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Sabbatical: Day 3/ Mommy’s Birthday

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Day 3 of my sabbatical began with a call from an ex-colleague with whom I haven’t really been in touch since I moved to Delhi barring the random FB comments & likes. She was calling to find out about the collague’s husband who has been admitted to hospital. He may have to go in for a surgery tomorrow. Please pary for them.

I also had a few calls from office.

Today is my mother’s birthday and I celebrated it with my parents after ten years. I left for college in 2001 and college would be on in full swing by July end.  Thereafter, I got busy with work. This was the main reason why I came to Calcutta on 27th and will not meet the Hujband for 26 days. he left for his tour on 21st and I left for Cal on 27th. he gets back on 29th and will be in town for 4-5 days before touring again and we will meet only on 16th when we both return home. This is the longest time that we have stayed apart since we got married. Anyway, I chilled the entire morning and afternoon, then went and got the cake. The good thing about Calcutta is the abundance and variety of public transportation available which means I don’t need to take to get the car out everytime; unlike Gurgaon where there is practically no public transportation. I picked up a chocolate truffle from Kookie Jar which we cut when my mom returned home from work. I took her out for dinner later in the evening to Mocambo where I had a fish steak and Ma had a chicken sizzler. I quite like the ambience and it gives stiff competition to Peter Cat. Noone can beat Peter Cat’s chelo kebabs though and I shall now be forced to say that the fish steak at Mocambo rocks as well. that wraps up my day today.

Over and out for now. Tomorrow shall be a new day.


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July 28, 2010 at 11:56 pm

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A Day of Taking Stock

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Today I complete a quarter of a century on this earth. I am now officially grown up after having left home 8 years ago, 5 years of hostel/ PG life, 3 years of work, 1 year of staying with relatives and 2 years of marriage. It’s a good day to take stock.  Chandni & Kiran have written so beautifully on what they have gained and droppen to reach where they are today. It made me think.
Today is a good day for introspective stocktaking. 
I have a wonderful family which has supported me all through. I have married a wonderful man who is my life. I have been lucky to have a second set of parents in my in-laws.

What have I gained? A wonderful man to call my husband and stand by my side always and a second set of parents for starters.
I have gained a wonderful set of friends who are also my family – both old & new.  
I have gained patience and the wisdom of accepting people for who they are. 

I have gained the knowledge that I am not perfect and not everyone is good.
I have also learned  that i don’t always need to raise a scene to get my work done – it can be done with a smile and a friendly voice.

I have also gained a few kilos 😦
I have also gained quite a few pairs of shoes  & bags.


I have learnt that its not always my responsibility and that I can’t take on the liability of being responsible for someone else’s action, on which I have no influence.

I have dropped those who I thought were my friends, but turned out to be serpents in sheep’s clothing.
I have dropped the habit of being judgmental.
I am trying hard to drop the habit of taking everything personally, and to develop a thick skin. 

I am climbing up the ladder professionally. I have learnt that I don’t need to be a lawyer 24/7. I have learnt that it is okay to be me. People can accept me for what I am, and if they can’t then balls to them – their loss. I have learnt to grow up and not blame others for my actions. 

I will not call myself mature, but I can say that I am getting there.

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June 9, 2009 at 12:27 pm

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Long Time No See

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Hey amigos…been a while since I have posted anything. Blame it on my blogger’s block and my non-exciting life currently.

Been shuttling between work and home mostly. Some family visits too kept me busy. Good news is that we finally bought a car and should be getting delivery by Sunday (fingers crossed). I also need to now to revive my rusty driving skills. Other news is that court vacations are coming up in June so I plan on wearing the brightest of colours to work on a weekday (yes, it is a very big thing). June will also bring my birthday (yipppeeeee) so those of you who want to wish me 9th June is the B-day. Yes I am a little kid when it comes to birthdays. I like the traditional trappings – chocolate cake (Can anyone tell me where did his tradition of cutting cakes start to celebrate a birthday and I know we got this cake idea from the Brits?), gift wrapping paper to tear off the gifts, lots of love and wishes from my family and friends (It makes me feel really good to know that there are people who bothered to remember my birthday and take the effort to call and wish me). Other news also includes my little cousin bro (little for me at least) having cracked the IIT and a horde of us raising a cheer and banging the table in Delhi at a posh resteraunt, leaving the rest of its patrons wondering what we were cheering about now that IPL is also over. 
Ya ummmm well that’s it for now folks…if my blogger’s block continues, I am going to have to start writing essays on ‘Rainy day’ or ‘How I spent my Summer Vacations’ or ‘Autobiography of a Coin’ just so that I can post something here and not feel vaguely guilty about not posting more often.

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May 26, 2009 at 9:01 am

100 Truths

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I have been having a blogger’s block for sometime so I’m doing this tag which I saw on someone’s blog (Sorry I don’t remember whose. If its yours, please tell me and I shall acknowledge you :P)
Hope my block gets unblocked.

1. Last beverage: Water
2. Last phone call: Client call
Last text message: To a colleague in Bombay

4. Last song you listened to: ‘Lonely is the night’
5. Last time you cried: Been a while now

 6. Dated someone twice?  As in breaking up and then again getting back together? Yes. 
7. Been cheated on? Nope
8. Kissed someone & regretted it? Nope
9. Lost someone special? Yup
10. Been depressed? Yup
11. Been drunk and thrown up? Yup &  managed to teach Arjun counting from 1 to 5 😛
12. Kissed a stranger? Nope
13. Lost glasses/contacts? Contacts – Oh yes 😦
14. Had sex on first date? Nope
15. Broken someone’s heart? So I’v been told
16. Had your own heart broken? Yup – by John Abraham, Rahul Dravid, Hrithik Roshan & Tom Cruise
17. Been arrested? Nope but I have been inside a jail 😛
18. Turned someone down? Yup. Quite a few someones in fact
19. Cried when someone died? Yup

20. Liked a friend that is a girl? Oh! I ‘like’ them all(in a non-homosexual way) 😛

21. Made new friends? Yes of course.
 22. Fallen out of love? Nope, but I did fall even more in love with the man I have married 🙂
23. Laughed until you cried? Oh yes
24. Met someone who changed you?  I’m thinking on that. Marriage has changed me so I can say Arjun has changed me.
25. Found out who your true friends were? I always knew who they were 🙂
 26. Found out someone was talking about you?  Yup 
27. Name:SMM
28. Nicknames: Plenty 😛
29. Relationship status: Married 

30. Zodiac sign: Gemini (My birthday’s coming up…yeahhhhh)
31. Male or female or transgendered: Definitely female!
32. Elementary: Tiny Tots, Vishakapatnam
33.School: Quite a few though I finally passed out of Ashok Hall, Calcutta  
34. Colleges: Symbiosis Society’s Law College
35. Hair color: Black
36. Long or short: Depends 😛
37. Height: 5′6″
 38. First surgery: None till date thankfully
39. First piercing: Got my ears pierced when I was barely a year old is what my mommy tells me 
 40. First best friend: I’v been told it was our neigbour’s daughter (Pooja I think is what her name was)
41. First sport you loved:Swimming I think
 42. First pet: None
43. First vacation: Calcutta I guess 
44. First concert: Too far back to remember. I’m a Bong, you see. Concerts are a part of our Puja functions.
45. Eating: Nothing right now

46. Drinking: Water
47. I’m about to: Start drafting the replication
48. Listening to: Colleagues talking (Ipod out of charge) 
49. Waiting for: The 9th of June (my birthday for those of you who don’t know. Gifts welome – caste no bar, age no bar, sex no bar)
50. Want kids? Yes definitely

51. Want to get married? I’m already married and last I heard bigamy is not allowed for Hindus 😛 
52. Careers in mind? A best-selling author
53. Lips or eyes:Ummmmmmmm….both 😛
54. Hugs or kisses: Both 😛

55. Shorter or taller: Taller
56. Older or younger: He’s older than me and I’m not planning on acquiring any other ‘he’:P
 57. Romantic or spontaneous: Spontaneously romantic 🙂
58. Nice stomach or nice arms: Both 😛

59. Sensitive or loud: Sensitive 
60. Hook-up or relationship: Already hooked, booked and cooked 😛
61. Trouble maker or hesitant: Trouble-maker. that’s me 😛
62. Yourself: Mostly
63. Miracles: Yes please…I really need a few here
64. Love at first sight: So I was told 😛
65. Heaven: I wonder if there really is heaven & hell
66. Santa Claus: Sadly no more

67. Kiss on the first date: Yeah but a chaste one 😛
68. Angels: And fairy godmothers too 😛
69. Fuschia
70. Purple
71.  Black
72. Red 
73. Have you kissed anyone on your friends list? Orkut/FB friends list? Yeah. My husband’s on both 😛
74. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life? Almost all
 75. How many kids do you want to have? 2
76. Do you have any pets? No
77. Do you want to change your name? Nooooooooo
78. What did you do for your last birthday? Work, shop, candlelight dinner, home 😛
79. What time did you wake up today? 6:15 am

80. What were you doing at midnight last night? Sleeping
81. Name something you CANNOT wait for? A 2 day weekend absolutely uninterrupted by work 😛
 82. Last time you saw your father? March 2009 
83. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life? Not much right now. Maybe a good maid who can cook 😛
 84. Most visited webpage: Igoogle
85. Do you have a crush on someone? John Abraham 😛
86. Ever been in love? Truly, madly, deeply 
87. Piercings? Ears
88. Tattoos? No!
89. Righty or lefty: Righty
90. On Internet since: Actively since 2001
91. Video game: Not particularly
92. When left alone: I read or finish my chores or cook or sleep or do thousands of things. I love my own company 🙂
93. Is there one person you want to be with right now? Already met my mom earlier this month and I’m already with the one person I otherwise wanted to be with 😛
94. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? Yup 😛
95. Wanted to kill some one ever? Yes – quite a few

96. Among your blog mates, who would you like to kiss? Arjun 😛
97. Committed a blunder and regretted later? Yes
98. Wanted to steal your friend’s boyfriend / girlfriend? Nope
99. Wanted to run away from your loved ones in anger, because they didn’t listen? I have wanted to leave in anger many a time but haven’t yet and hope I never will
100. Posting this as 100 Truths? Not a bad idea

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May 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm

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Tagtime – 1,2,3,…

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Hey folks. Been a while. Blame it on work. We poor over-worked, impoverished lawyers.

So Mumbai Diva has tagged me…I have to assign the importance of each of the numbers from 1 – 10.


1 – The class when I started reading – from Noddy to 7’o Clock tales – I devoured them all.


2 – The number of years that Arjun and me have been married (well almost 2 – we complete 2 years this month). Also the number of children I want.


3 – The number of years that I have been out of college and on my own in this big bad world


4 – The number of my closest friends whom I can tell anything and everything


5 – The number of years I spent in Pune and of which I have very fond memories


6 – The month of my birthday 😀


7 – The number of years since I have left home


8 – The number of kilos I aim on losing


9 – My date of birth (Yes I am obsessed about my birthday – Kya karen? Comes only once a year 😛 )


10 – The plots I have in my brain for my books 😛


Okie this was fun…I tagArjun, Utopia, Lostie, Ria and Rachita to do it. And anyone else who wants do it. Do it and ping me. I’l come and check out your countdown too.

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April 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

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