Life Lately | Belated Monday Mumbles 15

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Some of you guys wanted me to write about my B-School life and share more about my campus, but I don’t know why that never happened.

I also went through issues in my personal life and I was anyway never fond of the process of writing about personal life (so far), so probably due to that also I didn’t write anything about campus either. There’s also another big reason, a B-School life is extremely different from any other sort of campus life (or so I believe), hence it’s difficult for me to put down in words. As you may have noticed otherwise also, I am not very good at penning about my life. However, I did not want to end this year without giving a tiny peak into that. I’ll definitely try to share pictures of my campus before I move over to the second part of my degree in Europe. However, as of now, I can only tell you small bits of how it’s different, because I wish to be at peace that I didn’t end this year without writing anything about it.

The biggest difference remains of sleep. Nobody ever sleeps. Not even the people who have nothing to do. Although you will always have something to do, but my course, international management, runs faster as compared to the flagship course. In the flagship course at least, people can easily get time, still they won’t sleep and will keep chilling/partying till the wee hours. There’s the constant running around for breakfast and coffee breaks in between classes, where you get frustrated with the mess queues & what not! It’s funny how even in post graduation, you meet all sorts of people, the kinds you met in graduation, maturity in terms of age is not really necessary to be found :P. You meet the ones who cry for marks, the ones who think they are the coolest people on Earth, the ones who are actually cool and fun to be around, the anxious & scared ones, the ones who still choose to be nice after all these years of seeing this world and so on. The collective cries when a company is visiting campus and you are supposed to dress up in formals is a common phenomena and even companies don’t leave a chance to make fun of it. 😀  Its a very unique kind of a life and I am happy that I managed to live it. I wish it lasted longer, than the Europe bit at least, because there you are on your own and there’s no campus life as such.

I may not be good with words when it comes to writing about my life, but I’ll definitely try to share pictures sometime soon.

And with this last Monday Mumbles for year 2015, I usher in the New Year. May it be a very happy year for all of us! Here’s to hope, happiness & love!

🙂

Love, Srishty

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7 Personalized Gift Ideas for special people in your life!

20141212_2156001 Who doesn’t like personalized gifts? Many a time I come across these wonderful posts about thoughtful gifting ideas that I thought it’s only fair I too compile a list of ideas, for I know that they can make the person receiving the gift really, really happy. Today’s Friday’s List is about just that, few gifting ideas that will make someone cry with happiness:

  1. A diary full of 365 (366) days: I am so proud to admit that this is entirely my idea, I did not hear about it or read it anywhere but it completely occurred to me :P, if it is a famous thing, then I am not aware of it. I cannot stop shouting that I thought of it on my own, hahaha! Annoying habits aside, the idea is to make a diary for someone where you write something for them or generally write anything on each day of the year and gift it to them on their birthday or any other special day. I don’t think I need to explain how overwhelmingly beautiful this would be, right?
  2. Birthday postcards: For example, someone is turning 22, so you make 22 postcards with each postcard mentioning a quality about them or something like that. You can also call it making mini greeting cards. This can obviously be customized for other occasions as well.
  3. A personal calendar: A cousin of mine loved me for suggesting this to her, that was sometime back. I think this is pretty popular by now? Many printing websites and local stores like the ones who print pictures on coffee mugs offer these calendars. You can get a table calendar made for each of the months with pictures chosen by you and you can also put certain quotes, special marks etc on certain dates of your choice. I have never seen a wall calendar of this sort but that would be a great idea! I got one made from Printvenue.com and due to some offers, it came out to be extremely cheap, while the quality was really, really good.
  4. A letter: Irrespective of how clichéd this sounds, if you have given a hand-written letter to someone or received it, you know how cherished it is, no seriously, if you haven’t done this till now, do it. I received this as a gift and even the envelope was personalized, I can’t begin to describe how good it felt.
  5. Treasure Hunt: This is actually what triggered this post. I have had the idea of doing this post a long while ago but forgot about it. Today I came across this post where she organized a treasure hunt on her husband’s birthday with every clue leading to a gift. I think it’s a wonderful idea and wanted to share it with you guys right away.
  6. Explosion Box: Ok, tell me, how many of you did not know about this? 😀 It’s basically a box that you make (or get made) which is tied with a ribbon. It’s made in a way that when you untie the ribbon, it opens up like a flower blooming or like an explosion happening and goodies are revealed from inside the box. Here’s a blog post for your reference. Now the downside with this is that it requires a lot of effort if you decide to make it yourself, there are also professionals who make this. Also, I would like to add that if you are planning to gift this, consider the personality of the person. Most of the explosion boxes that I have come across are very frilly and elaborate, many people are not into that, mostly guys, if you are getting this for a guy, consider going easy on frills and fancy stuff and fill the box up with things important to him.
  7. Sweet gestures: I am leaving out the obvious yet thoughtful gifts like the book someone wants to read, handmade greeting cards etc because everyone knows their importance anyway but I did not want to leave out on sweet gestures. For example, preparing an elaborate meal for someone. For example, my blogger friend Shruti Di’s husband surprised her with a donut name. For example, getting gifted with a completely surprise party. For example, preparing a Rangoli with flowers for someone who’s into Rangoli and flowers both in the night so that they wake up to that. I think there are many such little things out there that will totally make someone’s day.

I consider myself lucky to have gifted or have been gifted most of these except point 5 and 6, and since I really like thinking about innovative ideas for gifting, I am definitely going to come up with some more, either myself or from amazing posts that I come across. Tell me about yours. 🙂

Life Instagram-ed! #8

The last time I did this post was around 2 months back! Long time. I don’t think any post is justified unless you really want to do it, yeah? When I started these series, I expected them to be a weekly thing, now sometimes I wonder whether this post makes any sense at all. I mean it is there on Instagram anyway, why repeat it here? Well, I think I should continue posting it here because I like doing that, I should stop when I stop liking it. 🙂

Phew! After all the jibber-jabber, here you go with the pictures :D:

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1. Jaipur: Jaipur is one of my favorite places in this entire world (remember how I told here that I enjoy culturally rich places more than natural beauties like mountains and beaches?) and some of my favorite people live here. I and my brother visited our cousins in Jaipur this April and what fun it was (as always)! This picture is of Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur. Of course, one of my favorite bazaars (markets), again! 😀

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2. Payjamas that I bought off in Bapu Bazaar. I love payjamas, they are one of my favorite pieces of clothing. Too many favorites happening here, I guess. 😛

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3. Raise your hands if you too are addicted to Quizup. Well, I am not anymore, I like it but not in an addictive way, I guess I was only addicted for a day or two. Oh, in case you don’t know, it is a fabulous quiz app. Just try it once and you will be hooked! It has a quiz about every.freaking.thing under the sun.

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4. This is from Kingdom of Dreams, a place in Gurgaon. I visited it with my brother and cousins. Post coming up soon! 😀

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5. A friend’s birthday. How awesome does it feel when old friends reunite after so many days? Amazing feeling that is hard to put in words.

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6. This is Yamuna Bank, one of Delhi metro’s busiest stations. One fine evening I found it this empty. Since it is actually quite near to the Yamuna’s banks, it looked so serene and calm at this time. 🙂

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7. Another reunion. Loved catching up with friends one of whom came from UK for her university holidays. That blue thing is Cafe Coffee Day’s cool blue breeze or something. I am sure a lot of people are going to love that icy thing! By the way, am I the only one who doesn’t get excited by all things chocolaty? I think this particular dessert is called dark passion or something and a lot of my friends are in love with it.

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8. From the same day as the above picture. This is honey chilli potato at Berco’s. I like Berco’s quite a lot for their food. Honestly, I am not big on authentic Chinese (or maybe I am yet to eat really good authentic Chinese), I like Indo-Chinese. Berco’s does that very well. What I don’t like is their service, they take a lot of time to serve. I have no idea why!

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9. From the same day, at Berco’s. I am the one who is showing teeth with all her might. 😀

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10. The office edition of what’s in my bag (post coming up soon). I clicked this for an Instagram contest. The sad thing is that this picture did not have the book that I was then reading. It was not in the bag when I clicked because I had taken it out earlier to read. See, there’s a perfect place for it to fit in the picture. 😦 (please don’t get creep-ed out by my sadness over such a small issue, little things like this do affect me :P)

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11. Trying out the new wraps by Dunkin Donuts. Must try stuff! While their donuts are not as good as Krispy creme and Mad Over Donuts (Indian Brand! Yay!!), I totally recommend their burgers and these newly launched wraps. These wraps have two variations in both veg and non-veg, wicked and not-so-wicked. Personally, I liked not-so-wicked variation better but you got to try these out for yourselves.

Wow! Those are a lot of pictures. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I liked putting this together. 😀

Take care & keep smiling 🙂

 

 

Life Instagrammed! Week #4

Snippets from the past week are too less, and the irony is that that week had so many birthdays and eating-outs. I don’t know, probably I was too occupied to even click. 😀 Anyway, here you go:

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1. Cutie sleeping

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2. Delhi’s chaat. You have got to try it if you haven’t already. By the way, this picture is taken at Connaught Place, Delhi on a warm winter afternoon. I love CP at that time (I love CP anyway, but you get the drift!)

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3. Late night maggi cooked for my brother. These kids taking board exams, and studying overnight, they almost survive on maggi (which is so wrong, I know! :/)

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4. The candles from my parents anniversary cake. 🙂 (Yes, I had a million cake cutting ceremonies this past week and I don’t have a picture from even one of them. I am astonished myself! :O)

Take care,                                                                                                                               Lots of Love                                                                                                                             Srish 🙂

Because today is a big day :)

Hi There!

This is officially my first post on my first blog, something that I was planning to do since ages but never had the courage to do so. However, I decided to write my first post around 15 minutes ago. Why this urgently, you may ask.

Because today is February, the 10th. Its the birthday of one of the most important people in my life, Lucky. 🙂 Other people being parents and brother, few cousins, few other but very important friends.

On this day, when I am not even done with deciding the name of this blog or with updating the ‘about me’ section (yes I consider about me an important section!), I had to write this post before its February 11 because it is my way of showing how much he means. I know a lot of people who can swear by how great a friend he is to them. He is that perfect caring friend who values his friendship with someone even if there are no selfish reasons involved to befriend a person, a very rare quality I find in people. He is someone who never loses his cool in tough times and is always the one who will cheer everyone up.To me, he is one of the most perfect people in this world and there is not a chance that I can explain that in a post but a few lines won’t hurt. Lucky, you are the best! I am refraining from writing here that how awesome you are because it is never going to be enough.

A very very Happpppyyyyyyyyyy *21st* Birthday! 😀 😀 May God always bless you and keep you happy! 🙂
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