Category Archives: My blogger Friends.

A Million Little Things!

From unknown to known,

From being fellow bloggers to blogger friends,

From reading to sharing,

From solace to comfort,

From silence to spreading the thought,

You lovely people have stayed with me,

Carried the burden of my unjustifiable words,

Put along with my never-ending emotional tantrums,

And also entertained me with some of my irrational posts,

More so this has all happened without any judgements on my character,

And all the more, you have given me,

A million little things to cherish;

For which I can’t thank anyone of you enough.

All of you, every one of you have always remained,

And will always remain close to my heart.

A big thank you,

And a very Happy friendships day.

For a friend is not one who talks to you everyday, and hangs out with you, who brings you gifts and cuts a cake with you on your birthday, with whom you share all your secrets and with whom you go shopping. He is not someone with whom you just discuss your latest girl crush, or with whom you go out and eat because you are in the mood.

A friend is someone who is simply there for you when you need them, who will sit at home and listen to you while you ramble away all your miseries, again and again. He is someone who will know what’s wrong, with one look, and will not let go until you let go of what you are hiding. He is someone who will laugh at you after knowing, what’s troubling you, but will be with you all the same. A friend is not someone who posts with you 20 different photos on social media, but in the end, forgets that there is a life outside of social media. (I get the irony of posting this on a blog)

Walter Winchell was absolutely right in saying, “A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

The Subtle Irony Of Being A Woman!

Hello fellow bloggers and readers,

Today, I am thrilled.

The only reason for this is, a dear fellow blogger, PSEUDOMONAZ had invited me to write a Guest Blog Post for her page, and she has accepted and published my simple and very plain thoughts. She has a category “On the other side of silence’ where she posts wonderful pieces of writing concerning women. Do, visit her.

This being my first blog post, I am ecstatic.

Now, without boring you much, I will share the direct link to the post here, and if you do get a chance to read it, please let me know what you think about it.

https://pseudomonaz.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/on-the-other-side-of-silence-the-subtle-irony-of-being-a-woman/

Thanks!!

A Year Older; A Year Wiser?

Yesterday was Amazing!!

And I still remember posting the same very thoughts the same very day, last year. And sure, time and things have changed but some things (thankfully) have remained as I wished them to.

Some of you might be really wondering as to what exactly was yesterday, well,, it was my birthday. And it was beyond wonderful!

But one thing I have realised is with time you lose people, but then you find new ones too. Now, it’s on us whether to keep missing and whining the ones that have left us, or cherish the new ones. I don’t know birthday brings these weird thoughts to me, always. If you were there last year, you’ll know.  😉

Okay, enough whining!

The best part of the day was, well it was exactly what was last year; BOOKS!! I have got nothing but books as presents and all I can do now is wait for my work to lessen a bit so that I can drown myself in those lovely presents.

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And I can’t wait!!!! Because there is a blind date in their too 😉

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Well, not one but two blind dates 😀

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But, coming to two most adorable people,  who wrote a touching post for me, her poetry is beyond anything, and I can’t thank her enough for it. I love you for this Aditiiiiiii https://motmagiques.wordpress.com/2018/07/22/happy-birthday-moush/

The other person is  from https://mybrokenwords.wordpress.com/ He has sent me a mail which is again so touching that I cannot say anything, he just made my day!!!!! 

The thought here is, I never thought I will have blogger friends so awesome as them. I have my friends with me, I have my family too, but this virtual world sometimes really overwhelms me. So a big Thank you!!!

Well, a year older I might be, but a year wiser? I am still unsure about it, I make mistakes, but I promise myself everyday, that I will try and keep improving myself at every point.

So the books might as well be that step to being wiser 😉

And I say that the birthday was done right, because I get to see some lovely sights!! It was just pleasant, as if I was looking at the horizon!

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Tell me if I am wrong?

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Racing against the speed!!

Okay, enough of my day, got to go back to, well, not being the birthday girl!!

If anyone is in

3 Days Lyrical Challenge- Day3

So after a song from 2018 and then reverting back to 1960, today I am in a fix. As soon as I heard lyrical challenge, I knew my all time favourites, and go to songs will be included here. But I haven’t until now, so today when I cannot choose from these two songs I take the liberty to put up two songs today. I am sorry I just cannot pick one between these two. I have been listening to these two songs since years and I never get enough of them. They are always on my list, always! So I am almost possessed my them 😉 (If you know what I mean)

The first song is somewhere between my two time varying selections; from 1990. The movie from which I take this song is ‘Jurm’.

Singers: Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam
Lyrics: Indeevar
Music: Rajesh Roshan

Jab koi baat bigad jaaye jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Jab koi baat bigad jaaye jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Naa koi hai na koi tha zindagi mein tumhaare siva
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa

Ho chaandni jab tak raat deta hai har koi saath
Tum magar andheron mein na chhodna mera haath
Ho chaandni jab tak raat deta hai har koi saath
Tum magar andheron mein na chhodna mera haath
Jab koi baat bigad jaaye jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Na koi hai na koi tha zindagi mein tumhaare siva
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa

Wafadaari ki vo rasmein nibhayenge hum tum kasmein
Ek bhi saans zindagi ki jab tak ho apne bas mein
Wafadaari ki vo rasmein nibhayenge hum tum kasmein
Ek bhi saans zindagi ki jab tak ho apne bas mein
Jab koi baat bigad jaaye jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Na koi hai na koi tha zindagi mein tumhaare siva
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa

Dil ko mere hua yakeen hum pehle bhi mile kahin
Silsila ye sadiyon ka koi aaj ki baat nahin
Dil ko mere hua yakeen hum pehle bhi mile kahin
Silsila ye sadiyon ka koi aaj ki baat nahin
Jab koi baat bigad jaaye jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa

 

Jab koi baat bigad jaaye jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Na koi hai na koi tha zindagi mein tumhaare siva
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa

This is literally my go to song. I don’t know I love it-

 

And now the next song. I don’t know what to say except I love it too.

I do realise that I am picking all the old songs now and you might think what an oldie this person is, but okay, I got it. It is still my favourite too :-p

The song is from the movie  ‘Woh Kaun Thi’, a 1964 movie.

Song : Lag Ja Gale Ki Phir Ye Hasin Raat
Music : Madan Mohan Kohli
lyrics : Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
Singers : Lata Mangeshkar

Lag Ja Gale Ki Phir Ye Hasin Raat Ho Na Ho
Shaayad Phir Is Janam Men Mulaaqaat Ho Na Ho
Lag Jaa Gale …

Ham Ko Mili Hain Aaj, Ye Ghadiyaan Nasib Se
Ji Bhar Ke Dekh Lijiye Ham Ko Karib Se
Phir Aap Ke Nasib Men Ye Baat Ho Na Ho
Shaayad Phir Is Janam Men Mulaaqaat Ho Na Ho
Lag Jaa Gale …

Paas Aaiye Ki Ham Nahin Aaenge Baar-Baar
Baahen Gale Men Daal Ke Ham Ro Le Zaar-Zaar
Aankhon Se Phir Ye Pyaar Ki Barasaat Ho Na Ho
Shaayad Phir Is Janam Men Mulaaqaat Ho Na Ho

Lag Ja Gale Ki Phir Ye Hassin Raat Ho Na Ho
Shaayad Phir Is Janam Men Mulaaqaat Ho Na Ho
Lag Jaa Gale …

Tell me you don’t like this song in the least and I don’t know what am I going to do 😀

 

Happy listening-  to these oldies 😀

Also, if you are not participating in this challenge, would you please just mention one song, just one from your all time favourites. They say your taste of music lets people know what kind of a person you are. So just curious. 🙂

 

3 Days Lyrical Challenge- Day 2

After my first and very recent song in the challenge, today I use a very, very old one. Call me old fashioned, but what can I say except the fact that I love this song too.

The song is from the movie ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai’

Music : Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal, Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi
lyrics : Shailendra (Shankardas Kesarilal)
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

The lyrics to the songs are purely mesmerizing.

Ajib Dastan Hai Yeh
Kaha Shuru Kaha Khatam
Yeh Manjile Hai Kaun Si Naa
Woh Samajh Sake Naa Ham
Ajib Dastan Hai Yeh
Kaha Shuru Kaha Khatam
Yeh Manjile Hai Kaun Si Naa
Woh Samajh Sake Naa Ham
Yeh Roshni Ke Sath Kyu
Dhuan Utha Chirag Se
Yeh Roshni Ke Sath Kyu
Dhuan Utha Chirag Se
Yeh Khwab Dekhti Hu Mai
Ke Jag Padi Hu Khwab Se
Ajib Dastan Hai Yeh
Kaha Shuru Kaha Khatam
Yeh Manjile Hai Kaun Si Naa
Woh Samajh Sake Naa Ham
Mubarke Tumhe Ke
Tum Kisi Ke Nur Ho Gaye
Mubarke Tumhe Ke
Tum Kisi Ke Nur Ho Gaye
Kisi Ke Itne Pas Ho Ke
Sab Se Dur Ho Gaye
Ajib Dastan Hai Yeh Kaha
Shuru Kaha Khatam
Yeh Manjile Hai Kaun Si Naa
Woh Samajh Sake Naa Ham
Kisi Kaa Pyar Leke Tum
Naya Jahan Basaoge
Kisi Kaa Pyar Leke Tum
Naya Jahan Basaoge
Yeh Sham Jab Bhi Aayegi
Tum Hamko Yad Aaoge
Ajib Dastan Hai Yeh
Kaha Shuru Kaha Khatam
Yeh Manjile Hai Kaun Si Naa
Woh Samajh Sake Naa Ham

Okay I got nothing more to say about this song. Tell me about your views on this if you have heard this song (Chances are many might not have considering it’s age) or else simply tune in to this-

Three Day Lyrical Challenge – Day 1

Recently I have been nominated for this musical challenge by  the_aestheticspirit. I have come to love her work, and if you give her a peep I am pretty sure you will love her work too. She writes wonderful prose and poems, and has a very insightful mind and a lovely heart.

So for my Day 1, I choose a very heart touching song, which has a melody which sways me with a rhythm which I had not known until it’s release which is sadly very recently. This song is a from a Bollywood movie’s album, which isn’t even present in the movie and most people have not even heard it. At least most people that I know tell me that they haven’t heard of it. But the first time I heard it I was hooked, gripped, stuck, clutched by it. Not the tune, but the music, the rhythm, the lyrics, the song, it mesmerizes me as a unit. The lyrics touch my ‘Rooh’ (Soul)

Okay, I guess I have put up high hopes for the song, you might not even like it, the choice is yours. But I take the liberty to call it one of my favourites for this year.

The song is ‘Tab bhi Tu from the album of ‘October’. (Sadly the songs aren’t present in the movie)

Singer- Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Music- Anupam Roy

Lyrics- Tanveer Ghazi.

Meri rooh karegi fariyad
Meri saasein kahin kho jayengi
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna

Jab rakh banega yeh suraj
Aur dhoop dhuaan ho jayegi
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna

Sajde ki tarah phir aakhein jhukin
Phir palkein namazi huyin
Tere zikra mein thi kuchh aisi nami
Sookhi saasein bhi taazi huyin

Jab umra ki awara baarish
Sab rang mere dho jayegi
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna

Taveez hai meri mutthi mein
Taveez mein hai tasveer teri
Uljhi si lakeerein hath mein hain
Tu suljhaaye takdeer meri.

Jab waqt karega chhal mujhse
Takdeer khafa ho jayegi
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna

Meri rooh karegi fariyad
Meri saasein kahin kho jayengi
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna

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Well, I find the song as good as the movie, simply like a poem, beautiful and something which touches your soul and wraps its arms around it to comfort you with something you have never had.

PS: Participate if you like this concept, or else simply tune in to this

This or That Tag.

Recently I seem to have been participating in all the quote challenges and the tags, which is absolutely unlike me. But here I am participating in another tag namely, “This or That Tag” in which I was nominated by Richa at http://iscriblr.com

As always I will dump the rules and simply answer all all the questions that I have been asked.

  • Dog or Cat?
    I know my first answer will send away many of you from reading any further, because it is none.
  • Netflix or YouTube?
    YouTube
  • Phone Call or Text?
    Phone calls, it shows that an effort is being made.
  • Toast or Eggs?
    Toast.
  • Cardio or Weights?
    None!!!
  • Facebook or Twitter?
    I can literally sit online for a long time and just watch videos from pages that I have followed on Facebook. But Twitter seems helpful for my blog.
  • Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?
    Ice Cream
  • Mobile Games or Console Games?
    None.
  • While walking : Music or Podcasts?
    Music, but I like to think too.
  • iOS or Android?
    iOS
  • Cake or Pie?
    CAKE
  • Swimming or Sunbathing?
    Swimming, though all I do is play on the water because I don’t know how to swim.
  • Big Party or Small Gathering?
    Small gathering, any day.
  • New Clothes or New Phone?
    New Clothes, but if I have an option then new books too would do.
  • Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?
    Is anyone really loyal these days?
  • Football or Basketball?
    Not a sports fan actually.
  • Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?
    Nice home interior. I could really do with a comfortable home and a library in it 😀
  • What’s worse : Laundry or Dishes?
    Anything that I have to do that does not relate my interest is worse, including dishes and laundry.
  • Jogging or Hiking?
    Hiking
  • Bath or Shower?
    If only I could have that much time to spend in a bath!
  • Sneakers, or sandals?
    Ummm, Okay I will digress, I say boots. I just love them.
  • Glasses or Contacts?
    I don’t wear either. But I’d love to see how I look in blue eyes.
  • Hamburger or Taco?
    Tacos
  • Couch or Recliner?
    As long as I am comfortable, it doesn’t matter.
  • Online Shopping or Shopping in a Store?
    Online Shopping, anything to avoid humans.
  • Receive : Email or Letter?
    I used to write letters when I was a kid, but now emails are a better option, only because it is faster. But come to think of it, no one even writes email these days, a small message and it’s done.
  • Passenger or Driver?
    Passenger if the driver isn’t talking to me and letting me enjoy the view, or else I’d rather be the driver.
  • Tablet or Computer?
    Computer.
  • Most important in a partner : Intelligent or Funny?
    ummm, It doesn’t matter if he is intelligent, or funny, or smart or rich, what I’d rather have is that he respects me for who I am.
  • Car or Truck?
    Car
  • Blue or Red?
    Blue
  • Money or Free Time?
    I’d have money and then appoint people to do things for me, that way I can have a bit of free time too.
  • Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?
    Day at the Beach, reading soothing, bathing, and having all sorts of fun.
  • At a movie : Candy or Popcorn?
    Popcorn.
  • Pen or Pencil?
    Pen.
  • Cups in the cupboard : Right Side Up or Up Side Down?
    Up Side Down.
  • Pancake or Waffle?
    Waffle, my latest addiction.
  • Coke or Pepsi?
    Coke
  • Coffee Cup or Thermos?
    Coffee Cups
  • Blinds or Curtain?
    Blinds.
  • Train or Plane?
    Plane, just because it saves me time and Well, Indian railways aren’t very well known for punctuality.
  • Phone or Tablet?
    As mentioned above, if I am choosing a computer over tablet, then I’ll chose a phone here, I don’t need a tablet too!
  • Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee?
    Oh come on, it is coffee, hot ? cold? I am up for it.
  • Meat or Vegetables?
    Vegetables
  • International Vacation or a New TV?
    How can someone ask such a question (Over dramatic) International Vacation!!!!!
  • Save or Spend?
    invest some, spend some.
  • Honesty or Other’s Feelings?
    Honesty, I always wonder if ever that was in trend.
  • Coffee or Tea?
    Coffee.
  • TV or Book?
    Book, any day.
  • Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater?
    Movie at the theatre. I don’t go out much so it is just a chance.
  • Ocean or Mountains?
    Nature lover, anything would do.
  • Horror Movie or Comedy Movie?
    You lost me at H for horror.
  • City or Countryside?
    City.
  • Winter or Summer?
    I like to enjoy every season in parts.
  • Mac or PC?
    Mac
  • Console Gaming or PC Gaming?
    None.
  • Soup or Sandwich?
    Sandwich
  • Card Game or Board Game?
    Again not much into games.
  • Camping or Binge Watching Shows at Home?
    Camping.
  • Working Alone or Working in a Team?
    Working alone, but if I have to work in a team, I am up for it, though not very enthusiastically.
  • Dine In or Delivery?
    Delivery, I  am not much of a cook, but yeah if you are cooking them you are most welcome 😀
  • Sweater or Hoodie?
    Whatever goes with the dress.
  • Motorcycle or Bicycle?
    Motorcycle.
  • Book or eBook?
    Book!
  • When sleeping : Fan or No Fan?
    I am a human and I need the air in the extreme summers that we have here. I switch on the AC and the fan!
  • TV Shows or Movies?
    Actually, both.

 

I hope you enjoyed reading this and it wasn’t much waste of your time.

I will not nominate any of you, but if you are reading this and if you like do participate in this, would love to know about you too.

Have a good day.