Saturday, 20 February 2016

Jai Hind!


The current state of the nation disturbs me....and I am sure that rest aam janta too is disturbed. All I know is that there are just a few people who are creating a chaos in the nation.

Why?

I don't know. All I know is, all this is not required.

Only if I could create a TV show, I would shoot the real heroes. The great INDIAN ARMY/NAVY/AIR FORCE/POLICE FORCE.

Real fighters. Real adversities, Real challenges (of course taking care not to leak the location and other important details).

But it would be channel where the ANY of OUR PROTECTORS could come and tell a real frightening story....of a war...misery of losing a friend. The plight of the family. How the family coped up without him, what did that child felt when he lost his father, what that brother/sister felt when he lost him, what that wife felt, what that mother and father felt! Cause, we read that Ek jawan Sahid hua, but with him, there was a family, a friend, a nation too! Shouldn't we all know about everyone who went saving us. Even the ones who have the audacity to shout anti-national slogans. 

The jawans/officers/hawaldars can also share something really funny and nice. The time when they go back home. The time when they receive a letter. Or anything which pleases them. Or the plight of being away from their families for months. Missing wedding ceremonies of their own siblings, or seeing their first child on mobile phones(thanks to the internet and smartphones.) 

By means of this TV show, I would let people know the real heroes. Let me say it again, REAL HEROS, not REEL. 

To make each and every one staying in India understand, that someone is trying to ensure that we are safe at cost of their own lives, not fearing what will happen to their families. To awaken each and every Indian to respect the peace we have, because of them. To make it clear to every Indian, that we are alive in this free world, not because of their money, jobs, their home or power, they sleep every night in peace or party every night with joy, it's alllll alll alll at cost of someone guarding the border/ensuring our security, at cost of their own lives.  


Jai Hind! 

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Hope!

Hope is that rope where you hang your dreams! - By ME :)

You can either get going on that dream or sit back and watch. It's your life and no one can decide for you. 

I have a dream....have it roped. But I really don't know how to go about it. There are many people who guide you...to laugh at you...to mock you .... to pray for you. But at this times...above all these things, all I need is wishes....good ones. 

To have that strength..to take the first step. To have the courage to take it all - good or bad! I don't know whether I will reach where I want to reach or when will reach where I have to reach. All I know is, This is the time, And I have to take a step ahead

Bless me Bhagwan ji.
Bless me all.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Tolerance towards Maggi..Maggi...Maggi!

Maggi is back...with a bang. The ads are all over, leave ads, Maggi is all over...in all the supermarkets, in all the small kirana stores and may be houses too. Not sure though. 

Whenever I see that advertisement....."मेरी माँ सही थी, मैं भी सही हूँ", that is enough to remind me that my mom always told me, "Don't eat too much maggi!" Right from the beginning. I, like many others, was sooooo fond of Maggi(*3), that I always used my super power of selective hearing. 

Maggi has been my saviour after marriage. All I knew was Maggi(*3). Whenever my maid took chutti, I made, super-dry maggi, too-watery maggi, too-hot-maggie, No-masala-maggi, soup-overcooked-maggi, too-much-onion-maggi, no-onion-maggi, jala-hua maggi, kucha maggi, not-so-perfect maggi and perfect maggi. 

My baby, as expected, she loved..loved maggi. I was skeptical about giving her the same, so at times she used to get the treat when she behaved well. 

पर जब मैग्गी पर सवाल उठे, my mom was the first one to call me, and tell me to immediately throw away whatever I had in my pantry. My selective hearing was on and I was waiting for a miracle news that all tests shows, Maggi is fine. 

But no. There was some problem. Some major problem. Such a problem that all Maggi packets were called back. 

I felt soo hurt, cheated, sad.

मेरी माँ सही थी, मैं गलत थी! 

Now when I see the ads, it definitely brings a smile....vho raat ki cooking, vho jaldi,easy khana, that super yummy taste...Ummmm! 

But I have a question, we (many of us, at least) were soo angry with Mr Khan for that super famous Intolerance comment, we(many of us again) called him names and what not? 

Are we going to forgive maggi soo easily? For actually cheating us? For playing with our health? For playing with our children's health? If maggi सेफ थी, then why was a callback done? Why yet many states have not allowed maggi? 

I don't know if it is just a thought or am I still sad that Maggi did wrong to all of us!

That's said, I wonder if I will have the courage to go back to Maggi. But knowing my love, love, love for the maggi, maggi, maggi, my husband has made a plan. It's my anniversary soon, and I have got a news from my khufia sources that my husband has planned a surprise Midnight Maggi party for me. 

Well, what can I say, I just hope my bucha sleeps through this party :/ 

Swarn

Friday, 10 July 2015

Disappointed with you, Flipkart!

I am angry...disappointed.... Sad! With you....flipkart.

I have been almost a regular customer of flipkart until flipkart itself discouraged me to the extent of moving to other online shopping sites. Literally & Actually!

1: Flipkart....you can't force me to use your app. You can't dictate whether I browse through your site, through normal browser or your application.

I will not install your app....not if you force me to do so. Why shall I?

This is my choice what app I have on my phone and by any chance if you are trying to have a similar strategy as ola...'ola-cabs booking app for booking a cab is a must'...then hello and wake up. Ola needs to know our location...no actually exact location to get us the cab at the earliest. But with you flipkart, there is no such restrictions.

I refuse to use your app. I would rather use my lappy or let go those vouchers. Plus, genuinely speaking, I might have a space/storage issue....which I always run out off. What am I supposed to do in that case? Please answer :-/

Second most irritating part of you ....flipkart!

Before the one-day guarantee delivery, there was a normal wait time of 2-5 days for many products. But now....whatever you buy if going through normal deliver....it will take at least 7-10 days.

We...the common humans are not mad. We understand that you are fooling us. Big Time.

Whatever be it, you have disappointed me enough.

Someone's loss ....someone's profit,.

Although I know by losing one customer out of your bag, you are not going to lose much...but hey I was there for my profit....not yours! So be it!!

Bye bye Flipkart!!
:-/

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Thing to remember when doing painting!

I have a friend who has somewhat better idea of painting been done and all but I know there are many people who have no idea of painting and the fallouts and some benefits. 

I am not an expert on painting but there are few suggestions which my friend told me....I want to share!

1) If you are getting any wall painted and you are confused....GET A SAMPLING DONE.
Speak to the contractor before you fix the deal...that for every room you will want at least two sample colors done before you give a go. 

For sure that person will tell you, it is chargeable and this and that.....then don't fix the deal. 

Cause...what you see on the color booklet is not what you get on the wall. We wanted a very light shade of yellowish-brown and a comparative deep brown. We asked for sample for deep brown, one came out as brick red and other as deep brown. Both shades were above and below...which means very close and in the same family.....but the difference was huge. 

2) If you are stuck with the color selection....ask Aparna....on the Asian Paint site and she will forward you to a color consultant and they suggest a fair color according to you room size...lighting and choice. 

Luckily we were doing Asian Paint and but unfortunately the Asian paint consultant couldn't visit my area, so I got the support online. 

You can always try!

3) Don't panic cause of dust....dust and dust everywhere. Collect all your valuables....and run away...hahaha That's exactly what I want to do. Just Keep Calm. These days would pass soon and the result would be great. 

Hoping for the same...keeping my calm....
OOOOMMMMMM!
OOOOMMMMMM!
OOOOMMMMMM!


Painting Shock!!!

I have never got my house painted ever....rather I have not even seen any painting been done at my mom's place! Whenever we used to be away in the boarding school, all these painting and all the jhamela used to happen and never with all of us around. 

All I knew about hassles of painting is...throwing paints on each other...playing with the paints....wearing a nice bandana and rolling the fancy colors...through the walls on that funky-looking ladder! 

Phew! There you are! Done with the painting!

You start in morning and by night you are all set in a fresh looking house....and you sleep tight. Remember "Wake up Sid"...where all friends paint the house....or any advertisement...where painting is done without any dust....without any adjustment in the house...without any...any....ANY issues!

If you also fall into my category......please wake up and see what lies ahead...of painting....

I call it the PAINTING SHOCK....
  










Imagine a superlatively active kid...you...your house and this mess!

Well...hoping that it all ends soon and it becomes as fresh and as clean and as beautiful as new....but till then....WISH ME LUCK!!!!