Thursday, November 14, 2013

That Kid Within ~~~Happy Children's Day

Here's a poem I had written long ago. Publishing it, to celebrate Children's Day.

That kid within
Don’t lose him now
He’ll run away quickly
You’ll never know how.

That kid within
Don’t let him grow
When he comes out to play
Just go with the flow.

That kid within
He loves hide-and-seek
He’ll be the one to keep you alive
When you feel old and weak.

That kid within
Don’t pass him on
You’ll miss him for sure

Once he’s long gone.

That kid within
Sure, he’ll make mistakes
But don’t push him away
When he unknowingly awakes.

That kid within
No harm he will cause
In fact maybe with him
You will get some applause.

That kid within
Though don’t put him on display
It’s good to know that in advertising
He won’t cause any dismay!

Monday, November 11, 2013

10 Apps that you can lock me up with

I don’t feel like stepping out of home today. And I’m not getting up from my bed unless really necessary. There’s lots to do- read, watch videos, play games, tweet.. the list can go on! All I need is my smartphone loaded with 3G and a charger once in a while. I have it allll planned out! Here’s how you too can spend an entire day lazing around yet feeling connected /intellectual / creative; no silly games involved.

1. Hootsuite: For all your twitter and facebook needs

2. Youtube: For watching all those preloaded videos that you had absolutely no time to watch

3. Whatsapp : Gossip with your friends and forward jokes

4. Camera 360: Take pictures of your ceiling fan and windows and try all effects on them

5. Aldiko: For the 'traditional' reading a book while curled up in bed

6. Pocket:  Stay updated with all those articles you earmarked for later

7. Pinterest:  Plan your next DIY or just smile back at cute kittens

8. Beyond Pod: Give your eyes some rest and hear them out

9. Perfect Piano: For mindlessly pressing keys out of tune when you know nobody is listening

10. Zinio: Ogle at celebs or food or thought leaders’ brains

That’s 10 productive things to do in the 12 waking hours of your day. I’m sure I’ll find time to squeeze in Candy Crush too! And don’t miss out on those mailing lists. 

So this is my list of things to do! Some haven't made it to the list, but are important apps for sure...just that you can't spend hours together on them. Do you have a list like mine? Do share!

Friday, November 8, 2013

My Platinum Day of Love

We've been married for almost a year now. I guess people would say, we look like a cute couple who get along well. He makes me laugh, and I shower him with all my love.

We moved to another city because he found another, more lucrative job. He’s delighted to work there, which pleases me too. We settled into our new place quite quickly, but his new job demanded some extra responsibilities. As a result of which, he kept travelling; perhaps a little more than he wanted to. To keep myself busy, I took up a job. I can’t say I enjoy it, but at least it keeps me busy.  

Last evening too, I was by myself while he was travelling. I walked back from home a tad dejected. A colleague of mine went out of her way to be rude to me and I couldn't help but feel bad about it. Moreover, I now had to go to an empty home and didn't have anything to look forward to over the weekend. Yet, I wouldn't say I was feeling bad for myself.

I reached home and whatsapp’ed him about my whereabouts. ‘Call me when you free’ and I stared at the screen for a few seconds expecting a response. Then the screen went off and I got on to doing some chores.
A few minutes later I found myself tinkering with my phone again and to my relief found a reply ‘I’m driving back to you whn I reach’. I shrugged and put on the TV, just to have some background distraction.

I continued with my work half-heartedly and ate my dinner with the TV on. It was a couple of hours since his text, so I picked up my phone again only to see 2 missed calls!

I called him back immediately. He picked up sounding groggy. I guessed his insane travel plans were tiring him out. He asked me how my day was, the one thing that I really wanted to hear. So I began. I told him all about my day, from what I ate, to the pressures at work, to how I see my career panning out... even how I need a new pair of shoes. He said he would go to get a coffee while we speak. And then I prodded him about his day. He said he was tired but was working overtime. “Why? Don’t stress yourself out so much!” is what I remember telling him. That’s how we are, both tried to show we were extremely practical, but are complete softies.

We had spoken for more than an hour. It was time we hung up. He said “See you soon.” And then, I noticed a string of messages that were waiting on my phone, all before our conversation took place.

Tried calling you. Busy?.... 9:02pm

Ate only a sandwich. Too tired. Worked all night yest, so that I can come home sat morn instead of mon. .... 9:37pm

Sleeping now...but call me when you see this... .... 10:17pm

Uff! He was asleep and I went on and on about the most lame things! The next morning I apologized. He said he understood when we spoke that I hadn't seen the messages. “So why didn't you tell me?” I argued. He gushed and said, “Because I wanted to hear you, as much as you wanted to speak to me!” It was that moment when, miles apart, we knew that we were made for each other. The world seemed closer, only for us. That, was our Platinum Day of Love.

We already know what we are going to gift ourselves on this anniversary. Something that defines everlasting love. For our first wedding anniversary, we are getting ourselves Platinum Love Bands. Because what else signifies pure, rare and eternal, like the two of us?

This post is has been written for a contest on for Platinum Day of Love