Happy Mother’s Day ❤

A day wouldn’t do justice,

Because even an eternity wouldn’t suffice,

But a day all the same, an opportunity,

To thank, to realise, to appreciate,

That embodiment of selfless love, care and concern,

Mother.

Ma, you’ve borne​ the pain for me, with me,

You are my rock of support,

You’re my pillar of strength,

You’re my best friend,

You fend off my every fiend,

You are who I belong to,

You are the reason I’m here,

What will the world be without you?

Happy mother’s day, ma! 💖✨

You’re a brick 💖

Just a series of poems, I’d be writing to people who matter. My friends.
💝

Hey Poo!

With you, anyone can form a great crew,

There’s nothing you cannot do,

You derive inspiration for anything out of the blue,

You are my friend old and new,

You helped me out when how I’ll manage, I didn’t have a clue,

You have a heart of gold, and you are true,

You’re a brick, you’ve always put up with this prick, phew,

Stay you,

But Pooja, continue being my friend too 🙂




Yours,

Annapurani

Thank you!

This is basically a thank you blog to the kind soul who helped me today. I took a detour on the way to my office today (because I was late)with the hope I’d reach soon, but ended up boarding an extremely crowded bus. Whether it was the suffocation or my low blood pressure, I really don’t know, but I ended up getting out of the bus at one stop and sat down literally on the footpath. I was dizzy, concussed. I wasn’t hungry, I was on full stomach, (thankfully, I hadn’t skipped my breakfast today). I wasn’t dehydrated, I could feel that. But, I wasn’t able to focus clearly or make my way ahead. So, on the footpath I sat. And then, this young lady comes over, helps me up, gives me her bottle of water (I had my own, but was too dizzy to open my bag and get it out), gets me into an auto to work, and gives me a chocolate to pop into my mouth, so I feel better. I just muttered thanks, couldn’t get more through. 

I felt better once inside the auto.

I don’t know if I’d meet her again. I don’t know if I’d recognize her if I meet her again. So this, is my way of expressing my gratitude to her and this is also a note to self, that there is still goodness around. There is still hope and humanity around.

And, may God bless her!

Dear Zindagi 💝

​So Dear Zindagi has been watched and these are my thoughts.

Thank you so very much, Gauri Shinde, for such an incredible journey through this fantastic masterpiece of yours. Only you could have made Dear Zindagi. Each and every frame of the movie is so amazing, so relatable and so warm. I could relate to Alia Bhatt’s role – it’s her best until date. She’s essayed it to perfection with simplicity, ease and a disarming charm. 

And Shah Rukh Khan – I love you. You’re my favourite. Thank you for playing Jug. You rule our hearts. I fell for you all over again, like the million others on the planet. There’s no one who has your charisma. You’re too awesome to be true.Yet you are.💖

I’m no film critic. I’m just happy that I chose to watch this movie. Thank you for Dear Zindagi, it’s an experience unforgettable. 

Happy Teacher’s Day

To Late Pradeepa mam, one of my high school Physics teachers.
We lost her to Cancer a few days back, but I’m sure she will remain amidst us forever – in our thoughts and prayers, in our happiness and glory, in our ups and downs, in our each and every action, keeping us inspired every moment.

You strive to make me THE best,
You inspire me to become better each living moment,

In my glory and in my sadness, your words are what I look up to,

All the good I know and I do, is due to you.


You are my elixir, 

You taught me to make my every moment an epiphany,

You’re the reason I’ll shine.

Thank you, for being my courage and confidence,

Thank you, for being my friend, philosopher and guide,

Thank you, for helping me rise everytime I fall,

Thank you,  for your words of praise, encouragement and stern consternation – they help me grow,

Thank you,  for believing in me – your faith, and trust in me mean the world to me, and beyond.

Thank you, for making me believe in myself, for giving me the strength to face it all!

Thank you, for being my Teacher.

Happy Teacher’s Day!

Friends Forever!

To Uthra, my sister and first best friend. To Pooja, Anushka, Gayathri, Ezhil, Sabarritha, M.K., Abhi, Lk, Mahee, Kishore, Suraj. Happy Friendship Day to You!
Oh and if you want to buy me a “friendship day” gift to me, just visit my Amazon wish list, or my Goodreads To Be Read list – you’ll know what exactly to give me. Or perhaps a Calvin and Hobbes comics box set will also do 😆

In a world where nothing comes free, where people don’t talk to each other without purpose, there is this beautiful bond called friendship. Where you just connect with someone, instantly or maybe in a day, in weeks, in months and become ‘Friends‘.

Friends who like you for who you are, not for what you’ll become or what they want you to become. Friends who don’t tell you what to do, but join you in the fun.

No, I’m certainly not talking about people who call themselves your friends, but every time you need them they aren’t there. Not people for who you make yourself available all the time, but they conveniently ask you “Is it something important? (With a smiley)”. Not people who let you down during your rough patches. Not people who are jealous of who you are, or what you have. Not people who constantly find ways and means to change you the way they want you to be. Not people who don’t stay with you when you’re in distress, and get back to you in your glory. Not people who talk to you all day, but aren’t ready to listen to you when you want them to. Not people who find it easy to make excuses and not be there during your important moments in life when you want them by your side.

I’m talking about people who like you for who you are. People who don’t put up with you, but actually enjoy your company. People to whom your presence matters the world. People who not just accept your flaws, but like you with your flaws. People who’ll laugh with you, cry with you, who’ll happily eat every bait with you. People who’ll pull your leg all the time, but will be the first to speak up for you when someone puts you down. People to whom you can bare your heart to. People with whom you can always be your true self, without any pretence on, without any necessity to impress. People who’ll be extremely busy, but will still find time for you, because you mean a lot to them. People who’ll become your family when you are alone, and stand by your side without questions when you need them. People, who might miss wishing you on your birthday, who might not talk to you everyday, but will still get through to you the moment they sense you’re not okay. I’m talking about people who’ll never judge you for who you are, or for the decisions you make.

I’m talking about people who are your real friends. Not your Facebook friends or your Twitter followers. Not the forced kind either. Real, non-pretence people, with who you share a beautiful bond called friendship, with whom you strike a chord. People, who can resonate at the same wavelength as yours, who can read your mind looking at your face without you having to utter a word. People, who always give you the right vibe. People who see right through you, beyond all your hoity-toity airs, your fake smiles and your sharp tongue.

Friendship, like any other relationship isn’t perfect. And the beauty of it would be lost if it was. It would’ve been extremely soppy and dull and boring, if it were not for the stupid misunderstandings and the petty fights. If it were not for the numerous arguments. They make the bond stronger, more special.

I’m extremely lucky to have found a few such, and to those few I’d like to dedicate this blog post. You know I’m a defective piece, wired to be just the way I am. And I know you’ll stand by me, rock solid, no matter what. Your presence matters the world to me, and I will cling on to you forever. Thanks for always being an amazing part of my world. Can’t imagine my life without even one of you. You guys are special.

To a bond as beautiful as this, a day wouldn’t suffice. Nevertheless, cheers to beautiful people who make your world go round, people with whom you forge a relationship, fun and pure and everlasting.

Cheers to friends. Cheers to friendship. Cheers to Friendship Day!

In Print and Paper now –  My “Tweet A Story” Journey!

This evening, when I came back home from work, little did I know I would have a sweet little surprise waiting for me on my table.

My first ever book,  on my table, in paper and print.

Exhilaration.

Well, thanks to The Hindu, Ms. Zara and the entire team that curated this. It is because of you I get to see my name on a book today. Thank you.

Thank you, Mr. Shashi Tharoor, for the very first tweet that kick-started the story and the journey.

Thank you, my amazing, creative co-authors. You made the experience all the more memorable.

This might possibly be just an inkling of what my peers have achieved, but, it isn’t everyday I would get an opportunity to publish my writing in the form of a book. It isn’t everyday I would get to co-author a story with people I look up to.

It was pure ecstasy to add my own book to my prized bookshelf.

Experiences like these give me my inspiration, keep me going.

So this journey, is definitely, in ways more than one, a dream come true for me.

Cheers to new dreams, to new beginnings!

P.S. Wanna know more? Read about the entire journey here ” Tweet A Story “.

P.P.S. Wanna read the book? Go ahead, get your free e-book here -> Tweet A Story E-book