Monthly Archives: February 2015

On Friendship and Relationship …My unusual take


I was talking to a friend and She was upset . She was a wreck and it was painful for me to see her in that condition. Yes most of the time when we are upset it is because of the people whom we care about , family , friends or that someone special . So if you are upset about someone whom you really like and they don’t bother to reciprocate your feelings , to care about you or return your call , it is time to accept that fact . But why you are cringing and crying . Trust me that person might be busy in the following things  ( And you thought you are the one who matter them most , go smack your face …. GRRR … make sure it does not hurt much)

1) The roof of their house would have fallen and they will be busy repairing them . After all we all need a good night sleep. And yes I forgot to mention that there was a warning from the meteorological department of a looming sandstorm .  Oh , you definitely don’t want your friend staring at you with sand in his/her eyes …Ouuchhh it hurts….very very much .. Go please wash your face with cold water…Splashing alternately on your eyes.

2) You are waiting for them to call back and they are busy making money … Honey what is life without some penny. You want them to gift a Louis Vuitton or Prada . And then you expect them talking to you . Hello , Have not someone told in the school that we can earn money only through hard work and dedication ? Ohhh I forgot that you were sitting in the last bench ..And you were not paying attention at all ?? Oh because of these back benchers only School is such a booming business ..

3) They must be busy distributing food , clothing and medicines to the needy people in the flood affected areas of Uttaranchal or the recent earthquake that happened in Sierre Leone  .Don’t ask me where is Sierre Leone ? It is not my fault that you were not paying attention in the Geography class . But you can complain that you never knew that your friend was such a big humanitarian . Check to see if he/she descended from the 12 Apostles of Peace and humanity.

4) They must love you with all their heart but you cannot fathom their madness .And in order to get over you they would have drowned 2-3 bottles of Pinot Grigio or Vodka . And you thought your friend was Sober ?  What were you ? Drunk ?

5)They were enjoying a content life in the lap of nature and you came barged into their lives bringing emotion and sob story , oh you are sounding so needy now . Go take a break and if not drown yourself in the nearest well or river.

So , if you are still reading this and laughing with all your guts , You are surely not a loser . There are more better things to do in this world than crying over someone who was never yours . So . now when you have started thinking like an evolved Homo Sapien. Go change the world , otherwise that ape staring at you is going to eat all your bananas . And at that time don’t cry that I did not warn you …..

Linking this with Three Word Wednesday


My soul


Wrap me in timelessness

And set my soul free 

For it is a free bird 

And it want to soar high in the sky


My soul is divine

Like the dewdrops on the flower

And the morning rays

Illuminating the life around.


Don’t fiddle , don’t play

For my soul is pure

Like the mountain stream 

And the first drops of rain.


For love is divine 

It makes you grow 

It gives you courage

Day by day , Everyday


Love is Life 

And life is love 

It is a circle

That goes Round and Round.

Shared with Poets United



Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you. Loretta Young
Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.
Loretta Young

Happy Valentine day to all my Readers. Love is a great feeling, whatever said about it is not sufficient. A poem dedicated to unrequited love , for sometimes you cannot have whom you love the most.

It happens just one day

The person you love walks past you

Like a faint fragrance she lingers

And you don’t know what to do.


You  dream for her honey laced voice

Her tussore touch  and dimpled smile

Holding her hand under the azure sky

And counting the waves.


The memories tug your heart

For she was the one you loved

She is a dream , she is a mirage

She is a song that plays in your heart.

Maximum City -Mumbai , Bombay or The city of Bollywood.


Just few weeks before got the chance to see Mumbai , the heart of India , the commercial capital where life never stops , which is always buzzing with activities ,people , construction ,vehicles and something new . Last few visits to the city and I could only see the airport . This time when hubby decided to run the Mumbai Marathon , I was Mumbai struck thinking that I will be spending few days in her lap . Having been to all the metros , I knew what to expect . But I was wrong . Mumbai is Mumbai , it is changing and evolving every nano second. From secluded to crowded beaches , street  to gourmet food , chor bazar to designer labels , chawls to sprawling bungalows Mumbai has a bit of everything for every soul. The first day in City and we decided to go to the Juhu beach and experience a part where the old and new meets . The beach is thronged by people from all age; couples , weekend travelers , students , backpackers . And it is crowded . My only lament , “why we don’t keep our beaches clean? ” Though the tempo driver gladly mentioned that because of the initiative of many celebrities the beaches are clean now , still I could see paper cup floating , spits on the sign boards , people throwing empty plates in the corners. May be one day we will learn to treat our public places as our own homes. Juhu beach is a Mecca for the street food hungry Indian .From Pav bhajis made on Iron plate which looked like an UFO to me , golgappas , bhel , munchies , ice cream golas with different colored bottles stacked on the van , you can get anything which your  heart desires. And there are vendors who are ready to click pictures in the setting sun for few bugs and you can freeze the moment forever. The kiddo located the Dominos pizza while entering the beach . And we decided to eat the pizza in the evening while enjoying the spectacular view of the city and the ocean.


Mumbai is like a conundrum , in just a lap of few meters you can experience two different worlds which are just opposite to each other. This place is a perfect example of symbiotic relationship between have and have not , from jhuggis to multistoried buildings , from temples to Mosques , the cart pullers to the Armani clad people zipping in their BMWs. But what makes Mumbai apart is its endurance to survive despite all odds . Next day we had decided to visit Gateway of India which was thronged from people all over the country . You can also take a jetti ride from here to visit the elephanta caves . Adjacent to the gateway of India you can see the famous Taj palace and many star hotels in the same street facing the gorgeous ocean views . A walk along the walkway is mesmerizing . We also took a lunch break here in one of the roof top restaurant at a star hotel. And was quite surprised that Food was cheaper that many of the gourmet restaurant we frequent in Bangalore. The area adjoining the Gateway of India is called Colaba and I loved this area with cobbled pathways , heritage buildings and streets cutting at right angles to each other . Colaba is one of the posh areas of Mumbai and abuzz with eateries , Spas , shops selling antiques , books and a variety of knick knacks .

Next stop was marine drive , also called Queen’s necklace . This is one of the most famous areas of Bombay and in the night with all the lights glowing it looks like a beautiful necklace . And there is never a dull moment here . From hawkers selling tea , snacks , pop corn , earrings , scarfs , goggles , it is bustling with people , couples jogging , running and spending quality time with family . This is the shoreline which makes Mumbai so glamorous, shown again and again in many TV channels. Here You can also take a Tonga ride which takes you a round in this beautiful locality and you can have a taste of Mumbai’s life.  We had decided to go to Siddhivinayak Temple next morning which is thronged by devotees all around the year. I had heard so much about this beautiful temple . Enroute we also took a stopover at a roadside eatery and tasted some of the most famous snacks which Mumbai is known for including the Misal , Sabudana Vada and the Modak . Modak was so delectable that it just melted in the mouth. There was a long queue of devotees but was able to get the Darshan in 15-20 minutes. I was inquisitive when I saw the devotees echoing their wishes in the ears of the huge mushaka and found it really endearing. After  visiting the temple we decided to a bit of Street shopping and was totally taken aback by the number of things you can buy in Mumbai streets. Mumbai is like a drug which gets in your nerves , for people living there they cannot think a life without it , because it is the epitome of life. Two days back while lunching at a restaurant  I met a certain Mr Rao and his adult son who runs an eatery in Andheri and they were from Erankulam , Kerela. A little chat with them and they told they are here from  more than two decade . And I asked candidly  , ” Would you like to go back ? ” And in unison they replied , “Never , Life is so interesting here and it is such a happening place !” And that sums it all ” Ye dil hai mushkil jeena yahan , Zara bachke , zara hatke , Ye hai Mumbai meri Jaan !!!”