11 Sep 2014

The Ballerina



Delicate ballerina,
Dancing in the air -
Chicken feather floats...

3 Sep 2014

Foodie Fun With A Jingbang

Yawning.. Drooping.. Slouching..  My typical lazy Saturday night usually end up with the habit of TV watching. Being a couch potato, the only thing that kept me going that day was the MasterChef. Looking at their mouth watery dishes and presentation, my hunger pangs struck me even more. Taking a bite of bread stick that I was feeding my cockatiel, my eyes were glued to the screen. It was now the time for elimination. So was that Colin going home or Kira or my favourite Tash? Just as they were about to announce the results, I could hear the noise of my rumbling stomach along with the fierce doorbell simultaneously.

‘Arrgh… Who can that be at this hour?’ I nudged my equally lazy cousin Sarah to answer the door but she was even more glued to the TV than me. The doorbell went ding, ding, dong endlessly. ‘Ayyo..’ My perfect lazy evening seemed to be ruined already. I grudgingly searched for my scarf and dragged myself to the door and opened. Some noisy Hellos and Heys and sweaty arms and legs rushed through the door, pushing me back with lots of stinky hugs. Grrr.. They are none but my 'creature' cousins - who else could get this kinda freedom at my home?

‘Heyy.. what’s on the TV? MasterChef, uh? As if you both gonna cook us so tastier like this..’ Sul grabbed the remote from Sarah and started his sports channel surfing while others found their comfort in our diwan spread.

They had spent the whole eve playing cricket and looking to crash at my place to relax. Landing on my doorstep surprisingly, demanding a grand welcome and of course food. Being disturbed by our over-friendly, loud and hungry cousins, Sarah and I both looked at each other helplessly, for two things. Firstly, we couldn’t get to know the results then and there. Secondly, we had to cook for that whole jingbang!! Phew!!

They started ransacking the kitchen and fridge and one of them even started looking in the dustbin! Because of my habit of procrastinating, I hadn’t refilled my grocery and so the only food left at home was some bread and butter.

‘Whaat eee thees? There is nothing to eat, men. Useless!. Why do you have a fridge in the first place?’, another cousin panted.

As the torrent of groans and moans greeted us, I witnessed hungry men are angry men. I didn’t want to cook something even if there were some edible ingredients at home after all it was a lazy weekend. My cousin was too eager to go out while I was too lazy to get ready even for that. How could I feed an entire army of hungry people now? Then someone from the crowd suggested calling a restaurant and placing order. Being an online shopping maniac and as the one who loves from fashion to food, it struck me right on the time.

‘Ok guys, let’s do it online’, I finally announced. I love online shopping, as you all know, and that too especially with a good bargain. After all free offers are temping! And when it comes to food, isn’t it even more tempting?

There was a big cheer. From being a gracious host, I suddenly became a waiter. Orders started to fly in for pizzas, burgers, garlic breads, french fries and not forgetting the dessert, of course. Chocolate Brownies and Apple pies were being demanded. I took my Dell Venue out while the guys started eyeing on my blackie.

‘Aha.. even a Rat got a tab these days.. ahem ahem..!’

‘Flash News : Nibbling Rat turns into a Techie Mouse..’  ‘Haha..’

‘Do you know how to use it, Rat?’

And their teasing went on and on... I became their scapegoat for a while. But I brushed away those comments as I was relieved for they dint remember about my slow and growing-old lappy. Still I must admit, I did enjoy those teasing moment as well, hehe. (Ssh.. let them not hear it :P)

I hopped into the CupoNation site where they offer wide variety of Food Coupons and best Restaurant deals, to see if I have my luck in there. Along with so many other tempting offers, Pizza Hut was listed under the food deals. Their menu also had everything we loved. So with a click of a button I placed the order. It was the best offer especially for my demanding crowd.

In half an hour time, even before the doorbell rang we could smell our Cheesy Zesty Chicken Pizzas and Garlic Breads. I opened the door to a box full of foody goodies and what was even more wonderful was the cheque.



‘Ooh.. you are the most awesome Rat in our family…’  Their teasing now changed to praising words. I raised my collar for I had saved a lot of money using the best deals from the site.

Within minutes, all the food disappeared into our growling bellies. Then we watched ‘Jigarthanda’, (which means Cold Drink), a Tamil Gibberish cool movie to end that lovely day with bowlful of home made buttery popcorn and coke.

My lazy Saturday night had turned out to be a lovely get-together with good company and even better food.

Do I have to say it again that it was one good food day?

Thanks to the CupoNation for saving my pocket. And of course my blackie Dell tabbellet which made it handy.

Looking forward to more such fun with my cousins and my Bangalore days. :-)

Love you all, my Jingbangs!!

2 Sep 2014

My Eclectic Home


There is undoubtedly something magical in the words, ‘I am home’. Home is where I find my solace. Home is my slice of freedom where I can be truly myself. And it is one of the most the praised possessions, not only me but anyone can claim. Well, if we make it beautiful then it brings us pride and more happiness naturally.

Having somewhat a busy lifestyle where I juggle quite a few things every day, I am determined to have my home, the way I love.. the way I want. My home may not look like the picture of the magazine cover page but still I prefer to give an authentic style and way of living that works for me and my family.

I believe it is that little surprise touches here and there add personality and style to the home. Be it a traditional or a contemporary decor, a clever mix of accessories is one of the best ways to breathe new life into any decorative scheme.

When it comes to Interior designing, I always like to think out of the box and have a different style in my home. Thinking creative and stylish, I am interested to highlight a classic item in a contemporary room. In such way, following Eclectic Interior Decor I wish to add new decorative things in my living room to give an immediate uplift to the home.

Yes, living room.. cos it is where we spend most of our time and it is one of the main areas at home that speaks our taste, feel and culture. To give a new look to our home, not necessarily we need to renovate each and every room in a big budget but simply placing few decorative items redo the entire mood of the house in less than no time. 

Apart from the colors we choose from painting to furnishing, three basic pointers to keep in mind while redoing our home is - the reflection of our personality, the texture that enhances the theme and the memories we cherish.

Picking some of my favorite decorative pieces from makemyhome.com, I wish I give my living room a new feel right away.

Reflection



First I’d like to give my home a new look with a Decorative Mirror. Because a mirror can make any room look soothing and sophisticated. They draw attention and also lend an extra sense of style to the home decor. In this mirror, the enticing Warli painting in its wooden frame provide the room with classic beauty. Not only can I actually see my look before I head out but also the light reflects in the mirror will give the sheen to the entire room and makes it look classy.

Texture


Texture adds a different dimension to any interior decor theme. Spreading a Keshan Carpet to a room serves as a quick way in uplifting the aesthetic value of the total space. It adds a quality texture to the entire room and also gives the theme an Eclectic feel to get inspired from. Carpets/Rugs are one of the easiest way to turn a normal looking room into a great looking one and gives the home a fresh look in no time.

Memories


Adding a personalized touch to our home is always a feel good thing. Placing the best moments captured add warmth to the home. Photo Frames are the great way to showcase our interests and love to our family and friends and keep our memories cherished forever. The high aesthetic appeal of this photo frame with a distinctive leaf design, adds a flavor to our favorite memories while enhancing the home decor.

There is no need to wait for the right time to make your home the best looking one in the town. Use your creativity and get ready for the change... because if you are not willing to change nothing, nothing will change.

So invest in small things that make a big difference and get ready to live in style today!

This post is a part of Makemyhome activity at BlogAdda.com.

21 Aug 2014

In Love with A Blackie


As the title says, I am in love with a blackie but better not to assume things now itself.. :P

The color black has associated with me in many ways. From my abayas to watch to accessories I wear, the color makes me sophisticated, subtle and stylish and makes me a Woman In Black!

Recently this WhatTheBlack contest at BlogAdda brought my Black desires out. Even though I was short-listed by BlogAdda, sadly I did not receive the gifts for that 4 day fun activity. I was eagerly waiting to pull the Sherlock out of my brain but oops.. my bad. Well, that's okay.. Three days back I received this as an answer to.... WhatTheBlack? question we all raised. At last, the surprise is the Charcoal Tooth Brush from Colgate. Hehe ^_^



As you all know, another blackie I have been associated with lately is Thee Tabellet.. Dell Venue. From playing to praying, it’s been a part of my day to day activities. Dell venue 8 serves to my every day browsing needs without any difficulty. Apart from these, as a blogger, it indeed helps me in many ways to stay connected with my blog almost all the time via Blogger and other social networking apps.

One morning, I woke up with an idea (or is that what I saw in my dream?) I felt amused and so I wanted to give it a shape. But I was too lazy to get up from my bed in that wee hour and walk to my laptop and open it to type down. Plus my lappy is also growing too old lately for it takes time to open its eyes from its sleep mode. So whenever I get some interesting/fun ideas (after all I only get such spark rarely, I dare not to miss them), I decided I should note that down immediately. That’s when Dell came to my rescue.

Jus turning it on is more than enough and go to the notepad and type instantly. Good, that I din’t forget what was in my head that day. And one such post that I did enjoy writing in one flow recently was - Quest Of A Fat Little Brat. Click and have fun reading it. :P

Is it too much if I say Dell is very handy and designed for life on the go? 

I’d like to highlight one of its features today - Mobile Network. In Dell Venue 8, there’s a slot where we can insert a sim card and activate the mobile net in a fraction of second. Voila! It helped me during my travel days and especially with the monthly maintenance 'power cut' day in my hometown where there is no power for almost 12 hours n more. Thanks to Dell Venue, for I can stay connected to the world without lagging behind.


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I have fallen in love with my Tabelleett for I hate to stay away from it even for few minutes. But as the days moving on quickly, I started feeling sad for they will take my Blackie from me. L

Right now, I only wish this Dell Venue stays with me for a long long time....!

18 Aug 2014

The Madras Song



This post is solely dedicated to Enga Ooru Madras.

Chennai based conglomerate, Murugappa group proudly presents #TheMadrasSong in association with The Hindu, on the occasion of the 375th anniversary of Madras. This song is a tribute to Madras. The video and the song portrays the essence of the city in the contemporary way.


Click HERE for more from the album of the private screening event and also you can visit their YouTube channel for this song that’s been released today.


Just watched the video. Its so cool and fun. I totally enjoyed watching it. This video also features some of the famous personalities from Madras.

I liked the short n fun intro given by RJ Balaji. Singer Shakthishree Gopalan has rendered beautifully the lyrics of Subu which was composed by Vishal Chandrashekhar. The lead girl in the video, Yasmin Ponnappa was good and the video was directed by Vijay Prabakaran.

I share this song video here for the love for my city, Chennai/Madras. 

Enjoy watching this number, Buddies...!


Kudos to #TheMadrasSong team for the effort you put to deliver us this cool song.

Keep Rocking!

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