Thursday, 29 November 2012

Happy Fourth Anniversary Dear Husband...

Dear M,

I can’t believe time just flies and that is exactly what has happened to me. Today as we celebrate seven years of togetherness with four of them married on our fourth marriage anniversary; believe me when I say that these seven years have been the best ones of my life so far.

I still don’t understand how the teasing of friends brought us closer and when the cupid struck & our love blossomed. I didn’t know then and I don’t know now. Even now when people get to know about our love marriage and ask who proposed first, I am clueless what to answer and I just smile and say ‘No One’. Till date there has been no official proposal but each of us believe one thing for certain that we belong together. And from that day till today, the journey besides you is a blissful one.

Despite our conflict of interests in many things, what worked for us and is still working for us four years into marriage is the fact that we are less of husband wife and more of lovers. For the last seven years, each day has been a new start and in the course of day, we laugh, we fight, we argue, we remain silent, we tolerate, we fall in love again.

I know that you do not believe in expressing your feelings through words but dear I can feel your selfless love in every single thing you say to me or you do for me. I know that everything will be ok when you are with me. There are unending reasons why I Love You but these simple things done by you make me loose my heart all over again.

  • I love you when you say there is time when I am already late in getting ready so that I don’t rush over.
  • I love you when you increase the volume of TV when I am in the kitchen so that I can hear and understand what is going on in my favorite show.
  • I love you when you wake up silently when you have to go to office early so that I sleep undisturbed.
  • I love you when you leave something uneaten so that I can have it as it was only enough for one.
  • I love you when you go out with me every weekend just because I like to do so even if you are tired and don’t want to step out of the house.
  • I love you when you do not watch cricket just to let me see my favorite serial.
  • I love you when you can make out from my face that I am upset even if I haven’t told you anything.
  • I love you when just by the intensity of my saying yes, you know whether I like something or not.
  • I love you when you say that you also don’t want to have something when I say no just to make sure that I don’t have to make it only for you.
  • I love you when you do something purposefully just to bring a smile on my face.
  • I love you when you solve my tiniest of problem in a blink.
  • I love you when you stand in the kitchen just to give me company.
  • I love you when you answer my dumbest of question repeatedly.
  • I love you when you get so tense seeing me in tension or in problem.
  • I love you when you ask my suggestion on every matter, however small or big it may be.
  • I love you because you would rather be home with me than anywhere else.
  • I love you because you keep me smiling. You warm me with your cuddles. You hold me up when I’m down.
  • I love you because all the little things you do make such a big difference in my life.
  • I love you because since the day you came into my life, everything is perfect.
  • I love you for the fact that I can be myself when I am with you.
  • I love you because I like the sense of security I feel when I am with you.
  • I love you because you complete me in every possible way.

I would like to dedicate this song to you as I connect with each and every word of this beautiful composition by Celine Dion.

"For all those times you stood by me

For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right

For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful, baby

You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through
Through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'cause you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me, ooh, baby

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach

You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love, I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me

Maybe, I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because
I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'cause you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me!!!"

                                           Happy 4th Anniversary Dear M...


I love you more and more with each passing day and I couldn’t be more blessed to have you as my partner.

Loads of Love...

Monday, 26 November 2012

Completely Ethnic Anarkali...

As per the Fashion Gurus, fashion repeats itself every now & then and they have been proved right. After the short kurtis, now its their long sibling which is trending. Anarkali suits have come back in fashion and is the latest craze in Indian fashion. Remember Madhubala wearing an elaborate anarkali suit in the famous song "Jab Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya". They are making their way almost everywhere, right from wedding parties to pooja to daily wear. The anarkali  suit is perhaps the perfect example of how vintage fashion can create a huge come back. It is the most liked Indian outfit in recent times considering its timeless beauty and appeal. The main reason for anarkali suit to be so popular among women of all age is its feminine and traditional outlook. They are a complete ethnic ensemble in them selves. All our Bollywood divas donning this beautiful attire is the proof of its popularity. The ankle length long flowy anarkalis are available in a range of fabrics from sheer chiffons to heavy brocades colored in broad spectra of  bright and vibrant colors. With broad hemlines and heavily embellished necklines, they are the most fashionable outfit for the season.

The anarkali flatters most body types because of its A-line cut. It gives the slim a shape and hides flaw beautifully, giving an overall elegant look. They have an ethnic look and feel to them. However it can be made to look more contemporary with its length reduced. Short anarkalis are a modern twist to the anarkalis. On the other hand long, kalidaar, ankle length anarkalis are completely traditional generally with full sleeves and heavy work. 

The latest anarkali trend is the layered ones with a separate long jacket or a layer of separate fabric attached to it or the panelled ones which give you a slim and svelte look.

With festive season already in, Go grab & flaunt your anarkali suit and look your charming best!

I have got one for me already :)))


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Waiting for Mr. MOON...

Today is one of those special day of the year when I feel so blessed to have a life partner like M and really thank God from bottom of my heart for bringing him into my life. You would be thinking why only this is not that these feelings are just reserved for this day but this one day bound by tradition and culture makes it all the more special. Today is my fourth Karva Chauth. In modern days this festival has been much glorified and commercialized due to its significant portrayal in Hindi films and television soaps. But for me this day is to celebrate my belief in this beautiful relationship and to pray to Almighty to keep it savored with much love and trust which are the two most essential pillars of any relationship. Karva Chauth is a festival of love and belief and gets its name from the diya or karva which is used in pooja and chauth as it falls on the fourth day of the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha of Kartik month). It is considered an important and auspicious day for married women.

I love applying mehendi and get it done in the evening a day before for the color to come out dark and bright. Mehendi walas are in high demand this day and have their rates soaring high. I remember long queues at the mehendi shops in Lajpat nagar as late as 12 in the night when I used to stay in Delhi. Markets are all decorated in the festive colors  with beautifully decorated pooja thalis and ladies flood the market for buying their karvas and pooja stuff. This festival is celebrated in groups mostly in northern part of the country but as not many people follow this custom here down south, I do it in my home along with my close family members.

My day starts with the fast, with the pooja preparations by decorating the karva, setting up the place for pooja, all decorated with diyas, colorful rangoli, coconut, ashok leaves, fruits and sweets. I make poori and halwa for prasad. All decked up in a traditional attire with colorful bangles, bindis and traditional jewellery, pooja is done in the evening which includes reading the Karva Chauth vrat katha. The fast is broken after the sunset with sighting the moon through a sieve and then looking at  M (though he finds this whole process amusing) and taking the first sip of water and first crunch of food from his hand. But sometimes Mr. Moon tests my patience and takes his own sweet time to appear playing hide & seek with clouds. Last time I was lucky. Lets hope for the best this year.

This whole celebration and process may seem mockery to some people  who quote it as a blind faith and a fashionable trend........but I feel it is a small gesture to hold on to each other and say "I Care".

Happy Karva Chauth to all the ladies and their husbands or to-be husbands.