Friday, 10 February 2012

Oye ladies, an open letter to you from a female-addicted male fan!

Husband,boyfriend,fiancĂ© would be there forever . Don't let go OPPORTUNITIES for the sake of men. Aim Big , and let relationship COMPROMISES take the backseat when it comes to life-changing career decisions! If  your male partner is considerate enough, he'll obviously love to see you SHINE too! And if he doesn't agree, well, with  our Indian  male:female sex ratio, finding another guy won't be difficult....... But a similar SCOPE might be! 

On the other hand , don't devote yourself SOLELY to your job . It's a part of your identity, but not the whole. Go on sabbaticals , play with your kids, enjoy with "Girls-only" hangouts......the feeling of being RELAXED will do a world of good in the schedule of a working woman! 

Staying FITis of paramount importance, but unrestrained partying , drinking are not! Ladies, you're blessed with grace & charm , unlike us men. So, what's the harm in pampering yourself to remain healthy &  beautiful,both in the eyes of yourself as well as the beholder! 

Lastly, forget gossips, be amicable , but abhor being manipulated, and deal with uncouth advances in office strictly, and we hope the WORKING WOMAN will stand out in the society as a symbol of  DEDICATION & RESPONSIBILITY! 

Thursday, 2 February 2012

the nook of the almirah

"Ah, this looks a perfect place for hiding"....I remember telling myself, as I climbed up the shelves of our Godrej almirah, to reach the top of a stack of clothes! The massive shiny red almirah always caught my attention, as a four-year old, but since it was labelled as being strictly 'out-of-bounds' for me by my parents,I never got a chance to get up close & personal with it !
       That day, I had found out the  almirah door was unlocked! Seizing the opportunity,I swiftly climbed the shelves & perched myself on the top of the clothes and pulled the door to shut myself in! "Ha ha! no one would find me now!" was the thought that kept me pretty satisfied. The soft clothes made me feel cosy, as I lay on them. Tired by my adventure,i soon fell asleep. little did I know, that my penchant for playing hide-n-seek in an unconventional manner,would result in such a chaos!
I was awakened by the pangs of hunger and  warmth of my was stuffy inside, and dark, but I remembered where I was. I thought that perhaps,I had managed to give the slip to Mom for a long time, and now, pleased with my exploits,I would reveal my location. There was a commotion going on somewhere in the distance, which I couldn't make much sense about.
As I pushed the door open, the noise increased, and on pushing open the door completely,I was stunned..............the room was packed with our neighbours, everybody staring at me wide-eyed! My mother was sobbing, father was trying to control her, while two burly policemen sat on a chair. Following the initial shock, everyone burst into  rapturous exultation. Mom came & slapped me hard. I was utterly confused. Dad came and placed a protective arm around me!
what I found out later was that,I was missing for more than five hours, which caused grave concern in the neighbourhood. The police had been called in to aid in tracking me, and they were interrogating, when I had reappeared from the room almirah!
The incident was a life-changing event.the almirah became my most favourite furniture in the house, despite the massive gaffe I had committed! Nowadays, when I remember my exploit,I have a good laugh, and I go and pat the almirah!