BANARAS #1

Hey everyone πŸ™‹

I am back from a month long holiday to Benares..( actually back long ago,but the lazy me couldn’t just make up my mind to post, thanks to M who literally urged me to post)

So, as promised in my previous post Being Nee #2 here I go ranting about my visit to Benares.. πŸ˜„

I am anyways on a break but this was like a another break from the monotonous routine, post childbirth..

So, Benares, Varanasi or Kashi call it watever you like is really an amazing city and my visit was fun filled..

I enjoyed exploring the city on my own,shopped around, spent time gazing at the Ganges, visualising the age old place with its enormous history and ancient stories..

In Benares, with it’s never ending crowd, you will find temples at every corner and Cows ( considered sacred by hindus) happily sashaying down the streets..

The day after I landed was Holi..The festival of colours in India where everyone go around applying the colours ..So we did our share too..Not much but just a Tilak…

I took a cycle rickshaw to the Ghats and went exploring the markets all by myself..

Ghats in varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganges..Where people have a holy dip,pooja ceremonies, boating and most importantly two ghats are for cremation purposes​..

The city boasts of nearly 80+ ghats surrounding it…The most famous is the Dashashwamedh Ghat..

From here , I had the first glimpse of the Ganga river( the most scared of all rivers in India) 

My first glimpse of the Ganges..

At Dashashwamedh Ghat..

I visited the local markets brimming with fresh produce and a variety of sweet meats..

Yummy Samosas, Kachoris,Lavang latikas..

The booming marketplace..

Marigolds everywhere..🌻

The shops by the ghats had curios, puja items and water from the Ganges for sale…( Hindus believe, no puja or ritual is complete without the use of Ganga jal {holy water from the Ganges})

With a mix of locals and pilgrims from the South of India and tourists from various parts of the world, it very interesting to watch the crowds go by..

Spicy Chaats anyone???πŸ˜‹

Ohh I had a gala time,gulping down the famous lassi( yoghurt shake)..πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹I had mine flavoured with Kesar and Mango…( Pardon me, I was Sooooo busy eating😝 I did not take any pics) 

Gorging on roshogullas and samosas ( Ahh was simply awesome..)😍

The famous Roshogullas…

So that brings me to an end of the glimpses of Benares..More in the next post..Until then have a great week ahead everyone..πŸ˜€

Being Nee #2

​Hey everyone..πŸ™‹

This is my 101st post..(I did not even know the previous post was my 100th,until WP reminded me..πŸ™ˆ)

I feel ecstatic that I managed 100 posts filled with thoughts and  rants..πŸ“

It’s been amazing..πŸ’₯

Initially it was like I had a fixed number of write ups which I felt like were serious and dealt with relationships and thoughts, Then as days went by anything and everything which amused me or caught my attention was  typed down in my blog..

Just a small note of thanks to all the Friends who read my posts..πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

(Wheeee thanks for  joining in the madness.. Pri and Meena,thanks for being there)

So what have I been upto???πŸ€”

Of late just busy with my Mommy duties..πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§

My world revolves around my lil one and You tube 😝( of course all mommies need their ME time you see) and my ME time Is watching videos ranging from make up, beauty, baby milestones, to learning different cuisines and of course filmy gossip..( what else do you think I would do in addition to staying up the whole night with my daughter )

You tube has been a blessing.πŸ™†
How lovely if even our parents had had this in their time..Lucky us..

And here I go deviating from the topic..

So nothing new… Life’s the same..Enjoying each day of being a new mom..

Have to start exercising soon to loose all the fat I have piled on( a separate post on that some day on the perils of weight gain)

Very soon I will be travelling with my Lil one to my in laws place..To the mystic city of Benares( a.k.a Varanasi…Kashi..) 

Hope to post some pics of the ancient Hindu city, it is considered the oldest city in India…

The Ganga arti by the river Ganges in the evenings is a sight to behold..πŸ˜ƒ

This is my 3 rd visit there.. Hindus consider that they attain Moksha ( salvation) by visiting this holy place and hence every Hindu atleast once during their lifetime make it a point to visit this place…

And  Oh lucky me!!! I have my in laws there so have a chance to wash away my sins multiple times..( just kidding)
As of now my sleepless nights continue..🐼🐼🐼

It’s like M back to my hostel days staying up whole night  sans the Maggi noodles..🍝sluuurpp sluurrp andddd M hungry now..πŸ™ˆ

So until next time..Stay calm, stay happy.. ( that’s me telling myself 😜😝)

Have a great week ahead everyone..πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

πŸ™†The better half!!!😈


Hey everyone…πŸ™‹

After valentine week here comes some husband bashing..Few pics I came across which made me laugh..πŸ˜‰

I am sure the married ones will definitely get what I mean, while the singles will know what’s in store..πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜‰


 And that’s soooo typically me..😜

Men!!!πŸ˜–

An Assy affair…πŸ˜‚

Ahhhh selective deafnessπŸ™‰

Poor chap…😝

Wanna try???😜😜

Now that’s actually my story..πŸ˜‰

Anddd finallyyy this is what happens…πŸ™ˆ

Until next time stay cheerful, Have an awesome week ahead everyoneπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

πŸ’– Happy V Day πŸ’–

​Hey everyone..πŸ™‹

Been a long time..

Love is in the air 😍

With Valentine day πŸ’˜ just around and the newspapers loaded with to do, to see, to eat, to freak out options, my favourite serials celebrating rose day,🌹 chocolate day 🍫 and god knows what all daysπŸ˜“, I could only think of  these funny liners..πŸ€“

No…nope… not at al!!! It isn’t a question of sour grapes..😌 I have been there, done that and now I feel it’s all soo silly.. Having just one day to celebrate love..If you feel it, everyday is wonderful.. Anyway let’s keep that lecture/ rant πŸ—£  for some other day..

Here’s my version of gooiness… πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

 πŸ’–Love At The TempleπŸ’–

Let’s talk science..😝

So off I go to celebrate my V day with my new addition…πŸ‘Ά

RHEAπŸ‘Ά

Have a Great week ahead and happy valentine’s day everyone..Do let me know how you celebrating..🍫

New year..Old me..😏

Hey everyone πŸ™‹

It’s almost half way through the first month of the new year and what has changed??!! Ughhh ummm nothing for me..πŸ™ˆ

He he he I still stay up all night taking care of my little one..The same old routine as of last month and the month before..

The same closet ( No Narnia behind), the same shoes ( Shoe love is true love), the same humans around me..( read as husband 😜😝)..The same old diet food..😫😫

Ughh what has changed nothing!!

And M I cribbing about it??? Nope nahhh not at all, I am loving it..😍

 Life Is the same as before but not in the literal sense..

New duties..New responsibilities.. everything is new.. For a minute I feel my new year began last year with the birth of my daughter.. Though it’s tough I had to and have to adapt to the new changes… And at the end of the day I sail through it cheerfully..😎

( I can’t remember the last time I had a nice solid 3-4 hours of undisturbed sleep, Oh wait!!! I know, it was long long before the little one arrived πŸ™ˆ)

🌺So here’s a small reminder to all women..πŸ‘©

Don’t be too excited about this New Year stuff…

Only the Calendar will be changed…πŸ“…

The Husband and House work still remains the same…πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So, Wishing all the ladies a  best year ahead!!!!!!!

πŸ“May all of you get more…..

πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’πŸ‘›πŸ‘–πŸ‘—πŸ‘ πŸ’„πŸš—πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

πŸ“May your maid not go on a  holiday…..πŸ™πŸ™…

πŸ“May you all lose weight…..πŸš΄πŸ’ƒπŸ˜œ

πŸ“May you fit into any dress you like..πŸ‘—

πŸ“May your shoe rack see many more new additions..πŸ‘‘πŸ‘ πŸ‘’πŸ‘Ÿ

πŸ“May you all stay healthy & Wealthy…..πŸ’ƒπŸ’°πŸ˜Š

πŸ“May your husband & children listen to you…..πŸ’πŸ™‡

πŸ“May your  mother in law praise you ..( rather leave you alone πŸ˜‰)πŸ‘΅πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚

Have a fun filled week ahead..πŸ’πŸ™‹πŸ’†πŸ’‡πŸ‘°πŸ™†πŸ‘ΈπŸ‘©πŸ‘΅

HNY..An act of kindness β€

​Hello everyoneπŸ™‹

The first β˜€Sunday of the year and welcome to my Sunday Gyaans [Sanskrit word for wisdom…(for all the new readers)]

He he he I am just kidding..😜
( Reposting this with few changes)
Wishing  you all a very Happy Happy New Year..πŸ’žπŸ«πŸ­πŸ¬

It’s the new year bingooo…

Greetings being exchanged and resolutions made.. So what if only to be broken later πŸ˜›
Happy people everywhere, smiles and hopes of a blissful year ahead..

All said and done, what does the new year signify???
It’s the same You and the same Me, with just a dash of hope of things being better, the same work place, the same household chores, the same routine but just another year of holidays filled calendar!!

Anything changing?? Nope!! It’s just the outlook.
Year by year we grow old, get more wise and mature, things change, situations change, so then what does the new years passing by signify?!!

Do make a wish, dream a dream , think of something new, it’s just a mental thought,  it’s “The New Year ”  heralding an ocean of possibilities and hopes and dreams..πŸ’­

Let us start by trying to make a change in our lifestyle, like they say little drops of water make a mighty ocean!!
Little by little let us improvise on our lifestyle, do things you always wanted to do..
Say for example..(now here I go onnnnn…πŸ˜›)

1.If not owning a dog, adopt a dog on the street, maybe by a small act of sharing a biscuit with it, feed the little birdies perched on your window sill and watch them fly back with high hopes of finding grains left by you every morning, doesn’t that make you happy??? 🐾

2.All of us are busy in our lives but just make some time to watch a plant grow, from a seedling, the way it unfurls, as tiny leaves emerge from within or even better watch a flower bloom. 🌷

3.How about cultivating a new hobby or just walk around your neighbour hood block,  pass a friendly smile to the  people on your morning walks..πŸ‘£

4.Call your parents /grandparents and tell them about your work, even if they don’t understand the very fact you called them will make them happy..πŸ“ž

5.Pen a song, let ur heart dance, read that book you always wanted to, clean your wardrobe and give away to the lesser privileged (they will remember you in the long winter evenings forever) 🎁

6.Give your spouse /kids a hug, tell your parents you love them…give them your time..⏳

7. Give an extra tip to the maid, smile at the watchman who opens the gate for you everyday, greet the sweeper who makes sure your chamber is clean, call a friend and chat away about old times, be super active, gossip around (it keeps your neuronal network active) πŸ”‹

8.Go shopping and remember to buy something for the maids children..🍫🍬🍭

9.Give away the extra sweetmeats you wouldn’t want… it will make some one happy..🍴🍑

10. Say a ” Thank You ” irrespective of whether you are served a cup of tea at the restaurant/tea stall or to the vendor who packs your veggies and fruits, it will make their day more than the tips you offer..πŸ’—

Easy to tell/type but not so difficult to adopt right , try one thing at a time and see the difference it makes in your life, you will be the gainer at the end and you will be remembered for, if not by the big shots and important people but in the hearts ranging from that of a little stray dog 🐢 to the hearts of strangers..πŸ‘±

Psstt:
Ooppzz sorry friends if this sounded  like some heavy duty Gyaan stuff but had to share my thoughts..Who knows , it might just make a difference to someone..
An act of kindness goes a long way..

So have a cheerful and a blessed year ahead…β˜ΊπŸ‘’


Until next time, keep up the spirits and share away..πŸ’Œ

2016..The Good, The Bad and The Goods..πŸ˜‰

​Hello everyone..πŸ™‹

That’s me, Nee…😎

The year that was…πŸ“œ

Ahhh what do I say…2016 saw me being super active on WordPress till October when my little bundle of joy πŸ‘Ά arrived, making me go wheeee..πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

With my mommy duties  and cravings for an undisturbed sleep 🐼🐼🐼, I was totally blank with no thoughts or ideas or rants to post..

This is just a glimpse of the year that went by..πŸ“
β™  January saw me freaking out with my besties..

With Sridi and Ruchi..

I was a carefree girl, what, with endless shopping, partying and  hogging sessions…πŸ’ƒ

And the partying continues..😎

Ruchi – bro’s Anniv and D’s b’day celebs..

The flower show..🌺( Ruchi and Me)🌺

πŸ’— Feb was pink (red) alert…Oopsie daisy the two pink lines appeared.. ahhh I had to be more careful and not go around jumping all over the town..

And Bingoooo along came a  tiny heartbeat too..Duk duk duk duk..πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

πŸ˜– March was the most ugliest month of all with my not so bestie morning sickness creeping in and refusing to leave me for a good two months..

Ahh the endless trips to the bathroom ,the nauseous feelings, the aversion to food saw me loosing 4 kgs..( and boy was I happy )
🌟Come  April  and wheeee I saw the little fetus..😍

All of 12 weeks..It was a dream come true..A feeling which can’t be explained seeing the tiny little one on the scan..πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

β›… May, June and July saw me getting back to my normal routine with  renewed energy.. πŸ”‹

It was fun with me enjoying the preggo status, getting pampered and meeting up with friends..πŸ‘­πŸ‘­

All welcome the baby bump..πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

πŸŽ€ August saw me going hugeeeeee…My lil one kept growing at a fast pace..And along came my Sis in law ( Ruchi)  to take care of me and my shopping spree continued..πŸ‘œπŸ‘—

I learnt to knit beanies..😊

Not to forget the endless chicken hogging sessions..yummmπŸ—πŸ–πŸ—

😎  September came by with a baby shower in tow.. 🎊

A traditional South Indian baby shower it was..

With Ruchi and D…

Enjoyed amidst family and friends..A memorable one indeed..

Fun time..πŸ’

And then a Hospitalisation😡 session  just to make sure all was gud and there I was hospitalised yet  enjoying rather than being morse and tensed…😈
And as the days passed by..it was getting difficult for me to walk, sit, eat, 😞not to forget the pumpkins constant kicks..πŸ˜ƒ

πŸŽƒ October:  Along came my little pumpkin..

Ahh the feeling when I first saw her!!! Needs a separate post..πŸ™ˆ

RHEA..1st look…😍

Joined by my bro and sis in law, we had a wonderful time..A complete family..🎊

Happy Diwali..β˜„

RHEA 1 month…🌟

We celebrated baby’s  first diwali..One month..Our anniversary..My birthday..with the little one enjoying 3 cake cutting sessions even before she turned 2 months old..πŸ˜ƒ

And it goes onn….πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰πŸŽ€πŸŽ

πŸ‘€What do I look forward to,  this new year..πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€
Ahaaa..hmmmm..errrrr…nothing much..no specific resolutions  cause I don’t stick to them but yes, every passing year I find myself evolving to be more mature.. ( Off which I am  glad about )
I just want this year to go peacefully with my loved ones and my cutie pie…

Basically to  just go with the flow..
A silent prayer to god to keep my dad healthy,  hearty and in good spirits..πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
So once again I am really happy to share this with my wonderful wordpress friends.. πŸ˜ƒ

Pssst….

Not sounding overtly dramatic 

Hope all of your dreams come true too..

May all of you achieve what  you have always wanted..

Let good health and peace prevail..

Make some one happy each day with a little act of kindness..( m still trying too)

Live and let live..πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

And let’s all  jingaa la la la hooo people!!!πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ
Until next year… It’s the time to disco ..whoo hooo

(This year it’s two of my favourite catchy numbers, The Break up song and Kala chasma..😎)

πŸŽ„Merry ChristmasπŸŽ„πŸŽ…

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πŸŽ„πŸŽ…Hellooo everyone..πŸ™‹

Here’s wishing all my friends  a Merry Christmas..πŸŽ…πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆ

It’s the season to Share..Love and Celebrate..πŸ’
Ahh this year, it’s special as my lil one celebrates her first Christmas..So I hope to make it memorable for her..πŸ‘Ά

That’s my lil one making her wordpress debut😜😊

A few of my chritsmas favourites ( these don’t change,they are the same every year 😜)

πŸŽ„My Fav carol-Joy to the world

πŸŽ„Fav story- Gift of the Magi

πŸŽ„Fav Christmas decorations- The star hanging outside our home

πŸŽ„Fav memory..Me and my brother going candy shopping with our Dad..

πŸŽ„Fav Christmas treat- Roast chicken with potatoes

πŸŽ„Favourite Sweetmeat-  Pudding

πŸŽ„Favourite movie – More than one..

A chritsmas carol, Jingle all the way and Home Alone..

Do tell me your’s..😁

Without missing out on the Christmas fun and spirit..🎊🎈Here’s wishing everyone again, a very very Merry Christmas..πŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸŽ„πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸŽ…πŸ’ž

Until next time Jingle away…πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

Anddd I am back..!!!

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Hey everyone..πŸ™‹

It’s been a long long time and I have been long long gone..πŸ™ˆ

We welcomed our little Pumpkin..

A baby girl this october..πŸ‘Ά

So  been busy with the little one..

Motherhood can sure be tasking and I am learning that..😧

Writing this post at 4 in the morning, post a feeding session,where my little pumpkin pie refuses to sleep in her cradle and needs mummas lap to sleep in..I couldn’t resist sharing my thoughts..πŸ˜ƒ

Many a times the urge to write πŸ“creeped in but thanks to sleepless nights, the little energy I have is used up in work which m slowly learning..To be a MOMπŸ‘©βž‘πŸ‘Ά

I wonder if now on my posts will be related on me being a new mom..or about my daughter..or reminiscing the long bygone days of being a carefree girl with no tiny human clinging to me and needing me all time..

Now that’s for another day..
As of now, Thanks to friends like M..(Tingle ur taste buds), Pri( That mishmash) and Garfield hugs, the lovely friends I have made in this blogging world,who kept me motivated throughout and were always in touch with me,  m tempted to post again..😬

Everytime I hear a ping or see a  WP notification, I am soooo wanting to log in and read or post, but given the sleepless nights, all I wanto do is sleep, sleep and sleep in the little time when my bumble bee is asleep..πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€

Hope to keep posting..

Until then,here’s to a beginning of a new chapter..🍻

JFL!!Happy October!!

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Hey everyoneπŸ™‹

Happy October..🌻

It marks the beginning of the various festivities in India πŸ’₯and of course Halloween πŸŽƒ in parts of the world..

As I stare into space lost in thoughts, I feel the days flying by soo fast and it’s almost the year end..😯

What a year it has been, slow paced 🐒 yet went zooming by..🐰

End of September saw the Indian army attacking the terrorist base camps along the Line Of Control..LOC

URI Attack

Hats off to them and to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for taking the much needed step to stop terrorism.(My personal opinion)

Coming back to my day dreamings/rantings, IΒ never knew one day I will be falling in love with October..It’s going to become one of the most important months for me..wow..

Winding up with a Β few Sunday Laughs..

Beginning with my love for these  adorable Doggies..🐢

Followed by cute Dinosaurs..🐲

Ahhh…Marvel’s very own Goldilocks..πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

And finally me and my thoughts..πŸ‘Ώ

This month is going to see me go missing in action for sometime.. πŸ™ˆI will make sure to read the wonderful posts as and when possible..😁

So until next time take care all..πŸ«πŸ­πŸ¬πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž