This experience is by far the most beautiful experiences I have ever had. This week I happened to go on my first trek ever. Well to be frank before this I never thought I could climb rocks and cross waterfalls or sit in a random place to eat. I never imagined soiling my clothes and actually not miniding it! I did not even bother the dirt on my shoes (which I barely tolerate)!! So this blog is dedicated to the life time experience I had with mother nature and its vast beauty! 

So after much of boosting by my bestie and regular dose of mental preparation by reading blogs of how lovely treks are,  by my friend aka trek lead aka amazing blogger nemophilist by nature I decided to go on a trek. Super excited I started out on a trek to a place called Naneghat. I had to leave home really early like 4.30 am but I was more than happy woke up without alarm by 3.30 got ready and I could feel the jump in my walk, as if I had springs attached to my shoes. Today I was not lazy. Today I was happy… No work, no gadgets, no machines, no pollution, no fights, no greed. Away from all this I was going to be in the lap of nature. In my true habitat. Where prevailed the fragrance of soil and the music of flowing water with the hint of love from the shades of beautiful trees! 

We reached the set point sharp on time. The way to the trek start point was itself so beautiful that i couldnt stop smiling imagining how the rest of trek would be. I was thinking what is wrong with me? I am not a nature fan. Before yesterday if anyone would ask me what would you prefer going to a mall or going to a garden I would say mall without a doubt or second thought! I agree trek and garden are completely different but that is how much i neglected the beauty of nature!

Anyway, so we assembled at a point where all met, right at the bottom of the Naneghat trek point. All seemed to have different moods. Some were like me anxious and excited while some seemed to be well versed with the process and the three leads seemed to have taken charge. So just like a leader commands his troops; we were explained the iternary and then explained how to go about. I was fully charged and so were the others all set to have an amazing time keeping all the stress and worries down at this point of start. 

So we started walking and after finishing this trek I can bet we started on the right foot. We started walking and soon we were taken in by the beauty and serenity of the nature. It all started out normal we were walking on a beautiful stony pathway with beautiful trees on both sides of way as far as your eyes could see. I being overly dramatic had this feeling of being too adventurous walking in a forest with chirpy noises of birds and buzz of insects and refreshing fragrance of the green leaves. I was mesmerized by this beauty. We kept walking until we reached a small rivulet sort of a thing. We held each others hands and merrily crossed this beautiful hurdle from reaching our goal. Further we kept walking only to be welcomed by the insects! It was like sudden first line of defence from the nature. I was irritated at first but then I thought obviously you are in woods what else do you expect?? I bet a tiny insect went into my mouth! Ewwww it tasted sour! 

Well I wasnt gonna give up!! spitting the insect out i continued further to overcome all the other hurdles. There was no stopping me today…

Do you know the feeling when you have the urge to know about something and somehow your trust in people’s knowledge (apart from few) scares you on relying on their information? 

So suddenly google pops in your mind! Your fingers grasp your phone and you see your saviour! You type your question and that adorable genius solves all your doubts in seconds and brags about it. This was what I used to feel google is “My saviour”!when one day one of my colleagues just blurted out, “God she googles everything!” 

That was like a good thing but then he sounded so wrong!  Then I started observing my urge to google stuff was actually more than normal!  (well who decides standards anyway??) 

But somehow I have googled to know whether the weather would be sunny or rainy?  To whether there actually exists a place called hogwarts?  Everything new I hear related to pharma(my source of bread), cooking recipies, How to write a blog to having smart whatsapp status!(this being my weirdly sick google search ever!)

So basically from the day that colleague named me an addict because I googled to check the validity of a post on whatsapp to today when i made lovely egg wraps using online recipe! I accept to be guilty of being a google addict but I am not sorry of it! 

Love you google! ❤

What is your biggest fear you ask? Falling prey to the management decisions I’d say… Well Layoffs are the new terror these days. You pick any national or the local newspaper the front page would tell you another number of people who were told to stay at home because their services were no longer required. You face a bomb attack you die… Here you face a layoff you die from within!

Recently all the layoffs around me have made me shit scared. Yes I fear this! For no absolute mistake of yours when you have to sign “I resign” it hurts. It hurts so deep like thousand knives in your chest. Well fortunate enough are those who dont have a family to look after or any responsibilities. But what about those whose kids wait expectantly for their fathers to take them on a trip to the disney land with their bonuses who rather get their leave letters? What about those daughters who wish to send their parents on a vacation but have to settle and ask for pocket money instead because they no longer have an income!!

What is the solution to this terror?  Which peace organisation will help deal with the depression associated with the cursed dreams and broken hearts? Is there an insurance for the shattered dreams of a newly wed couple who faced this layoff terror?  Who is going to help? What to do?

Today’s Terror!

June is the best month of the year! Why? Because it is the most beautiful month of the year when the climate here in India changes from sunny and weary to cheerful and green! Then there is also one more reason (coy) Its my Birthday month!!  Yes its the gemini gals birthday month!! 

So this year as I blew off the candle over the lovely Choclate cake my best friends got me I had a moment of truth!  I had turned 25! These 25 years were basically the pillars in defining who I am today.. Or will be in next 25 years. These 25 years of commitment with myself were running before me like a movie scene. Well the early years were amiss though.. But what I realised was all these 25 years I was commited to keep one person happy!  Yes that one person was me myself!  Well I am proud of it that from a wailing little toddler to being a 25 year old decent woman I have always loved myself immensely. Its not that i havent loved others as much…Its just that my undivided attention was always enjoyed by me…

As the journey started I loved being under the limelight always. May it be the school head girl or the host for all college programmes in degree college I always managed to make myself proud. Whether it meant swearing and dancing to ear throbbing music stuffing on a blackcurrant icecream tub to being lost in my wonderland over my romance with chagrined cheeks I have always kept myself a priority. I do love my family, my soulies, my friends immensely because they have always helped me be Me and keep me staying commited. So to commited I feel that sometimes you need others to make you realise the importance to stay commited. 

The most important role played in this commitment is played by my father who still supports me in all stages.. Makes me realise that no job, no amount of money,  no guy or no challenge is ever big enough for you to break the commitment you make to self when you come to this world. The commitment to survive,  the commitment to smile, the commitment to not give up, the commitment to get up and walk and keep loving yourself no matter what challenge comes at your face… 

The conclusion being people stay committed to yourself!  When you keep yourself happy you will find others happy!

What is your kind of music? The one which you love to hear at the start of your day to have that chirpy mood to get you going through all the obstacles. Just like the girl in the deodourant commercial looks as fresh as a daisy because she applies that fragrance that freshens her up, I feel that music is something that keeps the soul away from the tiring day that we go through at work. 

I love music and I am sure everyone does. It is soul food! What do you feel like doing when you feel sad? listen to romantic soulful songs! When angry-listen chanting peaceful music to make you calm down, when happy- bubbly sort of songs which make you hop to its beats, Motivated- music with a strong rhythm and beat and very inspiring lyrics. 

I do have my own choice of songs, preferentially Bollywood because that is something I have heard since I was a kid. I do love many other songs apart from bollywood.

My favorite is a song by Taylor Swift called “Shake it off” which i follow very religiously, which is why i dance to what she calls ‘coz its like i got this music in my mind sayin its gonna be alright!’

Then there is a song by coldplay which I play every evening that is “hymn for the weekend”. There is a song from confessions of a shopaholic called like “nobody’s watching you” which is my favorite to strut when i wear my crisp new clothes trying to be all dramatic😉.If I need to motivate myself I listen to songs from the movie Chak de,  which inspires me to just go out there and get it. 

Well the list just goes on… Whether you wake up listening to a beautiful song on your alarm, or you take shower trying to be the next pop music star to whether you sleep listening to sonata instrumental music forms the structure, the foundation of what we are and what we will be. This is because music is something that reaches our mind faster than words,  its power and strength to push you to happiness or depression is immense. 

For me the music is imperative. I need my compulsive dose of music everyday! So friends I wrote this post being inspired from a book I am reading which taught me that we need to choose the music that we listen wisely putting a thought to it..

Who says only therapies and medicines and counselling can sort your life issues? For me it has been many different things…Peace of mind being a very expensive gift one can give themselves when stressed. But the question is how? 

For me different stresses need different therapies! No not the lecturing ones.. These are super fun and effective! 

 When I am stressed over my studies or job or any career related problems, the best therapy I can think of is going to a seaside sitting on rocks and just watching silently as the time passes by. Watch the endlesss universe!  Hear the wonderful sound of the waves kissing the feet of rocks! I prefer going around sunsets, this is the time when you have a cool weather, beautiful skies with sun slowly gliding down the water and lightning up other side of the world. The silence which is so endearing, and when the sun sets it leaves the skies with a promise of returning soon,  colouring it with its love, leaving its brassy tinge behind. This romance of nature is something that makes me realise that there is so much more to our lives than what we restrict ourselves to! 

Then there is the other kind of therapy for destressing,  the one which works most of the times,  especially post break ups! It is called the gain and burn therapy. This one is fun too!  All you have to do is look chic in your pajamas,  watch your favorite chic flick eat a tub of icecream all by yourself! After you are done pampering and cozying, reassuring your soul with blessings of the frozen foods, let ur hair loose and play music till you cant hear your own voice and sing along at the top of your voice whilst dancing freakishly! This helps me let go all the pent up frustration I often tend to hide to not seem rude, which is what many of us do!

The next one I do is to let go the physical and mental stress buster! Its called SLEEP! I sleep for 7-8 hours!  And sometimes near to 12 hours and wake up chirpy!  No, never have I ever felt guilty of sleeping in late!  Its our birth right! 

Then the simplest one is playing with my wonderful baby Niece!  She is a darling angel!  Everyone should try sleeping next to a baby… The beauty of watching a baby sleep is precious! Its the best stress buster. All you have to do is lie down beside them. Watch them smile in dreams,  feel the fluttering of their heart beats. Let them grab your finger in their grip. Dont let go. They will pull out the stress for sure! 

The last one but one of the best one is called the Diary!  Well my diaries have always been living souls! My soulies! A night out with my soulies (or the love of your life can work as well) letting out everything that goes on my mind and hearing them give the stupidest of solutions over it is like amazing! You will know how amazing it is when you sit down with your people and make fun and belittle those stress devils that they dont seem to dampen your spirits anymore! 

Well sometimes destressing could be just something that could just make you smile☺ 

Stay stress free people❤

I was thinking about writing in relation to the dating expectations from quite a while. So today the word portions inspired me to write it finally. Well yes portions!  Dont we have to choose what we love in portions?

Right from the time I heard the classics I knew the guy a girl should choose should!!  be tall, dark and handsome! After we grew a little more I realised the tall dark handsome had been replaced by the portion called tall, “fair” and handsome. Then it was changed to smart, rich and famous! Be it the prince charming from the Cinderella story who could dance well and was loaded with money or may it be the prince from Snow white and seven drawfs who was extremely handsome or the prince who woke the sleeping beauty from her deep sleep(apparently he must be a really good kisser I think to have the beauty awakened from the sleep! ). So yes the disney princesses did choOse the portions as per their preferences! 

From my experience, the famous agony aunt for my girls or even any other experience,  our todays dating standards are some what similar!  Dont you think?  Either you can have the breathtakingly charming dude with absolute hatred to commitment, or you can have the most amazing, loving guy without any commitment  issues but without those charms or the attitude as well which that player guy had, or you can opt for the amazingly brainy dude with an ability to make u feel inferior intellectually everytime he tries to converse with you!  How do you choose which portions do you want and which you dont? 

Afterall the strenous thoughts I still couldn’t figure out as to what would I want in my happily ever after or even my present for that matter😂! Well for now I have accepted the fact that my portions would definately have love and respect(the remaining list would surely give me an anxiety attack)! Lots of Love❤

This thought sure must have crossed every ardent shopping lovers mind! I am not lying, this thought also crossed my mind once.. 

So this one day me and my soulie Renu were shopping. She was telling me her experiences with one of her friend who told her stories of how they shoplifted once. 

I was looking through the beatifully displayed shop windows just window shopping, trying on some dresses, looking through the what is called the imitation ices . But then I was very much interested in her story. Now this girl is like a yin to my yang and a yang to my ying. We are the ultimate partners in crime. 

My mind was on her talks and my eyes were on the shelves. I saw this beautiful neckpiece. It had to be mine! My eyes glistened just imagining me wearing it. I tugged at its label. 750 Rupees it said! Well, being a teenager and having a great choice is never a good idea! I was a teenager too back then with another equally crazy teenager! 

So I carefully pulled it out of the rack. Tried it on,  needless to mention, it looked fabulous! ” Buy it!”she exclaimed. “No its too expensive for me”, I shrugged and turned to mirror to check how I looked. IT SHOULD BE MINE! 

“Can they trace shoplifters? ” I asked her. She gave me an understanding look, while a woman eyed me suspiciously overhearing me. I pulled her hand. Sitting in the changing room we weighed our pros and cons. 

We just had to tear off the tag and pop it in our purse!  Rest was history. We planned and plotted. I was all set to tear the label and the bag was ready! But suddenly our conscience grew better of us and we decided to keep it away(Not really, we just spotted a CCTV overhead). 

Keep shopping!👜💵😇

The yin to my yang!

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