Thursday, December 31, 2015

Just A Post. And Hello!

HELLOOOO people!!
*waving like a maniac*

Surprise for those who thought I was probably dead for I have been MIA since umm… many months! Well, I am very much living, well kind of just breathing. No, I didn’t go on to attract any disease which has made me bed-ridden or anything. :P
I just didn’t feel like blogging, for a simple fact. And still don’t, to an extent. What is then? May be a mandatory year-end post, or just a co-incident with my sudden craving for heart-pour :D

Ah , so I don’t really feel a thing with the year passing by, or another one standing on its toes. It’s just as monotonous as my life, right now. The year had very conveniently been divided into equal halves for being good and bad for me. The reason being me, of course. I am not going to go all whining and spit out trash for life. :P
I just happened to not do good for myself and ended up killing my time at home, with very little to do. And I am not really happy with whatever little that is. You can see it in light of a minor depression (not really that since Depression is a huge disorder), that I kept diving in and out of, simultaneously not knowing what and where I want to be. Is it any better? Well, the killer of all emotions- Perhaps. For the past few months, I have been largely affected by the updates in others’ life. Yes, they were suffocating, and only added more weight to my sinking ship. I have been away from reading/writing….or for that matter anything worthy. I don’t even watch movies or TV series. There have also been fallouts with a couple of close people which managed to ruined my sanity a bit. :P  So basically, I am “just passing through life, not living it”. Have been actually. Received slight motivations from unintentional sources, and I am trying to catch up. Aaaand, I’d get up healed, I know. Life is such. No such grave complains this time. In fact a shout out to the terrific company of friends I have, who never fail to keep a tab on me, even after their grueling schedule. Much love to them :’)

Just hoping to shape up the coming times into an image I’d really love to look back at, sans regret. I believe that doesn’t sound like a resolution, I have come to dislike them.

All health and wealth to everyone (share a bit of latter with me). Peace in the world, sometime soon I hope K. And free cakes and chocolates :/
Have a worthy year ahead :)

Till next year ;)


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Friendship, throughout Life

Here again, we have one of the most celebrated day of the year. Gift stores displaying cute ‘Friends Forever’ bracelets and cards, cafes echoing laughter and chats, phones beeping with messages.
Each one living the day their own way, we commonly see little ones sharing friendship bands, the young ones celebrating at food joints, and the wiser generation perhaps leafing through old memories.
Trying to configure the forms friendship takes in different phases of our life, I made an attempt at listing it down in our way, this Friendship Day.

The Tiny Steps together
Imagine how it would have been sitting alone in classrooms. Having no one as a seat partner.
Not something you’d have wanted your school life to be like, right?
That’s the point where the importance of friends pops up. For this, and a lot more.
1. Your closest friends are automatically your seat partners. They make sure they watch for your space, in classroom, bus, or during events.
2. You won’t have your lunch till all the lunch boxes don’t come together. The food is even tastier when shared.
3. PT periods mean coming together and chalking a plan to bunk it.
4. You have your group ever-prepared to participate in any competition or event. And it’s always a cherished time together.
5. School trips are more of an opportunity to spend time with an extended family.
6. You have them beside in every experience. May it be trying something ‘strictly not meant to be tried’ by you, or simply punishments for incomplete works.
7. This is your time to have your share of alluring dreams. And you dream them in a group.  “We’ll open a Dhabha. You’ll be the chef. Main manager, and isey bartan dhone ko rakhenge.”

The Young bubbles
And as you grow up and welcome a wisp of sanity, we find yourself in company of more like-minded peers in college. A select few become your thick buddies. And here is a summary of the days together.
1. You stay connected in whatever you do. Be it taking naps between lectures, or bunking classes just for a stroll around the college campus. Basically, it’s always FUN when you are together.
2. As much as your friends relish watching you whine over an issue, they’d move heaven and earth when you get into any grave mess.
3. They are there to rejoice with you when you finally hook up with your long time crush, and also if ever this relation makes you cry.
4. More than mourning at their loss, they’ll celebrate your victory, whenever there is any competition.
5. To the onlookers, it is last minute revisions, but most of the times it is your first round of preparation in the morning of the exam day. And group study does come with rewards ;)
6. One’s own life might be a web, but consoling each other and listing tips are what all are experts at, in friendship.
7. There goes on, piling up of better dreams. Pushing each other to go catch their goal. And promising to stay friends, forever.
“Yaar, ek baar Road trip hogi, sab saath mein. Pakka”


The Finest bond.
Adjusting your spectacles on the nose, you give out your best smile looking at your phone. It’s a birthday from your best friend of years. “She remembered”
Forwarding your life, you join work, offices change. People come and go. Trusted are the ones you have from your past. The one with whom that cup of coffee tastes the best.
1. They are the ones you want to feed up with all the tales of your success and failures.
2. They might be the ones you enjoy your morning walk with.
3. You people talk galore and with the same wit even after a great hiatus.
4. These are the friends you know you could rant about your teenage kid/grandkid’s growing nuisance.
5. They are the ones who have pillared your dreams, even if with mere words. They felt their heart reveling when you realized them.
“Kaha tha na maine, tu ek din bada aadmi banega”

To the bond that drips purity, to the people we live our dreams with, to the days that were worth living ‘cause we had them by our side, our Friends.
To true friendship. Happy Friendship Day! Cheers! :D

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Then and Now: Story So Far

Time passes by, without even letting us deem its velocity. This time around, 3 years back, I had come home from Delhi, having wrapped up with all my applications and entrance examinations. And today, I am done with my final paper of Graduation.
12th June’12, holding my breath, I waited for an important result. *You have not qualified for the interview*, the phone screen displayed by noon. By night I was back home in Varanasi. A fortnight or so from then, started the stream of other results and release of cut offs. Naturally, I was in this chaotic state of deciding the course to opt for. While Delhi offered me Political Science and English honors in some of the decent colleges, and I started weaving my future around what it would have been like being an English honors student, BHU jumped in with a jolt of a shock. I had secured a rank inSocial Science Honors which wasn’t even remotely expected. 51 was the number that totally changed the course of my life. Emotional pull from the family and the constant hammering of “BHU To BHU hai” made me stay back in the city.

Three years down the line, I am a Psychology graduate. A never planned episode of life. All these years, there have been countless instances when I had blamed my parents for coaxing me into the fake charm of the University, and not letting me follow my choice back then. But today, standing at the finish point, when I look back, the starting got left behind long back. A lot has shaped up in these years. True, I felt BHU lacks exposure but there is no denying the fact that I too lacked in my efforts. Even with a handful of complaints against the authority and what not, I am weighed down under certain memories I’d always count my blessings for. And of course I’ll say, BHU will be missed. 

This is the thing about life,
it shows the path
But never tells where it will take you
(image source: Framed Figments)

This goes to the three years of varied happenings. From deciding on Economics in the first year to coming to love Psychology by the third year. From starting the journey with a company of two school friends to laughing around with a great bunch of them. From being a gloomy ‘let me stay at home person’ to enjoying every chance I got to revel. From detesting certain people like anything to having a life-changing bond with them. From believing that I was a solo piece of meshed up existence to banging into a strikingly similar being, now tagged as my sister. From writing juvenile poetry on friends and their personality to pouring down thoughts on life. This is how life molded up all this time. In such a way that from despising BHU with all my will, I have come to a point that I perhaps don’t want to leave.
May be it’s the people. The thinkers, the artists, the humorists, the satirists. The ladies I had some really beautiful time with. And some offbeat unexpected friendships.  I know you all are reading this (I’ll poke you to). Just a love-laced thank you and a promise to stay in touch forever, is all I can give you people. Happy life! Good luck! :)

And before my senses lose themselves into the aroma of the dinner reaching them since long, I’ll sign off.

With heavy heart, but all smiles, I’ll miss this place and the people.

-Srishti :)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hollow Hope

Lying numb,
She stares into the space
All dark and hushed,
matching the tresses of her hollow life
The present,
she feels, stands feeble
The future in loud mist
The strings of hope that ever were
hang loose from the heart and mind
Calling out for a hand,
Or even a slight glint of light,
in the dark
To enliven it again,
‘cause she still clings to a hollow hope,
May be this time for the unknown


Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine Series

Our blogging team at Half Baked Voices, out of ardent love for words settled on giving our own touch to this Valentine's Week. Coming from several writers, all holding varying notions about love, we have for you a short series, spread over the week, starting from Rose Day.

Well amigos and amigas, my contribution to the series is a part on Chocolate Day!
Since the time I had been assigned this topic (thank God, it was this topic), I have been whining about no one (guy) ever giving me a chocolate, which would have at least helped me in coming up with a story. Apart from my brothers, the only guys who've ever given me chocolates are the ones at the kirana stores. Generous lot :')
But somehow, and with a great deal of help from the girl gang there, I am up with my story. I hope you people find it tolerable. Do give it a read :)

Here's the link to the parts till date:

I'd love to read your response :)

P.S.: If you find the opening para of my story good (which I hope you do), the credit for most of it goes to Divya, the writer for Rose Day, and the brain behind this series :)

Love and Smiles,

-Srishti :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Flash Fiction- 'Friends for Life'

She walked out of the examination hall, dunked in disappointment. “Another exam gone bad. Only if I had gone through that chapter at least once!”, mumbling to herself, she adorned a look of utmost dejection.

“Heyo babe! How’d it go? I am  dead sure  the examiner’s gonna resign from his job seeing my paper. It was that bad!”, she heard her bestie blabber, coming up to her from behind. At that very instant, she gave out a slight smile, as her heart settled down a bit.

Sometimes just knowing that probably your best friend is standing just beside you in the pit, helps a bit in easing out that terrible feeling of spoiling an exam. May be that’s what makes you two 'Friends for Life'

P.S. No idea if this happens with the general population, but it definitely does with me :D

-Ti :)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Blog shifted to


Heylo people!

Well, I recently cracked the reason why I haven’t been able to blog. There’s something wrong with the blog address! It’s jinxed, I am damn sure. So, my stars told me it was time I shifted to another address. Okay, that was really a bad attempt (and excuse) at trying to sound witty. Actually, I just wanted to change it. Since long. Apart from the reason that the current url was decided in pure innocence when I had no knowledge of its importance, I was also done with facing all the mocking remarks regarding the logic behind the name. I have also had nightmares where I had people laughing at me over it. No, seriously! (Now, those who don’t know the logic….please don’t ask. Just don’t.)

So, now finally I’ll be blogging (hah!) at a new address. All the kind people, please take a note. I am hoping to see you all here:

Till next time,

-Srishti :)