W TV was bought in 1982; The Godrej refrigerator too. Sumeet Mixer was also bought. I had only reached home when mom had made the Engineer give the Instructions again; she had … Continue reading

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Shaping up my Mind- III

Previous- Shaping up my Mind- II Mom often called in my friends around- Nimphiya, Deepu and Sonia for evening parties. Bread- rolls, Stuffed savories and other sweets that she made at home used to be the menu of the evening. … Continue reading

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Was that an.. Affair?

30th April- 2006 The last day of my having set foot in Convergys, when I had gone to seek the last of the signatures, (FNF), just as I was about to walkout of the card swiping area at 0 level; … Continue reading

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My 1st Wedding Anniversary

Previous- Next 6 months of my Marriage During the 1st year of my marriage, I had tried being- as much “good” as I could. I had celebrated uncle’s birthday in August, Aunty P’s birthday in November, their anniversary in May and … Continue reading

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CENSUS "preaching" on Woman's Deliverable

I had been blissfully moving around my house doing great jobs (read: nothing). The church- bell rang (my doorbell) and two “localites” stood at the ground floor building gate, wanting to come and fill up my personal details. A groggy … Continue reading

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Life after My Marriage

Previous- My Wedding Day I was somewhat upset. There was this ritual in their family of celebrating the daughter-in-laws’s first cooking venture at her in-laws. They had skipped that. Reasons- I had already taken an initiative to cook since P aunty … Continue reading

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My Wedding Day

Previous- Wedding Planner Hemant and his mom- dad had comeover to talk to Ruby’s family, a few weeks before the D-day. They had so wanted to speak with my “elders” to arrange my Wedding. His mother had worn a sulking look … Continue reading

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Handling the "Bloody Affair"

Tampon– That’s not the plural of Tempo Truck; neither it is any term associated with Tsunami, Hurricane or Cyclone. It’s a cotton gauge that is used to absorb Body Fluid Discharge. More openly, it is a sanitary protection used to … Continue reading

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Wedding Planner

Previous: My Pre- Bridal Makeover Two days were all that I had to myself in Rohini, before I would burn my fate while whirling around that holy- fire!! Sarita didi had come over to spend some time with her maternal … Continue reading

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Celebrating Womanhood

I included a post on Menstruation (that’s right) in my other blog just about yesterday- without even dropping the word or terminologies used to refer this “bloody affair”. I was not too sure of how the readers would react, and … Continue reading

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News @ HT City- 19th May, 2010

Read below a few articles in Hindustan Times- HT City, 19th May, 2010. The entire article has been produced for the Reader’s Benefit. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. While I was musing over the Deepika’s saree article, I picked up this one. And since … Continue reading

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Tit- bits @ HT City- 16th May, 2010

Read below a few articles as published in Hindustan Times- HT City- 16th May, 2010. The entire article in the scanned images has been produced for the Reader’s Benefit. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. I envy her figure, her money, her societal status.. Can … Continue reading

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Another Welcome Change

A community that believes it is under siege usually reacts by turning inward, clinging to its religious and cultural identities. Ban the burqa and you can be sure that more and more women will take to wearing the headscarf. Continue reading

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Why is Identity declared with Father’s Name?

Why is it mandatory to write Father’s Name; isn’t woman also a natural parent? Are we even aware of the SC ruling; Supreme Court has already declared that Mother is a Natural Guardian. Continue reading

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Color Me Rainbow..

Red is the 1st color of spectrum, violet being the last; green lies exactly in the middle.
The Sun color shade keeps ranging from Red to Yellow, the Sky from light blue to deep indigo and faded violet at times; green covers our earth in form of Vegetation.. Continue reading

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"Either..; or.."

Just what is Love? Is it either how you felt then, or how you feel now.. Or may be not.. Continue reading

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Sweet Memories of Him

I had barely overcome my dad’s walking out on us, little did I know that everyone was about to betray my trust and innocence.. Was it a conspiracy? Continue reading

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Habits in my Habitat

Voyeurism in name of being concerned; advices unasked for & completely irrelevant- or so I feel. Questions that would give the Red Tomato run for its color.. Continue reading

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My Ganshu Darling

My 1st Wedding or My Wedding Part- I.. please select the title as it may suit you.. Continue reading

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Judicial Discrimination about Bigamy

Bigamy is non-cognizable, bailable and compoundable offence..
Yet only the wife alone can file a suit; no one else is equipped to under Law. Are children & Society outsiders? Shouldn’t everybody be equipped to stand against the Injustice.. or Do we consider it to be so at all??
Has Law set up a right example for the Committers of the Crime & Society in general by depriving all of us the right to file for Bigamy? Continue reading

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