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Living It Light

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14 deg cel. The sun is shining away, making up for lost time, urging the daffodils to bloom (they've succumbed and how)! I've got ladybugs crawling on all the windows – polka dotted little buggers with orange and red wings. The tree next to my home is still bare, yet all kinds of birds sit and trill as if in anticipation for the spring leaves to show up. It is indeed the kind of day that makes you sing ‘pehla nasha’.
My heart was filled with a heady cheer. So much so, I looked forward to doing the most mind-numbing, boring chore – ‘cleaning up’ the wardrobe. I threw open the wardrobe doors with a song on my lips. To the untrained eye, it looks like a decently organized wardrobe. Ah! But let me tell you the secret. In the darker recesses of the wardrobe, there is the forgotten Pile. These are clothes that don’t fit me anymore. Some of them are brand new. But a size smaller. Instead of returning them, I thought to myself - three months on the treadmill and I can fit into it.

Wedding Hooplas Of Yore

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I was chatting with a friend of mine a couple of days ago. His daughter is going to tie the knot towards the end of the year, and his excitement was such that it managed to explode from the chat window! In fact, just the other day, I was browsing through a professional photographer’s website. She had showcased her coverage of several weddings. The photos were out of the world. I don’t know anything about photography, but I can say that the angles, the lighting, the moments – they all had been captured with the skill of Picasso no less. And I spotted a new trend too. ‘Out-door shoots’. The couples were installed in places bulging with natural scenic beauty, and some amazing photos had been taken. No, there were no naughty ones – just the pair gazing at each other, or staring away into the sunset – those kinds. I could not help but think of my own wedding. The Husband and I, never comfortable in any kind of limelight, were all fidgety and restless. And yes, we both look like something…