Thursday, January 22, 2015

Past to present...!!!

Time really flies away!!!!!
I'm sure this is not the first time I'm using this line here......it has been over an year since posted my last post. It has been 5 years since I started blogging and so much has happened since then. I remember I was such a big fan of novels and blogging,,,,,that crazy internet addiction,,,,,,that crazy ME..!!!!
Ahhhhh I miss that crazy me...!!!!
why life changes so fast???
why do we change????


college & friends to work &colleagues

Not that I'm unhappy just that I miss those old days too......!!!


writing after so long will take time to get used to it again.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's hard to teach animals..!!!

Has been really a long time since I posted last. To be very honest,,I tried posting something but couldn't complete the post so every time I ended up totally discarding the post just because I thought my random thoughts aren't worth sharing but today I really want to share something,,,I don't know how much it matter but still I want to.

I'm keeping really busy these days & not just these days only ,,probably since the time I started living my dream,,,my job. Tight work schedule these days doesn't allow me to read paper or watch the news,,, plus thanks to social media,,you always get to know what's new so you not to depend on newspaper or news channels. So these days everyone was posting about GANG RAPE IN DELHI,,,,almost everyone, I wondered why now???

I mean such crimes are very common ,,,they find a little space in front page of news papers for two three days & then people forget about the crime,, the accused & even the victims. No one even cares what happens to the victims. So what was new about it??

I went through few posts & got to know about the whole story & after I was finished with it,,,,I was totally shattered (literally "rooh kaamp gyi")
I mean were those people really human beings ,,,I strongly doubt ,,,Human beings can't do such a cruel thing,,,cruel is such a small word I guess.

This incident took place where I lived for a month about two years back. And sometimes when I was late my friends (male friends) who were more like brothers to me used to come to escort me. I just can't stop thinking that this could have happened with me rather this can happen with anyone.

Police sources said the incident happened after an argument over why she was out with a man late in the night and the men on the bus decided to "teach her a lesson."

Oh really???
She needs to be taught & not those animals,,,when will people understand that's its time when they should change their thinking,,,the only thing which is wrong is their thing nothing else.


But I guess its hard to teach animals.


P.S. 60 years of independence & still the daughters of the country are not safe,,,,,shame for us..!!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Being on the lighter side :P



Ever since I stepped into teenage,, I’ve been hearing same lines
“You were so chubby as a child,,,it is hard to believe that you are the same girl”
“Do eat something”
“Seems like you run on batteries”
And of course my favorite,,,that is actually a story that my granny used to tell me (I’ve mentioned this before also)
It was the story of a beautiful, fragile & delicate princess,,with big beautiful eyes. She had such a slender body that the food could be traced going down from her throat into her stomach. She ate only once a day or so.
And according to my granny I’m just like that princess.
If you are born & brought up in north India, then being skinny is like committing a crime. Having tyre around your belly is still okay but being skinny is a complete no no,,,,again people places & prejudices,,,phew
And unfortunately and unknowingly I committed this crime,,,, .



I don’t know at what point of my life I was chubby but I was chubby at sometimes,,,that’s what I get to hear till now. I’ve been a headache for my mother,,,just because I don’t eat properly,,,well honestly that’s not my fault,,,,because the moment I entered teenage,,,someone stole the word “APPETITE” from my dictionary and just to get back this APPETITE in my life,,,I had to consume hell lot of medicines.
Still Mr. APPETITE never came in my life :(
Finally my mother gave up too and I was happy again :P
Honestly I was happy with what I was & still happy with what I’m but then,,,I realized that our body is a machine & it needs to be maintained properly,,,,though earlier I thought it is crap but it is a fact actually.
Being skinny is acceptable as long as you are healthy but being underweight is not.
And I was underweight.
This started bothering me more when I decided to join Army because Officers have to be fit.
That was it I decided to do something about it. Some things are really not in your hand & I realized this when I decided to gain weight. My body is like that it can lose a way too easily but its damn hard for it to gain the same.
Give me as many assignments as you can,,,and I won’t get tired until I complete them,,,,take me to Vaishno devi & I won’t rest during 13 kilometers journey,,,take me shopping,,,I won’t take a break,,,,,,but give me something to EAT & I won’t to able to complete the whole meal without leaving something,,,,,EATING is way too tiring for me.
But couldn’t help it,,,,and I had to gain.
So to motivate myself I used to recall the lines that a friend of mine once told me:
“you know you are like an idol,,,God has Himself carved you,,,your eyes,,,your features,,,everything is so perfect,,,the only thing He didn’t give you is flesh” :P
Well who wants to be perfect,,,,but then these flattering things can make you do anything :P
EAT,,,,,EAT,,,,EAT

That was all I had to do & that’s what I exactly did.

I gained weight & now I was just on the lower margin of the acceptable weight,,,,still three kilograms less than my exact average weight according to army standards but acceptable.
Few kilograms do make a difference.
I started getting attention,,,good comments & all.
The best one was the one I got just after my di’s marriage & it was, “you just look like your di now”
So touching it felt then..!!
Not the end of the story,,,now since I’ve acceptable weight,,,I decided to have some stamina too so I joined gym
Yes gym…!!!
When I went for the first time,,,,the lady looked at me from head to toe & then she was like “weight gain?” & in my mind I was like already I’m minus one and I don’t want to be minus ten so obviously weight gain but my reply was like “to increase stamina but yes weight gain won’t harm”
I guess guys go to gym mostly for bodybuilding but girls go mainly for reducing weight,,,,so in my case I was alien in the gym. Everyone was staring me with eyes wide open & then instructor had to tell them that I was there for increasing stamina,,,and it felt a bit embarrassing. Many of them were like take weight from us and I was like “I wish I could do that” and I really wish so :P

world would have been so perfect then,,,no????


Well nobody is perfect,,,,and it doesn’t matter,,,,what all matters is being happy with those imperfections…!!!!


I'm happy being on the lighter side,,,are you happy being on the heavier side ???????

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Incredible Jammu...!!!



Human nature….!!!

We don’t value the things we have,,,,we take them for granted until we are made to realize their importance.

Something like that happened with me & here I’m sharing with this you.

I was born in Kashmir. My great grandfathers migrated to Kashmir years ago & as far as we can trace our history, we have been living in Kashmir,,my great grandfather, my grandfather , my father & of course me,,all were born in Kashmir but only I didn’t have the privilege to be brought up in Kashmir,,,not that I’m complaining ,,,actually I don’t know what would have been better ,,,,to be brought up there or brought up here but I know love this place I was brought up…………………..JAMMU,,,,,,,my hometown Jammu,,,,,the place where I’ve spent almost all of my life.

As far as I could trace my childhood,,,,I remember this place only,,,,my home,,,,,Jammu. The first language I spoke was language of Jammu,,,,Dogri unlike my father who spoke Kashmir. My first favorite cuisine was of course Jammu cuisine unlike my father who’s very fond of Kashmiri food. My first proper girl’s dress,,still my favorite,,, traditional Dogri suit unlike my father who I guess still likes Feran(kashmiri warm gown) and my first favorite tourist destination(though now I know it’s not tourist destination,,,it’s more ) was & still is Mata Vaishno devi, here I don’t know my father’s favorite.

So for me Jammu is everything,,,, almost all my memories are linked to this place and I love this place,,,love this place like anything,,,beautiful,,,calm & unexposed place.

People here are satisfied with their lives,,,they know what they want & all they want is happiness,,,happiness in little things of life.

People here love each other,,,family bondings & everything ,,,it’s just amazing.

Touchwood,,,the place I live is heaven & I feel so lucky & blessed to be brought up here.

I loved Jammu always but last week when my friend from Assam,,,Cindy came here,,,I started loving Jammu even more. With her I explored other aspects of this place & its people.

And now all I’ve to say is

JAMMU IS INCREDIBLE,,,,,TRULY INCREDIBLE JAMMU……..!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are some pictures of incredible Jammu




Start of Mata Vaishno Devi yatra

One of the hundreds shop on the way to Bhavan.

Sunrise & Katra city

Half awake Katra City

My friend Cindy :)

Beautiful mountains


Finally end of journey


Beautiful view of Bhavan

Sweet breakfast :P
Bhairon Temple


Return journey
So many SSB memories related to these chips

Back in Jammu
Bahu Fort
On the way to Kali Temple

Cindy buying prashad :)

Fruit chat :P
Magnificent view of Bahu Fort

Entrance of Aquarium

View of Tawi river

Linking Jammu city

way back home



One of my favorite food joints

Jammu's onion dosa :P


Cindy's salad

ShivDham temple, Canal road

Cindy's diet :P
Shivdham temple
Cindy's shopping,,,,green tea,, kashmiri kehwa,,,dried amla,,,walnuts & almonds

Ranbireshwar temple

Kalere,,,used in marriages

Patel bazar & earrings :P
The famous Lemon Soda of Jammu

Girls love bags :P

Chuda,,,,Traditional bangles of Jammu


Garlands of currency notes,,,something unique to Jammu :P





The one & only mall in Jammu




Sunset,,,Barista & cappuccino,,,terrific trio


Isn't my JAMMU incredible ????????

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