Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I took this pic from my iPad ... The next pic shows the actual size of this flower.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Me and my adventures!!!

It was nearly 9'O clock in the morning and there was a lot of hustle n bustle on the platform 9 3/4, King's cross, London. We were all waiting for the Hogwarts Express. My best friend, Liza who is always in a hurry was worried that we'd miss the train and in her hurry-burry, we came almost two hours early. What to do, she is one of my bestie. My other two besties came running with their loads of luggages!!! Mita who always packed very light and Taju who always packed more than she wanted (Pssst.. she is a fashion junkie)
The Hogwarts Express came on time but we couldnt see Harry Potter anywhere. He was late as usual. Donno this time what adventure he is upto this time :D Just about time when the train was about to start, Harry, Ron and Hermione came running to the train and came dashing to our bogie . We, I mean, myself, Mita, Liza and Taju got scared. Donno which dangerous creature might come chasing after these crazies. But strangely Harry, Hermione and Ron sat seriously for a minute and started laughing so loudly that a couple of kids running around in the corridor of the train came to our compartment and stared at us and them. Then all of a sudden we all started to laugh. One hell of a crazy journey we were having. 

After everyone cooled of Ron told us that how the three of them had hoodwinked Lord Voldemort into boarding a local train . And HeWhoMustNotBeNamed realized a bit late that Harry, Ron and Hermione had fooled him. Also in this fiassco Harry managed to nick Voldemort's wand.  Since Voldemort doesn't have any knowledge of the Muggle world and without his wand, he couldn't stop the train..So we were guessing that he might have reached Mylapore by now !!!!

Our journey was filled with fun and and we played Pano Cards, Dualopy and more. When we got down at Hogsmead, there was tension everywhere. There was a strange tension in the air. It was a sure sign of trouble. Suddenly Lord Voldemort appeared out of thin air. And all of us took out our wands. Suddenly sparks started to flow in all the directions as everyone was casting spells against each other. 

There was a burning smell coming from our train and we surely knew that our main source of protection was going to blow up. Many kids were injured, and Voldemort was standing in front of me, and Harry was standing beside me. And to our horror, Voldemort was holding a wand in his hands. and he was casting spells against us. I directed an Animagi spell and Harry a Birdagi spell together towards Voldemort. And Lo!! He turned into a furry masss of flesh.... just like that. Everybody were shocked.... and all of a sudden everyone started to laugh.  It was a miracle and we caged Lord Voldemort was sent him or rather it to a deep down into an underground facility in Hogwarts !!!!

Ya that's it for now or rather today!!!
Will be back with more of my and my friends'( Mita, Liza and Taju of course...... who were you thinking? Harry Potter?!?!) adventures soon......

This post was written for a contest I am an Explorer (Tata Safari Storm) by Indiblogger.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Smelly to Smiley :-)

I have lived major portion of my life in towns.... small, medium and large. I have also lived quite some time in metros and shifted to another metro recently. There is this constant debate going on in my mind whether life in small town is better compared to a metro. If metro wins one day , the small town wins on the other. Though I am falling in love with this city of dreams , Mumbai everyday. 

But somewhere in the back of my mind I keep remembering the lovely gardens, the independence of individual house, lovely neighbors, the occasional cats and their litters who make your home theirs, the lovely early morning fragrance from the garden and many more.

I have always been a nature lover..... I had had dogs, cats, birds as pets most of the time. People used to bring any wounded strays to my home because they knew I would nurse them back. I have had a bird bath in almost all the houses I lived ...... That is ... till now...

 I have refrained myself from tying anything out of my window area. I am  scared pigeons might make it their homes.  There was a time when I looked out of my window every morning and put grains and keep a bowl of water for the birds. But everything have changed after moving to this metro high rise... :-(  In fact, now I shoo the pigeons away from my windows.....

I hate myself for doing that.... but the smell of the pigeon shit on all my windows plus the constant Mumbai rain....Yeeeewwwww
Bad smell... very unpleasant situation for me especially when I have guests over. When you live in a high rise in a residential area, where green trees and fresh air is as precious as the Indian Rupee,  we start to appreciate the small garden we used to have in those small towns, with the smell of the fresh flowers lingering into your living area.

But here you have to think twice before opening a window with the fear that your house might smell of pigeon poop.  It's a love and hate relationship I have with the pigeons. I love them but hate them anywhere near my window sill. Anyway recently I got a package of Ambi Pur for reviewing. And I have kept it in my living area. And boy do I love to keep my windows open? YES !!! I no longer look out of my widow for any pigeon to shoo  ;-) 

I have been using this Ambi Pur since 10 days in my home . My home is actually smelling WAAOOWW!!  I have no issues with the pigeons. My living area actually reminds me of my lovely hometown...... fresh flowers, fresh fruits.....It actually is Smelly to Smiley :D I am off to buy two more Ambi Pur for my bed rooms. If you have your smelly to smiley experience do share with me.
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