What should I name this post...?

Its one of those weeks when your mind is really sluggish and even the 'C' of creativity has abandoned you. You can actually guess that from the title of this post as to how bad my situation is. There also the guilt of not updating your blog hanging on your head. So my blogging pals be dears and tolerate this post of mine :). I racked my brains to bring out a funny post or even a serious one for that matter but, words are eluding me. Work wise life has been quite hectic for the past few weeks. For those who don't know me personally. I am doing 2 part time jobs in a week. At both places I work in accounts (Least of preferred job profiles by me). Though I had definitely worked longer hours in India but, the longer hours included gossiping with colleagues, catching up with friends on chat/phone and working as well. So, the stress of work did not make so much of an impact.Whereas here my nose is to the grind for 7.5 hours of the day. At one job I am the only employee so, inte

To lose friends and avoid people

There are times in your life when each one of us wanted to avoid certain category of people. We have actually taken efforts to run away from them and disappear. Here are a few people whom most of us tend to avoid. 1) MLM (Multi level Marketing) or the AMWAY person : I have been hounded by these people for so long, I became a pro at avoiding them really well. They are mostly your friends or acquaintances at one point of time. Once they join any MLM company with dreams of getting rich in a jiffy, there persona completely changes. Supercharged with the idea of spreading the riches around, they start roping in all the people they have ever met in their life with a wild frenzy to climb the MLM ladder. The poor suckers who get temporary blindness with rupee signs flashing in their eyes fall for it really hard. Whereas cynical and jaded people like 'yours truly' run as fast they can. When I was in college, this mad wave of people joining the company 'Amway' suddenly attacked

Games We played

I really pity today's generation of kids who really don't know what its like to go out and play with kids your own age. They lack social skills and most of them are either glued to the 'Idiot Box' or the computer to even explore their surroundings or discover new games. Oh this not a bitchy post but just an observation. I was chatting with my cousin and suddenly remembered the weird games we invented and had a gala time when we were growing up together. I grew up with a younger cousin(X) and a sister (Y) just a year older than me. My eldest sis (Z) is quite a bit older so was never interested in what we were up to. 'Y' was a mature and disciplined kid for her age and she expected her wayward and curious sibling (Moi) and her unruly cousin 'X' to behave and fall in line. She was a enthusiastic participant in our games in the beginning but eventually gave up when she saw that we were getting more innovative and adventurous in our games. These are a few g

I completed 1 year in Blogging!!

Hi Folks!! I completed 1 year in blogging on 31st March and completely missed the date.... Yeyyy for me... Thanks to all my Blogging friends for their Support.

Where is all the China?

This post has got nothing to do with the country China. Its actually a 'kvetch' disguised as a Blog post. Last weekend, 'A' and I were invited to a Indian Couples place for dinner. I had never met them and 'A' just knew the hubby in passing. Living in Lancaster we are always dying for a social get together as we don't know many people in this town. All excited at the prospect of meeting someone from India and making new friends, I took some extra efforts while getting ready (not the usual running a comb and putting a spot of lipstick). Also bought a nice Dessert as a gift for the couple. We reached their place and were welcomed inside and settled down. The conversation was quite pleasant and things were just nice and cozy. We chatted for some time and were offered drinks. When the drinks arrived I was a bit surprised to see that we were served in plastic glasses. Not the 'reusable' ones but 'use and throw' types. I thought O.K. maybe the

5 Things you should never do in public

There are times in your life when you could actually commit a murder. Some people go out of their way to rub you the wrong way or sometimes they manage to do it just by being themselves. Here are a few of them. 1) Spitting in Public : There are actually 3 types of Spitters a)   Casual Spitter   : This one cares about no one and just spits because of habit and just because he wants his mouth to work for no reason. He will keep spitting the whole day regardless of the necessity of doing so. They are harmless in a sense. b)   Experienced Spitter(ES)   :   These are the ones who eat paan, Paan Masala which gives them an opportunity to colour the world. Especially so, when they are travelling in India by a bus and an innocent bystander gets a nice dollop of their colourful spit on his clothes and gets coloured regardless of whether its Holi or not.   He is actually like a painter in his own regard and the walls, the road and people's clothes are like a blank canvas to h

Happy Gudi Padwa to you all

I would Like to wish all my blogging friends a very Happy New Year . Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of the New Year to the Maharashtrians. The advent of a new year heralds new hopes, new dreams and greater chances of prosperity and wish fulfillment and so it is celebrated with a lot of joy and pompousness throughout Maharashtra. Gudi Padwa, also known as Ugadi, is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, which according to the Gregorian calendar would fall sometime at the end of March and the beginning of April. This festival is supposed to mark the beginning of 'Vasant' or spring. According to the 'Brahma Purana', this is the day on which Brahma created the world after the deluge and time began to tick from this day forth. According to Hindu mythology, on the day of Gudi Padwa, Brahma created the universe. It is also believed that it was on this day that Lord Rama killed Bali. It is one of the three and a half days in the Hindu calendar when each and