Finally it is 24th December...

Well, seems like there is something special about 24th of December!! Since Monday I feel everyday is 24th!! May be because it is half-day working only ( But guys I don't work!! ) ... So, since Monday I’ve been doing everything, thinking it is 24th!!

Monday, 22nd
H (my husband): I am leaving…
Me: Okay. Today is 24th, it is half day!! We’ll go out for lunch.
H: Cmon… today is 22nd! Okay I am getting late. Bye.
Me: (sadly) Byee…

Tuesday, 23rd

Morning, the bell rings, it is the milk wala. I open the door…
Me: (taking the 2 packets he has brought) Will u come tomorrow?
Milk wala: Yes.
Me: (wondering he doesn’t want an off on Christmas…) Its okay, you don’t have to
come. I’ll pay you for the week.
Milk wala: (takes the money) Calculates, then smiles, then thanks me whole heartedly
before leaving.
Me: (wondering what’s wrong) Okay.
H: Who is it? (Thinking it would be somebody, because I don’t usually take that long for
picking the milk packets
Me: Milk wala… I don’t know but something’s wrong with him… he was acting weird…
H: (doesn’t bother!!) Okay.

Me: (at breakfast) What time will you come home today?
H: I have a lot of meetings today, won’t be able come for lunch.
Me: (nagging) But today is 24th… you said it was half-day!
H: What is wrong with you? Today is 23rd!!
Me: (first confused, then smiling) I know why that milk wala was smiling!!
H: Now what?
Me: I paid him for 3 days instead of 2!!
H: And don’t tell me that wasn’t a Christmas bonus and just your mind that is stuck to
Me: Ye…….ah….. sort of!
H: “Sort of”!?! God… you are sick! Okay byee…
Me: Yeah… byee

After a while, the bell rings again. This time it’s the maid.
Me: Hey, how come you are here today? You said you are going upcountry…
Maid: Yes, I will go tomorrow.
Me: (happy that she has come) So u postponed your trip...
Maid: No I am going on 24th…
Me: (still holding the door, blocking her way) But today is…….yeah…. today is 23rd!!
Maid: (thinking what’s wrong with me) Can I come in?
Me: (confused) Yeah… sure.

In the evening, H is back, after dinner…
H: Guess what?
Me: What?
H: (smiling) Tomorrow is 24th!!
Me: (smiling) Yeah at last tomorrow is 24th!! So you will come home early, right?
H: No, I have some work, so will be late!!
Me: (disappointed) Okay.
H: But we can still go for lunch…
Me: Yeah, no problem. (smile is back)

Wednesday, 24th (finally)

H: Today is your day…
Me: Why?
H: (smiling) It is 24th.
Me: (smiling) Yes, finally it came!!

And now, I am waiting for him to come back from office for "the lunch"… :)

Merry Christmas!!

Perfection....... nah!!

A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing His wife, looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her Birthday, I'd like to be six again', she replied, still looking in the mirror.

On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms and then took her to Adventure Park.

What a day! He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster, everything there was.

Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down. He then took her to a McDonald's where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake… Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop and her Favorite candy!

What a fabulous adventure!

Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted. He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, 'Well Dear, what was it like being six again?'

Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. 'I meant my dress size, you dumb ass!' ;)

The moral of the story:
Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong!!

music.. my life!!

Koi fariyaad tere dil me dabi ho jaise, Tune aankhon se koi baat kahi ho jaise…
Jagte jagte ek umra kati ho jaise, Jaan baki hai magar saans ruki ho jaise…

Jaanta hoon aapko sahare ki jarurat nahi, main sirf sath dene aaya hun…

Har mulaqat pe mehsoos yahi hota hai, Mujhse kuch teri nazar pooch rahi ho jaise...
Raah chalte hue aksar yeh gumaan hota hai, Voh nazar chup ke mujhe dekh rahi ho jaise…
Ek lamhe mein simat aaya hai sadiyon ka safar, Zindagi tez bahut tez chali ho jaise...
Is tarah peharon tujhe sochta rehta hoon main, Meri har saans tere naam likhi ho jaise…

Koi fariyaad tere dil mein dabi ho jaise, tune aankhon se koi baat kahi ho jaise…
Jagate jagate ek umra kati ho jaise, jaan baki hai magar saans ruki ho jaise…

Have any of you ever attended a Jagjit Singh live concert??? He touches your heart in an instant…. Takes you to a completely different world…

Jagjit Singh…… rock!!


I think we always meet those people we are destined to meet. Once when I was flying from Doha to Dar es Salaam, I met this Mr. A, who was extremely humble and pleasant (unlike me)! ;)

Well that, altogether is a different question as to why I was taking that flight!! It so happened that I flying from Nagpur to Nairobi via Doha. The first half was perfectly fine, but when I reached Doha, and went to the transfer desk for my onward boarding pass, this guy tells me that the flight is over booked and so, no boarding pass!! While I was wondering what to do next, he tells me that they have an arrangement and it is slightly different from the original route; if it is okay with me… I said curbing all my anger and frustration, ‘can I help it?’ And guess what!! This guy gives me a smile in return!!! I thought itni himmat!! (Look at his courage) So he says that I will have to take a flight from Doha to Dar es Salaam and then from there to Nairobi. And I have been given a Y class booking!! So that was when I returned his smile :)… Now this guy tries to be over-concerned and tells me that I can have a free meal coupon. I thanked him and rushed to the duty-free shopping with whatever time I had left! (The kind of shopping freak I am!! :) )

Okay, so after browsing through everything I dint really find anything worth buying. These duty free shops, as they claim to be supposedly cheaper, I think are not so true!!
Okay after boarding the plane, I was wondering that it would be so good if there was no one on the seat next to me. That I could sleep comfortably without having anyone to disturb me and getting involved in unnecessary conversations… Soon I was pulled out of the trance and Mr. A emerged to claim this seat!! :(

Now as Mr. A was trying to settle, he was very angry coz the air conditioner wasn’t switched on, it was just the blower working. You know the way it is… they wait for the plane doors to be closed before switching it on. Well, the stewardess managed to calm him down by taking his coat and serving him a welcome drink…

Almost everything went the way I wanted until take-off!! And then… Mr. A started talking!! Oh…… how much I wanted to sleep!! He asked me which country I was from and where I was heading, he told me about himself also that he was from Syria and stayed in Dar es Salaam. Then he asked me whether I was working and if I was married and etc etc etc… Now apprehending that it was no use thinking that I could sleep anymore, I asked the stewardess to get me coffee…And I thought that its time that even I get started on asking a few things about him. So I started by telling him about what Qatar Airways did to me and that I have to now go to Dar es Salaam first and then reach Nairobi. He agreed with me that these airlines now a days can do anything to save their asses!!

Then I asked him about his work and what he replied, completely changed my perspective towards him. He told me that he is the Syrian Ambassador to Dar es Salaam and was on official visit to Doha. He said that he has also been the ambassador to New Delhi and that how much he likes India and shopping at Khan Market!! What??? did I hear shopping?!? Yeah that was when I started to like him.. :P(not that ways yaar). Then we just went on and on and on… He said that in India all names had a meaning and what did my name mean. Of course… he also told me what his name meant!! Then he told me that he has read the Mahabharat and Ramayan… and also started to give me some gyan that the pandavas shouldn’t have fought the kauravas n all….

Just before landing, Mr. A asked me whether the airlines issued me a boarding pass from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi… I said no, they didn’t, but the officer assured me that there would be no such problem again (over booking kinds) and it has been taken care of. Mr. A looking worried took out a visiting card scribbled something on the back and gave it to me. He said that was his visiting card and he has written his personal mobile number behind. In case there is any problem at the airport, I should call him!! I was shocked!! I mean, who cares now a days!! I said that there shouldn’t be any problem, but if there is any I shall call. He said that there will be people to coming to receive him at the airport and he will send one of them with me to check whether everything’s okay. I said that won’t be required. So he said that I should call him once I reach Nairobi. By now I was a little irritated as to why he was so worried and I can take care of my self!! Attitude you know… But the plane had already landed so I tried to cool myself that it’s over…

Being business class passengers we got to alight first and I saw his people right in front of the aircraft door to receive him. Well I didn’t expect them to be here… I thought they would be down at the visitors lounge or something!! Suddenly I got aware of his importance in the country!! He pleasantly introduced me to his colleagues and I said goodbye and left. Suddenly he called me and reminded that I should call him once I reach Nairobi. I was furious!!! I tried to calm down and once again look around the duty free shops for something worth buying!! But, no luck!! Then I went to get my boarding pass which, as promised, was ‘taken are of’! ;)

So this time everything went fine and I reached Nairobi safe and sound. After I reached home I was unable to decide whether to call him or not… finally I agreed with not calling.

The next morning when I woke up, something inside said what harm it can be to call up Mr. A… after all he was worried for me!! So I called! And guess what…. Mr. A had the guts to disconnect my call!! While I was cursing myself to have made that call, within seconds Mr. A called back! “Hi, hello n stuff, (again cursing myself for reacting like that), then I told him that I had reached safely and had no problem at the airport and that I didn’t call yesterday coz I reached home quite late, coz got stuck in traffic and some shit… He said he knew coz he had sent one of his colleagues to make sure I had no problems!! The second time I felt sick because of my attitude!! Well, he told me that he still has another year to go before he is transferred from Dar es Salaam and whenever I plan to go there, I should inform him and he will make all the arrangements. And before hanging up he said that I was like a sister to him…

OMG… I felt so embarrassed!! I mean, why do I have get so judgmental about everyone… some people aren't that bad!!

Well, I learnt a lesson that day!! :)

Friends Forever...

When we grow up, do we just stop making friends? What suddenly goes so badly wrong that we realize that we have no friends at all! We all get busy with our lives, new jobs, new friends, new worries... But the ones who are not that busy with their work and don’t have much to do in their lives; they feel so dejected and lonely… Of course most of us have our spouses who are caring and loving and our families to be there forever. But still, friendship, I feel is the best thing that can ever happen to anyone…

It used to be fun in school, when because of somebody’s mischief; the whole class would have to stand out in the ground in the sun!! And even there, some of the guys would sneak away to play cricket, and the rest of us would be busy chatting and laughing like nothing has happened and it is just another free period! After all, it was the teachers who had to worry about completing the course before exams!!

Doesn’t being with friends make you all the more confident? Don’t we stop taking risks as we grow older? Is it just the age factor or the fact that we don’t have the same kind of friends we had when we were in schools and college… Or is it that we become more responsible and mature!! Well of course we were responsible then too!!

The things we can discuss with our friends and the kind of time we can spend with our friends, can we have the same time with our family?? Perhaps some wouldn’t agree with me. But the rest will '_'... It feels so good when you have spoken to an old good friend after a long time. It doesn’t occur even once how much time has passed by since we last spoke… Everything seems so apparent and obvious while speaking to them. The thinking process kind of suddenly starts matching with each other. They agree on what you agree, and disagree on what you disagree… And when they tell you that something that you are doing is wrong, you just start thinking over it again… It doesn’t matter even if we scream at each other. Things seem so perfect!!

Birthdays were so much fun that time… When friends called up to wishing you; it felt like they really want your birthday to be happy, from the bottom of their hearts!! They would plan surprise parties and invite the guy you had a crush on, and wanted to meet for a long time!! That used to be so much fun!! Coming home late from some party and telling your parents that you were at your friends place, studying for a test the next day!! And the test would invariably get cancelled!!

What happens when you watch a movie like Dil chahta hai or (the recent one) Dostana?? Makes you feel so happy and so sad at the same time. And makes you wonder, where are all those good friends gone?? The point is what goes wrong as we grow older?? Those of us who go abroad for work or whatever, away from all our families and good friends, when we come back, how many of us include meeting our friends also, in the (not so)hectic, or tight, or whatever scheduled small visit… We are the ones who push our friends away from our lives?

Well, this time when I go on my (not so) hectic visit back, I am gonna make it a point to meet all my friends and tell them how much I missed them!! Are you game??!!

May be, may be not!

May be, may be not! Sometimes when you are at home, you want to go out. And sometimes when you are out, you want to be at home. Sometimes when you are working, you want to relax and sometimes when you are relaxing, you want to be busy. Why does it happen all the time? Is it just with me? Why can’t there be answers to all the questions? Why don’t we get what we want? Why do we have to make choices? Someone always tells me to prioritize things. Is it so important to prioritize? We can do things as we please. If we cannot get what we want then why are there choices anyway?

The mind keeps wandering without knowing what is going to happen. Even if you are organized, you still don’t know what’s coming ahead. If we could know how to put things together, life would be so simple.

Like they say “Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.”