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Easy as pie? My foot!

Just when my Ma decided to let me have my way in the kitchen and my dad chose to wait in eagerness for my pie instead of submitting to his worst fears, which primarily involves physical damage to myself, I cooked up my first ever kitchen disaster.

I was doing just fine. 15 minutes into the baking, it looked great. The smell, the aroma, filled my senses. Only thing, it looked a little dull, wheatish, not the perfect golden brown you see on TV or magazines. So I put it back into the oven. By the time I got the color right we had to hammer our way into the pie. **** the food designers. Me the photographer should have known better.

But then, Team India came to my rescue. Sachin went on to score yet another hundred and we looked good to reach 350. Easy match! Just then Sachin fell and the rest came tumbling after. 9 wickets in 29 runs! Now that’s a master act. South Africa won and by the end of the day no one remembered by pie.

Oh! I have to tell you this. While my mother was helping me with the pie she started singing “Sheila ki Jawani”. She returned my cold stares with a beaming smile as I made a futile attempt to make her stop. She did, but to my horror, soon started on “Munni badnam hui”. And I surrendered.

Well, I guess nothing is as easy as a pie… least of all instilling corrective behavior in your mother. But got to admit, they are always embarrassingly sweet.

Burnt remainings of my pie

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Being a wife is like being a master juggler.

Needless to say, with no prior experience, I landed myself in a big mess. In my good old maiden days, my mom decided what I would wear to work, and my dad did the ironing. My shoes always shined, and I left for work after having a five course meal for breakfast.

Looks like I missed the train and I’m stranded at platform number 9¾. But, I’m getting better at it, everyday…

One and half years into this new life, I can do a lot of things simultaneously. Sometimes I wonder if little elves come and cook me the finest delicacies, while I’m busy doing other things.

I guess not. Your mind just begins to work mysteriously to speed up your life and restore the fun back in your system.

The other day, while doing the laundry, I suddenly realized that my husband and I wear the same color to work. Strange! That’s what twins do (or are forced to do), not man and wife. I was confused. Despite my conscious effort to break the trend, I just couldn’t.

And, suddenly I knew why. Not so long ago I used to spend a lot of time sitting in front of the wardrobe deciding what to wear (not only for myself, but also for him). Now, I simply pull at whatever color catches my eye. That’s done in a minute. And, it’s easy… spares me a lot of time to have romantic breakfasts to begin my day. 🙂

And, why did I name this piece “Ami bhule gechi ki chaitam, aar tui ki bhalo bashti”? It’s because I was listening to this wonderful song when I unveiled the mystery of the matching colors. (I’ve modified the words slightly, to match the moment…)

Moreover, forgetting what you like to get what you love is sometimes a BIG DEAL!

Here’s a picture of my “Eureka!” moment.


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Let’s Go Fishing

Stuck are you?
Doing things
You aren’t meant to do?
Come with me
There’s much to see
Life is good
So, break free!

P.S.- Me, the Rancho wants to be a photographer & I need to figure out a way to take self portraits 😉

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Life’s Like That

I wake up in the morning
With the sun on my eyes
I slip into my shoes
To walk a mile
I’m tired and refuse to rise
I didn’t know
That I was in for surprise
Splashes of green
Pop out on my face
I lose myself
In the lure of the lakes
Squirrels say ‘Hi’
And birds fly by
Oh, where am I?
Life’s like that
I guess
It slipped my mind.

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” The Deep Blue Sea spoke to me

It was holding back a mystery

A dolphin took me by the hand

It wanted me to understand

That in this world there is more to behold

Than bags of money and pots of gold

Believe in yourself and you will see

How happy and free you were meant to be”

– Mike Dooley

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Taste the COOL side of life

Focus 90% of your time on solutions

And, only 10% of your time on problems.

I took both these pictures on my way to office. While taking the second one, I was completely blinded by the sun. I didn’t see what I captured, but the result was amazing. Special thanks goes to Capgemini for dragging me out in this heat. I always complain about that, but apart from the cash, it is giving me regular supplies to keep this blog up and running. So, let’s enjoy the cool side of life.

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In a nut-shell?

I wish he would listen to me. I wish he’d be a little more practical. Uff … he’s so crazy. Well, well think twice before you complain.

I owe my fairytale honeymoon in Paris to a cracked pot of a husband 🙂

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