Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Setting goals and running a marathon after them.

When life gives you ample reasons to embrace gratitude.

The color of Agni,  deep  orange.

Being kissed by a couple of Orangoutans in Thailand.

Feeding giraffes up close and personal in Thailand.

Offering Lotus flower in the temple.

Sipping green tea with loved ones.

The bliss of having walked through the storm as a survivor.

A vegetarian Sushi meal.

Nail art.

A day at the spa.

Meditation.

The joys of slowing down.

The jingle of pajeb.

Two back to back visits to your childhood town.

Old photographs of my girls in  'Himachal ki kali' attire.

Reading quotes by Ann Frank.

A Helicopter ride.

Cheese Omlettee.

A Dolphin show.

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Dahlias and Chrysanthemum dancing in the Winter breeze.

Eating a custard Apple just to revive childhood memories.

Discovering a succulent new fruit called RAAMPHAL.

Going through my Book collection.

Drinking Chaaj at Sagar Ratna.

Eating salted cashew nuts in Winters.

Gifting home made chocolates at Diwali.

A three course meal for Rs 99 at Pizza Hut.

Attending a scintillating Annual Day function in my neighborhood school.

Kada prasad at  the local Gurudwara.

Listening  to a live recital of 'Ek Radha ek Meera, dono ne Shyam ko chaha....".

Thee sight of a vibrant rainbow colored lahariya odhni.

Buying ethnic studded  jhumkas from an exhibition.

Attending a  Lifestyle exhibition under the open wintry Sun.

Whipping up a quick breakfast of potato and cheese bread rolls with coriander chutney for the family.

Stopping by at a dhaba that is surrounded by lush green fields.

A burst of huge beaming Sunflowers along side of a highway.

Once- in- six months treat of a meetha Paan.

Sitting in the passenger treat while your kids drive you around.

The sound of  bells of the neighborhood temple as you go for an early morning prayer.

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Listening to Arif Lohar sing Jugni, complete with the Chimta

Snuggling into the quilt  for an extra two hours in the morning on a wintry day

When your younger kid announces she is coming home to spend the weekend

A family outing comprising of an English movie followed by a meal

Becoming a Vegetarian

Embracing the spiritual life

Tucking into a meal of Hakka noodles and sauteed  Broccoli, Black mushrooms and tender bamboo shoots

A jumbo size Virgin Mojito

Watching Sachin with mousatches in Musafir.com advertisement

Enjoying a meal of Mushroom-do- Pyaza at the highway dhaba

Buying Imli candies at the highway dhaba

Watching tow soldiers  open a five tier home cooked food and gulp it down with masala Chai at the highway dhaba

That moment when you are biting into stuffed tandoori parantha and the Dhaba plays your favorite song...'kisi nazar ko ter intezaar aaj bhi hai :)"

An impromptu visit to a sprawling Shiva temple on the highway

Endless discussions with Mum over the phone

Gifting Hubby a collage of photographs from  those youthful days

Watching your kids Para sail for the first time

Taking your kids to a holiday to your maternal ancestral  home town

Reviving patchy  childhood memories by endless talks with your parents 

Daring yourself to go  riding on a motor bike  wishing across the azure blue waters of coral island in Pattaya