The brightest of 2010!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I spent a wonderful day at the New Delhi Book Fair 2010. I bought some books and I didn't buy some. No regrets with respect to the ones I did buy. Oodles of regret about the ones I didn't buy. But, in all, a day well spent!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Life isn’t always fair or rosy or any of those things we believe it is. It is often a test. I’ve learnt that the same holds for friendship too. Every relationship goes through its share of ups and downs. I have some of the best friends anyone can ever hope to have. We’ve grown up together, giving each other shoulders to cry on, taking calls at the crack of dawn to share good news. Some things will never change. There is comfort in this knowledge.
I’ve found myself change over the years though, from being very judgmental to becoming reflective; from speaking my mind out and expecting them to understand just because they are my closest friends to understanding that we may be friends, but we are individuals first. I realized only today that this was the new me. The new me doesn’t say “I told you so” when things go exactly as she predicted. In fact, the new me has been around for a few years now, I just didn’t realize it.
Life is full of choices. My friends are free to make theirs. If I have reservations about those, I can make a choice to keep my reservations to myself. I got a jolt this morning. I happened to reflect on how differently I might have reacted to the same event about 5 years ago. I thought about why I chose to keep mum, when in another avatar I may have jumped out with bucket loads of unsolicited advice. And then I saw this Facebook status message of someone very close to me:
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Life has brought me to the cross roads and I made a choice today. What do you do when you are in a fix? If you knew that your friend is about to make the biggest mistake of his/her life, would you watch him/her do it or would you speak your mind? Would you watch them go through the fire and wait for them at the other end? Or would you plead with them to listen to you because you "simply know" better?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
We bought this antique style clock in Mussoorie and S got to work over the weekend and fixed it on the wall. I really love the clock and the fact that we can see it from most parts of the house that we actually use.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Goodies that Amma sent to me through a friend. The package included a couple of lids, a Telugu cookbook by Malathi Chendur, a T-shirt that my friend brought for me from Dubai and 2 kilos of filter coffee. That last item in the list ... Nirvana!