Saturday, January 18, 2014

"S"atiated "A"t "L"ow "E"xpense!!!



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The king of seasons: the sale season, the time of year of raining discounts is finally here. And correct me if I am wrong, this is the most awaited season of the year. Gone are the days when we got content even after window shopping as it’s time to ditch those cozy warm quilts and throng the malls and markets. “Welcome!! May I help you!!” followed by a pat reply “No, I’ll manage” are the dialogues of the season even though everybody is aware that the wardrobe floodgates have opened and they will have to wade their way through a sea of robes to get their hands on something to take back home.

Traffic snarls not only on the roads but inside the malls too is not a rare sight to see.  Stalking one another (literally), shopaholics with an eye for jazzy apparels even try to snatch away that green coloured jacket the other person has been carrying around for past half an hour. Guards are happy as you enter the main gate of the shopping precinct but beware when you leave. That’s of course is not an easy task as your shopping bags are under his keen surveillance and scrutiny. Trailing queues with utmost discipline are to be seen at the doorway to the trial rooms. Yes, we Delhiites know what self-control means (though sometimes)!! But what adds to the woes is that a single piece of dress needs approval of all ranging from mommy to bhabhi to naani (not to forget phone approvals from the special loved ones). Ufff! This inferno like situation gets a lot more crazy with innocent infants crawling inside out with their freaked out fathers running behind them while handling the age old question of  their mommies “Do I look fat in this??” diplomatically. Cheers to guys for this!! These very toddlers are shrewd enough to point their fingers at games or chic dresses which come as a rescue to these worn-out progenitors. Irritating are those who make the trial room their homes trying to fit in every possible size of every single dress in every shade available. Even amidst this entire tussle, shaking my leg to the tune of background music in the trial room, I never forget that mirror authenticity needs my verification too. Shopping hard enough throughout the day, guys too have their cup of tea in just 5 minutes. One T-shirt here, a pair of jeans there and voila! Wardrobe modified instantly. But this lightning speed does vanish when it comes to shoes and accessories though! Kind of boring as there’s no hustle-bustle around which I had just talked about till now. But Thank God!

If all this wasn’t enough, roadside shopping is even more delightful and accessorizes our discounted stock. It allows us to let us practise what our brain is actually wired for – Bargaining. Afterall, Aur kuch ho na ho, raaste ka maal saste mein nai liya toh kya liya!!!
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Shopping is a real stress buster too. Try it. The ambience, lightning and the people scurrying around is enough to rejuvenate and boost your tad dampened spirits. A festive atmosphere envelopes all gloom and yes pockets too!! . I am going to get my itchy fingers on the LBD that my eyes have been feasting on for the past few weeks!!! Ta-daa!!!


Thursday, January 2, 2014

SALUT 2014!!!



Hello Readers!! Here we are with the first blog post of the year 2014 - International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). My lethargic itchy fingers are finally out of the warm quilt (with too much effort though) to bid adieu to the year that was 2013. If I mention more precisely 2013 sirf ‘tera’ nahi ‘mera’ bhi tha!!! (Hey! I am not Kapil Sharma, so what more do you expect!!)

Okay! Moving on! My itchy fingers won’t delve into the deep pool of events that kept us occupied the whole year long. It’s better taken care of by the newspapers, news channels and magazines which have been playing the tape “The year that was” over and over again quite unabashedly and incessantly. But yes, we would like to mention that 2013 was not the one where calendars seemed passive. It was a year full of a lot of action, drama, gaiety and even loss both at national and international levels in numerous fields. It makes me happy that common man has evolved over the year. He has freed himself from the shackles of rudimentary perspective, made a whole new horizon for himself. He has come out of the closet he has been hiding himself in. No longer does he get cold feet but has the courage of confrontation. Yet, it really saddens me to say that in this process of evolution, many have given in to the predominant sociopath in them. And I think that its apt to quote Dickens now: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”.

On a hilarious note we saw a full on “dramebaazi” over “maid” maybe it was “maid of honour”? Who knows!! And the paparazzi going crazy at the drop of the twirk oops selfie oops I mean a hat!!

And of course, not to forget mentioning that we have completed the year we thought would never knock on our doors!! (All thanks to Mayan calendars and prophecies). LOL!! We finally bid adieu to 2013 successfully. 

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Are you ready to make some New Year resolutions? To make sure, the ones which could actually be implemented with full honesty. We too are making a resolution with complete conviction this time at least, to make 2014 a milestone year in the journey of our lives by learning from our mistakes, getting over our follies and carrying forward our strengths and success ahead. Not to let the flame burning inside our souls die out of passivity.

I have few generic resolutions coming in my mind too at this point of time:
1    1. Don’t drink and drive! Just drive yourself crazy.
      2Relax but don’t relieve yourself under the roof of the sky.
3. Have faith in God and not in godsmen.
4. Be humans not animals.
      5. On road, let your vehicle indicators do the talking.
      6.  Don’t take every quote written at the back of trucks too literally. Aree bhai dekho par public mein  itne pyaar se bhi nahi!!
      7. I know you all have a lot of “sources” and “resources”; need of the hour is to conserve the resources.
      8. Last but not the least, keep the person you see in the mirror always happy. :)

So enjoy and party hard throughout the year!! Have a great year ahead and Happy New Year!! May you get joy, success and visit us more often.

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