Thursday, December 31, 2009

I have been Tagged :)

1. What is your current obsession?

Coloured net stockings, Tiny shorts(Lets wear them while the legs are waxed), Starry prints, Long silver chains, Dhoti Pants, whacko earrings and Black tea.

2. What are you wearing today?

Dark Blue Skinny jeans, Black Spagetti with Blue Print and golden polka dots, Rusted hoops and Purple and Golden Chappals.

3. What’s for dinner/lunch?

Kulcha :D

4. What’s the last thing you bought?

Long grey Racer back so I can wear it with coloured leggings.

5. What are you listening to right now?

Hole Hole se hava chalti Hai :( Boo Hoo People in my office have terrible taste in music.

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?

I think she's awesome and we'll totally get along if we ever meet.

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?

London? Paris? New York? *sigh* I don't know. May be after I travel half the World I'll be able to tell you.

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?

Sundresses, Cotton skirts, Tiny Colourful Shorts and floral FlipFlops :)

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

Paris here I come, baby!

10. Which language do you want to learn?

Spanish, Urdu and Sindhi(more than what I already know)

11. What’s your favourite quote?

I dunno :s Eat today, diet tomorrow?

12. Who do you want to meet right now?

Rajaaaaaaat Kapooooor

13. What is your favourite colour?

Pink. But I have been cheating on it with purple and green lately.

14. Give us 3 styling tips that work for you.

Sit below the fan for nice bouncy hai (when they are wet that is :P)
Use liquid liner. Kajal smudges and makes me look like a ghost.
Always have a pair of plain black tees. they go with all the funky coloured bottoms.

15. What is your dream job?

Well for one I want to write(like you didn't know that already :P) but I also want to be a staaaalasssssssst. Stylist I mean. Imagine making money out of dressing people. Kya Baat hai. Wah Wah :P

16. What’s your favorite magazine?

Vogue :D

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?

You wanna answer that for me? :D

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?

Cream + Grey!! Aaaaa I ahte that colour combination.
And don't get me started on this. Let's reserve this for my next blog post.

19. Who according to you is the most over-rated style icon?

Celebs in general i think. they hardly have the creativity to put an outfit together. If it weren't for the stylists and the designers they really wouldn't be lookign this gorgeous.

20. What kind of haircut do you prefer?

Long and bouncy with pretty curls at the bottom.

21. What are you going to do after this?

Go to Candies :)

22. What are your favourite movies?

Uhh I have already put that on my profile incase you haven't noticed.

23. What inspires you?

Creative people. Artistic people. People who believe they can do whatever they and go out there and achieve it.

24. What do your friends call you most commonly?

Well ofcourse there's Karishma and then there is Kim(which I like very much). But the atroious one- Fatty, Kimbo, Kimball (yes Ball), BlondiePoo, and Raja (short for Rajani...losers!)

25. Would you prefer coffee or tea?

Well Coffee is the eternal love of my life. Tea and I are just having a fling.

26. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?

I rely a lot on chocolate or else I just call up some nice people and make them cheer me up.

27. What makes you go wild?

Wild liek angry wild? Stoopid people! really they make me wonder what is going to happen to this world.

28. Which other blogs do you love visiting?

We have Blog Rolls for a reason dumass.

29. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?

choocolateeeeeee. Khoyaaaaa (Awesomest Sindhi sweet). Jalebi and Rabdi. Jhama's Gulab Jamun. And lastly boys in black shirts :)

30. How many tabs are turned on in ur browser right now?

Twitter and some work related stuff that I am shamelessly ignoring.

31. Favorite Season?

Winterrr :)

32. If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me?

Corn and capsicum in white sauce, Mind you it's very, very yummy :)

33. What is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you?

Don't give them a chance to. It's only when you think they matter that they start to affect you. Only let the right people matter. Let the others feed on their dung.

34. What are you afraid of the most?


35. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

How can you be this gorgeous? :P

36. What brings a smile on your face instantly?

Good food, Good people, Free stuff, Pretty things and Sales :)

37. A word that you say a lot?


P.S. Thank You Shrey for taggign me :)

P.P.S. here's my list of people who are tagged:

Esha, Rshi, Malpani, Parinita, Henna, Zeba, Himani, Disguise, Sulagna, And whoever else wishes to be tagged.

It's time for Resolutions baby :)

Who cares if I don't keep them (which I very much intend to btw) it gives me a reason to rant, so rant I will :)

  1. Be a more positive person and spread the positivity to the less fortunate. When I say less fortunate I mean - Omg! He doesn't love me anymore, My parents never give me enough money, All the problems in the World keep piling up on me, ityadi, ityadi.
  2. Be less bitchy. Not that I'm bitchy or anything (snicker and you will die) but I want to be nicer to people, including those I hate and those who dress like absolute losers(yes it is a very important standard by which I judge people. deal with it!)
  3. Kiss good-bye to gluttony. *Sigh*
  4. Kiss good-bye to Shopaholicism. yes I really did say that and no I am not possesed.
  5. Kiss goodbye to lazyness. Like may be a little later.
  6. Be more healthy. Go for walks, eat ghaspoos, dry fruits, drink green tea, ityadi, ityadi...
  7. Find a sexy boi.
  8. Learn to wake up early.
  9. Get awesome marks.
  10. Look for awesome internships.
  11. Basically do a lot of useful things in life so I can tell my kids- hamere time mein toh main sabse phast(first :P) aaya karti thi. Not that I intend to talk to them like that or anything, but it just gives that mamma-ish feel. Know what I mean? :P
  12. Apply to some really awesome Unis by the end of this year and say goodbye to Matrubhumi. But don't worry Mumbai, I love you very much and I'll be back someday for good.
  13. Read a lot of good books. Know more, crow more.
  14. Religiously read newspapers, not one in five days. Be an awesome Journo student.
  15. Learn more Belly Dance.
  16. Be very spiritual. meditate for atleast 20 minutes everyday.
  17. Learn how to read the Osho tarot deck (ThankU E!).
  18. Be more artistic.
  19. Grow hair and be Rupanzel-like for 2011.
  20. Lastly, learn to return library books on time. *Sigh*

So this is it for now.
I think 2010 will be fab.
And at the end of it I'll be okay.
Fab actually.
Happy New Year Losers!
XoXo (yea too much of Gossip Girl these days)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Because I like it here.

You know how you expect your typical first day at work to be, right?
You go home late wondering why you came here in the first place...
If all female bosses intentionally model themselves on Meryl Steep from 'The Devil wears Prada'...
And if work is all about being overworked and underpaid.

But it sort of helps if you're prepared for the worst.
It kind of turns your average first day to a not-so-average first day.
Infact, I left the office feeling -Wow! That wasn't bad at all.

For a while, all I have been doing is, going to college, pretending to take down notes, delaying all my projects, wasting way too much time on the phone, letting Facebook take over my life and hanging out with friends a little more than I should.
And that feeling of guilt....
Well. it had been lingering for a while now.

And then Indiatimes came along.
Ya, I know... not the most exciting place to work, but for beginners, believe me it's fab.
If you get to do something other than serving coffee and xeroxing papers, consider yourself very lucky.
And I am getting to do more than that.
I get to upload articles and actually be a part of my process.
Isn't it wonderful, the feeling that your opinion is actually counted?

Besides, the people also seem very nice.
Who wants to work in an office full of bitchy, condescending people right?
The loos are clean and the coffee is aaamaaazing!
Plus, one of my friends is working in the Zoom office, which is right opposite my office.
So I have nothing to complain about! :)
Ok, not nothing.
I do hate the fact that there are waaaay too many dogs in the compound.
Ah well! That I'm going to have to deal with.

That's all for now Cupcakes!
Merry X'ams and Happy New year!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Secret Santa :)

My friends and I have decided to play this game called Secret Santa this year.
Wondering what this Secret santa is all about?
Let me explain.

You make a chit for each person.
Then everybody picks a chit and automatically becomes a Secret Santa for that person.
And what does Santa do?
Well he picks a present for his little child and then waits until Christmas to give it to him/her.
Sounds exciting?
Well it is!!
I cannot wait to find out who my Secret Santa is !!
I absolutely cannot wait to receive my gift!!
I absolutely, absolutely cannot wait for the 24th!!

Anyway, I've decided to make life easier for Secret Santa and make a list of all the things I want :)
Mind you, Santa this is one LONG list!

  1. Well I am having a verrrryyyy Boho phase right now and I'm fascinated by ALL  things Indian and Tribal. So Harem pants, Patialas, Paisley printed pants, Parallels, Chunky jewellery, Jhumkaas, Kadas, Jholas, Kurtas, Belly Chains, Indian chappals, Bindis and anything else you can think of :)
  2. Cat-eye Sunglasses (Azaad Bazaar!)
  3. Gangis! All the possible colours!
  4. Net stockings! Oraaaannnggggeeeeeeeeee!
  5. Net socks. Reeeeeeedddddddd! :D
  6. Darrrkkkkk Chocolate! Bars and bars of them!
  7. Black/Grey cardigan.
  8. Indian-ish Diary.
  9. Ballerinaaaaaaaaaaas! :D
  10. Red or Grey leggings.
  11. A long tee to wear with the leggings.
  12. Body Mist.
  13. Peacock Blue/ Purple eye pencil.
  14. Any book that you think I might like. I'm really not fussy.
  15. Anything Pink/Purple/Glittery or absolutely colourful :)

So that's about it Santa. For now.
Do come in tomorrow for the Second List :P

Statutory Warning : Buy me a shady gift and die!

Friday, December 18, 2009

New Beginnings.

Remember October Rains? The brand I was going to start. Well my samples are ready, but god knows why I haven't been feeling motivated enough to started marketing it as yet. It's very easy to come up with ideas, buy the cloth and get a tailor to make it for you. But the setting up a business, working on the website, marketing your product, not so easy. Especially, if you barely have anybody helping you.

Just dealing with the creative aspect and letting somebody else sell your product seems so much easier. Infact, I had been thinking about taking my samples to various boutiques and asking them if they were interested in selling my designs. I guess I didn't believe in myself enough to go out there and convince people to do that.

Today I went to Azaad Bazaar for the third time.After a while, the lady at the store casually asked us what sort of things would we like to see at the store. I really like how they want to take that extra effort to make sure all of us find exactly the things we're looking for. So I started telling her the sort of bags I wanted to see, which somehow lead to me giving her a few ideas on what she could possibly do. She seemed to like them and told me it would be so much better if I just execute them myself. She'll be happy to display them in her store with a small percentage for herself, of course. My Reaction? A grin that spread so wide, it almost couldn't spread anymore (*rolls her eyes*).

I love their store so much. It's not like there's much for me to buy, they're really nice people, so you always feel welcome. Plus, they always give us free stuff. Me and freebies, we go a looong way. The first time we went there, they gave us awesome kaju-katri, second time we got 5-stars AND key chains and today I had my first cup of black tea(which I totally loved btw). And now they're willing to sell my stuff if they really like it! I absofuckinglutely love them!

P.S. I'm going to mail some of the stuff now and show them the rest tomorrow. Wish me luck! :)

P.P.S. Here's a picture of the store and some of the stuff they're selling.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What to wear this week.

Elloes my Pumpkin Pies!
It's 2 a.m. in the morning and for some God forsaken reason, sleep seems to have abandoned me. So here I am sitting online, looking for people I can entertain with my random nonsensical rants(mind you, the later you speak to me, the more amusing you will find me), but they too seem to have deserted me. So it's just me and my Cinnamom Sunshine tonight. And since I have nothing of any use to tell you about, I'm going to make a list or lists may be, depending on how bored I am.
List no 1 - What to wear this week.
firstly I'm a very lazy person. I wake up at 10 a.m. for a 10.30 a.m. lecture and manage to move out by 10.45. Shame on me! And in my hurry to eat and bathe and eat some more I barely get a chance to spend time on dressing up (Haha. I can almost hear people who know me too well say - What a friggin Liar!). The point is, I almost feel like I'm in some sort of drunken stupor because my brain refuses to function. Plus, if you've looked at my closet, you'd think it was hit by a tornado. Imagine looking for you favourite pink boat neck tee in that mess. Sounds like a real adventure, no? But if you're already running so late, that you doubt you'll make it for the lecture even after half of it is over, not so much of an adventure ladies (the reason I say ladies is because the gentlemen probably closed this tab a loooooong time ago)! So I have decided to become a more organised person starting today! I'm going to make a list of things I intend to wear this week. That way I wont have to wrack my brains in the morning, plus I can look through that tornado-stricken mess at night itself and find whatever I need for the next day one, in advance (Yeaaa right.).

1. Dark Blue capris + Parrot Green tee + Purple bandhini Dupatta (as a stoal) + Journalist bag + Silver anklets + Colourful Mojris

2. Faded jeans + Scottish Pinafore with Black Puff sleeved tee + denim Converse + Navy Blue/ Black bag + Silver Hoops

3. Brown Pleated Skirt + White Puff Sleeved blouse + Golden Princess Locket + Cream Sequined Purse + Golden Ballerinas

4. Black leggings + Green mini skirt + White tee with black face print + Black and Golden Ballerinas

5. Denim capris + Black vest + Pink polka Dotted Hoodie + Denim Converse + Pink star earrings

6. Navy blue dress + Black cardigan + Pink satin tie ups + Pink Star earrings

7. Black leggings + Long white top with silver embossing + Black cardigan + Black satin flip flops with diamond studs + Silver Hoops + Diamond butterfly pendant

That's all for this week :)
Lots and lots of love <3

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Because you are not him.

                                             (The picture is for representational purposes only)

She looked at him and then looked away.
She didn't have the right answer to his question.
"Why do you keep pushing me away?"
That's the only answer he'd ever asked for.
That's the only answer she could never give him.

Everytime a boy made his move, she'd find herself feeling extremely queasy.
She felt the urge to push him away befor he made his way into the forbidden territory.
He doesn't belong here.
That's what she'd tell herself.

She wasn't afraid of letting people in.
And it wasn't love she was afraid of.
It's just that she still loved him too much.
It's funny how time and space changed none of that.

And that boy sitting in front of her...
He was perfect.
He really was.
But there was just one problem.

He was not him.
He was just not him.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Things to do - 2

  1. Visit an Astrologer/ Palmist/ Tarot card reader. Sounds a liitle insane. But I'm soooo fascinated by the paranormal. I love giving readings. But what I love even more is getting readings! Plus, I'm such a curious person. A little too eager to know what's going to happen before it actually does. I want to get a rough idea of what 2010 is going to be like for me. That way I can try to prevent the negatives and focus all my energy on the positives. 
  2. Launch October Rains! Remember the brand I was going to start. I have the samples and all ready. Ever since I've come back from the IV, I haven't looked into it at all. I have to get the photo shoot done, so I can start marketing asap!
  3. IFinish decorating my new room! Buy the curtains and the fancy wall paintings! pronto!
  4. Clean my room. It's a been months.
  5. Work on the Blitzkrieg magazine. Make it so awesome, that people who despise magazines fall in love with it.
That's all I can think of as of now.
More later <3

It's not over yet.

A few days back I wrote a blog post about all the things I have managed to achieve this year. But what I am forgetting is, the year is not over yet. So while I'm all geared up for 2010 there are things I still need to achieve before 2009 ends. So here's the list:

  • Lose weight! I've eaten like a pig during the IV. Consequences- potatoness! Game Plan: Stay away from the dark brown pieces of heaven and learn to rise before 10 am, so I can go for a walk.
  • Grow my hair. Well yes I know hair grows on it's own, but this is to remind myself to nourish my hair with almond oil and eat the right kind of food.
  • Stop living in Rewind or Fast Forward mode. I feel like I've been holding on to the past and it's perfect moments for too long now. And when I'm not doing that I keep thinking about how perfect my future is going to be. In the bargain I forget to live in the Present. And the truth is, the Present is what matters the most.
  • Do my projects really well. I want awesome marks this Semester!
  • Read a couple of good books.
  • Update my Blog regularly! Very, Very realisable goal. :)
Well that's all for now. Good bye and Bisous <3

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I want another TweetUp !

I don't think I've mentioned this before, but I love Twitter.
Sounds ironical considering I barely use it.
But if it weren't for twitter I wouldn't know Himani, Zeba, Henna and Nihit.
So I just wanted to say this.
I love you guys and I love Twitter.
And since I didn't get a chance to see you guys this Sunday I miss you very much.
So here's a post about what I miss the most. =(

I miss Himani's hilarious descriptions*read: shapeless boobs) and how she frowns upon the intellectually challenged :D

I miss Henna's happy face just before she's about to tell us something exciting.

I miss Nihit watching finish off sugar, ketchup and all the unrequited stuff that's on the table.
But what I miss more is watching him grumble about EVERYTHING under the sun.

I miss watching Zeba's disgusted face everytime he does that or cracks a perverted joke. I can almost hear her saying- 'How can people be like this? How? '

I don't really miss Esha (I see her pretty face everyday :D).

So let's meet up before the end of this week, ok?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Blitzkrieg, COWS and the Magazine Committee.

For those of you who don't know what Blitzkrieg is, slap yourself 200 times before going further into this post.
Now let me explain. It's a college festival.
Actually calling it 'A' college festival is demeaning it to some extent.
So I'm going to put it this way-
It is 'The' College Festival.
Plus it is a BMM fest.
So brownie points for that.

For some other people it is the highlight of their academic year.
They start making decisions about it a year in advance and basically have nothing else to discuss until Blitz comes around, after which the sole focus of their life is to start preparing for the next Blitzkrieg.
I appreciate such people. I really do.
If it weren't for them we wouldn't have a fest at all.
I am however pleased to inform all of you that I have a life and Blitzkrieg is only occupying 1/50 of my mind space right now.
That in no way means I'm not going to work for Blitz.
I am, and whole heartedly because it sounds like way too much fun.

The only thing that was stopping was the fact that I was in a committee that was totally not working for me.
It's called the COWS committee by the way.
Before you start snickering let me tell you what the full form is.
Closing, Opening, Workshops and Seminars.
Doesn't sound so bad eh?
Well it isn't.
I worked for it last year and had quite a good time.
But this year I kept feeling so unmotivated.
At the same time I couldn't really find another committee that really works for me.

And then the Magazine Committee came along.
Could I ask for something better?
Could I?
It's so much fun to let others do all the difficult work while you just watch them, smirk and write about all of it.
It makes Blitzkrieg so much more exciting.
So from now on I stalk meetings, get updates from everyone, get the inside gossip, write funny articles, my opinion on the different events (like I'm some important journalist and my opinion really matters), have my own Fashion Page, stalk hot guys from other colleges, put all of it in a magazine that I have put my sweat and blood into, plus hold meetings and boss over my juniors.

So all I have to say is Blitzkrieg 2010 here I come :D

Sunday, December 6, 2009

2009 and Me.

Since I'm feeling extremely positive this time round, I'm going to introspect a little and talk about all the things I have achieved this year. So, achieved is pushing it a bit. Let's talk about all the things that have made me proud of me.

First and foremost, I got my first paycheque. I know working for Campus Junkie doesn't really count as working, but I loved every bit of it. The best part was blowing my own cash. Hell I shopped a lot. I went about it in a very oraganised manner (Note to myself : Learn to be organised in things other than shopping as well).I made a fancy list of all the things I want to buy.  And I mamanged to buy a lot of stuff from my list. :D

I finally started teaching. I was so apprehensive in the beginning. I knew I can dance and teach well. But the prospect of addressing so many people at one time was overwhelming. I thought that my students would never like me enough to come back. Well guess what? They do. And they say pretty good stuff about me. And at this point I don't even care if I have to handle 50 students. I'm pretty sure I can do it . :)

Plus, I like how I've gotten in touch with the dancer in me. I almost can't imagine myself not dancing now. Writing is still the first love of my life. But everytime I tie that coin belt around my waist and let the music reign over my soul, it gives me a magical feeling.

Well I write more than ever before. There was a phase where I had almost stopped writing because I was too caught up in other things. I can't even relate to that phase anymore. I also wrote my first short story this year. So yay me :P

Plus, I update my blog regularly. I do have someone to thank for that (Thank you E-shade for inspiring me to start one and then updating yours regularly so I feel pretty loserish about not updating mine).

As for my Fashion Blog, not to be too dramatic or anything, but I feel like it gives meaning to my life. Some people take pictures of animals, some people take pictures of new places. The reason they do that is because they're fascinated by the subject. Well what should a girl do if fashion fascinates her more than anything? Well take pictures of the magic that pieces of clothing can create and share it with the World.

Well, I'm also really happy that this year I finally discovered how much Fashion means to me. I've always been a little crazy that way, but now I feel like it's the art form I believe in. It's such an integral part of me that I can't do away with it. So whatever I choose to do later in life, the element of fashion has to be there.

Well, I made peace with my spiritual side. Until I was 16, Religion and Spirituality had almost no meaning in my life. And when I felt the inclination towards them, a lot of things started to go upside down. I realised I had more questions than answers, and it started to affect me majorly. But as I mentioned earlier, I have understood myself further and made peace with that side of me.

I discovered I can heal people. It's a beautiful feeling you know, when you manage to ease the pain and bring a smile on someone's face. It leaves them feeling extremely positive. And believe me, that positivity is contagious.

I finally managed to heal, if you know what I mean, found the self-esteem I think I never really had and generally imbibed a very positive towards life in general.

I also lost weight :) But then again I found it in the IV.
I managed to grow my hair, but mad-O-Wot ruined it for me (Stupid salon will rot in hell).
Oh and I finally wore my pink net stockings :D (judge me and DIE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rajasthan <3

So I'm back :)

Bumpy bus rides.
Quarreling for the window seat.
Eventful train journeys.
Gossip sessions in the room.
Endless discussions at dinner time.
Visits to the most palatial buildings in the country.
Food that tasted like it was heaven sent.
Sand dunes that looked like they been taken right out of a movie.
Going gaga over the oxidized jewelery in the market.
Cursing camels that make you feel like you're going to fall off and tumble into the sand.
Actually tumbling into the sand.
Hotel rooms that made me feel like a princess.
Walks around the hotel in the cold, breezy night.
Making new friends.
Bonding with the old.
Eavesdropping on conversations.
Dressing up in colourful garments.
Clicking a million pictures.
Taking back a million memories.

I still don't know when the IV started and when it ended.
It pretty much seemed like an extra long day.
The kind that leaves you feeling happy for days after that.
Though I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of my trip, let me tell you what I like the most.
I liked how absolutely colourful Rajasthan is.
Shopping was such an adventure.
Whenever I go to a new place, I want to explore the local market and pick up some really interesting things to take back with me.
So I bought this really awesome pair of bandhini printed Dhoti Pants, a Dupatta and a spagetti top.
As for jewellery I went  a little crazy.
I got one of those kadas you wear on your arm, thick anklets and thick bangles.
I got a nice pair of mojris and a jhola I am absolutely obsessed with right now.
I'll put up the pictures shortly.

Well apart from that, I really like dhow I talked to a lot of people.
I used be like that in Junior College.
Always out there and socialising.
Don't know what happened to me after I left that place.
Well it feels really good to know a lot of people again. :)