The 1000 Km journey to reach home

My journey to reach home began in Jan, 2015 when the pati got a chance to move to a new town. Yesterday, mindlessly, I tried to see the distance between the two homes, one in Bangalore and the other in new city (details shall unfold soon). It came to about a 1000 km and the number stuck in my head. :)

It shall take a thousand km to reach a place that shall be my home for years to come. The anxiety to leave Namma Bengaluru is overwhelming. One day I panic, one day I am overjoyed and one day I am in despair.

The packing part of the house is almost done but how do we pack the feelings?

The new girl in town straight from college, the first day at first job, the finding an apartment by myself, the learning to cook, infallible moments with friends I made at work, the sister I found in Karuna, learning to drive in the big town, mad dancing in clubs on bollywood nights, falling in love with the best friend, getting married, setting up the house after the wedding, meeting and getting to know my babe Sheelu, joining a new organization, learning new things, making extraordinary friends who were only-blogger’s-I-know once (Monika, Swati and Apsy) :*, having a beautiful family that had relatives we chose (Agarwal’s, Chakraborty’s, Shankar’s, Gupta’s, Batra’s…), Rangashankara trips with friends or all by myself, wonderla…

Oh the list is a huge Huge HUGE one. I wish the one way ticket that I bought for 18th Feb gives me same/more opportunities to experience things that I never thought I would.

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Love,

Pinksocks

Why do people honk in India? #MB2015

I have been driving for the last 9 years or so. I learnt how to drive in Udaipur and then banged the car for the first time on Bangalore Roads. With a Bangalore driving experience of almost 6.5 years now, I can comfortably say that I have found out most of the reasons why people use the horn so much in India.

Here is my list:

  • Watch out, you silly pedestrian, I want to go before you can cross the road.
  • Oh Holy Cow urinating on the street, get out of the way.
  • Oh Damn how dare you two wheeler person, I take double the space on the road and pay double the road tax, I get to go before you.
  • Move Move there is an Ambulance behind us.
  • Hah! Four wheeler person, look at me showing off. I came from wayyy behind you in the traffic and I am standing next to you. If only you would move, I would be first in line. MOVE NOW
  • Oh Hello! Stop applying the short breaks just because you have to read the new whatsapp text.
  • Excuse me lady in the driver’s seat, you dont know shit about driving, MOVE MOVE MOVE.
  • Honk honk… Did you recognize me? “Oh Helloooo Old friend’s friend, what are you doing in this town? Give me your number yaar. We will meet.”
  • Oh Lord BMTC, thank you for showing those few fingers to indicate that you are going to jump lanes. HONKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU.
  • Oh School kids, let me help them cross the road. I will stop my car and make others stop as well. Dude behind you goes all “WTF man, I have to reach Toit” HONKKK
  • Check it out man, I have got a custom car with a silencer that farts. Brooom vrrroooomm… HONK HONK.. Well you didn’t see my car, I had to honk.
  • I need to go from right side of the lane to the extreme left and then take a U turn in the service lane, how do I do it. HONK HONK HONK. Swalpa Adjust maadi.
  • Honk Honk… Auto Bhaiya Garuda mall jana hai, chaloge? nahi…. okay. HONK HONK… Please chalo na bhaiya.
  • Abbey yaar, Pinku ki gaadi humse aage nikal gayi, chal bhaga bhaga. HONK HONK move you traffic move :|
  • Red light.. On honk. It turned green like a second back MOVE MOVE HONK HONK

Can you think of anymore rediculous reasons why people honk? Let me know, I would love to add.

Oh and do watch this funny Ellen video <3 Stop being horny honky :| I love every point she makes

Happy Tuesday to you.

Cheers,

Pinksocks

Of 2015 and new beginnings #52WeeksofGratitudeChallenge #MB2015

I had mentioned about this really awesome challenge that I am taking up for 2015. :)

Week 1: Why Start this challenge? –

We live in a time and generation where:

  • It has become so easy to throw brickbats at the second person we see.
  • we are distanced from relatives and even siblings.
  • it has become very easy to find someone else to put the blame on.
  • people find it difficult to say I am sorry, thank you and I love you.
  • there are acts of terror every now and then…

Even though it all might be so cold out there, these posts every week shall make sure we stay warm and loved and cared for. <3

Go ahead take up this challenge and share the warmth.

Cheers,

Pinksocks

52 weeks of Gratitude Challenge

Happy New Year :)

So, the par excellence group of Marathon Bloggers, have come together to take up this new challenge head on. What is it all about?

Folks over at Local Adventure came up with this beautiful list of prompts to blog about, all centered around gratitude.

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So are you taking this up with me? We start from this Sunday aka 4 Jan, 2015.

Cheers,

Pinksocks

Of Truth, Disguise and Love

A few days back I got a rather disturbing text from my mother.

She wrote that “Sorry for not telling you this earlier Beta, but I fainted 4 times in November because my my blood Pressure. I was missing a medicine longer than I had known. My body went cold and it felt like I was almost gone. We told P (the husband) about it and thought it is best he didn’t tell you yet. I am much better now.”

What would you do in such a situation? Is there a way to react that shall be treated as “better/good”. I thought it would be wise to collect myself first then speak to her. All these months she had been talking to me as if it was all okay. There was no shiver in her voice and no panic.

This got me wondering about how we hide the truth with an intention but does not feel the same way to the person it is hidden from. We cloak the pain in nice words, gossips and laughter. Sometimes it feels like betrayal while other times it feels like a warm blanket.

Have you ever hidden anything from someone you love because you fear it might hurt them?

When did we become so weak in the knee that we fail to understand how a 30 year old person will react to a text like this. Trust me when I say this, I didnt have a reaction to this for two day but yesterday tears rolled down while I was driving.

I didnt want to imagine a world without my mum in it. I told her to tell me the truth the next time because this disguise for love hurt me a lot.

I personally make it point to tell everything to P, the good, bad and the ugly too. When I cat say it, I write it. Makes both our work easier. He has all the patience to deal with me. He didn’t tell me about mommy because he was asked him not to. I still have a bone to pick with him for that but everything said and done she is fine and doing just great.

Pray for mommy dearest’s health and send her healing wishes please.

Love,

Pinksocks

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Watch this beautiful father daughter ad from Kinley <3 I love the expressions Ashish Vidhyarthi gives in this one. From anger to quizzical to loving. Hope you liked this advert too. :)

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

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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