Now who is not accustomed to unpredictable weather these days? Extreme winters and summers, unexpected showers or heat waves; catastrophes like tsunamis, earth quakes and hurricanes are now more regular in the news than before. “Global warming”, “Climatic changes”, “Monsoon delay”,…etc. are terms that have become household discussion points. Yet how many of us consciously try to do something about it? Nothing earth shattering, but something as small as switching off the non essential lights and appliances or switching of the television when you are not in the room??
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Well, good news for the lovey doveys this year is that Shiv Sena is busy doing more important stuff like vandalizing Shah Rukh Khan’s poster, trying to break in theatres etc so probably one can expect a peaceful Valentines Day this year. Or is there another repeat of pink chaddi or a hug karo pub bharo campaign round the corner?
Anyways, this post is for those who wait for 14th February every year to tell their girlfriends / boy friends / spouse how much they love and care. I was generally browsing through the net to catch on the Valentines Day buzz this year. Frankly the prospect of following any of these Valentines Day ideas and thinking of the reactions from my partner thereafter itself makes me laugh
You have already read people’s views and comments on this subject in troubled relationship – part 1.
The post received quite a few interesting comments from the readers. My views are no different. But since I have the whole post space to myself I have the freedom to elaborate on my point of view citing few examples ofcourse!
This is my 200th blog post!
What started as a casual affair back in 2006 is now the thing of present for me. It is only last year that I finally got to buying my own domain and now am totally addicted to it so much so that I started another blog of mine that talks about recipes and lots more. I admit that of late I haven’t been able to blog as much as I would love to, but nevertheless I will try!
Tennis star Sania Mirza recently called off her engagement with her fiancée on incompatibility grounds. I was in two minds. Whether to mentally congratulate Sania on her stand early on in her relation or be skeptical for I know of many young couples with zilch resilience. Presuming the reason is not the latter one I would say good call!
I have wanted to write an article on this subject from a long time. Thanks to the falling apart of couples all around me! Couples don’t seem to be blinking an eyelid before mentioning the dreaded D word. 7 year itch is no more than a misnomer; couples are parting ways as early as one year of their wedded life or as late as 20 years.
As one grows in life we all understand that all things that come to you in life have conditions attached to it!! Whether you take it or leave it is totally your prerogative. So when our friend came selling tickets for an upcoming play in the city of Kochi (Cochin), I decided to take it, as the play itself was deceptively titled “*conditions apply”!!
Well, just imagine - in some remote corner of the world all the Santa Clauses coming together for a training session!! Yes, it does happens!! The Santa Clauses actually attends University to prepare himself to be more receptive to people he meets around the Christmas eve!! Isn’t this news to you?? It was certainly news to me!
The Noerr Programs Corporation, a digital event imaging company trains Santa’s every year in the Santa University at Arvada, Colarado. The training program the Santa’s receive helps them answer tricky questions often put up by children and also to get the shy kids to come forward and share his/her Christmas list. These Santa’s even are given pointers as to when to ho,ho,ho!!
June 1 is the designated International Children’s day while Universal Children’s day is on the November 20. Over 50 countries celebrate a local Children’s day on various dates and in India we do it on November 14. On this day most schools have a morning assembly where lots of programs & lots of speeches on children’s rights, well being,… etc. are delivered. Politicians also make lots of promises for the coming future!!
Now who wants to be perfect? We all do things that we get innate pleasure from but are either too embarrassed about our tastes or are not too comfortable disclosing our lowbrows. But who cares! It’s your life and you live it just once….
So today I decided to jot down few of the things I find intrinsic happiness in and I had absolute fun doing so….
- I can indulge on a chocolate cake / pastry or doughnuts on a full stomach
- I love buying cheap clothes from Lajpat Nagar, Delhi more than any branded stuff
Anyways, how things would have got simple and clearer just if we were able to see that tiny dot on the map of life. Well, no regrets but there are times I do feel if I could have taken a different course. If things would have been different, had I taken a different decision? I am sure it is an universal issue and most of us face the same dilemma as I at times face; just that the phrase “No regrets” sounds fancier