Tuesday, November 17, 2015

You are still the one - Someone Special !

My Dear Dearest Friend First Love,

I thought you were a closed chapter in the book of my life until your message after two months of college dragged me back to you. Just a simple 'Hi' was more than enough to strike the conversation, or say the trigger to shoot up the suppressed anger and blame each other for breaking up. That night we talked till midnight, hiding under the blankets to veil up the mobile lights which otherwise might have alerted our Moms of something fishy. ;) 

For you, the charming lady, here I confess you were the one whose handwriting is the one I tried to copy. The ornate flowery calligraphy, smooth curves in every alphabet!! Gosh! How do you do that?? 

Wait! What you thought?? I was going to confess something else. Haha!!! I caught you. Well! That I have already confessed before you. So no need to revise it again and again. If you wish to, then tell me, I can do hundred of times, Just for you ;) But don't make me do actual hunDREAD , pity me, Lady ! :P

So, you were all an over story after college. But the armistice or ceasefire proposed by you brought us back on track. The only medium which kept us together was the Watsapp. Sometimes I wonder had it not been there, had you ever come back to me? had we ever talked again? had we ever fought again? had we ever laughed again? Thank-you Watsapp for bringing My Charm back to me :)

But then the job separated us thousand of miles away. The new work life, new friends, new city, new air breathed inside us and the communication gap exhaled with every passing day. Distance became our excuse and infrequent pings became a habit. Gradually we got used to our 'a contact in the list' attitude. Once in a year, we used to miss each other and talked the heart out, of the whole year in one day. For me, that one day was enough. You remember me, that was all for me. 

With the growing age, my memory was fading away. Today I was just browsing my lappy and I accidentally faltered upon a folder. When I stepped inside it, it was storing YOU. So, now you were a part of some archived collection and I just found you. I was all elated to see you. Your angelic smile and my mischievous poses made the picture perfect. I went back to the happy times we enjoyed, we roamed, we ate, we rode, we studied and we cooked :D  How fond we were of each other that we kept each others' photo as wallpapers. Entire college was going crazy at our stupid acts. But we cared for none and ruled the time. :P

Suddenly, my eyes went to the lower-right corner of the screen, and I noticed it was 11:50 pm , 16-11-2015. My brain signaled, enough of smiling to yourself, now smile in dreams. But hey wait! it's 16-11. After 10 minutes, it's going to be 17-11. Ohh Shit! Hell Yeah!!! It's 17. I tried to recollect and yes it was always 17th of November. My brain suggested to crosscheck once over FB. But by the time it was already 11:58 pm. To hell be the verification, let me dial and check it with her only. It's almost 2 years since I have heard her Tweety HELLO. Let me hear it one more time.

Trin Trin
Boom Boom

No Reply

Tiding Tiding
Hoo Hoo

No Reply

Beep Beep

Ting Tong
Hello!! (excited me)
Wish you a Happy Birthday

Thanks, but who is this?

Silence (sad me)
Nidhi??? (Ahh!!! Grrrr!!! She remembers her only.)

Well, time changes voice.
Oh, you! (both laughing)

So, blah blah continued and rest is a happy journey till I post this. This post is dedicated to my version of Aisha from MP3. A very Happy Birthday my dear  love. 

Something never changes
Like you and me
Adamant and Naughty
Cheers to the 7 years of togetherness
Bless you with the best of the blessings
With you, For you, Then, Now and Always

Thank-you Charm for going through this long post. 

Just one last question - 

Which Class ??? 
:D :D :D

Don't forget to meet me under Eiffel before you rush towards your Rohan. I will bring you strong Stilettos. ;) Because you are my Aisha. :D 

P.S. -To all the readers, you must have a different zeal to read this post enticed by the title. Well !!! I didn't made a spoiler alert at the beginning. I Hope you enjoyed the twisty tale :)


Monday, September 28, 2015


जब जब मुड़कर देखा पीछे
तब तब पाया तुझे अपने संग
जब जब सजदे में तेरे
झुकाया अपना सर
तब तब पायी तेरी छाँव
तो क्या उन्होंने नहीं किया तेरा सजदा ?

कैसे तू हर पल देता है मेरा साथ
कैसे तू सेह लेता है मेरी रुस्वाई
क्या कभी तू परेशान नहीं होता
मेरी हर चीज़ की मन्नत से

मेरी सुनी तूने तो सुन ले उनकी भी  
क्यों अनसुनी कर दी तूने कुछ की इबादत  
क्या कोई  लॉटरी सिस्टम है तेरे यहाँ
जिसका नंबर लगा, कर दी उसकी मुराद पूरी 
जिसका नहीं लगा, उसको तूने भी कर दिया किनारे

माना की तू सबका मालिक है
पर क्या तेरे अंदर भी हमारी तरह एक दिल है?
अगर है तो क्यों नहीं तू सुनता सच्चे दिल की 
थोड़ी मुहब्बत थोड़ी सी हमदर्दी थोड़ी सी इंसानियत
थोड़ा थोड़ा  ही दे पर दे तो सही 

कब से देख रही हूँ तेरे ही नाम पे हो रही है सियासत
तेरे ही बन्दे बना रहे अपने जैसो को ही बंदी
ये कहाँ की दरियादिली है की तू सबको देता आशीर्वाद
जो किसी को मारे उसे  मिले तेरा साथ
और जो मरे उसे भी मिले तेरा हाथ
समझ नहीं आता अब ये खेल
क्या चाहता है तू?
करुँ तेरी इबादत या हो जाऊं तुझसे रुस्वा
अब तू ही बता करुँ तो क्या करुँ

बस हाथ ना दिखा कुछ तो कर
कब से कतार में खड़े है
अब तो कुछ बोल
अब तो दिखा अपना जलवा
एक आस ही तो है हमारे पास 
ये  टूटती आस  ना टूटने देना
जो ये आस टूटी तो तू भी टूटने से बच ना पाएगा
क्यूंकि आस ही है सबकी सांस , शायद तेरी भी |

 --- सुरभि बाफना


Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Colorful Walls

The fresh morning glory
Peeps through the curtains furtively
Nuzzles my forehead 
Snuggles my hair
Wakes me up from the slumber 
As I groggily widen apart my eyelids
The happy heart slumps on seeing the dumb walls
The old white wall scrapping off on the left and to the right too
Drab and dreary they appear
Do they reflect me?
No, nooo, not at all
Bright and colorful they will be
Just like me !
'Coz I choose to see my world in bright colors.

My house is my home, my little World where I come back to keep off all the worries and stress and dwell in the cosy comfy ambience to feel rejuvenated. And what makes one feel cheerful and energetic is the aura of the home. The colors play here a very important role. The bright, lively, blazing bold colors relieve the eyes, rejuvenate the spirit and fill you with a lively enthusiasm.

Diwali is approaching and this is the right time to give a makeover to my little world. The task of choosing the colors from so many shades and visualizing each of them in your room seems a tough task. But here comes bedbathmore to my rescue. It's a power package to all your queries and worries for the makeover of house. A website dedicated to home decor ideas and visualization. Yes! it gives you a peek-in to your imagination. Come, let's explore how it works.

According to Color psychology, colors affect our brain and changes our mood promptly. So let's repaint our world smartly.

Choose Smart Tools > Paint. And you will land on a page like shown below.

Living Room
Living room
The living room is the first room where our home opens up. It's where we spend most of our time indulging ourselves in one or the other activities. Since we spend most of our time here so this room should be painted with such a color which boosts our energy, keeps us positives and helps us in maintaining a work-life balance. 

Why Magenta?
The color magenta is a color of cheerfulness, happiness, contentment and appreciation for what you have acquired and achieved. It helps us to create harmony and balance in every aspect of life; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It promotes optimism and assists you in turning your ambitions and desires into reality.

Bed Room

Bed Room
The bed room is meant for relaxation after day long tiredness. It should be painted with such a color that relaxes our body and mind and keeps us healthy and hopeful so that everyday we our all set to begin a new day with exuberance.

Why Green?
Hues of green symbolize hope and freshness. Green has the ability to rejuvenate the mind and body.It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. Green is a natural pacemaker, an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally.

Kitchen  & Dining Room

Kitchen & Dining Room
The kitchen is the heart of every house. The connection between heart and stomach is bonded here. The hearty chit chats over dining table with family members strengthens our relationships and bring in more love with some lip smacking dishes and scrumptious aroma adding to the pleasure.

Why Orange?
Orange is vibrant. It’s hot, healthy, fruity and engaging, stimulating two way conversations. A warm and inviting color, it is both physically and mentally stimulating, so it gets people thinking and talking! Orange is also stimulating to the appetite. Orange symbolizes energy, vitality, cheer, excitement, adventure, warmth, and good health. If you love having people around the kitchen table, orange will keep them talking and eating for a long time. Orange aids in the assimilation of new ideas and frees the spirit of its limitations, giving us the freedom to be ourselves. 

You are also provided with an option of choosing the type of emulsion you wish to go for. You can compare and calculate the total cost with the Paint calculator .
So when you are done with your set of colors, then just go for the order. Add the color cards to your cart and you are DONE. 

 Hail Colors !!!

Courtesy - Color psychology

I am participating in the #PaintFinder activity in Association withBlogAdda & Bed Bath & More.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

लुका छिपी

लुका छिपी का खेल बहुत पुराना
आज फिर याद आया बीता वो जमाना 
कैसे हम पकड़ लेते थे छिपने के लिए एक कोना
और गिनती खत्म होने से पहले पकड़ लेते थे किसी दूसरे का कोना
एक, दो, तीन  .... आ जाऊँ ???
नहीं ! नहीं ! अभी नहीं
मै तो आ रहा हूँ !

यह सुनते ही छोटा सा कोना बन जाता एक कुआँ
समां लेता अपने अंदर एक के ऊपर एक सन्नाटा 

श s श s श ....
हू.... हाउ.... हू....
पता चल गया... कहाँ छिपे हो 
श s श s श ....
पकड़ लिया !

और सन्नाटा बन जाता तू - तू मै - मै का अखाड़ा

तेरी वजह से पकड़े गए...
जा अब तेरी बारी ...
एक, दो, तीन ... आ रहा हूँ
दस तक गिन पूरा .. आती एक आवाज़ 

पसर जाता फिर सन्नाटा और आती भूतिया आवाज़ 
चलती रहती यह लुक छिपी 
जाने कितने कोनो में
फिर सुनी आज यह दबी कहानी 
धूल चाटते कोनों की ज़ुबानी 

 --- सुरभि बाफना


Friday, August 14, 2015

Book Review - S.O.A.R

About the Book
Title: S.O.A.R Success Over Adversity Reigns
Author: Abir Mukherjee
Publisher: Frog Books 
ISBN: 978-93-52013-24-1
No. of Pages: 161
Price: 125 INR
Genre: Fiction
About the Author
Abir Mukherjee was born and brought up in Bardhaman, a small town of West Bengal. He is currently based in USA having completed more than 8 years as an IT professional. He has completed B.E. in computer science and engineering in 2005 and started working in different software MNCs. ‘S.O.A.R’ is his second novel. Blackbuck Publication has published his first novel, ‘As Life Has No Undo’.

He loves to sketch and write in spare time. He writes to entertain people, not to teach them how to live life, how to be successful in life or any other philosophical lessons. 

The Cover Speaks
The blue-green cover of the book with three male silhouettes sitting under the sky with twinkling stars depicts of their inner selves  pondering over their dreams. The upside down angel-like shadows of each of them try to say 'SOAR'. Fly high ,when you have wings. Afterall wings of dreams gives you the strength to soar high..as high as you wish to.

“Frustrated with their current jobs, Uday, Adhyayan, and Rajasekaran team up to start an innovative business, non-existent in India until then. Ignoring all pragmatic aspects of life, they chase their dreams with immense pleasure. However, their journey is no cakewalk, as they confront financial crisis and rejections soon. Uday plays a business trick to triumph over that uninfluenced market; it works initially, but soon boomerangs, blowing the team apart. The police arrests Uday accusing him of illegal activity by his organization.

Were there any blemishes in their plan or was it just a typical Indian market, reluctant to accept an un-experimented concept? Will they be successful in implementing their innovation, staking their hard earned money, stable jobs, relationships, and life?

‘S.O.A.R is the story of chasing a dream, quandary between desire and responsibility, friendship and love.

Join the gutsy journey of three young entrepreneurs. ”

Book Review
The author being an IT professional has set the beginning of the story amidst an unsatisfactory job life which pays you hefty but keeps you aloof from your life.  The story starts from Newark, US ( yes, that's the name of a city, don't confuse it with New York) and finds its roots rooted back in Bangalore, India. An abrupt phone call,rather say voice message, on a hectic day urges Adhyayan to immediately fly back to his very own city, Bangalore. The things have changed a lot after he went but have they really changed? 

SOAR is a story of three colleagues Adhyayan, Uday and Rajasekaran who wish to jump into the trending startups world. They have an idea and a plan to execute it but nothing is so apparent. They take baby steps, stumble at first but hold each others' hand to launch their dream site. Besides, sinking day and night into their dream project, they start veering away from their personal life. Shrishti, Adhyayan's wife foresees their relationship shrinking to office only. She tries to make a balance but things don't fall in place and she takes a stern step. Other fellow Rajasekaran falls in love with an outrageous spoilt rich girl, Sneha and fears of their caste difference. While the mastermind Uday keeps himself away from all the woos to nurture his dream project.

Amidst all the success, an expansion to their dream site causes the team to break apart. Uday gets under the net of legal proceedings against him because of false charges. Will his two partners come to his rescue spitting out the bitter animosity. What will happen to their dream project. Will it too end or will thrive? Will Shrishti and Sneha proceed for a happy life with the young strivers? And how Uday will come clear of all the charges against him? Find the answers to all these questions with a light read of SOAR. 

The story can ignite young entrepreneurs who strive to flourish their idea. The familiar places of Bangalore keeps one engaged and the plot at the end to search for the traitor keeps the reader engrossed. So carry a copy of the book in your flight/bus/train and soar with the S.O.A.R.

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