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To the wise, am foolish

For the naive, am kind

If you’re treacherous, am hurt

But am manipulative, coz you’re not worth.

My questions are many, your answers are few

And if I clear your doubts, just agree with my ‘truth’.

Think of me as your mirror image, although nemesis is the word you thought

The practical world abhors me, coz it’s afraid if you can listen to me.

As you feign ignorance, my whispers grow few

Yet there’s no hiding the fact, that am as much there and so are you.


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If you are young, eligible and to top that, handsome or beautiful – then you are marriage material.

It is the season for weddings in India, what with all the auspicious mahurats and correct graha positions. And this makes it an ideal time for hunting prospective would-be’s, should-be’s and if your parents’ care for your opinion – then can-be’s.

A decision of a lifetime starts with a curious ‘kiska ladka hainji..?’ (whose boy he is?) or ‘khana banana toh aata hai na…?’ (she knows to cook food, right?) What is revelry for the auntyjis – is an annoying procedure for the guy and gal, whose horoscopes are being matched! Seldom, do they understand what goes on in ‘their’ mind and hearts. And tauba-tauba for love before marriage – didn’t i marry your uncle without knowing him?

In a world where commitment is an issue and divorce, just another word – it’s time when the whole ‘arranged’ marriage concept is revamped. Where taking the ‘saat pheras’ is more about happiness of the couple than the whims and fancies of the ‘richer family.’

And during the whole ‘shaadi’ scenario, both mummyjis and daddyjis are as humane, kind and understanding as possible. For even if you ‘arrange’ your kid’s marriage, the genuine smiles you show for their spouses will go a long way in their relationship.

Love Blooms.. with a supportive and understanding Family

Marriages bring forth the ‘inhibited’ stories of the ‘experienced’ – and if there’s experience, there surely can be a better next time. So make right, the wrongs done to you – and raise a toast or simply ‘boogie woogie’ as you welcome the ‘Lucky Couple.’

*Remember you can make them lucky!

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2010 – You gave me mixed feelings.. Made me think a lot.. And just as a parting gift for you, my year in photos..

Resul Pookutty - wax statueResul Pookutty wax statue

A Wax Statue in Lonavala – publicity is definitely, needed.. Wonderful art, real-life figures.. Eyes that speak – just in your backyard, Mumbai.. Just take that long drive at this awesome place..

Mahatma Gandhi wax statue

Met the Mahatma – on his birthday, 2nd October.. His bony wax hands are too authentic..


Had a bright Diwali.. Atleast that’s how the market looked.. These ‘kandils’ just whisper, Take me home..

If it's colour - then you have reached India

Diwali Puja shopping – the smells of camphor, the’ impatient  silent’ wait till the shopkeeper pays his attention to you – it’s amazing..

Diwali festivities

His shop is  cramped, tiny, stuffed, but makes me marvel – as to how he remembers which box has what..

Golden Diwali

And a Golden Diwali is an Auspicious Diwali.. So they say..


And Mehndi – I simply love the smell..

The most famous car accessory

This sunflower (from China, for sure) peeked from every car.. Some people preferred two of these.. They sure, make you Smile..!!


I loved how these cute dolls greet a stranger..

Or were they smiling to say, Good riddance?!!

Ganpati Bappa

Ganpati Bappa, Mangoes and Creativity make a tasty combination..

Pink RickshawPink is not my favourite colour.. But it was definitely, this rickshawallah’s..

1000 is not enough..I have scored a 100.. No, like seriously.. Am geeky.. But a 1000..? I want more..

Mangaldas Market

Some may gawk, but I had to click this.. My first outing at Mangaldas Market..

Christmas Tree

A Christmas without Santa, but a cheerful tree made up for it..

A taste of Life - Bambaiya Golas

Just like these colours, my emotions were of every hue too..

Love Birds

And Love was on my mind 24/7.. These Love Birds couldn’t agree more..


That’s my bag – yes, it was filled with love..

Broken wall - Love

And a broken ceiling also seemed like the famous heart..

Well that’s it.. Goodbye 2010..

And Ni’hao 2011 – the year of the Metal Rabbit..


I don’t know, if it will test your steely nerves.. But am sure, it will give you lots of hugs.. Spread the joy..

Wish You a Happy ‘Cuddly’ New Year..

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The heart speaketh..

God's gift

Oh Love! Thou giveth new meanings to my life

And my Heart sayeth, ‘Stay with Me..’

Is my Destiny listening?


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When art, technology and fashion combine, the combination is magical..

RalphLauren.com celebrated 10 years of digital innovation and presented a show on its flagship London store… Just enjoy the marvel and a round of applause for the ideas, inspiration and smart thinking..

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(This article was for a college event and the theme was Game changer of the decade in 500 words.. So just want to share it..)

Natalie Clifford Barney once said, ‘With renunciation, life begins…’

It was the year 2004 and every news channel covered the sport called ‘The Great Indian Elections.’ One clearly remembers Sushma Swaraj screaming on national television that she will ‘shave her head’ and ‘sleep on the ground’ if an Italian-born woman was elected for the kursi of the Prime Minister.

Within half an hour, the “elegant lady” of India’s first family of politics resigned from her position and suggested the name of the Sikh economist, Manmohan Singh as PM. With this declaration, Sonia Gandhi was welcomed in the heart of every Indian.

Wife of assassinated Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi and the foreigner bahu of India’s only woman Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi – Sonia is the brain ruling Asia’s Tiger. There’s no doubt about the influence she wields on Mr. Singh’s decision and as the leader of the coalition party – she is the torchbearer.

Sonia Gandhi, for me, is the game changer of this decade, because her life’s tumultuous behaviour showed her the thorns and gave her the roses. From being taunted for her broken Hindi, the once-upon-a-time waitress has ceased to be an ‘outsider.’ Listed in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, the simplicity of her sari and her shoulder length hair cut is a picture to reckon with.

Once Indira Gandhi was called ‘The Man’ in the office, today Sonia has worn the title with certain unease. Being at the helm of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), a call from her 10, Janpath home sends shivers down every minister. Today everyone knows how Ashok Chavan, Maharashtra’s Chief Minister put in his papers, when she didn’t answer his call.

Her presence at the 2008 Olympics with the French and USA President is proof enough to say that she is definitely, a dignitary China counts on. If you ask since when did the leader of a coalition party always meet the international who’s who? One can just say, Sonia is setting a precedent everywhere. The latest being her meeting with the Obamas.

She has learnt to handle the drama in the Indian Parliament. From reluctance to enter politics, today her face on Congress posters has lent it a certain charm. And the lady, graceful and tight –lipped, is shrewd. Subtly she has raised the podium for her son, Rahul Gandhi. The Nehru – Gandhi lineage although divided, will still rule the show.

The Bofors’ scam aside, Sonia Gandhi rolled the dice on the Indian chess board of politics and won. Her being an Indian is a fact, nobody can refute anymore. From Amethi to Delhi, she gave being a woman – a new status symbol. And the element of mystery she has to her persona, definitely keeps the aam aadmi interested. The movie, Rajneeti based their publicity on her life.

Need anymore reason for giving her the title of Game changer…? Just think, if she decides to endorse an advertisement any day (hopefully, never!!!) would you bet your money on her…? Blindfolded, am sure!! Sonia Gandhi, it is then.

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Just before winter sets in.. A final goodbye to the rains.. Make your own melody with the Raindrop Melody Maker..

Raindrop music

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