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A rose in december

There is this rose bush in my garden, which I planted with a lot of love. For months and months, I waited. I had no idea what the flower would be like. I would watch it somedays and wonder why it wasn't blooming. I had done everything right--the manure, the watering, the sunlight. I .had done everything I could. There was nothing more I could do really. After a  few months I gave up thinking about it and it just stood there, sullen , defiant and almost mocking me. There were a few insect eaten leaves and I dutifully sprayed  a herbal bug repellant. It made me think that sometimes, relationships are like that. You want it so badly but the other person does not respond and there is nothing you can do really. You learn to live with it. When I left for Bentota (to celebrate my birthday ) it did not have a single bud on it. Or if it did, I did not notice. I had nurtured it so much for so many months, and had got nothing in return that I had stopped noticing it even. It was just

Turning forty

Image from   Why do people feel a need to hide their ages? And why are people so darn apologetic because they are over a certain age?  There is so much emphasis associated with age and realms have been written about 'turning forty' and 'turning thirty'.  My age is something I am darn proud of! I proudly tell my age, if anyone asks.I will be turning forty soon :) Funny how I have had thirty-nine birthdays and yet I still look forward to my birthdays with the same childish enthusiasm and I am still excited about birthdays. ( Who can forget the 'aaj mera happy birthday hai ' scene from the movie Rangeela.I am a bit like that) :) Of course, I keep asking my family "What will you get for me on my birthday?" :) The other day I was speaking to a friend and asked him how old he is. He said he is 42 and added that he is 'over the hill'. I told him "Maybe you are over the hill, but I have no

Random rants--Ten things that annoy me.

Image courtsey: Freedigital photos Mostly this blog is about positivity, laughter, living life to the fullest and all good things. Rarely, very rarely, do you find rants here. I am no Buddha even though I have learnt to smile Buddha-like at most things. Yeah, sixteen years of marriage, two kids, one husband and a very large dog does that to you. :) But myths must be shattered and so I thought I'd post ten of my pet peeves--stuff that makes me see red and takes away that cloak of Buddha-ness and turns me into a shade of the colour you get when you cross a Cruella de Vil with Miranda priestly, mostly in a non-lesbian sense. (Stop salivating, all you men out there and some women too. Heh heh) Here are ten things that irk me in no particular order really.(but hey, they had to be numbered and arranged in some order). And fortunately for me at no point in time do my one husband, two kids or one very large dog indulge in any of the following :-) 1.People who

Results of the handmade card giveaway

Here are the results of the handmade card giveaway of my 600th post! I used  random number generator to pick five 'winners'. Here are the numbers it threw up--71, 18, 3, 27 and 65.  Here are the names! (it was fun to put faces to the lucky numbers!) 71.Jaanaki Shanker 18.Trupti 3.Gayu 27. Ramya Ranganathan 65. Soorya Do send me your postal address and I shall send you the cards!! :) Thanks all of you for taking part :) ________________________________________________________________ You can interact with me on my  Facebook page if you have something to say and don't want to comment here!

This is how I work :)

Yeah, this is how I work! :)This picture was clicked just a few minutes ago. Am doing some research for my fourth book. Lostris is happy as long as she can stick like a velcro to me :) She is my shadow. She follows me wherever I go. She hates being away from me and is happiest if I am nuzzling her. Her birthday is on Dec 16th :) She will be One! (yeah she is just a pup) Isn't she gorgeous?  And we work really well as a team :) _________________________________________________________________________ ps: My third book will be out in Feb! Follow my Facebook page for release date and details.

Some news and a really difficult tag

First  some nice news from my end. I have been invited for the Jaipur Literary Fest and yes I am attending :) *Big beam on face* If you happen to be in jaipur on 20th and 21st of Jan, come and say a hello  and tell me you looooove my writing and you will make someone verrrry verrry happy :) Second the other news from Blogosphere. Reflections , on of my favourite bloggers tagged me, a very very difficult tag. I cannot say no to her. Especially after she said "She needs no introduction….writer, artist, mom, blogger all rolled into one. I love all her posts except for the ones where she posts her pictures. I tell you nobody has the right to look so sexy when they are touching 40;-(. And nope, before u ask..nope she wont be mad at me for telling her age. Atleast I think she won't. She's not like that. I'm very sure she won't. Oh dear....." Read more:  How can I NOT retaliate now? (and of course I ha