Monthly Archives: April 2013

2 Years and still counting. Happy 2nd!!!

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2 years back around 7AM in the morning I was pacing and fretting in my suite cuz my stylist and makeup-man didn’t arrive yet (they were sleeping btw). I had to reach the wedding venue in about 45 minutes flat and I was still not ready.  The last option if they didn’t turn up was to reach the venue in my superman pyjamas (how kewl would that be know). Eventually they did turn up and transformed me into a pretty bridezilla. Yes I was getting married and it was my D-day.

Time has flown at the speed of light and today we complete two successful years of marriage. I am the kind of person who practically lives in fantasyland everyday of my life and like to turn my dreams into reality. Well I just don’t dream I make sure I see the light of my dreams as well. So in all probability when it came to finding the perfect Mr. Right for myself I always dreamt of a Knight in shining armor who would come riding on a nice black shiny horse and sweep me off my feet.

The day I met my husband for the first time, indeed he did sweep me off my feet just that he didn’t come on a horse (In my head I was already singing and dancing with him to “aint no other man” and head over heels”). It just seems like yesterday where we had to be the perfectly clad couple and pout for all the photographers flashing their cameras our way. I could relive this day every single day and get married over and over again (I hope nobody is listening else they will get jitters).

Initially when anybody spoke about marriage I would shy away from the question or would ask them to get married again if they were so interested. After I met my husband, it was like all the planets and stars in my life had changed and I just waited with eager breath to get hitched. We finally did after a long wait and here we are today in two complete pieces.

It has been a roller coaster ride and we have stood together through thick and thin. At times we are like Tom and Jerry waiting to pull off each other’s hair and most of the times we are like two peas in a pod (pardon me for being a lil poetic and lovey dopey today). When I’ve fallen down he’s held me and made me stand on my feet again. I learn so much from him everyday and living with him is a wonderful experience in itself. He’s full of positive energy and sees light at the end of every tunnel.  I get my strength from him when I feel like crap and I know life is beautiful because he’s a part of it.  His twisted sense of humor cracks me up every single time.

 

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I always tell my friends who fall back on me for marriage advice, that the best relationship is when you’re partner is your best friend.  My husband is my best friend and that makes our relationship even more special. We can talk and share anything under the sun, act dumb and still not feel stupid. Each day is a new challenge for us and we look at it as though it’s going to be our last. That’s how life needs to be lead to the fullest, enjoy every minute. It’s been two years now and when I look back I can only see fun-filled memories. I look forward to the years to come by full of love, happiness and togetherness. Happy 2nd Wedding Anniversary A and love you to eternity. Together and forever always 🙂

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PS: The photographs were shot at our wedding by one of my best friend Gautam who is an amazing photographer. You can check out his page on Facebook(Gautam Singh Samant).

My Granddad – An Inspiration

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Last week my Granddad celebrated his 85th b’day. On wishing him he had a very cute thing to say. He said “I’ve had a very long innings” and we both laughed after it.

85 years is indeed a long life and touchwood he is still the same young at heart person even till date. Age is only a number, which changes every year, but what remains is your personality. It’s up to you how you grow with your age. My Granddad has grown gracefully with age and every year he leaves me in awe all the time. He may be 85 but he can give any 20-year-old competition. For his age he’s perfectly fit and goes on with his day-day activities all by himself.

I am the first grandchild in the family and the only girl. We are a total of 5 grandchildren and all of us have been spoilt rotten by our grandparents. As far as I can remember the times and memories spent with my Granddad are still fresh in my mind and bring a smile on my face always.

He’s been one of my role models in my life and I have always looked up to him. Even at this age he wakes up at 3 everyday and performs his daily rituals of pujas and reading the Bhagvad Gita. A red tilak on his forehead, a nicely ironed white dhoti and a white formal shirt is how I would like to describe him. At this age he is well informed and knows every minute detail of his surroundings that it leaves a question in my head all the time that ” how is he so well informed even at this age”. He loves education and has always inspired me to be well educated and stand on my own feet. Every small achievement of mine always made him beam with pride.

There is so much to learn from him and I am still learning. He is filled with positive energy which is so contagious that you are actually made to sit n think life is indeed full of experiences and it’s a beautiful gift. There is this really sweet incident which I remember during the wedding ” I wanted my Grandad to bless me first”.

If I can be atleast 25% of what he is that would be a great achievement for me. There is so much to write about my Granddad but I don’t know this is the first time I am finding it difficult to put in down in words. I can sum it up by saying he is and will always be my inspiration. My inspiration to be a nice human being and to be kind, this is one of his many qualities which I adore. His recent wish was to teach him how to use the iPad so very soon he will be my hi-tech Grandpa 🙂

Recently my Granddad called me to plan for a surprise for my Grandmother who turns 75 years next month. What I found really cute is even after so many years of marriage the love and affection among them is still alive. They still look out for each other and nothing has changed. Relationships like my grandparents, my parents are all an inspiration for me and I wish to have such a long living relationship too in my marriage 🙂

Its all about looking out for each other and being there for each other 🙂

I wish my Granddad has another wonderful year ahead of him with all the love,happiness and good health always!

The Power of Life

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My thoughts on the recent increase in the number of suicide. I am actually shocked that off late there has been a huge increase in the number of people committing suicides. The reasons vary right from dowry harassment to scoring fewer marks in exams or a love failure. You open the newspaper and everyday there is at least 1 story on a suicidal case. It’s sad to know that there are so many people who don’t really value life. I being a person who loves life and consider it a gift to live this beautiful journey called life find that it’s very weak on the part of the person who indulges in such acts. It’s disheartening to see people give up on their lives so easily. Why and from where do such thoughts come into the person’s mind?I personally feel we have no right to take our lives it is a gift given to us to live not to take away. There is no problem in the world for which on has to give up their life. Every problem has a solution, it may take a long time to overcome but every problem has to come to an end eventually. Life cannot be rosy all the time. We need to experience ups and downs to grow strong mentally and physically. Everybody has their own share of problems some express it some don’t some pass it off with a smile on their face.We need to have a mix and blend of everything in life else it gets very boring. Life without challenges is like a river without water.

Mobile Phone Saga

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There was a time when my mobile phone bills used to hit rock bottom. No amount of recharges were sufficient. Those days getting a recharge done was like achieving 99% in your board exams.

Where are those days?? Time flies by eh!!

Story of my life!!

Are you a Fitness Freak?

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Are you Health conscious and like being fit?

‘One moment on the lips,forever on the hips’. Do you feel like this everytime you put something edible into your mouth? I feel like this all the time, I used to be a fitness freak couple of years back but have somehow lost track down the line.

Now that I am happily married I always feel does it even matter? Who’s going to even look at me?? Until lately where my health took a toll n I decided to get back on track. For me working out needs to be different everyday,I get bored really fast. Daily gymming and cardio don’t work much in my favor. Thankfully the hi-fi gym where I have enrolled myself is host to the famous Les Mills classes. I have always loved the LM classes as they are fun and can never get boring.

It’s been over a month now since I’ve started my fitness regime again and I am glad I am getting back my lost mojo.

Starting from next week I will be sharing a few of my own fitness tips and diet recipes. Watch this space.

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IPL Fever

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So the ‘Jumping Japak,Jampak Jampak’ song is really addictive. Don’t you agree?? It’s one of the most innovative promos in recent times and Farah Khan with her dance lives makes it even more enjoyable to watch.

The month long IPL fever starts from today and I just can’t wait. Have been a huge fan of IPL since its inception. It’s the most fun thing to do while we are melting in these hot summers. A chilled glass of beer,a big screen and a bunch of cricket crazy maniacs.

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So let’s do the Jumping Japak. I am supporting RCB,CSK and MI like always. How about you’ll??

Image courtesy: A camera shot of today’s Times of India paper.