Thursday, August 12, 2010


There are some things in life which make my heart go wide with elation. These things are usually simple chance occasions and thus I tend to forget them, so I thought to pen oops type them down and thus here I am.

I will start with the most recent and uncommon one, some days back on my way to office I saw a pretty and slender girl managing the traffic. She looked so very elegant in her traffic policewoman dress. I loved her grit, her resolve to be standing there in scorching heat and showing the way to us, to the insane drivers on the Delhi roads.

Then there is this one sight which I have loved since the time I was a child. Old couples clutching their hands, crossing the roads or just walking in a park. Love at that age is what mesmerizes me, not that I haven't stolen glances on young couples specially when guys give roses to their girls.

Finally, what is plain joy to my eyes is the rain drop on the leaves, the cute chubby child sleeping, the call from a friend I was missing, old hindi songs, the pictures which my parents clicked when I was a toddler, my first school report card, memory of my grandparents and old birthday cards.

It is so simple to be happy, to find smile for the lips and spark for the eyes.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Bachelorette!

Let me put a disclaimer right in the beginning - this post is for girls and I mean it, so all you guys out there, kindly refrain.

Yesterday was a Saturday night out in Delhi and that too with 10 lovely ladies. My friend 20 (we share the name and so to lessen the confusion we call her by her roll number) from MBA days is getting married to her long time boyfriend (sigh, I had a huge crush on him!) and so we thought of throwing a bachelorette party for her. It was supposed to be a surprise and to some extent it was but well she did get some major hints.

After some long chain mail of how the logistics would be managed to what gift would be the best to what should be the theme of the party, we managed to arrange everything and reached Urban Pind for the party. She reached with a couple of friends and tried to look pretty surprised. To get the party moving, everyone ordered drinks and 20 got to cut the cake. I can dedicate a whole post to the cake and RG (the one who came up with the idea) but just to keep you all guessing, it was a pretty 'naughty' thing and all of us kept taking its picture.

Then came some real innovative games where in 20 was asked many embarrassing questions and she being a real sport answered them all. Though in most cases it turned out that she doesn't know her would be husband but such is life. We finally gave her some breather and all of us got into this game where in we let our dirty little secrets out! It was such plain simple unadulterated fun that I wish all my friends get married soon and we get to do this more often.

The party came to an end and we hugged and kissed and hugged some more. Hats off to all the ravishing girls who planned it and loads of love to the soon to be married couple :)