Mehndi Guys at Bangalore

A lot of my friends have always struggled to find “a nice menhdi guy” at Bangalore. Tomorrow being Karwachauth, most of them would be on google, trying to find tat nice guy.

So why are we looking for the nice ones  in the first place? Here are the reasons why:

  1. We have a favorite mehndi person back at our hometown and we worship him/her.
  2. Karwachauth is not the same when the hands have a bad menhdi design.
  3. Mehndi lovers like me, who don’t need a reason to put henna need a go-to person in the city they live ;)

So here are my top picks:

  • Forum Mall, Koramangala- A Muslim lady sits right in the center of the mall everyday. She is fabulous. Tried and tested tens of times till now. She never fails to impress me. Oh and she also has posted details online, I found this while my scouting for the mehndi 2014 ;)

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  • The fellow(s) on 60 ft road, Koramangala- 60 ft road is Anand Sweets/cloud 9 road at Koramangala. There are two guys who sit opposite the Rajasthani fancy store guys. One is opposite cloud 9 and other is opposite Fulki. These guys generally put the mumbai style.
  • The Fellow near Spencers on 100 ft road, Koramangala- The Spencers at Koramangala has a fancy store on its left and right. The guy on the left (When your back towards spencers) is another go to person. The ones he does is cloe to the rajasthani style.
  • Total Mall, Sarjapur road- This place can get super crowded super quick. The guy here was the one who did my KarwaChauth Mehndi for the first time. :)
  • Guy near StarBucks, 80Ft road Koramangala- This guy has been the quickest so far. :) He is so random that I could never guess.

Phew, these are the ones on my radar at Bangalore. Do you know a good mehndi artist? Do drop a comment and I shall add. :)

Also I am looking for a person who can do the gujarati style. :(

Cheers,

Pinksocks

Thank you #WordPress

Dear WordPress,

Thank you for greeting me today morning with this.

wordpress 7 years

What a glorious ride this has been.

I still remember 7 years back I was still at college and when it came to deciding on which platform to choose, I chose you because of the name and the logo. It was all sounding so uncomplicated and welcoming.

My blogs have been my strength and my weakness at the same time. People have come and gone but they have stood the test of time. They make me, me for reasons good or bad and I thank you for that.

They have kept me secrets in drafts, they have published my emotions and scheduled all things great. Blogging has instilled such lovely things in my life like determination, patience, love and kindness. I know how it feels for a random blogger to get a comment from a stranger. I make  it point to try to do that as often as I can.

You evolved and so did my blog. Here’s wishing more beautiful years ahead.

Love forever,

Pinksocks

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Movie Review: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania

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Name: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania (link)

Released: July 11, 2014

Cast:  Varun Dhawan as Rakesh “Humpty” Sharma

Alia Bhatt as Kavya Pratap Singh

Siddharth Shukla as Angad Bedi

Ashutosh Rana as Mr. Singh, Kavya’s father

(Source- Wikipedia)

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

When did I watch it: July 12, 2014

Where: PVR

Price: INR 250 (10 am show)

Plot: A street smart girl from a wealthy family in Ambala comes to Delhi to make money for “Designer” wedding ensemble. She is engaged to the handsome Siddharth Shukla. She meets Rakesh aka Humpty at her mama’s house and ever since then, he continues to bump into her.

They become close friends (Lovers), Humpty arranges money for her to buy the lehnga. She inturn uses the money to buy him a car. She goes back to Ambala for her “Vyaah”. Humpty and friends come to her town DDLJ style where his ass is kicked on multiple ocassions.

Ashutosh plays a cool blue dad who will protect her daughter from having the save fate as his elder daughter. All’s well than ends well, he wins his heart and gets them married.

USP: Songs. Oh so lovely. :)

High Points: DDLJ cliches are dropped all over the movie. Some scenes had us in splits.

Lack Luster: The movie drags a little in the second half.

Songs: Samjhawaan is a beautiful number. Saturday is gaining popularity among masses.

Over all review: **** 4/5 Pasia vasool.

I love to watch Alia Bhatt. Varun Dhawan has kept a good balance between funny and drama. Siddharth is the one to look out for. he already proved his metal on TV, Movies seem like a breeze for him.

Cheers,

Pinksocks

 

Movie Review: Bobby Jasoos

Source: Google

Source: Google

 

Name: Bobby Jasoos

Released: July 4, 2014

Cast:  Vidya Balan and features Ali FazalSupriya PathakRajendra Gupta and Tanvi Azmi (Source- Wikipedia)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Suspense

When did I watch it: July 5, 2014

Where: INOX

Price: INR 330

Plot: A Hyderabadi 30 something ambitious girl who dreams to be a detective at a “Pvt. Ltd.” She starts her own firm and makes a lot of money by solving the cases presented by a wealthy man from London. Her father’s disapproval to the profession makes her want it even more.

USP: When do we get to see a 30 something woman in India chasing her dream and is actually good at it? Her orange converse shoes were a good catch. The makeup artist did a fantastic job with the transformations. We absolutely loved Supriya Pathak too. :)

High Points: Excellent adaptation of the characters into conservative Hyderabadi Muslims.

Lack Luster: The climax was such an anti climax. The entire build up was for practically nothing. Such a disappointment. However the supporting cast and crew did a fantastic job of bringing the story together and keeping it so.

Songs: I didnt enjoy them except, Jashn which was alright.

Over all review: *** 3/5 One time watch.

The movie actually made me google about the Indian Women Detectives. I found out about Rajni Pandit. With over 7000 plus cases under her belt, she was the first woman detective. She has solved crimes that involved politicians, celebrities and commoners.

Cheers,

Pinksocks

 

To tease or not to tease #‎MB2014‬ ‪#‎MBdrabbleweek‬

“Check out that hot chick, bhai.”

“Long drive pe chal…”

“Hey Sexy legs want some action?”

“Yes sir, these are the three guys who teased this young lady.” Said Gopal to the Police officer.

“Thanks for the help, I will take it from here.” Said Rukmani.

“Handcuff them and parade the town” read the eviction notice.

Image Source: Google

Image Source: Google

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This is written in response to the theme prompt “Their hands shook’ for the week of 55-word posts over at Marathon Bloggers.
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Pinksocks

To Love and Cherish #‎MB2014‬ ‪#‎MBdrabbleweek‬

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Image source: Google

This is one of the most adorable pics that I have seen a while.

Just look at the way the mousie is clutching the tiny teddy <3

It reminded me of the Pati and me.

I have my claws on you my love :*

May there be Love, forgiveness, happiness, trust and compassion forever and ever.

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This is written in response to the theme prompt “Claws’ for the week of 55-word posts over at Marathon Bloggers.
  Cheers,
Pinksocks

Movie Munchings #‎MB2014‬ ‪#‎MBdrabbleweek‬

Alien ships turned the dinosaurs into space metal to prepare an army and wipe off the mankind.

Optimus Prime meets a human who loves engineering and fixes him.

The Seed is stolen and is in wrong hands.

Megatron’s side kick, kicks Optimus’ precious ass a few times.

 

“Did he die?” asked the dessert spoon.

“Did he fight Megatron again? asked the salad fork.

“I dont know they stopped eating at the climax.” Sighed the tiffin box.

PS: Another one where the vessels spoke :)
This is written in response to the theme prompt “Talking vessels’ for the week of 100-word posts over at Marathon Bloggers.
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Pinksocks

 

Round Hole Square Pegs #‎MB2014‬ ‪#‎MBdrabbleweek‬

“Where do you keep the salt?”

“Where is the cinnamon powder?”

“Why are there two kinds of oil in the pantry?”

“How do you find things in here?”

“Why are all labels not turned to the visible side?”

“Do you put garlic in the pasta that you love?”

“Oh crap! I forgot the baking powder in the cake, what do I do?”

“Please be a doll and ask the supermarket guy to get me some soup packets.”

“Okay come sit here and close your eyes.”

“Happy 50th Anniversary my love.”

“I promise I will clean up the mess.”

“Love you!”

 

Source: rootandvineblog.com

Source: rootandvineblog.com

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This is written in response to the theme prompt ‘Never send a man to do a woman’s job’ for the week of 100-word posts over at Marathon Bloggers.
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Pinksocks

Curry? Yes Please! #‎MB2014‬ ‪#‎MBdrabbleweek‬

Sam created a storm in the kitchen and whipped up the Thai Red Curry for her favorite star of the culinary world.

She plated it all up and it looked perfect.

“Curry?”

“Yes Please.

One spoonful and George Calombaris poured the glass of water on his head.

“Thanks for the meal.” Read the Masterchef Ticket.

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Image Source: Google

This is written in response to the theme prompt “Her face reddened’ for the week of 55-word posts over at Marathon Bloggers.
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Pinksocks