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S for me is


Dear friend Laksh has done such post a while ago. Going by my fascination for tags (they give me a reason to write, to blog,cool) I was pretty enthusiastic to take it up too.But stress took the better off me andI had been postponing it…now that am back wanted to do it as soon as I can…..

Its a tag where one assigns a letter (only if you ask for it 🙂 ) . You write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it at your place. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on.You are welcome to comment even if you do not want a letter.

Laksh chose the letter S for me and here comes my list…very random….on the spur of the moment.


1) Siva: my better half. And it’s obvious why he tops the list. 🙂

2) Sweat: am just out of the gym. It’s bound to appear here. But let me clarify, I appreciate it only if it succeeds a workout.

3) Success: Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

4) Shopping: I love and hate shopping. Confusing? Ok, let me explain.I love shopping for groceries, home furnishing, curios, kitchen ,home related stuff and shopping for others. I especially love it when its for my parents (role reversal brings the excitement I guess). Since childhood its always they for me, so when its me for them it feels very gratifying.

And I hate shopping for : clothes (trial rooms tire me out) though I love clothes, jewellery( leaves me sore),bags, cosmetics. Infact anything which requires trying out and checking in the mirror puts me off…and stresses me…. ..shoes make the only exception.

5) Swim: is what I want to do (at least this summer). Swim like a dream – I don’t remember when and where I read or heard this (during childhood) but it’s stuck with me and this is how I want to swim – like a dream. Silly me 🙂

6) Straight: am obsessed with everything straight. Straight hair (mine is wavy 😦 ), straight fits, straight cuts, straight forward people.

7) Singapore: a country that I want to visit. I’ve never been to the east and also it has an IKEA (India doesn’t have one 😦 ). East is just to sound logical but I love IKEA that much. Yeah! That very  much. 🙂

8) Summer: the scorching heat has already come over….and it being only February, indicates that  another torrid and blistering summer awaits us. 😦

9) Sari: am a slave of this six yards of sheer magic. The most subtle, elegant and flattering attire on Indian women in my opinion. Draping it prettily is an art in itself; I am still in the process of fairing reasonably in it at least.

10) Sharon fruit: known as persimmon. Yum Yum fruit. To say am  addicted to it is an understatement. Sadly, it’s not available in India, At least I haven’t heard of it. Any idea folks?




Been tagged by Madhu to list out my five addictions. Going by my fondness for tags I immediately jumped off the couch to write this. Lately I had been caught by a severe bout of writing hebetudinous , hence the incessant absence from blogging land. And this tag just suspended that.

Although its quite a task to stop at just five. Though I am not a person of obsessive habits, I have my fair share of manias. And after much deliberation here come my top five,

1. Books : To call them an addiction is an understatement. I am a book lunatic. They are like drugs to me. I read crazy. I simply love it. And am very deeply attached to them. I also have this silly fear since childhood, that if I don’t read or write anything that day, I will be left behind in the world. 🙂 Absurd , ain’t it?

2. Water : I gulp down gallons of it. I just need to have a bottle of it around me all the time else am distressed. I sip it like every 5 mins, Yeah all through the year and in all weather conditions.

3. Block-Printing : I professed my love for it time and again in this space. Am vehemently addicted to it. In fact anything ethnic and handicrafty is my cup of tea. I have a large corner in my heart for arts,crafts, weaves, antiques, traditional stuff. They are my Nirvana.

4. Kohl : All forms of it, be it Kajal/powder/eyeliner, am game. I love its smudged look. Gives a lot of character to the eyes. It has monumental significance in my life 🙂

5. FruitYoghurt : Be it home-made or store bought I have an appetite for it anytime of the day. I indulge in it perpetually and feasting on it transcends and soothes me. Its therapeutic.

Ok, folks now share yours and let me have a peek. Its open to everybody who finds this little rattle brained space of mine interesting.

To blog or not ?


Its been a hectic weekend with loads of shopping which stressed me out completely….I hate shopping in overtly crowded places…it  irks me out and baffles me…and I had been unwell on monday…so these 3 days had been ‘no’ blogging days… I missed it a lot……it made me restless…I many times restated here writing is my therapy…it unwinds me….and am happy being back…This tag is from Laksh and I enjoyed doing it…..

Do you feel comfortable writing things as is? Or do you leave the unpleasant parts out or tailor the posts to be more polished?

I tailor them for sure…but basically I dont venture out from my comfort zone..

Do you feel compelled to write everyday? Or does it come to you naturally?

It comes naturally…within me there is this intense urge to write…but some times I dont know what to write and many a times there are too many things to write about…

Would you write what you want to write on against what will receive more comments/responses?

I love comments/responses but I write wholly and solely only on topics that strike and interest me…never for responses..

Do you establish contacts and try to maintain it with the people who comment on your blogs?

I’d love to…and I usually try maintaining contacts….I always read their blogs too…

Is there an element of competition/comparison with other bloggers that you feel sometimes?

Nothing of that sort…I feel everybody has their own style when it comes to writing..but I certainly want to get better…I compete with myself….but I do get inspired by others work and I would love to write like PW……she never fails to crack me up.

Have you had any personal problem/argument with anyone related to anything you posted?Just yes or no and how you dealt with it?


Tagging myself


During aimless blog hopping came across this tag …I get a high looking at tags…they are all about one’s own self and expose you , but are fun…though I haven’t been tagged by anybody( I do not have much of an audience ) I took it up on my own…                                                           

A-Available? No
B-Best friend: My husband S
C-Cake or Pie? Cake
D-Drink of choice: Nimbu pani (sweetened lime juice)
E-Essential thing used everyday: toothpaste
F-Favourite colour: White
G-Gummi bears or worms: Gummi bears
H-Hometown: Hyderabad
I-Indulgence: Books, Clothes.
J-January or February: January and February
K-Kids and names: None
L-Life is incomplete without: God,family and friends
M-Marriage date: 25th August
N-Number of siblings: One
O-Oranges or apples: Oranges
P-Phobias: Heights ,Cockroaches and all insects
Q-Quote: Live and let live.
R-Reason to smile: Life
S-Season: No Indian summers for me please !
T-Tag three people: My hubby S, Swapna  and you.
U-Unknown fact about me: I secretly aspire to be a professor and a classical dancer
V-Vegetable you do not like: I like them all.
W-Worst habit: I sulk a lot.
X-x-rays you have had: Elbow
Y-Your favourite food: Daal chawal ( rice and lentils)
Z-Zodiac: Piscean