A Very Questionable Bicycle

No No! I am not talking about the ordinary bicycle. I am talking about the stationary bicycle sitting lavishly in my room unused, just like new. Some five to six years ago, we bought this new stationary bicycle in the hope that everybody in the house will exercise and make a sexy body. However, none of us has a sexy body and we didn’t use the bicycle after one week. Now its only purpose is to serve as my towel hanger.

Why do I call it a questionable bicycle? Because we know it is there, we know it is of practically no use, but we still don’t wanna sell it. If I frame it exactly in my mom’s words then ‘one day, we might use it, so there is no point in selling it.’ I know that sounds like bullshit, but that is how Indian parents function. In their own unsaid words, ‘if you have something then you keep it for life, you can’t sell it, you can only throw it away, or give it to the maids.

When I started writing I had no plans for using this stationary cycle at all, however, now I think that it is not a bad idea. I know, I know…. If you ask me after a week, I’d probably tell you that ‘it was a stupid idea.

The best thing about my new obsession for this stationary bicycle is that I self-created a phone holder so that I can watch F.r.i.e.n.d.s while working out. Well, neither the holder nor the cycle has been used until now. Ya I know I am funny and useless in that sense. Just check out my DIY good-for-nothing project.

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As I have already told you guys that I have decided to lose some weight, I am going to write one hell of a blog if I do. And I’ll write even a better one if I don’t.

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Let’s Clean

Oh! I entered my room on my birthday and BAMMM! Hello OCD, Welcome back. My room was highly decorated (with balloons and flowers) and I was thinking how will I clean it?

After a shitty exam I was really happy to have these precious little humans in my life (Well, not exactly little) and on the other hand, all these balloons on my ceiling were adding to my stress. Every time I saw them a shiver ran down my spine. All the worries came true when I removed them in the night and the ceiling came off with the cello tape.

I really don’t know if this OCD will ever let me live my life to the fullest. But wait! Let me clear one thing here people, OCD is not just about repetitively washing hands it is much more than that. For that matter, I don’t wash my hands a trillion times but a chair not kept right can freak the bejesus out of me.

To all the stressed souls out there I feel you. I feel how people keep making fun of your obsessive nature. All you can think about is when is everybody going to leave, and when will you start arranging things in your own weird order.

Remember that episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S in which Monica can’t sleep because she didn’t keep her shoes in the right place. Well, I am that person.

Normally when guests come people invite them to their room, however, me- I’d just give away anything for doing just the opposite of that.

“Hello, Please come. Try not to touch anything. You can look at my stuff, but just try to really not move anything.”

Sometimes I think I am going crazy and I’d love to live a normal life. But then I give in to insanity and CLEAN MY ROOM, AGAIN!

Where’s my Journal?

Remember that kid with a journal in hand? Well, I have always been that kid. You may ask me why? Here’s why.

I personally think everyone should have a journal, those who don’t have a journal are missing out on so much. Having a journal is like having the best teacher there ever was. That daily quest, small or big, teaches you so many lessons and if you write it down you see things clearly, you’d be like oh there it is, I am doing this wrong or oh! I didn’t know that this is how things were supposed to be.

Ever wondered why you are always stuck at something and can’t decide what you want to do or rather the more legit question what you should do? I say write it down. When you write things in your journal you find the answers to the issues related relationships, jobs, and other day-to-day struggles.

One day looking at all the journals on my table a friend asked me “What are you 12? Who writes journals at 24?” and I am like “Okay, you have no clue how good it is”.

Why do you think writing a journal helps you personally?

The simplest answer would be it gives you clarity. While you are thinking about everything and anything you are clogging your mind, which indirectly means that you are making it difficult for yourself to reach a conclusion. However, on the other hand when you write about all that is in your mind you somehow see clearly all that you need to know. It is like Oh! It was there in front of you all the time and you didn’t see it.

With journaling, you connect better with yourself and I think that is all we want in the end to know what we want and what is important for us.

Happy Women’s Day

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Today is International Women’s Day and here comes the mandatory blog for this very very special occasion! Just kidding.

It was not my plan to write on women’s day, but I was somehow compelled to jam my fingers on the keyboard. Why do we only honor women on the women’s day? Why is it even a day? And why do my colleagues suddenly start feeling like, oh! She’s a woman, let’s wish her? And for that matter why don’t we wish men with the same enthusiasm on International men’s day, which is by the way on 17th November.  I just searched it, out of curiosity.

I get the point how people want to make the females in their lives happy, but that is what birthdays are for. Give me love and a bag full of wishes on my birthday, not on some random day.

Now that I know men’s day is on 17th November, I’ll desperately wait for the day and see how many women change their DPs, or even share a single post on their social media. I wouldn’t do that, simply because I am against this hypocrisy. We go on ranting about gender equality and celebrating just Women’s day is so not equality, it is just opposite of that.

Yes, I am a feminist but I don’t crave for unnecessary attention, I crave for necessary equality. Why does everybody suddenly feel the need to love all the women in their life today? There are 365 days in a year, for God’s sake.

Even if some people feel the need to wish every single women around them out of generosity, to all you good men out there I am going to wish you on International Men’s day, be prepared for it.

I don’t know why we have to make such a big deal about it and certainly, everyone becomes a feminist today. Okay, ‘one day feminist’ I don’t like you. I’ll see you some other time and would want to know if you still respect all the women in your life. Not putting it on everyone. However, let’s face it respect should be in the heart and it is not necessary to be very vocal about it.

Things you should never do in a Relationship

It’s funny how we always keep concluding the dos and donts in a relationship. We all know those certain things that we have to never say or do, just like an invisible area you are barred from entering and everyone is so tempted to go in (just out of natural instinct). However, once you are in there, there is no going back. In simple words, you just screw up if you cross that line.

One moment you are like ‘Oh! Everything is so great’ and in a flip second you have a stupid fight and say something and BAM! It’s never the same again. Things changed, you flipped out.

Let’s see what these clear No-No areas are.

Don’t compare them with anybody. And this goes both ways, guys don’t compare your girl with anyone else, and girls keep your mouth shut even when the other man is so dreamy. We get it you see other people and get swayed away in the wind of how he/she is different, but just remember you got into this relationship because you love him/her. Stick to that, not everybody is same.

Don’t call them with someone else’s name. I know sometimes a thought about someone is stuck in your head and you might end up calling bae with someone else’s name, but it is a clear no-no thing. Just try harder and avoid such incidences. It just puts him/her off, totally souring their mood.

Don’t tell them that they do nothing to keep this relationship working.  Well, this might be true in some cases and false in some. Judge your relationship carefully before saying anything like this. You might end up ruining everything because let’s accept it nobody like to get thrashed when they are genuinely trying as much as you are.

Don’t tell them they are useless. Especially when career is concerned or something they are really sensitive about. I’ll just repeat one line said by Rachel (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.) “Imagine the worst things you think about yourself. Now how would you feel if the one person that you trusted the most in the world thinks them too”

 

Just Shut up your Mind

I know everybody keeps whining about how their mind never shuts up. Being an OCD freak, I exactly know what it is. ‘Oh! You are sleepy and suddenly your mind decides to never shut up’, ‘Trying to work, and a thought crossed your mind, well! Never really crossed just settled there permanently-‘ until the boss decides to throw his vocal cords at you.

We have all been familiar with such incidents, and how our mind actually tries to mess with our life is impeccable. Just today, I’ve been trying to work since morning and can’t even get through one simple task because my dearest mind won’t shut up. Now I have a lot of work and just an hour left to do all that.

The other day I thought Oo, I am thinking too much, let’s doodle to put it off. Instead of putting it off I actually doodled ‘Do you have a plan?’, ‘I don’t even have a PLA’ something I remembered from TV series F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Some doodle thing perfectly suiting the situation then. So you just don’t put your mind off rather put your mind in everything.

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Some days when I am on a tea break with my colleagues, I aimlessly start staring at people- Okay! I don’t do it, I am just swallowing my mind and in the process end up staring at random people. Then my colleagues are seen shouting ‘Too many tabs open’. Like ya, that’s me with all the infinite tabs running all at once.

Even while writing this blog, I am constantly switching between various tabs (Actual ones on my computer) because I keep remembering different stuff and I need to explore it all. Basically, like background music my mind has a background voice somewhere at the back of my head continuously poking me, trying to make me not concentrate on the task at hand. Right now it is like ‘Common you are still on that blog, get over it already’

So that’s what I am going to do now- get other things done. Bye-bye

Bullet Journal – What is this thing?

 

Well, first of all it is just a journal, but a very very different one. Once you get used to this little thing I am sure you’ll carry it everywhere. Yes, even to the loo.

I got to know about bullet journal through an office colleague and her excitement level practically made me explore this thing more. So, here I conclude that a bullet journal is nothing but simply your Yearly Tracker, wherein you can keep a track of everything you do, from daily tracker to money tracker, you can put everything in there.

This is how my bullet journal’s cover page looks like- so true in every sense. In between I put a lot of self curated quotes- being a poet has its own several benefits. Haha.

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You have to put in a lot of efforts to make a simple bullet journal. First, you will need to search for various things and trackers you want to put in there. Then, you will have to compile all these things and decide which comes when. And lastly, give it an artistic touch if you are an artistic sort of person (or if you are a girl. haha). Otherwise, you can just fool some of your innocent artistic friends to decorate your journal for you. I started with a calendar.

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Also, you need an index, it is the most important thing. At first you’ll definitely think that you don’t need an index but eventually you’ll put so many things in the journal that it will be hard to memorize what is on what page.

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Then comes birthdays and events. I am personally someone who can forget anyone’s birthday so I always check my Facebook the first thing in the morning just to see whose birthday it is.

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Daily and Monthly tracker to track all your daily and monthly activities, like the things you would like to do on a daily basis or a particular task that needs to be done.

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Shopping and wishlist. Okay, this one is my personal favorite. I like to shop a lot, so I divided my list into shopping and wishlist where shop column would contain things I really, really need, like actually need them and wishlist column would contain things I want and are completely useless and of no use. Hahaha.

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Money tracker and Savings Jar are something that keeps me motivated to spend less because I constantly keep noticing that I am in severe debt to the credit card company.

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Health tracker is basically for people like me, who can smell junk food from a building meters away. I keep a genuine track of food that I eat whole day long.

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For all the book nerds like me, you definitely need a Good Reads page where you can list all the books you read year long. Also, make one brainstorming page where you can write various facts and new words that you come across.

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Well well well, this is the most epic thing which I did think of on my own- the Doodle Page. So I am someone who can get really irritated about anything and put myself in a bad mood. So one fine day I decided to distract myself from doing so and made this doodle page. Okay, I know I can doodle good.

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Less/ More would be the things you need to do less or more.

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There are a lot of other things that you can put in your bullet journal just do your research. And I say just go for it. This is something epic. You’ll know exactly What shit you have been up to for a whole year. I am loving this. Share your journals if you make it and when you make it. Bye-bye.

Oh! The New Fallout- Banks

All my life, at least for the longest of time that I can possibly remember, my sweet-Mommy is after me to prepare for bank jobs.

I remember being in just first year of college and mom nagging me to fill some clerical post bank form. I know it might be hard to believe but I did fill the form, I think I even paid some registration fees. Bought the book for mom’s sake and never showed up to give the exam. Well! Just to clear the doubts I didn’t sneak out on exam day, however, one day I went to my mom and told her I don’t want to do this. She said nothing! I grabbed the opportunity and discussed no further.

After that there were several other moments when my mom let me not-fill-the-form just because she had bigger plans. Fourth year of graduation and I was flooded with questions not only from mommy-darling but every relative I could possibly remember. Seemed like everyone wanted me to be a banker, maybe because then their bank tasks would be queue-less. At least they might have thought so! Haha

I somehow passed this phase and got placed in a very good MNC and currently working at a different place. Okay, I got confused and chose a different option altogether. Anyway.

After demonetization my mom went from “Yo banks to No-Banks”. Although this was a very happy moment for me, however, I felt real bad for all the bankers out there, who worked the hell out just to receive a lot of criticism from the same people they worked for. Like chill guys not every banker is corrupt, you won’t be able to get what little money you have if they were.

This way or that I am still in the favor of demonetization because it made my family declare that in the coming generations nobody will ever do a bank job. Somehow we are actually putting it on the whole universe and I am smiling with all my teeth stuck out (white and shiny by the way). At least I am out of this rat trap.

So here we are once again biding goodbye with me walking out of the trap like a boss. Haha. Take care folks.

You are because She is

Feminism is a long judged topic of our era. I felt very guilty about being a feminist naturally because our society looks towards feminist as the ultimate men-haters. Well! FYI folks I am not really a Men-hater, instead my love for MenKind is eternal, for pretty obvious reasons. I personally don’t really care about the privileges that men get in our patriarchal society; I am certainly more concerned about the privileges other chromosome combinations don’t get.

Yes, I am a feminist, and I don’t go around hitting men or talking foul about them. Okay, sometimes I do that but I am not putting it on the universe. I just want the equal rights and my pocket would definitely appreciate the equal pay scale graph. Just for the fact that the lazy Y-Chromosome failed and pushed its lovely X-chromosome forward that doesn’t mean I will be given a little less of everything; be it respect, rights or salary.

And the biggest hypocrisy is always related to menstruation- Okay, I can’t go to the temple, I can’t enter the kitchen, and I can’t wash my hair and multiple other completely useless beliefs. And all these saintly people giving me this “Gyaan” are actually Secret agents cum God’s Messengers working for the welfare of our so called society. Like what if I go shamelessly ask for Sanitary napkins, it is just like asking for rice. It is a basic necessity so why I should really have to whisper to ask for a whisper. Too literal in every sense!

Another most horrible thing that I have always dreaded is that the woman has to take up the role of the ultimate caregiver. I am the most ill-mannered girl because I would want my would-be-darling to help me with the household chores and stay back to take care of the baby when it comes down to it. I am not saying that men don’t do it, but the majority take their wife for granted and be like you need to do it! It’s your job. Okay dear, I can even bath twice once from your side too, will that be okay?

I actually have a very long list of “I can do it but it is not my freakin’ job to get everything done”. My sister has always been nagged by relatives for the fact that she doesn’t know how to cook and she is okay, and have moved passed all the girly etiquettes running after her career. (I say relatives because my Parents are pretty cool about it. I actually inherited my feminism. Haha) I feel it is okay for her to not cook. What will happen after she gets married?

  1. The husband can also cook
  2. You can always hire a cook

Why is it mandatory for girls to learn all these things? I love cooking but that’s my choice. Nobody ever asked me to cut the vegetables in the most perfect shape and place them in an alien order for the salad. I can cut them in random shapes and just throw them on the plate. My dad would still be very happy to have it since it is rare that we even prepare the salad. It takes too much time; I still can’t peel a carrot perfectly!

I am a very crazy type of person; I guess you guys are already aware of it now. Anyway, a single word can create a pool of thoughts in me. So this blog is practically a trigger of a competition on YourQuote (An App for Writers), wherein we were supposed to write something using the word #Women. See image below

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People tell me even today aren’t you too much of a feminist. Yes, I am and I believe in fighting for myself. Let’s just stop being all weird about feminism and accept it, because I don’t want to put this on the universe. Haha. Bye-Bye guys and girls, awaken the feminist in you.

New year is such a Cliché

I guess I am one of those people who doesn’t really believe in New Years. It is just another horrible day, adding up to my list; mostly because of people constantly asking me about my plans. Okay! You guys I had no plans for New Year not because I am a loner but because I think this thing is so overrated. And Also, I was home watching Star Screen Awards. Yes, people like me do exist.

Another most stupid-and-hyped thing would be whatever you are doing on New Year, you’ll keep doing a year long. Oh Please like I was peeing at 12 a.m. but that does not mean that I will spend the rest of my Year on the Potty seat. Well, yes, practically I will spend my Year peeing because that’s a constant demand, which my bladder would make of me.

I was there like Why do I even need to make resolutions? First, I would never stick to them after just one day and secondly, I can make resolutions any time in the year because if it is meant to be accomplished I’ll do it irrespective of the time, date, starting or ending of the year. I agree one of my previous blogs do tell clearly that I had a New Year To-Do list last year, but common guys people change and I have come to believe that New year is such a Cliché.

And then there are people who necessarily need to wish everybody Happy New Year right at 12 A.M. on 1st of January. I just dodged all their plans by switching off my phone at that time in particular. However, any which ways I had to celebrate New Year because of the innumerable mistakes that I will make in writing the correct date for the next couple of days.

I think instead of making a resolution list we all should be making a Mistake-List wherein we would be writing down all the mistakes that we did last year and try to not make them this year; Like I’d really love if I could start exercising before my Doctor has to forcefully push me into a physiotherapist’s clinic for back pain.

Yay! I actually gave myself a brilliant idea while writing this very blog. My Mistake-List would be made very soon. Or rather I’d like to call it the things I would like to avoid in 2017, which will definitely give rise to another blog title- ‘How I stopped Sulking’. I would really like to avoid sulking in 2017.

So finally- Hello 2017, Please be good to me and all the people reading this blog and yes, I don’t want to sneeze you away. Thank you for the Patience. Hahaha bye-bye.