The Lost Voice

I can hear a voice. Calling out to me from a distance. The voice seems familiar. I recognize it. The unbridled passion. The unadulterated happiness. The absolute contentment. The distance. That is something I cannot judge. It seems easy to reach out to. But nearly impossible to cross that distance. A few years probably. A … More The Lost Voice

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Blind, No More.

I liked him, he liked her. He knew I liked him. He asked her to ask me, why I liked him. I didn’t know they liked each other. I poured my heart out to her. I’d never felt this exposed even when I was absolutely naked.   Why did they do this? What did it … More Blind, No More.

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THE VOICES

The Heart Follow your gut. Go after what you believe in. What you truly want. Don’t stand at the end of the pool, don’t hesitate. Deep dive. What kind of living is it, if you don’t involve your entire being in it? Soak up every moment. Grab every chance you get to be with him. … More THE VOICES

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Sssshhhh, Heart! 

The silence between us, it’s killing me. It’s not the one where we blissfully soak in each other’s company. It’s the ‘forced, well-thought-of, decision-taken-by-the-mind’ silence. But what do I do about this crazy heart which is dying to ask you just one simple thing, “how are you, darling?”

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That Look!

The way you look at me. That soft look, that sense of pride, that I’m all yours. All my time, just for you. That everyone ceases to exist when you’re around. That look. That satisfied grin. That beaming smile. Do you even know what that does to me? Let me tell you. It stirs something inside of … More That Look!

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Love Infinite.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin You & I. We are like the ocean and its shore.  Have you ever noticed them? Or their love story? Their love is infinite. Unmeasurable. Unconditional. Unattainable. Yet, they never fail to give themselves to each other. The waves, bracing themselves for those few seconds when they finally kiss the shore. The … More Love Infinite.

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Those Nights

Daytime. That’s easy. The constant buzz. The never-ending task list. The unexpected projects. There are a million ways to keep myself busy. To keep my mind off you. It’s the nights that worry me. When I’m longing to know how you’ve been. What went on in your day. Hoping you didn’t have a stressful one. Are … More Those Nights

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India, forever in my heart! 

Have you ever felt disappointment? Utter sadness? Like you’re burning inside, like you can feel your heart melt away?. And yet you know there’s nothing you could’ve done to stop this?  India v/s Australia. World Cup Finals. Thank you for giving us good cricket, Team India. #Salute #Respect

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Emotional Being

Am I incapable of dealing with complex emotions? Has the fear of pain, rejection, and mistrust left me cynical, crazy, and questioning every motive? I don’t want to hurt any more. Is that too much to ask? Please spare my heart.  It took me a long time to mend the broken pieces. The scars still show, … More Emotional Being

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Why do I care?

Is it easier to pretend you don’t care, than to actually feel? You know what emotions make me feel? Foolish. Silly. Naive. Gullible.  Oh, I wish I didn’t care. 

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Haunted

You? You’re like a gust of cool wind, that kisses my cheek on a warm, sunny day.  You’re like the birdsong I love waking up to. Like that tune I’ve got stuck in my head, for more than a week now. That won’t go away even after I’ve heard a million more.  You. You’re like … More Haunted

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Hooked up with Pain! 

This feels all too familiar. I’ve been through this before. The way you creeped into my heart slowly Tearing down the brick walls around it with your bare hands. Peeling every complex layer that I’d added over the years. Tears stinging the eyes, no one seems to mind. The sound of something being unlocked. My heart … More Hooked up with Pain! 

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The Other One!

I don’t usually use this word for people, but this one’s an exception. I hate her. There I said it. Why do I hate her? cos she’s so dumb. Yet she thinks she’s so smart. Psuedo-intellectual. That’s what I’d like to call her. I can’t hold a conversation with her before I start mentally making … More The Other One!

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Goodbye Genie!

Death. It has such a funny way of bringing out your real feelings. Feelings that you didn’t even know existed. Feelings for someone you don’t really know. Feelings that make you appreciate the ones you do know a lot more. For years, there was this unconscious love and respect I had for someone who taught … More Goodbye Genie!

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A different time!

I’d just clocked in 30 working hours, back to back. Working overnight to meet another impossible Friday deadline. Advertising. That’s all I needed to say, and that sympathetic look would come my way, where people wonder what kind of a lunatic I am to indulge in self-torture of this kind. (I mean, aren’t there other … More A different time!

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BF: do we have to pick between best friend or boyfriend?

I didn’t think there was any truth in the belief that ‘a girl and a guy can never be JUST friends’. We were inseparable. We always had something to talk about. The incessant chatter, the never ending gossip sessions… that zoned out the entire group. Only we understood each other jokes, completed each other’s sentences. … More BF: do we have to pick between best friend or boyfriend?

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An ounce of innocence!

It was Sunday. He wanted to cook his favourite Chicken Lonvas (an East Indian preparation). There, in the sweltering heat, he stood shirtless in his favourite nylon shorts, sweat trickling down his huge belly. Crushed garlic turning brown, onions turning translucent. His senses were indulging in the sights and scents of his culinary skills, it … More An ounce of innocence!

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Trusting can scar!

School friends turned into college classmates, who shared a bench. The proximity surpassed boundaries. I was hopelessly falling for his charm. I did think he liked someone else though. And he suspected that I liked him too. It was in the way I looked at him. A dead giveaway. He asked her to confirm it … More Trusting can scar!

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Trusting can hurt!

He said he loved me. He loved his mother even more, which was expected. His mother couldn’t stand to lose him. She caught us together, one day. And dismissed our teenage romance. He tried telling her how he loved me. How perfect we were. He made one mistake. He lied about my ethnicity. The real … More Trusting can hurt!

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A Writer’s World!

A world where words come alive. A world where stories are brewed. A world where everyday instances become larger than life. A world that’s better than reality. A world that allows you to get through almost anything. Rejection. Heartbreak. Grief. Loss. Pain. Solitude. Loneliness. Self-doubt. A world that allows you to celebrate almost anything. Undiluted … More A Writer’s World!

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Crazy, Love?

I find relief in your crazy mood swings. They reassure me that you’re still thinking of me, even when you don’t want to talk to me. And when you finally break that silence, I know those words have been rehearsed over a million times in your head. And that you couldn’t wait to tell me all the … More Crazy, Love?

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A Letter To Myself

A Letter to myself. My current self. My current 28 year old self. Dear Lucille, It seems like you’ve gone and done it again. It’s like you never learn, isn’t it? Your experiences don’t count, you don’t play safe at all? Why do you trust so easily? Why? Why do you believe that the world … More A Letter To Myself

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Mumbai Locals pe naach gaana! * dhinka chika*

Ok, so by now, it is quite clear, to anyone who reads my blog, that I am enamored by local trains and all that goes on within the dabbas. And believe me, the trains never fail to surprise you! From getting chomped on like tangdi kabab (read: http://bit.ly/1biNPH0) to stopping ladies from throwing kachra out of the … More Mumbai Locals pe naach gaana! * dhinka chika*

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Goodbye & Hello

Blood is not thicker than water.  She was not related to us, but she related to everything connected with our lives. She was not a family member, thrust upon us by default. She was someone my dad worked with, and someone we chose to get close to. She was much more than a family friend, … More Goodbye & Hello

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The hues of romance…

This post has been selected as a Blogadda WOW post (Dated 15th September). The waves were lashing against the wall they were seated on. The sun had just set, and the dusky amber sky created the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening. She was twiddling her fingers, nervously playing with the diamond ring he’d gotten … More The hues of romance…

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Crossing Boundaries…

This post has been selected as a Blogadda WOW post (Dated 25th August). Sunday, 18th August. Rishikesh Building: 6.30 pm The children geared up for another game of cricket. It was risky, because just a month ago, they had been warned by the society, not to play cricket in the garden. Reason? Too many complaints … More Crossing Boundaries…

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Midnight Wishes

At the stroke of midnight, Esha woke up to strange noises. They were strained voices, singing happy birthday. She leaned over to her side table, checked the clock. It showed 12.00 am. 13th August. With quivering hands, she turned on the table lamp. 13th August. It was definitely not her birthday today. Nor anyone else … More Midnight Wishes

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BAR BAR Din Yeh Aaye!

Ok, so that was a bad pun. But definitely a lot of fun :P Before you jump to conclusions, I’m not celebrating the SC judgement of reopening the bars in the city. It was my very first Indiblogeshwaris Open BAR meet (Blogger-Author Rendez-vous), where a few lucky bloggers get to gorge on awesome food & … More BAR BAR Din Yeh Aaye!

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Spunkyfunkyme just got reviewed! Down Memory Lane ~ in 2012.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog – spunkyfunkyme! Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years … More Spunkyfunkyme just got reviewed! Down Memory Lane ~ in 2012.

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In Pursuit of APPyness!

Ok, so #NotetoSelf: where have I been all these years? I mean, I’ve been online and enjoyed every moment of it…but when that translates into an amazing on-ground event  – that is where the REAL FUN lies! So, twitter introduced me to Rutavi Mehta, who recognized me as a blogger and introduced me to Indiblogeshwaris, a group on … More In Pursuit of APPyness!

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LADIES COUPÉ!

Last Friday, we witnessed yet another train strike in the city of Mumbai. Once again, we saw how easy it was for 450 motormen to bring the entire city to a grinding halt. Within a few chaos, there was utter chaos  –  overflowing with harrowed commuters, cabbies making full vasool of the situation. Well, there … More LADIES COUPÉ!

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“I Love Him Too!”

She’s probably the only one who knows the entire story. She knows how you’ll met, where you’ll met and probably even remembers the date. She must’ve even told you how to handle the first date, and the ones that followed. She knows about your first fight, and hated the fact that he could reduce you to … More “I Love Him Too!”

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the story continues…

He pings me on gtalk, I try to contain my shock. Each day, the conversations grow longer, And my initial apprehensions get smaller. Chats turn to smses, Smses turn to calls The random forwards turn to sweet emails Playful chiding turns to sweet compliments He talks about everything the sun And he has me jumping … More the story continues…

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Kahani mein twist…

The chats had now become compulsary, No longer a ‘stranger’, he was more like my ‘best buddy’ Was it friendship, or a lil more? I guess that’s something we’d never know! He started talking about ‘her’ And how she might like him too And although I found the ‘third person’ references juvenile, I encouraged them … More Kahani mein twist…

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Reality Check!

“The ideal conditions that you are looking for don’t exist. We shall never be able to get rid of certain defects. The trick is to know that despite all your flaws you are an extraordinary person! Yes, you know very well but try to go beyond the limits that you are used to – for … More Reality Check!

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Always on my mind!

“Not a day goes by, when I don’t think of you after all this time, you’re still with me, it’s true!” ~ Lonestar He could make the day seem bright, with just one smile. All my troubles, all my worries, they would just melt away with one tight hug. With those big, protective arms closing … More Always on my mind!

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Buddha Gyaan!

Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers. This was in the initial days. While they were traveling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there.”

The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed that right at that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The disciple thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink! “So he came back and told Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink.” After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple obediently went back to the lake. This time too he found that the lake was muddy. He returned and informed Buddha about the same. After sometime, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back. The disciple reached the lake to find the lake absolutely clean and clear with pure water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it looked fit to be had. So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha. Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said,” See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be…. and the mud settled down on its own – and you got clear water.

Your mind is also like that too. When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own. You don’t have to put in any effort to calm it down. It will happen. It is effortless.”

“Having ‘peace of mind’ is not a strenuous job; it is an effortless process!”

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Date a guy who reads ~ the ‘follow-up post’ to *date a girl who reads*

So I realised ~ where the men were given directions to date a woman who’s literate, you know, read ‘n write ‘n god alone knows what else, the women are still rather stupid about it – they are making the same illiterate mistakes! PU comes to the rescue with a broad guide of why the … More Date a guy who reads ~ the ‘follow-up post’ to *date a girl who reads*

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Trek Tales ~ River Rafting, Kayaking & River Crossing @ Kundalika, 29th August

As I awaited the most exhilarating experience of my life… the usual ‘nervous’ feelings were back! This time, I became accustomed to those feelings… the pattern was the same: nervousness mixed with excitement, the feeling of withdrawing at the last moment, and then finally… as I conquer my fears, the sense of achievement finally sinks … More Trek Tales ~ River Rafting, Kayaking & River Crossing @ Kundalika, 29th August

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A walk in the clouds, that’s all I’m asking for!

Even though its been quite a while now since I have trekked, all the memories attached to my previous adventures are as vivid as ever! I still remember the time when I scaled the peaks of the sausage mountains at Khandala, walking through the clouds at 5.30 am… taking in the picturesque green lawns with … More A walk in the clouds, that’s all I’m asking for!

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Nature’s Call

The raindrops touch my soul and set me free, the mountains are calling me! A walk in the clouds is all I crave for. I jus wanna grab a piece of that cloud…to comfort me whenever I need ! The vast ocean engulfs me…I want to drown my emptiness and fill my soul with all … More Nature’s Call

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