I Wander Why!

I am somewhere these days! My interest in this synthetic world is fleeing in void.  My inclination floats every second and my restless mind is always in search for something. I do try to focus in the present moment but my thoughts flutter from every corner to an unreachable extent. I am definitely not in this world, not even in my world. I am living somewhere. My psyche travels to different spheres aiming to experience realms of imaginary contentment. And I don’t know why?

Lost in the humdrum of activities, I wonder where my undefined explorations are leading me to. What am I looking for? Am I waiting for that flower to blossom or I just want to stay fine by enjoying the smell of fresh grass? Do I want rains or do I want to glow in the sunshine? Do I want to work myself to be attractive or whip myself in solitude?  Do I want to dance in high spirits or hide my insecurities from the maddening crowd?  What is it? What do I want? What to do? I am still figuring it out.
Nothing excites me, I am in the hunt of something new, unexplored and raw. I feel to reach those horizons where there is relatively unrefined emotions. That world, where you are far from judgments, inhibitions and apprehensions. Actually, for past many days, I feel that world is just over occupied, overwhelmed and over enthusiastic with the artificial environment. Everything looks camouflaged and is rumbled up in fabricated territory. My mind is scouting something which is natural, untouched but not less than ordinary. Something original, earthy and real.
My explorations have started and in the course of my journey, I am eager solve those blocks which are disturbing my views to know my own conflicts, ideas and unknown visions…
The Odyssey is on… I am waiting to tour those routes… And waiting to pen those roads…

Eco Tools The Lovely Looks Five Piece Brush Set

I am back here with another review.

 

Today I will be reviewing Eco Tools The Lovely Looks Five Piece Brush Set – a perfect set for all makeup brushes. Be it highlights, concealing, eye shadows, blushes or bronzing, we need good brushes to finish our look. Choose any shade, stroke or any occasion, our makeup kits are never complete without cosmetics and its brushes. Whichever product I purchase, I silently look for an option to take it along wherever I travel. And here it is, this cute, little and petite brushes are off to go with me any time. Read on to find more.

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Well, I haven’t purchased make up brushes earlier apart from a powder brush and so I have chosen this as It looks good for beginners. There were so many options in my local drugstore that it made me confused and I returned without purchasing any. The next day, I visited again and I happen to spot the Eco Tools brush collection and I really liked this one. Among all, this brand provided the best bunch of makeup brushes in one slot. Since Eco Tools are quite known for its quality, I was instantly attracted and I readily purchased.

 

The brushes are made with soft cruelty-free bristles beautifully embellished with stunning blue hues bamboo handles. The brush set comprises of 5 makeup brushes –

  • Powder Brush
  • Angled Brush
  • Foundation Brush
  • Eye Shadow Brush (Easily be used as a concealer brush)
  • Flat Eyeliner

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Wrapping –

 

The brushes are neatly packed in a mustard yellow box which is made of EVA material. It basically opens like a book revealing fixed and fit makeup brushes. The backside of the set gives a breakdown of each brush with detailed description. The adjacent side of the brushes provides a quick guideline about day and night makeup.

 

Price – £11.99

 

So, how are these –

 

This is a splendid chic set of makeup brushes and makes it easy to settle in my makeup bag!  These brushes are very soft, dense and very useful. Though they are small in size, they are ideal to apply makeup; however, for many of you, the larger three of the five brushes (powder, foundation and concealer) may not be fine as they are not the ideal size for their intended purposes. But, my tiny hands didn’t complain at all. These brushes will work together to perfect the final look with cream, liquid or powder makeup.

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For the better health and hygiene of the brushes, it’s better to wash them once in a week (if you use them daily); simply run the bristles under warm running water and wash with a gentle shampoo or a conditioner avoiding ferrules and handles. Use a cloth to absorb excess water and let it dry.

 

Here is the quick analysis of all the brushes –

 

Foundation Brush –

The bristles are pointed-tip for precise coverage for the use of foundation. I use this for highlighting purposes and since I don’t use foundation, I use this brush for applying BB or CC cream, and it certainly works well;

Eye shadow Brush –

The tiny tapered bristles of eye shadow brush are sleek and perfect to apply and blend eye shadows. Now, the good part is this can be conveniently used as a concealer brush which is rightly useful for liquid concealer.

Flat Eyeliner Brush –

Now, this has to be used only when applying thick eyeliner. It will definitely work well when opting for dramatic eye makeup.

Angled brush –

Whoa! This is my favourite part. The angled brush is equipped with duo-fibre and is perfect to sweep the blush as well as to contour. It is so convenient to use; its hassle free, easy and quick! A couple of strokes and you are done!

Powder Brush –

I usually prefer bigger brush for face powder but it’s alright as the quality is excellent and extremely soft to the skin. This brush is designed to give a smooth finish by simply buffing ones face in a circular motion. I have used this for blending my bronzing too, which gave a fine finish.

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This is my first brush set and I am delighted with its finest results. Overall, the product is artistically very pleasing. This set is definitely recommended for beginners and is of great value for money.

 

So overall, good value for money! These brushes work together to give a perfect look for the shutter bugs suiting mineral, liquid and powder makeup.

 

NYC 5 in 1 Instant Matte BB Cream Review

I love BB creams or should I say BB creams are a big rescue as I am not that fond of foundations! Well, I really like a light and thin coverage over my face providing a simple and natural look. Since the outset of BB creams, I am glued to them totally! Foundations can wait for parties but BB creams are here to stay for a regular routine. I have used Maybelline and Rimmel in the past and when I saw NYC in Superdrug store, I really wanted to try out.

Pic 1 (1)NYC (New York Colour) offers almost all trendy products at all reasonable prices. Initially, I was confused with this brand thinking that it’s from NYX. But no, this is completely a different brand from New York. Out of curiosity I thought of purchasing a couple of new products as there are all fairly priced.

I am a medium tone with oily skin and I prefer BB creams for my office days. I tried NYC 5 in 1 BB Crème from a tester and the medium shade well matched my skin tone. This BB crème comes in two shades – Light and Medium and here is the review of the medium shade.

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Details of the product –

This 5-in-1 product gives you flawless finish; Erase skin imperfections and make your skin look real for up to 14 hours. NYC wants you to look and feel more beautiful. NYC knows that you feel more confident when you look your best. NYC understands you need beauty products that work with your busy lifestyle. NYC respects you and the choices you make in life and in beauty.

Price – £3.99 for 30 ml

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Usage –

Start by squeezing a small amount of BB Crème on the back of your hand. Apply a few dots to the forehead, nose, two cheeks, and chin. Using your index and middle finger, gently pat the cream into your skin. (Though I like to use with a sponge)

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My experience –

I purchased this BB crème just for a single reason that it is a matte BB cream, which is ideal for my oily skin. This BB crème comes in a light brown chocolaty shade completely suiting my skin tone and has a very nice light consistency. I applied this crème after a moisturiser and it instantly absorbed into my skin.  I usually apply with a sponge and it properly evens my skin tone in a jiffy.

The advantage of this BB crème is its fine thin texture. It is quite light and you need not rub it hard to get immersed in to the skin. I personally liked its anti-shine property as it prevents my skin to appear oily and ultimately brightens the skin tone. Thankfully I don’t have any blemishes but as it’s oily skin, I need to take care of my skin against appearance of my pores.

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But here is the catch! This does decrease the appearance of my pores but after a few hours, I noticed that this crème unmasked my pores, which looks unpleasant! Though it softens the skin tone, provides a nice, plain and neat coverage, it doesn’t hold for more than 5-6 hours. I need to be quite careful in the evening and a touch up during tea break becomes a routine for me. It doesn’t completely reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

All said and done, this is an average BB crème available in the market at quite reasonable price. I bought it from Superdrug a few months ago, and now the store has discontinued its stall. The product is easily available online however I would rather prefer Maybelline, Loreal than this one L

 

 

Nivea Daily Essentials Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream

So, as I mentioned in the last post that how much I love make-up, I thought why not start writing my experiences with the products I generally use. I love indulging into cosmetics, bath and both products, fragrances…basically everything! Well, which girl doesn’t like that? They are simply the best and the quickest solution to bring out a lovely smile in you! And with the advent of plethora of brands in this industry, a make-up junkie would love to binge on them and experiment their products. (Yes, I am talking about me :-)) Oh, the feeling of trying different shades, fragrances and textures is so appealing! I love it! Oh, its so wonderful!

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Yes, there are so many new brands available to us, but to start with, I am here with the most popular, common and available brand – Nivea. Be it a body lotion, moisturiser, cleaning wipes or anything, I like Nivea products. I have always loved this brand for its gentleness to the skin. This time I have purchased a moisturising cream and as usual I am not disappointed at all. I have an oily skin and I usually see products which are formulated for combination skin. I have purchased a few creams in Normal / Combination range which were quiet effective but this time I bought Nivea Daily Essentials Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream which is made especially for oily / combination skin. Nivea has introduced many good products under its umbrella ‘Daily Essentials’ – Primer, scrubs, BB Cream, Tinted moisturiser, cleansing milk and many others and I really like all the products.

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It is suitable for sensitive skin; it is dermatologically approved and works for the skin to stay moisturised, hydrated and nourished. The cream comes in a 50 ml tube and it has an extremely soft and light consistency.

 Price – £3.99 for 50 ml

So, how is it on the skin? I have been using this cream for past 2 months and I am extremely satisfied by its results. It keeps the skin super hydrated, soft and smooth. The first thing which I always compliment about Nivea is the fragrance, and obviously it stands true for this cream as well. It is little overwhelming and lingers for quite some time. And what’s more, just a tiny amount is required to absorb deeply into the skin and leaves your face supple, clean and moisturised.

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This cream gives a lovely matte finish (which usually oily skin folks want). This is not sticky, heavy or thick to the skin and leaves no residue or extra shine. This gives a nice surface before applying makeup. The light formulation hydrates the skin without clogging pores. It helps to gives good amount of freshness to enrich skin giving a naturally healthy glow and the mild formula of aloe vera and argan oil provides wonderful skin caring properties.

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The slight downside is it remains fine for long hours but then the skin turns so oily! It’s little greasy and obviously it develops a thin oily surface over the skin. So, I usually mixed this cream along with BB cream and it turned out to be fine all day. Oh, yes it also works well if you apply this cream after primer.

 

Overall, this is the perfect cream for all oily skin beauties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A blank page, a few random thoughts and a break!

So I am here after many months. It’s been a long time that I have not written anything. Err! Actually it’s been a long time that I have not posted anything! There have been several episodes with my solitude when I jotted and scribbled my thoughts, my days and my life. But, nothing has taken any form, been filtered or was framed to be read! Reason? Though, writing is one of my biggest interests, today I am left with a blank page, an empty mind with slow flashes of a few random thoughts and that are it!

Somewhere, sometime or someday, I think this would have happened to you as well. Isn’t it! You dwell in your thoughts, you do or you don’t have a plan and you really want to take one step further, but you don’t know where to start or perhaps how to proceed. It could be as simple as reviving your daily mundane or a compound issue like balancing your work life balance. Basically, your mind gets jaded, or cluttered or dimmed. Suddenly, you are stuck somewhere and don’t feel any association between you and nature. Then, what do you do?

The best thing which usually works is taking a break and engaging your moods in relaxing activities. No, I am not referring to any expensive spa treat, social activities or a holiday, but simple, subtle and short breaks which add a little zing or spunk in your routine life. Talking about that, I thought of jotting down the list of trouble-free activities which gives my myriad pleasure, relaxation and calmness –

  1. Writing – Yes, this post started with writing issues and I am here again. But, believe me, like all of you writing is the best thing for me to unwind! It is a wonderful feeling to express yourself, be comfortable and just BE YOU! Oh, that is so relieving and soothing to my senses. Be it a hobby, an interest or fondness, it’s so elevating to indulge in writing at any point.
  2. Music – I am sure that this is the most common recreational activity for anyone. Many refer music to just ‘pass time’ or hobby or liking, however music works the best. Whenever my decision making process slows down, I take a short break, listen to good music, loosen up a little and hit back. It could as sweet as humming to 1970s slow songs or swaying to the latest disco hits. By the way, for me singing and dancing also comes with the package!
  3. Movies – A tired routine, a tough task or a boring day; what could be a simple way to chill out than watching movies? I love the fact that cinema has a marvellous capacity to transfer you to a different unknown world in a jiffy. It makes you travel through different emotions, humours and realms of life. I am a big fan of movies not just because it provides entertainment, but it allows you to take a back seat, slow down and enjoy the moments. Again ‘by the way’, Bollywood works for me! Beyond all that drama, frills and fancies, and ‘naach-gaana’, I enjoy this little joy in my life.
  4. Foooood – Yes, I love food! Hmm, a few from the lot would have started imagining me a heavy bod munching chips and chocolates while writing this piece. Nah! I am a budding gourmand and I love to experiment with different varieties from different cuisines. Food is a wonderful outlet to beat the stress; either it’s cooking, hunting food recipes or relishing them, I love to indulge in heavenly delicacies. A vegetarian by birth, by choice and by love, I love spending my time savouring varieties of tastes, flavours and smells.
  5. Makeup – Yes, this is the loveliest part of being woman! Lipsticks, Eye shadows, Blushes, Bronzers, Nail Paints… Ooh La La! It’s such a simple thing to pat your tempers into makeup, but it makes a big difference in the routine. An extra stroke of mascara, an added shade of lip gloss or a surplus layer of foundation will add new colours to your schedule. I am sure all the makeup junkies will agree with me.

So, give it a break, clear your mind, loosen yourself, smile and get back!

Anyway, this is my list; would be great to know what works for you?

 

 

Everyone is different. Why do we judge all the time?

So, the autumn is here and London has bid a long bye to the sunshine. While we have brushed away those cottons, sunny colours and pastel patterns, it’s the time to enjoy those cold nights, short days and hot food. Commenting on the weather, one of my friends posted on FB, ‘Finally the long summer has gone! 30 degrees! Sunstrokes! Bad Tan! Arghh! Bye Summer, hope to see you pretty late next year!’ Among many comments on the post; one comment from an Indian friend caught my attention – ‘’Oh really! 30 degrees is too hot for you! You are so fragile honey! I live in India, and we are so comfortable in this tropical climate even at 45 degrees, and not just for the one day but the entire season. Get a life and don’t be so flimsy.’’

As usual, the arguments began and there was no end to the long conversions. I read them through and ignored it but after a while, when I was out and experiencing the crisp and cold air, I started thinking about the entire episode again. That friend has never been to London and he has no idea about how UK climate works. He has no clue about  winters being extremely chilly than any tropical country. He doesn’t know that experiencing frosty climate is a normal routine which is actually a big deal in his country.

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So? Basically he commented on something which is not his territory. He was being too condemnatory about people fainting over 34 degrees in UK. Honestly, was his judgement right, fair and true? When my mind reacted to this, I remembered about my co-worker gossiping about my friend (above 50) how careless, uninterrupted and extremely social she is. Being a gym fanatic, she is the fittest, slimmest and yummiest among us. Commenting on her stay free life she started blathering about her lifestyle, her attitude and her insensitive approach towards life. Why? Was my friend jealous? Was she being too judgemental without knowing the reality? Or was she actually bitter by nature?

Sadly, she didn’t know that my colleague had a miscarriage 25 years ago and failed to bare children there after! To overcome her depression, pain and misery in life, she actively started concentrating her life in other areas – socialising, fitness, travelling and so on just to forget or ignore that bad phase! When my friend confronted the fact, obviously she realised her own insolence and regretted her attitude.

So, basically, judging people without knowing what the actual situation is so unwarranted! Honestly, you and I would not have complete idea of what is happening in one’s life.

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So, end of the article now? Enough of thoughts, knowledge and understanding on the subject!

Perhaps, you would be thinking how reasonable I am about umpiring circumstances and society. But no, I have honestly learnt so much because of my own experiences. Not that I am purely non judgemental or I am not bothered about others’ lives, my thoughts changed after observing my wrong judgements and how hastily I judged people.

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In my last organisation, I met a colleague who was extremely loud, impatient and brash. Honestly, I never liked him nor I wanted to work with him. As always, I ignored him as much as I could. But then, I had to share a project with him for 6 months. While working with him, I started knowing him better, understanding his views and considering his approach. And I proudly say that I was so wrong! I was too soon to judge him based on his outward behaviour, but as I mingled with him on a regular basis, I got to know how fair-minded, outspoken and original he is. He may be a little hard to understand initially but he lives on his principles and is much more real than those people who were ‘Oh, I am so good’ masks all the time.

He has taught me so much about life. Everyone has a story, you can’t know a person by just reading a single page! Generally, we get into conclusion quickly without analysing much about the entire situation. As human beings, it is so natural to scrutinise, question and be very subjective on given times. But we forget that the circumstances are not equal for everyone. Everyone has their own state of affairs, thoughts and opinions!  Whatever it is, I think so we should give us and the other person good amount of time, space and value to come out and parade its true nature! That reality to accept the situation will be easy to comprehend, realize and understand than being so critical about it!

And then, the world and its nature will be a better place to love, smile and live.

Oh Maggi! Your yellow curly saucy thin threads are going to be missed!

Oh My Dear Maggi!

So, after more than 30 years of strong friendship with India, the ‘Bas Do Minute’ saga is crashing down! Isn’t it sad for the entire nation who has actually grown enjoying and slurping their favourite snack for ages! Yes, it is.  For all that I know, this is errr.. I mean was the only one food item which was common across varied Indian cuisines; this basically bridged the gap between several cultures of a diversified country like India. And, you are now laying there in your Nestle factories, units and outlets to be destroyed! More than you, WE your fellow loyal customers are feeling sorry about the whole fiasco!

maggi-noodlesMy first cooked meal was you! My first experiment in kitchen was you and my first food ‘amusement’ was you! I was a toddler when I starting enjoying you. I have a vague memory of my childhood days when your popularity was increasing in a rapid pace. There was only one ‘original masala’ flavour available in markets and the grocery list was never complete without Maggi packets. Not that my mom is a lazy mother or I was a finicky child, but during those times (early 1990s), this was the only ‘novel’ and ‘readymade’ food item available.

My partner in all crimes, my younger sister then joined my Maggi Team! No matter what the occasion be, the joy of having you in our food plates was delightful. A lazy Sunday evening or a rainy day! Watching a good movie on DD or enjoying our vacations! A quick midnight snack or a hurried meal! You were always there with you and we found you everywhere! Even when we were exhausted while exploring remote places in Uttar Pradesh, you brought a smile back when we saw you at a small eatery. I haven’t been in hostel, but I was quite surprised to see when the teenagers relished you in Pune and Bangalore, be it their PG house or a city mall. And not just in India, I was overwhelmed when I saw you in all the Indian Asian shops in UK! From Vizag to Varanasi! From London to Ludhiana! From Coimbatore to Kashmir! You were always adorned by a huge chunk of people, varying from toddlers, collegians to corporate and honestly everyone!

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Forever, you were the most pocket friendly quick nosh. Though the different flavours you came wrapped in didn’t get popular, but trying at least once was essential! And even if we loved your original masala flavour, we loved to experiment with our unique way. You made my menu little innovative and interesting  – adding Chinese sauces or tossing a dash of Italian herbs or blending a desi twist – Maggi Samosa, pakodas and many others! Oh My God! For Indians who usually eat with hands, you were the first one to teach me (at least for me) to eat with a fork!

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Oh, the experiences and odysseys are endless! And now I feel so bad that you are not here with us. If the reports have some mass, we were consuming excess lead and MSG for several years! You would be flooded with huge amount of letters these days’; a few complaints, a few consolations and a few queries. Well, I just have one question for you. Why? Why did you cheat your most loyal customers? Why did you deceive that nation which acknowledge you with open arms? Why were you harming those kids who were your main audience and revenue churners? Those yellow curly saucy thin threads are going to be missed!

nestles-maggi-instant-noodlesAt present, you, me and everyone is perplexed because of the noodle disaster and we are patiently waiting for your next substantial move. Will you discontinue your products in India? Will you revamp your productions and come with a ‘really’ healthy product? Or will you fight and declare that the current production is safe to eat?

We are waiting!

From your forever loyal patron!

Life is a Fusion Buffet…A few seasons and episodes on the platter…

Life always offers a blend of varied piece of everything in assorted portions at different junctions – opportunities and hope, success and failure, situations and issues, laughter and happiness, courage and confidence, dark moments and blues and much more in abundance…

As we walk along our life counter, we get more exposed to different flavours, spices and ensigns on our pathway – we either relish, accept or overlook the spread which sooner or later, directly or indirectly carve our odyssey of our life explorations and craft our map.

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So, basically what our existence crave on? What is it all about? What does our lifespan imply? Basically, it’s a huge melange banquet of various cuisines of experiences sprawled all over. It’s a gigantic assembly of different savours embellishing our world. It’s a big bang fusion.

It’s a special buffet treat served to us at all points with different aroma, textures, tastes and arrangements…

  • at times its available in surplus and we can’t comprehend how to maximise the experience suitably
  • Once in a while it surprises with its simple yet fine cookeries, diverse tools and cutlery or  unknown palate
  • And of course not to forget, many a times it disappoints us with its poor quality tastes

Our journeys be it hot or cold, sweet or sour, raw or cooked, the quality of every expedition and appetite of our hopes and dreams depends on not what it offers but purely what we choose, how much we take and when and where we custom – eat, relish, nibble, overeat, feast or just diet!

Simple! And that is our creation all about… It attempts to bring out and fusion about different facets of our being…. And the best way is to enjoy every piece of serving – learn, appreciate, smile and move on…

Oh Spring! Thank you for being here

…And summer is soon approaching clearing the chilly waves and frosty nights paving the way to long days and brighter dawns. Days are turning longer and flowers are so delighted to blossom back in the courtyard. Snow has completely melted and all the greenery sprawled in the region hiding beneath the winter is gradually gliding its path and smiling back to us. It’s the time to welcome greens and to admire warm air invading our spaces. What a pleasure to relish the softness of the weather again! Elated with the pleasant waves drawing me towards it, I open my window just to adore the beauty of this wonderful springtime.

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And the first expression – ‘Wow’!  What a lovely sight! The sun is shining bright on me and chirpy birds are merrily swinging high in the sky. While honey bees are too busy romancing the florets, the sun-drenched breeze remains active spreading the fresh fragrance of the weather. I open up all the curtains inviting the sunshine in to my room revitalizing the quiet start of my day. Switching on a soft musical piece, I continue my daily chores enjoying the vivid flavour of this season. The smooth rays flashing in my apartment are calling me to enjoy the presence of the most attractive time of my existence here. And then I am here in my balcony to soak myself in the luminous sunbeams and pleasant weather.

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Relaxing in my comfy chair, I smell the freshness and warmth of this wonderful time of the year. Pleased to the utmost spell of the climate, I am experiencing the freshness of the green bushes, gentle winds and sweet sounds of the wind.  It’s such a beautiful time I am having right now! I am witnessing a spark in the milieu which is so thrilled with this new change within. The trees have started growing taller; they are sprouting fresh leaves again. Leaves are cheerfully dancing on the tunes of sunlit waves and umpteen colourful buds blooming is such an astonishing visual delight.  I was happy savouring my senses by admiring the pleasantness of their surroundings after a long and cold winter.

The aesthetic appeal of the entire experience filled me with loads of smiles and hearty amusement of the real nature. Oh, I just love spring! I am purely awestruck with its true essence. Though spring was chasing the winter on a slow pace, it has arrived and the amount of gratification it has brought to the senses is splendid! After the melancholy of the winter, my life smiled at me conveying a very small but imperative thing the change is just as natural as the Mother Nature! The honeyed time in the first days of spring not only made me soaked in the true avatar but made me realise that change is inevitable and it comes in many forms in our lives. Though not as pleasant as spring always, it unfolds a new meaning, new opportunities and new hope.

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Life changes are like leaves on a tree. The leaves have their own colour, expression and identity according to the seasons. It’s better to surrender to change as we do to all the seasons. Many times, the only way to improve our lives is to first accept and deal with positivity. Accepting changes means accepting yourself! And eventually every change brings its own spring, its own enthusiasm and its new impact on our future.

Thank you My Spring! Thank you My Small Expedition towards the Mother Nature! You brought me a little more close to the real essence of my being…Thinking of the pretty moments lived, I am moving back to my room beautifying the entire experience to myself.

Enjoy the experience!

I am so fond of various art forms! I simply adore the way the art brings beautiful & unexplored facets on the life platter! Every art gives a different definition, style and skill to its own distinctive system unfolding diverse layers of creativity and vision. It purely allows the artist to pour his thoughts, fancies and fantasies to shape his inspirations. Be it any form – painting, singing, dancing, drawing, and writing or just anything, art is the only channel which gives ultimate freedom to gouge out your theories, dreams and impulses at the same time. It gives immense opportunities to travel and touch your reveries, providing several expressions about what you think, feel and believe.

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Oh! It’s such a pleasure! Such an amazing experience to get indulged in it; Practising any art is a great brain exercise in itself. It allows you to soak completely in its true nature and pushes to understand its true intensity of it! And being an ardent fan of so many art forms, I feel so fortunate to especially find myself infused in writing. I really enjoy the practice of propelling my thoughts into a piece of paper and enjoy the language of expression through words. It’s not only a hobby or passion but simply the way of life. A sparkling way to communicate my beliefs and views, a restrained route to enjoy the journey, an open window to channel my thoughts!

But many times when I try to start to pen an article; I just get stuck right in the beginning and I am unable to pave my outlooks and observations. Suddenly, a dense fog of muddles appears in front of me; just can’t figure what to write, which flow to consider, how to approach the topic? I get entangled in my thought process and consequently reverse myself to square one! Though I enjoy the writing process to its truest sense, I still get jammed in the course of action! Why? What for? How?

But then after a while, I started analysing ‘Whys’ ‘Hows’ and ‘Whichs’ and questioned the entire purpose and its meaning. Subsequently, I happened to comprehend a bigger picture, a better meaning to the process, a finer reason behind my ambiguities!  And then I here I am…

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What is the definitive perseverance to start / focus / continue a desired task? What do we actually want from the activity? What do we really wish? Oh, wish? Why do we so?

Simple! To get better things; to surpass what we already have and attain higher possessions! To write a better story of our life and to share a part of your soul to the world. We are always in a quest to desire several things in life – dream job, a cosy home, that perfect figure, a cute dress or just a fun filled relaxing vacation…the list is enormous and endless. And still, it is usually not enough for us! We always like to update our wish lists with new desires. We desire so many things, on several levels – emotionally, mentally, materialistically, financially, spiritually, and physically! Oh My Lord! So many!

And usually while we strive hard in the process, we miss to have a clear vision of how to achieve it, we somehow tend to lose that drive to get the thing done. We are ambiguous about playing that new role or travel an unexplored path, or just worry about the where-about. Instead of doing it right, we rather get tensed about the prospective outcome and are sceptical to face it.

Yes, thinking about the result! We start questioning ourselves and analyse all the ‘ifs and butts’ leading us to slowly slack our vision. Why do we do so? It is mainly because of that thirst of succeeding in every job, every activity, and every piece. Why do we thrust to be on the top and stay there forever? Or may be just the fear of falling down? Not that we stop working hard or we keep our foot down, but why don’t we enjoy life in little moments and make peace with our expedition?

Instead why don’t we focus on overcoming our fears and moving forward towards our goals without worrying about the consequences? Why don’t we try to put the outcome in the back burner, and let our efforts take care? Well! If we deeply contemplate about it, the fact is it ALL depends on us. It’s purely on how we want our lives to shape. We should understand and believe that we are the painter of our lives, choreographers of our expeditions and writers of our destiny. No one will live our lives for us. Only we can carve our living and make efforts worthwhile. And that’s what I learn from writing. That pleasure to enjoy the experience; enjoy the journey which allows you to discover new meanings, new densities, new pathways…

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Let our inhibitions be out of our way and appreciate the odyssey of our experiences. Whether it’s a simple thing like trying a new recipe, changing work patterns, starting a new hobby or just starting a new blog like me! Nothing should ever stop us! Trial and error is an important part of the process. So bring it on! Bring what you want to the platter! A different taste, a different spice and a little drama!

Relish and enjoy the experience!