April 27, 2008


Today while surfing through one of my favorite websites found a discussion on the topic “Is marrying your best friend a good idea?” Few days before there was another article which talked about “Is living-in as good as marriage?” I mean I would keep seeing many such articles and their major central topic is the word “Marriage”.

When I think as to what is marriage, I would say that two people have agreed to stay with each other for life long. They will share their joys, sorrows, hopes, failures, success etc etc…of course their Wallets as well [:)]. You, all of sudden find a person for whom you are the most important part of his/her life. Not only they themselves are happy but their families are the one who are most happy. Marriage, in India, becomes an affair of two families. Life seems to be welcoming you in a new world. And then slowly, life is same back again with the same obstacles, same fight for survival, and the same old story. After all, life is definitely a mirage :).

For me there is no difference between love or arrange marriage. Except that in love both of them know each other and thus waits no surprises, while in arrange life is full of surprises. But after 2-3 years I don’t think love or arrange matters. A successful relationship is a combination of Mutual respect, love and commitment. If this is there than no matter you married with your best friend or you are living-in or its arrange, the relationship will flourish & attain greater heights over a period of time and there a sense of direction in life.

Talking about breakup of a relation then it happens anywhere. Not only between spouses or best friends, in every small relation as well there is a space for having animosity. It only depends on the way of handling and seeing the future with each other. But yes, there has to be a balance between both the partners. Afterall, zindagi ki gadi do pahiyon par chalti hai…and both have to be in sync with each other ;).

April 22, 2008

Short & Sweet Long Weekend

Weekend was great….

My best friend was in town on Sunday and Monday, so took an off on Monday

On Sunday we went to Shiros for dinner (my MBA treat).First, a little history about it. Previously this place was Bombay Dyeing Mill which now is converted to a lounge Shiros and in front, there is Hard Rock Café.

‘Shiro’ means a castle in Japanese. It had an entire oriental ambience with rich furnishings. Every single piece of furnishing was made so huge that one can feel if entering really into a castle. The entrance door itself was around 12-15 foot high. It had lovely lotus flowers floating in water which created a calm and romantic environment. For dinner we tried some Sushi and Mojito. Not only the taste but the presentation of the food was great.

Mr. Hubby and I had a bet. He had to eat the whole wasabi sauce. For those who don’t know, it’s a sauce served with Sushi. Its hotness is more than mustard or chili or pepper. It produces vapors that not only irritate tongue but somewhere around nasal passage as well. I just had a pinch of it and after that I drank whole of my juice. I never knew I will lose my bet :(. Never mind, he is sweet didn’t asked me anything embarrassing to do, but just asked for another such treat.

Overall, I found it a nice relaxing place to sit and enjoy. If you are one to enjoy such dining affairs, do make your reservation with Shiro as it is in a class of its own when it comes to Japanese fine-dining. Do try and book the double-bed sitting place, we missed it.

Monday was full of excitement for both of us. We went to full day shopping. Westside is really good for home decoration. I got some decorative pieces for my bedroom. We had real fun bargaining around in Crawford market and Fashion Street. Finally, before dropping friend to station had the yummy PavBhaji from SARDAR...And there ended the nice long 4 days weekend…

April 19, 2008

Laughing Elephant

Mr. Hubby finds it to be laughing ... do you find the same???.
Snap Location: Munar, Kerala, India
Date: 31st July 2007