Thursday, April 3, 2014

C= Cravings

I don’t know if I have mentioned this before or not, but recently when I was in a book store with a friend we stumbled upon a book on Cravings and there was a quiz about why we crave for things and I am super embarrassed to say that they result for the quiz I took said that I use food as an excuse to feel happy… of course I laughed it off that time and thought it was just a stupid book, of course it’s not true however as I did ponder on it later I realized that part of it is true.
 So much has been going on in my life ever since 2014 started that I honestly don’t know if I have life as sorted as I thought it was.  I guess I want someone to who I can just pour my heart out and tell that person every tiny thing without the fear of being judged or misunderstood (everything we do is not 100% right you know). And until that thing happens food is my way out – I think!
This posts make me look super sad so I think I will stop now! J Good Day!

Chinese and Chocolates have been the major Cravings that I keep having these days and all of them start with a C so I couldn’t post anything else today.

PS- I found this super quick Cravings Quiz/Test ... Give it a try.. tell me what are you craving for?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B = Blue


Colours  add a wonderful twist to our lives… a dash of bright coloured clothes can help you make a little bit more cheerful on days when you are not at all excited about going to work or a little bit of pink and you are all set to feel the feminine side of you or wearing that little black dress and entering a party feeling like a diva. For me however colours only meant one thing – BLUE! The obsession started I don’t know when but I clearly had a hard time explaining my female friends back when we were little that its not compulsory to like PINK always!
You can even figure out my love for the colour by my blog!
Here is a list of 5 things why liking one colour has worked for me
1.       Everything automatically matches… considering I always take the Blue of almost everything that I buy it is never a hassel for me to mix and match clothes.
2.       People never get confused about what colour to buy for me – be it anything.. clothes, bags, scarfs, water bottle, pencil… Buy blue and you are sorted.
3.       Sometimes there are things that you don’t like and the only good thing in it is the colour!
4.       A way to differ from other girls who like Pink / Red
5.       I never get confused with colours! Its always the one for me :D

So whats your favourite colour?

A = Anxious

So I was wondering what will be a topic that will give me a lot of things to write about and still enjoy it without giving up mid way like I have done for countless other Challenges that I took up. The answer was pretty simple - write about things you like! so here goes, I am going to blog about things that matter to me, things I like, hate, dont approve of or approve of etc... you get the idea right?
This may also seem like a tag post... basically a tag post helps give out more information about yourself this will kindof be like that.
And exactly like what I wrote above I am late for the first blog post itself.. sorry for that! So I am going to post 2 posts today ( is that allowed? )

A = Anxious 
Yes so if someone knows me they’ll know that one of the most obvious trait that  I showcase is being Anxious about almost everything and anything. I get worked up by any damn situation and doesn’t matter if that involves something that is in my control or not. I absolutely can’t stand suspense or even wait for something… I need to know things like now!!!
Sometimes obviously I know it irritates the hell out of people who are around me but the good thing is that they put up with that J ( such lovely people around me you see :D a big hug to all of them! ) I don’t even understand people who are completely at peace with the situation around them … someone recently told me that its to do with the age, I don’t agree with it ofcourse.. dude I am 22 how much more older do you want me to get?

 That’s another thing I would like to talk about here AGE! Its more of a confession here actually… I am super petrified with the fact that I am growing up! My birthday is fast approaching that all I want from it is the party but not the growing old part. People generally start panicking when they reach 30 ( or that’s what I have heard ) and if that is true then its happening way to soon for me. Do anyone of you feel the same or am I the only one here? 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Gulaab Gang - Movie Review

I just have one word for the entire experience – Unsatisfactory! With all the hype and with a star cast of Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla I expected a much better experience. I honestly feel that a biopic on Sampat Pal would have had a better influence and a better impact than this frictional character which we know has its roots in Sampat Pal.
 The story goes for a toss after the first half hour of the movie. The screen play doesn’t do much to hold the audience’s attention.
 The songs are another irritating part of the movie… aren’t we over the phase where songs were a “Must Have” in a movie? All the songs in the movie are unasked for and ruin the remaining seriousness or the logical link that the movie has.
 I was waiting for at least one scene that would make me go WOW! But unfortunately that didn’t happen.
 I honestly think Juhi Chawla did a better job than Madhuri Dixit here, she was able to do justice to her character.

Even as I write this I can only think of things I can criticize so ill just keep it short and say go watch Queen instead of Gulaab Gang. (I haven’t seen Queen but Internet is all praises about it)

Monday, March 10, 2014

That Feeling

Something was different with her… a state where she is happy and sad both at the same time. While someone was causing her extreme hurt there was this other person who gave her the much needed peace of mind.
They were talking on text on and off for days now…
I want to go for a Drive. She message him
How about in an hour? He replied back…
She couldn’t believe that this was happening, she had made a  passing comment about what she wants to do and he was ready to come do it with her. There was no message for the next 1hour and she thought he must have fallen asleep..
One hour later…
Chaley drive pe? He messaged!
A smile spread across her face. Chalo! She replied.
Though there are some formalities to follow, some not-so-usual situations to handle. But she hopes things work out the way she makes them work out in her head.

There is something different… she is drawn to him like never before. 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Adjust

Things Change.. People Change.. Circumstances Change… She had noticed him change over the years as well...
From being totally head over heels for eachother it came down to hardly talking in a day…
I don’t have time, there is a lot going on in office. He always replied.
But he always seemed to find time for everything else that he wished to do.
She had gotten used to it as well… only meet occasionally or when there was a necessity. She soon found out there was another girl.
No brownie points for guessing that the unfortunate breakup followed.
It’s the time after that what messed her up. Abuses and insults followed which she couldn’t take.

 Is it so difficult to part ways with both their dignities intact and without creating all the mess which does nothing but insults the very relationship that they had. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Books, Chocolate and Conversations!

Sometimes when you are caught up with work, people and the daily monotonous routine we tend to forget to take a day out and do what you like... this last couple of days were and are continuing to be difficult for me so a delightful break came when a friend suggested that we go KitabKhaana, a beautiful place with lovely collection of books ( I am sure many of those books are not available at Crosswords, atleast I haven’t come across them at the one which is near my place)  and a small café inside which serves by far the most amazing Hot Chocolate ever!!! The café is bright, cozy and quiet perfect for some nice conversations and to catch up with friends. ( I forgot to take the picture but if you are ever in the Fort area please do check this place out ) So I was here with a friend and the talks just kept going on and on with Hot Chocolate and some Sandwiches! Trust me if you have the right people around you can never realise when and how the time flies :)

The bookshop can make any book lover spend hours at end there, just the way I ended up doing. I really don’t understand how did I miss out on this place for so long.  Its spacious with lots of genre of books. I went on a Sunday so maybe that’s why it wasn’t much crowded which multiplied the fun of book hunt. They have a very cute kids corner as well.

A friend got me these books...   a million thanks to him for all this :) it sure has become one of my favourite  things  –

( I bought Six Suspects from The Bargain Book Shop few days back when I went to KalaGhoda 2014)
Reviews will be up soon! *Hopefully* (I have noticed I have not done a review post for a longgg long time now! )

KitabKhaana – http://kitabkhana.in/Default.aspx
Food For Thought – http://kitabkhana.in/content/cafe
The Bargain Book Hut - http://www.bargainbookhut.com/

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Things to remember when Dating a Journalist

nternet is a funny place and these days it has become so much of a part of our daily life that you start and end your day with it.  I actually have got into a habit to google everything. You tweet, Instagram, Facebook Update, Foursquare Update almost everything that you do and actually find happiness in it, anyway this post is not about that… this is about something interesting I came across online today. I saw a facebook update about  “15 Reasons to Date a Lawyer” obviously me being me quickly googled “Reasons to Date a Journalist” and I was actually amazed that there was this whole list of things that came up, pretty fascinating actually.

Following are the Things to remember when Dating a Journalist –


1. Time is less of a problem. Yes! Journalist don’t have a 9to5 job and thus it’s always easier for them to squeeze in time for you and multitask.

2.  Journalist are dead serious about Deadlines and Time, if you are a person who doesn’t like to wait for your significant other Journalists are the people for you. They are always on Time, very serious about
Deadlines etc there is a drawback to it as well for eg – You are not allowed to come late.

3. There is a pretty good chance that you’ll end up discussing latest news, Politics etc on your date.

4.They always have topics to talk on. There won’t be a time when you are out of topics ( so awkward silences go right out of the window ) they also are great at parties or family event

5. They are good listeners. Journalists have an inbuilt talent to hear out the story, they love to listen to people and get more information about them. So if someday you just want someone to talk to, it’s time to call up that Journalist friend.

6. They are trustworthy… Journalists have a thing for loyalty and trust. It would be obviously appreciated if there is trust, loyalty and transparency in the relationship

7.They also have a knack of thinking on their toe, being adventurous and less of a drama queen.

8.   Journalists do get invited at all the major parties and events happening in the city.

9. It’s pointless to try and hide things from them, they are going to eventually going to find out the truth 
( actually I think this applies to all girls )

10. Journalists are super serious and dedicated to their job. So its not like other things are less important it’s just that their job is important than anything else.

11. Journalists wants to know EVERYTHING, every small detail counts!

12. Journalists have a opinion on everything.

13.  Journalists are on Social Media… in other words they are everywhere on Social Media!





You may also like to go through -  http://www.eharmony.com/dating-advice/dating-advice-for-you/15-reasons-to-date-a-reporter/
http://j-source.ca/article/5-things-know-dating-journalist
http://www.collegemagazine.com/editorial/3432/15-Reasons-Journalists-Make-The-Best-Valentines
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shitika-anand/8-reasons-why-you-shouldn_1_b_4746544.html

Friday, February 7, 2014

Curly Hair Problems!

Hellooo.. today seems to be a good day as somehow my always messy, out of control and unmanageable hair has decided to make me feel good and are actually looking and feeling super awesome! But that’s not what the post is about, the post is about the problems and the horrors that girls with curly hair go through. I was online the other day when I came across these Meme ( or whatever they are called ) and after each one I went like WTF! This is so true!!! :D

 I am just going to post all those pictures in hear so that all the beautiful curly hair girls out there can relate to and people with not curly hair can understand how much of a task it is to manage curls!




















Thursday, January 9, 2014

DIY 2014 Organizer

Every year it so happens that we make resolutions and all of them are broken over the first few months if not weeks. Every year I maintain a diary and write down almost everything in it, it kind of also becomes my notepad etc but its always fun when years later you read it again. For me the diary I wrote in school is so nostalgic and I believe when ill be old with grey hair and with no work to do ill sit and go through all these diaries and refresh my memory again. This year however I have decided to make an Organizer!!! I believe that even thought I plan to do many things I am not able to achieve all of them, I loose focus or I get involved a lot in one thing and completely ignore the other and that’s where the Organizer comes in picture. I searched a lot online and found these awesome printables from various sites. I figured that as I am a student many of the printables were not applicable for me so I just printed out those parts which I believe will be applicable for me and just downloaded that. ( You can do the same, I am going to put all the links below so just print out whatever you feel is perfect for you. Also I don’t own these printables they are the sole property of whoever made them, I am just sharing them. )
So let me just show you how I have done my Organizer.

1.      Binder/File
So this is the Binder that I have used. You can use just about anything. I figured Filofax are also in great demand these days but I find them not that good for me. So I decided to just use a file or a Binder. You can use anything you feel fit for yourself. You can also just stick the papers on the wall if you find that convenient. It all depends on you really.



2.      Colour Pens
I plan on making the organizer fun and colourful, so that it makes me want to come and write in it, so that it keeps me interested but I also don’t want it too messy with lots of colours in a way that the text gets lost in the colours and design. I wanted something where the text and my notes are instantly visible when I open my Organizer and that’s why I decided to use colourful pens to write in and use a simple template/background and so far it has worked great for me.
I just used a simple clear plastic pen pocket and punched it in the start of the file so all the things remain in one place and I don’t have to go search for it everytime I sit down to write. I also plan to put in some Sticky Notes and some Washi Tapes ( I am not able to find any in my locality in Mumbai, so if you know where I can find them please let me know in the comment box below. Thanks J )




3.      A transparent File
I have attached this transparent File/ Paper Holder or whatever it is called at the start of the Organizer, ill use this as a to-do list or something. I will put in any document that I have to read or something that need to do etc, I can also use it to post the post it notes so that I don’t ruin the inside pages. And the day it is empty like it is now means there is no pending work. YAY!


4.      At a Glance Yearly Calender
Needless to say why, it has to be there in an Organizer. This is useful when you just want to quickly checkout some dates or need to check out the days you are free or something. It just helps to have the entire calendar laid out in front of you.



5.      Goals of the Year
I have often noticed that every new year we plan somethings for the next year, some of those things are possible to achieve while some are plain unrealistic and sometimes it so happens that the plans you have made for the next year are not relevant due to some changes that your life undergoes. So I use this chart to plan goals month vise. So I know exactly what I have to achieve in this month or the next month. It helps me stay more grounded and more realistic. The thing I love about this particular layout is that it has a lot of columns so you can have goals right from basic to something very important. It helps track your personal as well professional goals.



6.      Weight loss Journal
For a long time now I am dying to loose some weight, and its just not happening. The problem is I absolutely loveee food and I am very lazy to actually workout and thus this is the result. So I am using this just to keep a track and maybe this will motivate me to focus on weight loss more.



7.      Month at a Glance
As I told you earlier I have made this according to my needs, I don’t really think I have so much on my mind that I need to have a daily and a weekly calendar I am able to manage my time with the monthly calendar. So I am just using that. I put in important things that I need to do on a particular day and then just manage my day using my cell phone calendar. But incase you want weekly and daily calendar as well ill put the link down below


8.      Blog Planner
I have this blog for like 5 years now and as you can see that I am not that active. Every year I plan to blog more, read more blogs etc but its not just happening. So this year I used this planner and I am actually that it is kind of helping me be on track. This is like what my 5th blog in January itself? I am happy and I hope this continues. There is this small space below to write down any blog ideas that you may have and a small inspiration box where you can write in whatever that will inspire you to blog more.

9.      My daily details
This is something I made myself just to keep a track so there are different areas of my life that I want to work on and that’s what I have written in each tab which helps me keep a track on my daily activity.
-          Exercise - As I mentioned above, I have an exercise issue if I may say. So this is not a surprise. This is just to track how much I have worked out (if any)
I use an android app which helps me keep a track of my workouts MyFitness Pal. You can download and see if it works for you.

-          Water -  I also drink very less amount of water than what I actually should. Hence, this tab just to keep me hydrated.
I again use Water My Body android app for this. ( I just think it’s so easy use apps as your phone is always with you and it’s just convenient )

-          Walking -  This will again come under Exercise but I prefer having a separate tag for it.  Obviously I use an app for this as well - Run Keeper

-          Expense – I am not earning now, so I don’t have like a lot of money to manage but whatever little I do have I thought it would be a good idea to start tracking the money that I spend. Because somehow it so happens that I don’t realize when I am spending money on useless things. Maybe this will help me realize where I genuinely need to spend and where I am just wasting it. Android App – Expense Manage

-          Prayer – I am not very religious or a god fearing person, but I have noticed that when you pray your day is just more positive and confident and in this world where everything is so fast and you don’t have time for anything prayer obviously gets very little or no time (atleast for me) and thus this tag to keep some spirituality in me.

-          Read 15pages a day – You cant see that tag here but I have just penned it down later. I have taken the GoodReads.com challenge of reading 50books in a year twice now and have failed both the time. So this year I thought that everyday ill at least read 15pages of a book. So I get a check mark everyday if I read 15pages. I find this nice, as it pushes me to read more even though I am tired.

Well that is all there is as of now, its my first Organizer so maybe I have missed something or have put in some things that wont make much of a difference but let time tell me that. Ill be adding and removing things according to how I feel my needs are or according to what is working or working for me. Lets hope ill be doing a successful Organizer post at the end of this year.


Links
1.      Binder, Pens and Paper File – Bought it at a local store, you can find it there or on flipkart or ebay.
3.      Online Passwords - http://itsagingersnap.com/2013/11/2014-binder-printables/ (I haven’t added this above cause I had already written down the passwords so couldn’t upload it here, Sorry!)
4.      Weigh loss chart - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/327988785332785853/
5.      2014 Calender - https://app.box.com/s/2mgg2v4d62ib7w8lyvx0