Monday, May 22, 2017

Write A Song For Me

Stand till I fade away
Don't go home
Not yet
Let the absence sink in. 

Use black ink today
Give me just a few words
Soft, warm, sublime
Write a song for me on your way. 

Save the red velvet memories
Don't sleep tonight
For one more time, buy flowers in the morning.
Keep them near the window
Let them bloom to your song.



Friday, April 28, 2017

When It's All Blurry

How did your travel memories look like, a few years before you started judging every frame on its Instagram-worthiness? It looked weird, red-eyed, blurry, badly contrasted and even badly-timed.

But mostly, the memories were nothing less than perfect. 

Being a blogger, I may have the least rights to talk like this. But one can always draw a line somewhere. Ten pictures followed by staring at the real sunset for an hour. Achievable, right?

Easier said than done. For just 2 or 3 pictures for a blogpost, it may take hours. The struggle is real. One has to keep working on the pictures. And what happens if we refuse to work on pictures and call it a day? We try to edit the pictures, which is exactly what I have done here:). Hope you have a great weekend ahead.  

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Friday, March 31, 2017

To Smile Or Not

So I read that if one smiles during a state of unhappiness, it uplifts the mood. Realising that I have been doing the same for a while - long before I read the article - I try to figure out if it really works.

Maybe it does work for some people. A smile, no matter how dimmed or feeble, does impact how people react around you. And maybe, sooner or later you start believing what's around (a state of normalcy) has seeped into what's inside. 

I hate pretending to be happy. More often than not, I feel I am doing it for others. So much effort to please others??? Maybe, at times. At other times, I smile for no reason at all. Whatever it is, it somehow doesn't feel right. 

And no, I am not Victoria Beckham. The way she doesn't smile, I do find it unsettling. But smiling even when one is surrounded by idiots or during any other loathsome situation, it creeps me a little. Maybe, time and age will teach me how to smile and be content, no matter what. Till then, I would just break a vase in my head and listen to Pink.

What do you think? Does smiling during adverse circumstances work for you? 

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Friday, March 10, 2017

No Shopping

I haven't shopped for a while now, and it feels good actually. I know it is just a phase and soon I will be in a shopping mall, screening every big and small store with absolute perfection. Till then, I am enjoying this non chaotic, decluttered time. Not much to say. Hope you guys are doing great.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Stylish Librarian

Sometimes small things catch our attention - a note in a pre-loved book, a hint of sitar in an English song or the smell of fresh coffee when you pass a cafe. 

One of the best small things that I have noticed is the reflection of trees and plants on a house at night. It's like living in a different world, with soft lights playing hide and seek with your heart. Yes, that magical.  

Some of us manage to notice these things more than others. I guess some of us are crazier than the others. Or maybe we are simply blessed. When I saw Kiran, it was her anklet that caught my attention. She is a librarian, a stylish one.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Off-the-shoulder

While the off-the-shoulder trend has been around for a while now, I have managed to keep a safe distance from it so far. Why? Well, first of all, it was everywhere. From 12 year old Instagrammers to kitty party goers. It was too everywhere to be not noticed. 

Secondly, whenever I thought of  baring a little bit of my shoulders, I would see weird scratch marks. Now I don't own a cat, nor do I have long nails. And I sleep all alone. So spooky as it sounds, the scratched shoulders acted as a major deterrent.

But beaches are something else. And this dress was yellow, the happiest colour on this planet. So I took it out, finally.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Goa In Snapshots


In my previous post, I talked of backgrounds and how they add a lot to the drama of a fashion picture or any picture for that matter. Well, speaking of backgrounds, can it get any better than beaches? And speaking of beaches in India, Goa is usually the first word that comes to our minds.

Going forward, I would try to capture some images of the backgrounds as well. You guys have a great weekend.

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