Waiting for ISHQ! Part 1

She glanced at her reflection as she clasped her ear ring, there was gazing back at her someone she didn’t know existed before! The person in the opposite side of the mirror was just stunning, totally captivating. “Nazm!” She turned with a start! Gazal was standing there catching her breath. She was in a total fix. Nazm was looking beautiful in her golden bridal Sharara. She was ready to place her heavy worked dupatta on her head, all ready to come downstairs for her nikah ceremony. But, little she knew that it wasn’t possible now. Not when…. “Gazal, what happened? Why are you so nervous? Is everything ok?” She knew. She could sense it, something wasn’t right. There was something that was wrong down there. It was her Nikah ceremony, her wedding day. But God knew why, she felt as if there was something really bad that was going to happen.

“They are leaving Nazm, there’s a quarrel happening between Abbu and uncle Mirza.” Hearing this, catching the base of her long bridal dress, she swept downstairs with her sister. If her father was having a fight that too with her would be father in law, there has to be something really big reason for it and she wanted to know it. “Mirza bhai, I am marrying off my dearest daughter to you. Not a spoilt commodity for which I have to give something for you to keep her. I told you before, we aren’t going to give a penny in the name of dowry in my daughter’s marriage. Gifts yes, whatever we think our daughter wants as her wedding gift, we’ll gift her. That too by our own choice and wish, you can’t demand as to how much gold we have to gift to our daughter or how many watches are we gifting her husband?” Her father was in range, she could sense it with his each word he said. “Khan Bhai, we were just asking you, if you would be buying a branded watch for your son in law. If not, we are just suggesting you to give us the cash, we’ll buy it ourselves.” Mirza was very cunning this time. He knew he was standing between a crowd of hundreds. “And asking lakhs for just a watch?” Mr. Khan’s simple sentence said beyond words. “Of course uncle, I love international branded watches.” His son, the groom came forward for his father’s defence. Nazm couldn’t believe it. She could clearly see greed written all over his face. She didn’t believe she chose a man who depended on his bride’s father to buy him his favourite watch. “Oh, so how many international watches do you own now young man?” Phuppo, her aunt came forward and asked in a strict tone. She could see him staggering for words, “Well, aunty, let’s make it simple. Uncle Khan is like my dad now as he’s the father of my life partner. So I can ask him to buy me a good gift for my wedding.”

“And what if I said no! I can’t afford such a gift that’s worth twenty to twenty five lakhs! Then?”

“I know you are joking uncle, after all you know, it’s your daughter’s nikah ceremony today. And if she doesn’t get married on the same day, you know how hard it’s going to be for her in front of the society!” He smiled wickedly.

Zaaatttt! Her palms burned where she had slapped him. She heard the blackmailing words from the stairs, but she couldn’t bear the fear that ran on her abbu’s face when he said such things about her. “You know what, I’ll face the society with pride, that I didn’t marry a greedy, slave of a dowry man! If the society points out to me, I have the guts to answer them, just like I had the guts to convince my dad that you were a good fellow to marry! But, now I know what sort of a rotten man you are!” She chewed each of her word and faced Mirza uncle, “Sorry uncle, but I couldn’t marry your son. The one who depends on my father for his hobbies, I don’t think so he can afford a wife, when he can’t even afford his own needs and demands. It’s better you try to sell him somewhere else, or rather flaunt him off outside some shrine! At least the spectators will give you some pennies to see this dowry beggar and within a decade or so, you can buy him an international watch with that!” She spat at him forgetting all her basic manners. Forgetting she was dressed as a bride, forgetting that she was surrounded by hundreds of people. She just knew he was asking dowry from her dad to marry her, as if… as if assuming she was a load on him, which they were taking from him in return of those money!

“Phew!! That was harsh Nazm!” He came from behind the crowd. With a seriousness of his face that couldn’t be hidden and with a dangerous expression on his face he went straight opposite the groom and said,”Hope you got your message loud and clear man. You don’t need a watch to know your time is over here!” Zeeshan showed him the way towards the gate while the groom just gritted his teeth. He was staring with dangerous hatred towards Nazm but Mr. Khan came in front of her.

“Mirza! My daughters are my pride! I know they are worth of crores. But I won’t ever exchange them with crores to get them their life partners. Your son may be for sale, but we refuse to buy him for some lakhs and in return get a life full of misery for my child thereafter. So, it’s better that you leave now!”

Both the father and son hadn’t expected this kind of humiliation. They were standing stunned staring at the bride’s family when one of the guests from their side came and told them silently,” it’s better that you leave Mirza, if they call the police and get you arrested for asking dowry, you’d pray for your death in jail.” That was when one of the other guests overheard them and called the police for the same, but they have dispersed till then.

After taking the necessary details, the police authorities went in search for the groom’s family. Her father dropped in a chair near the stage. He was looking around with sad eyes, it would have been her daughter’s wedding day, it would have been her happiest day, but what did it turn out to be! If only, he would have inquired better, if only he couldn’t have been blinded by those sweet talks they did in front of him.

Nazm saw her father’s tears. She forgot hers! She went towards him and hugged him,” Abbu, it’s ok! They weren’t good people. Everything would be ok Abbu!” Even phuppo came towards them and assured them it wasn’t anything to worry but her father didn’t utter a word. He just went inside with his head bowed down. She clunged to phuppo and Gazal with silent tears and saw him leaving.

“My baby, it’s ok dear! He wasn’t worth you beta. Good that we knew them before the wedding, otherwise he would have made our lives hell after marriage. I did told bhaijan that…!” She stopped in between then continued,” let it be. You just go and rest, everything happens for a good reason.” She tried letting them go inside, when her father came and told them to stop!

“Apa, can I ask you something?” His face was towards phuppo, “you asked sometime before about Zeeshan’s proposal for Nazm, are you still adamant on that?” Phuppo was glad,”oh yes! You know how much I wanted that Bhaijan”.

He then faced towards Nazm,” I am still not forcing you! You know how much I wanted you to marry Zeeshan but you wanted an engineer and hence you chose Mirzas when it came for marriage. But today, I am asking you once again, would you consider Zeeshan as your husband?”

She was stunned! She didn’t knew what to answer. Suddenly, his face sprang to life on her mind. The 6’2 heighted, tanned skin with strong features. He was all a girl could ask for. What she didn’t like was, he always used to stare her with those deep penetrating eyes. Used to read her mind, say exactly what she was thinking before her and knew her better than herself. They grew up together alright. Phuppo has been staying with them since she got divorced and later when her mom died, she played an important role in their upbringing. She loved her a lot, she never ever missed her own mother because she had Phuppo who loved her so much. As for Zeeshan, she hated the Mr. perfect he was always! Doing everything so well as if to let her down. Irritating her with those hidden poems and sarcastic comments. That was the reason she agreed for the Mirzas instead of Zeeshan saying that she loved engineers more than mere businessmen and for the first time in life she saw him go blank.

And now her father was asking her if she wanted to marry him! After just an hour of her marriage being called off, he was asking her to consider marriage again? “Dad, what’s the hurry now! We can talk about it later.” She tried to dissolve the subject but he wouldn’t budge this time,”this is the right time my girl. It’s not that I am afraid of the society. I just want you to marry the best guy incase if I die. These type of greedy eaters are everywhere, not all the times can you be saved. Hence, I want to see you married. A pair of greedy men can’t destroy your happiest day, can’t let you cry like a widow on your wedding day.”

“It’s better if you ask him first.” She said in a low tone after hearing his views. “I want to know your answer first. According to the shariah, you should be the first one to give the consent for the marriage.” He talked to her calmly.

“All right, if he’s ready for it. I don’t think so he’ll be now ready for the wedding after being rejected the first time.”

“I AM READY !” Came the strong voice from behind. Her heart started beating heavily, ” Ok then Zeeshan, call the Qazi at the earliest!” Abbu was all excited again while her protest of getting this slow down a bit died in herself as Phuppo took her upstairs again.

She caught his eyes as she started climbing those stairs with Phuppo, they didn’t have the hate that she has grown accustomed to catch in them recently. Rather, something different, as if a sea of joy, that was going through beyond that calm face with a soft hill of concern….. and something that she couldn’t guess! May be, because she couldn’t feel it… but just gaze at it numbly… while she climbed the stairs with Phuppo….. she just kept thinking….

Jo hua wo hua, wo hua bhi nahi

Ya’ni jo kuch tha,wo tha bhi nahi

Ek ajab daur-e-haal hai is dil mein

Ya’ni mein bhi nhi aur wo bhi nhi

Lamhon me ab muamla kya hogaya

Dil pe ab kuch guzar raha bhi nahi

Jane ab kaha le chali hai ae zindagi

Mein to khud se kahin gaya bhi nahi!

(Next part coming up this week… let me know if you loved the Urdu poetry and want more romantic ones included in the next part)

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How to make a Style statement with perfect fashion accessories!

Your style defines how you carry the timely fashion along!

That’s what I believe in strongly! Fashion is revolutionary, it keeps on moving in a rotating circle creating some drastic differences in trends and styles! But, no matter how much trendy your attire be, if you can’t carry it with a majestic charm, it’s all a waste! That’s where your style statement matters! The unique way in which you pair your accessories and twist your style, creates the stirring difference you desire! Let’s today, read some quick tips that can help you create an awe-inspiring fashion statement and make you stand out in a crowd!

Multiple chain necklaces!

Seen enough of those long and short chains tangled together and joint with a common pendant through those magazine pages. It’s all a vogue nowadays! Just choose your favourite coloured stone pendant, try some multiple shaped chains and brace them together to get a perfect necklace to make your even plain dress look all the glamorous and classy! An extra long necklace with your luck hung on it that carries your zodiac charm, or favourite colour highlighted through your choice of ruby, it all gives that extra spark to your dressing style as you flaunt your favourite neck piece elegantly!

Belt up your style!

Do you know the one thing common in the New York fashion walk this year? It was the belts! Those bewitching, clasping belts just above the waistline or on it, either ways gives a upper level look to your attire! From trousers, to sundresses! Jumpsuits to gowns, all create an appealing look of hooked with an exquisite looking belt clunged on them.

Heel them smartly!

We are not joking when we say that see through shoes and heels are grabbing attention more than celebrity weddings are doing this year! Either you can pair a simple transparent heeled sandals with any of your dress to give it a classy look, or choose a see through shoes along with your chic dress to give yourself a classy add on your style! Also, the mighty pumps are the best to represent your whole self with a touch of delicacy plus fanciable look on it!

Clutch it well!

The best company a woman can flaunt anywhere and everywhere proudly is a perfect arm candy! The more elegant your clutch looks, the more smashing your persona would look! Match it or contrast it with the colour of your attire and make a ravishing embarkment on the crowd! Whether it’s stone studded or flower embossed, they should be the real crowd captivator! If you think clutching is too much of a task for your style, try slinging them around your arms! Even those create the ravishing effects on gazers.

The one name that’s evolving in the world of exquisite clutches sandbags is embrayage.lux! Their especially designed, individually customised and exclusively made clutches intensify your glamorous look as you flaunt these beautiful creations! Either personalise your purses with your name carved on it, or customise them to match your designer outfit,or simply carry the stone studded precious one to make your presence felt upon masses! Some enchanting, attractive bags can also play a promising role in beautifying your presence with the help of a stunning arm candy!

With these points all jotted down firmly in your style diary, I am pretty sure you are ready to hit the next bash with a clash of fashion fusion wit the best accessories making an impressive style statement!

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Home Remedies for Pregnancy nausea!

Pregnancy, a stage in a woman’s life that has so much more strings to attached to it! The journey that’s nine months long and makes you experience a new feeling each day. No two woman can say they had the same pregnancy period, neither can a same woman say she had the same issues with all her multiple pregnancies. Each baby gives her mommy a different time.

Similarly, there are always certain discomforts during pregnancy that a would be mother experiences. The feeling of these nine months and whatever she goes through during this time is unexplainable, undefinable. Though, the labour pains are highlighted massively, no one understands the pain that a woman bears during the entire period of nine months!

While the problems are innumerable, you can’t solve them all with medicines as medicines are often avoided during pregnancies as they can have some adverse and major effects on the baby. Hence, comes the lifesavers, the home remedies for pregnancy issues! These tips and cures doesn’t need you to hit any store or pharmacy, just need your kitchen stocks and are super light on your health and are extremely beneficial to treat the problems during pregnancy.

Honey lemon and ginger ale

We all know the common issues of nausea-tic feelings or morning sickness during the early terms of pregnancy. For some these stretch for three months, for few till six and for a handful the nausea lasts till the baby’s delivery. You just can’t keep taking tablets for the same for such long period. Well, during these times, this solution does the magic. Just pour some warm water or it can be on room temperature too, add in a teaspoon on honey, half lime’s juice and few strands of shredded ginger. If you have complexities, you can avoid the ginger during first three months.

Sugar cane juice

Do you know, a lot of vomiting during pregnancy often reduces your glucose level in the body and hence increases the nausea-tic feelings more? What’s more natural and best for glucose rebuilding than a fresh glass of sugarcane juice. You can have it chilled for better comfort in case you don’t already suffer from cold.

Milk- water and rose water solution!

Often, those vomiting during pregnancy are followed with severe problems of acidity and heart burn. And in most cases, it’s incurable no matter whatever you have! At least, you can relieve it with this solution. Add 1:4 ratio of chilled milk and water wherein, milk should be one part and water it’s third and add few drops of rose water. You can also add Roohafza sherbet if you like and drink it. This would definitely make you feel better and relieve that acidic attacks for some hours.

Ice cubes!

Ice cubes are the best comfort candies when you feel uncomfortable during pregnancy. Just take some cubes and let it stay in your mouth for certain seconds, you can keep a glass with you to take it again for some time. This surely makes a huge difference against that nausea feeling.

Citric fruits

During pregnancy, citric fruits or their juices are the best natural remedies to cure nausea. They instantly relieve the uncomfortable feelings and are also full of vitamins and essential nutrients.

Well, now we have some great home remedies that would certainly help you a lot to cure the morning sicknesses and nausea during pregnancy.

P.S. sharing these tips with the experience of my own during my three pregnancies!

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First crush or first love part 3!

Read the first part and second part before reading this!

“Dad, what’s the rush? This is just impossible. I am not ready for it now!” She exclaimed! “This boys really good. You don’t get to see such ones around much. And everything is ready here, all the family guests from abroad are in India too. Even your elder sister is here this time, after this she may not be able to visit India for three years.” “That’s all secondary dad, but an arranged marriage? I don’t think so I am comfortable with this idea.” She let him knew her doubts but this left her dad really shocked. ” It was you who said that you need an arranged marriage, remember? I asked you before around a hundred times if you have someone in mind let me know, we’ll sort it out. But you said to arrange as per my wish. Then too, even if you are in a doubt now, you can meet this person and talk to him. I liked him a lot, even you’ll like him. And if by suppose, you have someone else in your mind, let me know I’ll definitely consider your choice first.” His father assured all her doubts. But she was confused. How can she let her dad know about the person with whom she had just met two days back and that too only thrice! On what basis can she tell him she loved him by only passing few glimpses. And what if that boy wouldn’t reciprocate her feelings? “Oh no, he asked me if I am engaged, right! That means even he was interested in me. So what if he didn’t exclaim his liking, I can talk to him first about it, I can ask him about it clearly.” She thought with a ray of hope and asked her dad for a day’s time to give him the final answer about the same.

She went running along the whole house. It was all crowded with guests from all over the country and abroad. She went around the outer rooms and the inner but he wasn’t anywhere to be seen. After searching each corner for around three hours she returned to her room, almost fell on her bed and cried her heart out. She had the day of hope till today morning, but the source was nowhere now. She loved him, she knew that. She could feel the pain of not seeing him anywhere, not knowing whether he thought about her in the same manner, not knowing if could ever meet him again and if they would be able to marry each other. It was her first love and that too which was left incomplete. That night she cried for her new founded pain. For the experience of first love in it’s saddest form. May be they weren’t destined to meet, may be it was written in destiny that she would find only hurt in her first love! “Oh God, please let him be forever in my destiny!” She prayed as she lay on her bed with tears falling on her pillow as she mourned for her incomplete first love!


The air conditioner in the room was in it’s lowest degree. The room was chilling cold yet she was perspiring. The delicate fragrance of flowers in the room was making her dizzy. She was clad in her pastel coloured pink wedding dress, all beautiful but her heart was somewhere else. She have agreed for this wedding without even seeing whom she had married. Although her relatives and aunt and dad insisted that she met him once before Te wedding, but she told them she loved surprises. While in reality, she just couldn’t face herself in the mirror when she knew she was marrying someone whom she didn’t love. Let alone the thought of facing the man himself. She didn’t knew how she was going to cope with her life from now on, but this was her test. Hope she gets along well. She shut her eyes tight to stop all those tears coming in her eyes.

She heard the footsteps that arrived towards her. He slowly upturned her face towards him but her eyes were tight shut. “Am I so ugly that you don’t even want to take a look at me even on our wedding night?” She opened her eyes instantly all wide with shock. She forgot all her crying and kept staring at him for moments uncountable. “Ohh! Then am I looking so handsome that you can’t take your gaze off me? I bet I should be the one doing that thing right now.” He asked with a light smile on his face and she looked away with a blush. “You? So you are Salian?” She was too shock to even speak something. “Yes, Mrs. Salian, I am your Mr. Salian. Nice to meet you on your wedding with me.” He was now laughing at her. “Why, you didn’t even asked to meet and see your future husband? Why did you get ready to marry me even when you didn’t know anything about me? Why Naina, what was the reason for it?” He asked her silently, looking straight in her eyes. “I didn’t care whom I was marrying. I searched for you for hours the next day of that wedding. But you just vanished. That’s why I didn’t ask anything about the person I was getting married to.” “And why were you searching for me for hours?” ” To tell you that I loved…..!” She stopped dead between her sentence and looked at him aghast. He was now smiling widely, looking at her eyes and enjoying the flow of blush on her face. “You loved what?” He asked to tease her. She started looking away with a soft shy smile on her face.

“I know it’s my fault. I had to speak to you something about this before I went to your aunt and dad! But I was so glad to know that you weren’t committed and knew very well that aunt would definitely grab you a good husband from the same wedding. That’s why on the next morning I called up my parents and made them speak to aunt and fix everything. I had to rush because you know we have to leave for England the next week.” He explained her everything and she was finally beaming from inside knowing that finally her first love was her life partner after all. “But you didn’t complete your sentence, though? You said you loved something, can I know what or who it was?” And that was just the start of their love story!


They were back in England after spending a week at relatives place. His apartment was just what she dreamed of. After a warm welcome from his parents, they headed towards their room. He started showing her their room when she stopped dead on her steps. There lay a small pink book neatly as a showpiece on the side table of the bed, she started moving towards it. It reminded her of something, the scenes that she couldn’t even remember existed in her life started playing back. She picked it up and read it slightly loud,

Your smile raises my hopes everyday!

Your eyes are the reason for my smile,

I wish you never ever go away,

For I’ll love you beyond miles!

Then she glanced at the photo frame just beside the book, it made her go numb with shock. She went back in time, years back…. she was staring at him from the balcony….. threw the book towards him and ran away!

Salian took the book gently from her hands. ” Do you know what this is and where it’s from?” She turned towards him surprised and he said with a smile, ” I had a crush! My first crush. She was a small girl, a teenage girl, may be just out of high school. She used to stay opposite to my flat that I shared during my engeneering days. I used to daily go to my balcony to get a glimpse of her while she did her work on hers. Though I liked her very much, but I couldn’t approach her for the same. She was very small you know and even I was studying at that time. But I always felt something unique when she was there. I never knew if she liked me too, but it didn’t matter at that time, I just had a secret crush on her and that was enough. And one day, I caught her crying in the balcony, it caused me pain too and then she threw this towards me and went away. Never to come back! I read it and got to know even she liked me as much as I did. You see, she was my first crush and I have read it somewhere, you never forget your first crush! And I am the living proof of it, I’ll always remember her in my life.” He finished and turned towards her and caught her crying with her tears rolling down her cheeks. “Hey Naina, please don’t cry! I know you are hurt. But your role in my life is entirely different. I told you all of these, because I didn’t want to hide anything between us and you are the love of my life. I agree I felt the same attraction towards you as I felt for her, I don’t know what it was, but it felt as if you are just the same person that I have met years back and was always with me in all these years. So please don’t be insecure, I would love you always, no matter what happens, always!”

Little he knew of why she was crying! Even she had it read it that day in the train, you never forget your first crush! But, she did. She forgot about it all during these years while he remembered each moment of it. And she remembered reading some more lines of the same book, what is destined to meet you, will meet you in all circumstances! So strange it was! Both of these lines of the same book had totally different effects on her life. Salian came back in her life after going away from her twice because he was destined to meet her and even though he remembered his first crush till years ahead, she forgot all about it!

Someday, may be someday she’ll let him know that she was her first crush! Today, she was too overwhelmed with the sudden confession from his part and the reminiscing of the past events. But someday, she’ll let him know how Destiny played hide and seek with them. Till then, may be she can solve the dilemma that whether they are each other’s first crush or first love?!!

First crush or first love! part 2

Read the first part here!

It was pretty difficult carrying that heavy lehenga along with the long dupatta, apart from it the dozens of bangles and some delicate jewellery was enough to keep her busy in the mehndi function! They had come all the way from Madhya Pradesh to Chandigarh to attend her cousin’s wedding and her aunt was adamant to make her dress at her best so that she should be the next bride this season. It was just last year that she have completed her education and started with a job at a reputed international school, but relatives behaved as if she’s been a spinster since decades and was desperate for a husband. Ufff! Only if she could tell them to mind their own businesses! Bang!!!!

She looked up shocked at the person whom she knocked with in her fiery of thoughts. He gazed back at her with the same shock but something gripped them together. Though she wanted to, she just couldn’t avert her eyes from him. It was the most captivating ever, must say he was the most good looking man she came across of recently. But he was staring at her with so much intensity, she felt pretty nervous and tried to get free from his hold. He was catching her shoulder so that she couldn’t have fell otherwise. Embarrassed, and nervous, was what both of them felt when they went away. But going after some paces, they returned back and gazed at each other, as if figuring out what was the magnetism about?

He saw her again. She had wet mehndi applied on both of her hands and was struggling desperately to keep her long loose hair and the large dupatta out of the mehndi and from falling too. He smiled lightly. She was cute, or it was beautiful! But whatever it was, he just couldn’t get out of the magical spell she casted on him when they clashed some time before. As if still in a spell, he walked slowly towards her and stood in front of her. She looked up to him was stunned as he caught the other side of her now falling dupatta and started rolling it on her neck in the form of a scarf which also clasped her loose hair with it. Then she watched perplexed as he slowly put the remaining hair of her face and tucked them behind her ears. She kept watching him with a blushed face and stunned expression while he slowly walked away from her.

The next day was the official wedding day! All the bride’s side were clad in red punjabi suits. She thought wearing punjabi suit would be a lot easier than that of lehengas, but how wrong she was! The heavy handwork on her dress and the numerous sleets of her bottom, plus the super large heavy dupatta and those jewellery and the love of her high heels and her long loose hair, “Oh my God! Why did I even agree to dress according to Aunt’s choice!” She started walking towards the verandah when she saw him coming from the opposite side, all strong and smart in his well maintained physique and stunning looks. The black sherwani he wore gave him the aura of power and style he carried. Unknowingly, she looked away when he caught her staring at him. Her heartbeats increased as he came nearer. As if by a command, they both stood for a while when they were exact beside each other, glanced at each other, he smiled looking in her eyes. As if captivated by that charming smile, she smiled back shying and slowly walked away from him.

That night when her cousin went off with her husband in car, everyone had tears in their eyes. But were happy for the married couple. She hugged her aunt to consolidate her on this matter but aunt has something else in her mind. “Don’t worry dear, I am not tired at all with this marriage, now is your turn next to get married. I have everything planned and I’ll see to it that you are married this year itself!” She said as she hugged her back, but quite loudly which somehow embarrassed her. She just smiled forcefully when her gaze went up and she caught him staring at her with a puzzled expression, as if he heard what aunt just said. She turned back rapidly to go inside when she heard him say from behind, ” hey, wait!” She stopped but didn’t turn. “I just heard that aunty saying you were to get married this year, well, just wanted to ask, are you engaged to someone already?” She turned towards him, he was confused with a serious expression on his face. She just nodded her head in negative. He sighed with relief with a big smile and returned to walk away from her.

That night she wasn’t able to sleep. Her dreams and thoughts had that eyes and smile in them. Even if she did, she couldn’t take off his image away from her. That night she knew finally, what love was! She knew he was the one with whom she could spend her whole life happily ever after! She couldn’t ask for anything else in her life. This was the most happiest moment of her life.

But the next morning a total shock to her! This was something she never expected! Even if she suspected, this was totally shocking at this time.

Next part coming this week…

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First crush or first love!

He was handsome! The most good looking boy she has seen ever. Or may be she felt it that way! She used to daily stand in the balcony at 8am in the morning for she knew he would be there to sip his cup of coffee. Between fidgeting with those towels and night clothes to be hanged on the rack in the balcony, she would slightly glance at him. But he never looked back at her. Just a passing glance, and then would return inside. But she stared after him for long.

It was just a week ago that they migrated from Delhi to Nainital. Her dad was in government service and it required him to change locations quite often. She was studying in the girls hostel previously, now it was her last year in high school and soon she would be enrolling in college. But just within a week, this boy was already in her dreams. He was tall, attractive, with dark brown eyes and short hair. But this style suited him too much. Always dressed well, he seem to be a college student. She often caught him going towards the bus stand with his college bag in the morning.

Slowly, their relation with the neighbourhood grew. She got to know that he was an engineering student of the nearby college. He was staying here with his fellow friends. She always missed a heartbeat whenever he was around in the colony or in the opposite balcony. May be, it was the infatuation Ms. Mary told her in school. Girls always get attracted towards boys she said. But, she knew somehow that this was different. She felt something more for him, something that she just couldn’t describe, but was beautiful and gave her lots to dream of!


It was around a year that they have shifted here. Her exams were already over and she was waiting for her results. Didi’s wedding was fixed and she was behaving strangely now! Always in her dreams smiling, or chatting with her fiancé on phone. Naina wanted to share her feelings with her, but something stoped her from inside.

It was Valentine’s Day the next week! Didi took her along to get a gift for jiju. Unknowingly, she picked up the tiniest book that said, To you my love! And in which were some beautiful lines that expressed how she felt nowadays!

Your smile raises my hopes everyday!

Your eyes are the reason for my smile,

I wish you never ever go away,

For I’ll love you beyond miles!

She took that book and kept it with her. She knew she’ll never be able to gift him this for he didn’t reciprocated her feelings and would consider her action childish. But still, it made her feel good just to read those lines again and again and dedicate it to him in her mind.


She felt devastated when dad told they were to migrate again within three days! She cried her eyes out, tried to convince him to stay longer because of her studies, but even he was forced to leave as his job demanded.

It was the last day, last morning and the last time she’ll be able to see him. She glanced at him the same time in the morning. He was as fresh as ever! She stared at him with tears in her eyes. Something made him look up, he glanced at her, he going to avert his gaze when he saw her crying. As if to ask her something he opened his mouth, but then she did the incredible! She threw towards him a small packet which he though stunned, caught it perfectly! He looked at it shockingly and back to her. But the girl in navy blue top and jeans with a high ponytail was already running back in her room.

Then, she left! That day she read in a book, You never forget your first crush! This was for sure, she’ll never forget him, never! He was the first person whom she have like for loved or was infatuated to, she’ll always have a soft corner in her heart for him!

Wiping her tears, she flipped some pages. There it was written, if your partner is in your destiny, he’ll meet you in any condition. You may be miles apart or decades pass, if destiny has written your names together, you’ll unite some day, surely!

She sighed…. please God, let him be in my destiny! And the sixteen year old girl fell in sleep….

To be continued this week…..

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Are we free? Really?

Just days back we celebrated our 72nd Independence Day! From all those lengthy Independence Day speeches, to the most creative Independence Day quotes! We have celebrated it with lots of vigour and excitement. Not to forget all those patriotic forward messages and images on freedom that were so frequently circulated all over the social media.

But the question is, how can we scream of happy Independence Day while we are still caged in the prison of traditional values and systems that have been slaving us since centuries? Just how can we shout out that we are free when our judgements are still bottled up to what our Society used to think about years ago and we still think the same? How can a country celebrate it’s s Independence Day when half of it’s population is still deprived of basic meals twice a day? Where in, these kids may not get food at regular intervals, but they easily get access to drugs and become an addict to it even before crossing their teens!

A nation that prides of being the largest practiser of democracy and human trafficking as well! Isn’t it strange? Where humans are sold in just a price of hundreds, not even thousands or lakhs. Is human life of no value in a country that has been independent since decades?

We are a nation where in dowry is the prevailing factor in fixing a marriage and later breaking it. Where in caste system still determines a persons educational and family life thereafter. Where child marriage and labour are still crossing paths in many states. A country that worships the women deities and where many women are degraded physically daily and they still have to be caged in their own house so that no one knows that they have victimised.

On what basis can we call ourselves free when still blame the victim more than the attacker and harass her to death! Just how much we deserve to be called free when our female children don’t even have the freedom to be born? They are killed inside the womb mostly and later even if they survive, they are either given away or sold out.

It is sarcastic how we are moving towards the IOT and satellites on one hand and on the other hand, we are dividing the united country on the basis of the food they eat. Does a free or independent nation steeps so low that they judge your character or persona on the basis of attire you wear?

What’s the use of being independent when we are so much dependent on our mentalities dating back to the uneducated ancestors to live a life of an educated person in a progressing country. Do you actually think these slaves of our society won’t revolt? Just like our leaders revolted years back against the biased rulers of our country, so will these slaves of society revolt one day. They’ll break the barriers hindering their progress and set themselves free.

But for this revolt, we need to wake up! We need to understand that freedom doesn’t just mean that you no longer have the reigning power on top of your head, it’s actually setting each and every citizen of the country free. It’s getting each of them uncaged from the prison of society that doesn’t even let them breathe according to their wish. It’s making our country so safe for every woman and children that they can move freely in their nation. It’s about changing our outlook towards others in the practical way and not judge others on the basis of what our traditions told us!

We could actually call ourselves free when each Indian stops asking himself this question, Are we free? really?

The Independence Blog Train has been hosted by Foodietweeter and Prettylilthings  and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. Thanks Vidya for introducing me and get ready to read an interesting post by Shilpa in the next journey!

Lace Dress Styles 2018!

Fashion trends keep revolving timely! Long back in the queens era, we had that crazy yet elegant trend of lacy gowns, long skirts, short classy tops and much more. All these styles are back again redefined with the modern cultural ethics and look stunningly classy at all occasions. Trimming them according to the latest look or designing them as per your figure, twitch them a little according to your style and get a ravishing look! In short, the good news is that, laces are back! So why not get some creative ideas to get the perfect attire with it for yourself.

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Kate Middletons red carpet look in classy long lace material gown!

Lacy long gowns!

From Oscars red carpet to movie screenings, you would have recently caught almost all the Bollywood and Hollywood stars flaunting their see through lace long gowns. The classy long spread of lace with embossed pieces of flowers or other patterns and a little handwork catches eyes of millions. These long lace maxi dresses or gowns seems to be quite in trend recently. The basic nude colour is the most famous in these lace category, apart from it, pastel, white, red and black are also getting a lot of appreciation in their gown form.

Black high neck lace top!

Stunning lace tops!

Do you know a top looks extra alluring it it’s made with classy lace material! You don’t even need to add in those extra embroidery or patterns to make it look beautiful! Just the lace material makes it pleasing. And the plus point of it clinging in with your shape and giving it the appeal you need! The most favourites lace colours for tops is black, blue, yellow, pink and white.

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Lace material sarees!

One more latest and classy trend which looks most graceful in its original form is when it’s draped in six yards of elegance, sarees! Lace material sarees are pretty famous of the bahus of the saas bahu serials. This inspires lakhs of women to adopt the style globally. Just pair it with a perfect, trendy blouse and flaunt the best style draped on yourself. The most hot colours for this trend are nudes, golden, red, orange and black.

Red lace material frock

Chic lace frocks!

Lace frocks have been a tradition since centuries! The elegance the material gives to your frocks is just captivating. You get to just match it with a cool Victorian style hat and get the most knockout look you can present. Pairing it with a matching soft inner fabric is your choice, but with in or without it, the frock looks the most elegant in lace. It wasn’t just for nothing that the royal women back in the past loved lace frocks more than any other style. The best colours you could pick up for the lace frock is black, while colours like white, pink, cream and light shades of blue also win hearts in the lacy frock form.

Light orange coloured beautiful lace skirt!

Lace long skirts!

Just like lace tops look smashing on almost any pairing bottom, so does the lacy skirts can look classy and exquisite with almost any kind of top. It over shades the top with its distinct presentation. Either a fully shaped fitted skirt, or a loose full circled, any kind of skirt does the magic in the lace form. You can either get a half or full inner slip under it. The best colours for the long skirts in lace materials are white, royal blue, black, green or light pastel shades of pink and skin.

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Tissura- The leaders of haute couture since 2 decades!

For all these gorgeous lacy dress styles, you definitely need a good lace fabric! The original and most explicit of it gives an amazing kind of finished perfection to your attires. To get these in the best quality, you just need to check the lace collection section on the website, Trissura.com, the leaders of presenting fabulous hot coutures since two decades globally. Your one stop online shop for some fanciable and trendiest fabric materials, buttons, trimmings, etc. for both men and women. Just choose your favourite colour, you can even get some ideas from their website on the same and order the material to be deliver at your place hassle free and efficiently.

For all the designed dress lovers out there, make sure you check out some classy materials from there and let me know if you create some magic in your cloths with the above suggestions! After all, the better the fabric, the perfect becomes the attire!

Five best gift ideas for your sister this Rakshabandhan!

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Hey, it’s your sibling fest already, and are you still scratching your head what to gist your sweet sister? Worry not! I have got some loads of ideas that the girls of 2018 are super crazy of! The girls of today, the unstoppable, totally foodie yet an extreme health freak and a total fashion and beauty trend crazy! The ones who are totally addicted to tic toc videos and all that they are bothered about nowadays are to how to flaunt their Rakshabandhan gifts the best way on instagram, Facebook, snapchat or Twitter! So, for that crazy sister of yours, let’s find some cool gifts this Rakshabandhan!

Picture credit- the times of India The couple clad in ethnics.
Designer Kurtis

Designer Kurtis or Indian wear!

With priyanka Chopra and Nick Jones posting some traditional pictures of their engagement everywhere all clad in ethnic wear, the craze for Indian dresses. I am sure your sister is a social media addict and following all the celebrities religiously, she’s certainly love the ideas to post a cool pic with you on Rakshabandhan day and put a story on instagram which has this caption, #rakhiwithbro!

Jewellery as gift


You can never imagine how much a girl loves to have the perfect ring or a bracelet or a earring as a gift from her loved ones. And as a brother, if you are going to gift her the same, I am sure she’s going to help you with the next date with her hot friend quite easily. Just buy those ravishing pieces of stones or simple attractive accessories from online stores and gift her one all nicely wrapped. You’ll soon see yourself tagged on Facebook with #thanksbro for this #rakhi gift from her!

Smartphone as gifts

Smartphones, gadgets or its accessories!

Ok, so if you the brother who gets payed well or is saving money since last year’s Rakshabandhan for your sister’s gift, you can certainly gift her a gadget of her choice. What can a girl of the twenty first century love than a beautiful smartphone to show off and that gifted from her dearest brother! And even if you can’t manage the same, you can still buy her a nice smartphone cover or a laptop sleeve. She’ll certainly love that too. But just keep in mind, it should look as stunning as your sister! What’s more, you never know her snapchat stories gets with the tag, #bestrakhigiftfrombhai can get a dozen screenshots after all!

Chocolates, the best gift this Rakshabandhan!

Chocolates and sweets!

Chocolates and Rakhies have an eternal relationship. Not to forget those sweets that are such a mandate during festivals that make it a tradition that sweets are to be gifted at each festival among yourselves to celebrate it perfectly. And I am sure, your sister would be a crazy chocolate lover just like you are and you are going to have a fun time snatching away those half chocolates from her that you yourself gifted her on this day! These are the best gifts that never fail to impress the receivers. May be, till the next year you may get a chance to endorse for a chocolate company especially for Rakhi because of your sisters tweet saying, #chocolatesfrombrotheronrakhi!

Picture credit- tea me teas Green tea, a healthy gift this Rakshabandhan!

Health drinks and nutritional intakes as gifts this Rakhi!

You just can’t tell me that your sister isn’t health conscious! Well, everyone nowadays is! So why not help her get in perfect shape through your gift this Rakshabandhan! You can gift her some healthy protein powders, yoga mats or. A pack of green tea for that matter. Green teas are the best and easiest alternative for a fitter and healthier life nowadays and are in quite a trend for fitness too. For instance, you can check the amazing range of Tea Me teas which have got some really positive reviews from all the health freaks. Their variety of green teas comes in various flavours which are actually better and not bitter! I am sure you are going to be thanked due fully in your sisters before and after pics and tagged #healthygift which made me transform better!

Hope now you’ve got a pretty good ideas as to which of the above choices of gifts would be the best to gift your sister this Rakshabandhan. Well, than why to wait, it’s just few days left for the festivities to start, so go on, start your shopping for a perfect gift right now and get the tag of the #bestbrointheworld right now!

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