The Ultimate Shopaholic

Inspiration: The Old-me.

I was browsing through some of my old docs and found this. Apparently in those days, I wanted to write a Novel. As you have guessed it, I was trying to follow the heard – Shopaholics.

Extract dated November 28,2011:

(uncut, unedited version)

The Ultimate Shopaholic

For those who have had their hands blistering from the shopping bags and yet looking at the never ending boulevard of malls and showrooms as if it was Garden of Eden, I present to you the ultimate shopaholic! And for the rest of the mankind (read: men) who await the person characterized above to return from their so called errand, I give you the ultimate. (You already know a shopaholic!)

Blazing through the heat and cold, a shopaholic moves from one shop to another, hoping to see that ONE dress that says “me” and makes others say “Woahhh”. After acquainting with that ONE dress, we move on to the ONE shoe, and then necklace and then the ear rings, the bracelets, the list goes on and on. Well, let’s assume by chance a shopaholic did manage to get all the above and more often does it with the bit of scratching of more than one cards (of Dad’s and boyfriend’s), she doesn’t stop. As she never shops alone, and is always with her girlfriend, the whole process continues till both of them manage to find the best match. Of all the odds against such an eventful miracle happening, let’s assume it did happen. Where we thought shopping ended, window shopping just took its baby steps. You don’t have to spend money and yet get the experience of shopping. The shopaholic with her pal experiences time traveling at the speed of light while at the same continuum of time the rest of mankind (men) finds the time to be moving slower than a snail. Theory of relativity hence proven! And all this drama happens in a single day and then bam! It’s another day! Past is past! Let’s start afresh. And the story continues. I was a hippie yesterday, a Zombie today, a moron tomorrow!

I had even named the first chapter “The ultimate shopaholic is a devotee”.

Unfortunately, I didn’t write a word more.

Reading that, I now wish I would be half as creative as who I was. But most of all I am glad that I didn’t delete these  unfinished docs. They still remind me of my old good self. Which I seem to appreciate more than I did that time. Guess life moves on ;).

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So, what is that you found in your old system that surprised you today?




The Place of Quiet

Inspiration: Theme “A New Place Which Impressed You” by Piyush, Nithya  & Asfan

I have visited a lot of places. If I do, I usually enjoy the moment and think about penning it down later. But never do. But there is a place I visit often. It’s a new place every time. And I know for sure, when I leave that place I am a different person.

That place I would like to call is

The Place of Quiet

This Place is 2 steps from my study and 10 steps from the kitchen (for the love of food 😉 ). It’s barely 6ft*2ft and I often discover a lot of new things. But not always. Sometimes I might have to force myself to keep at it.

This is the place where I discovered that I could go on, despite hardship.

This is the place where I dissolved anger.

This is the place where I melted down to tears (sometimes tears of joy).

This is the place where I am accepted without any judgement.

This is the place where If I had a bad day, I could pat my back and say,  “It’s a different day tomorrow”.

This is the place where I close my eyes and see the world.

This is the place where the waves (of emotion) meets the ocean (the absolute).

This is the place I visit to face my fears. (very often that I would accept)

This is the place I visit to contemplate death. (I am yet to come in peace with it).

Sure, this place might be stationary, this place might not change at all. It will remain the same 6ft * 2ft for the rest of my life. But, every time I visit, I am a new person. Every time I close my eyes and breath, I am breathing a different air and every time I leave the place I am transformed.


Dedicated to all my gurus – Balavikas Guru, Buddha, Milerapa, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Shunryu Suzuki, Pema Chodron, J Krishnamurthy, Osho, Ram Mohan, , Dinesh Ghodke, Swami Bhramatej, Khurshed Batliwala..many many more..


A Brand New Post coming Up Tomo…! Wait up.. 🙂