Living today….

today-is-a-gift“Life is the thing that happens to you while you’re regretting the past and worrying about the future.” ~ Dylan Ozmore

On 9th of this month, I grew older by a year. And with 1 more year in my pocket, I realized that I have matured a lot over the years….even being not aware of it. Age and maturity seems to have silently crept up on me and said, SURPRISE!, here we are ….. :/ Over the past few months I have been thinking a lot of my life. Many things are happening around me and I seem to have no control on the way things are shaping up. I don’t want to crib on the happenings of my life but I want to put down my thoughts and realizations in this phase of my life. (more…)

Thank you !


Ok. Now this post was long due. Actually I was trying to put up this post a few days back but was really caught up at work. Anyhow, my birthday falls on 9th June. But this year the celebrations were spread throughout the month. Apart from the fun and great food I had with my colleagues/friends whom I hang out with most of the time, my birthday this time was all the more special because a few of my friends came down to my town specially for the occasion. 🙂 We have been friends since my grad days. We are those kinds of friends with who don’t talk regularly but every time we meet, we seem to start from where we left. Isn’t it amazing to have such friends? (Touchwood!) There is no place for ego, jealousy in our special bond. It’s not like that we don’t fight or get angry at each other. We certainly do, but then we forget it with time. We are always there for each other, if not in joy but definitely in times of need.

We make a lot of friends in various stages of our lives, but only who can withstand the strong winds of time stays in our lives forever. They become special. And I too have special friends. I am grateful to the Almighty that I am bestowed with such friends apart from all the other amazing people in my life. Ok, now enough of the senti part. 😛

So Angira, Madhulekha Baa, Pallabi, Binit (even though you could not come), Ankita, Aparna (missed u that day)…… a bear hug to all of you from me. (XOXO) Thanks for being a part of my life. I had a hell lot of fun with you guys (in different batches though: P). Thanks for showering me with your love and the gifts of course! 🙂 I got to enjoy two fun movies – FUKREY and GHANCHAKKAR, & also a 7D short film, gorged on some awesome food, went for shopping and most of all had good hearty laughs.

And of course thank you to Roshni (esp. for the book 😛), Zaveer (trying to get me a surprise gift each time), Sujoy, Priyo, Shoma, Popy (my lil’ sis for getting me a gift from her pocket money), my parents, Aimoni Baa, Bhindew and everyone else who made my special day all the more special.

A special thanks to Natasha for giving me such a wonderful & pleasant surprise, from miles away. It has been ages I had received and read a handwritten letter…. in fact i can’t seem to remember the last time I did. Thanks a ton! This was special. 🙂

I have already said it earlier and I say it again. As long as I am made to feel special & have these awesome people in my life, I don’t mind me getting older. Thank you guys! You make my world so much better! 🙂

“Friendship is not only about the fun times and happy memories. It is about cherishing a relationship which will weather all the storms life has to offer”.


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Birthday musings

bday musings

It’s that time of the year again, when I start getting ready to add and blow one more candle on my cake. In 5 days, I will be one more year closer to the big 3-0 !!!

As a kid, I would wait eagerly for this special day of mine. I got to distribute chocolates at school and I felt myself at the centre of the universe with everyone around me – family, friends, relatives – showering their love on me….. and also the gifts. 🙂 The best part was at the end of the day, when I got to unwrap my gifts one by one – with immense anticipation and excitement. For me, the gift did not matter the most, but it’s the whole process of unwrapping the neatly packed shiny package with great anticipation as to what it may reveal. I am fond of nicely packed gifts. And it gives me immense pleasure to open them. I always open my gifts carefully taking out the cello tapes on the packaging. And maybe this is why I take great care in packing gifts for others as well. 🙂 Once my gifts were opened, I loved to display them neatly arranged on top of my study table at home.

As I matured, the events of my special day changed and so did my gifts. However, the feeling of specialness that this day brings has not been lost even today. I still like to stack my gifts and proudly show them off to anyone who was interested to see.

Today, now when I have reached my late twenties (omg….when did that happen!) I realize I am still that little girl in the new frilly frock. My body might be ageing but my mind has not. I am still that little girl who finds joy in little gestures, loves getting pampered, waits eagerly for birthday messages when the clock strikes 12, and the little surprises from friends and family on the special occasion.

So, 28 here I am…..ready to embrace you…. in all your goodness and bad, because no matter how many candles I add to my cake, I know I will always be that lil’ girl. 🙂

9febfc10af71ade877eb6bcd11ef8f5bIts my birthday and i will eat all the cake i want to 🙂

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