Friday, January 30


Raka is the culprit!!

1. What does your user name mean?
Richa, thats my name. It comes from the Vedas meaning the verses written therein are known as Richa. Precisely, It means ‘enchanting’. And the identity crisis- anglic.butterfly, it was a dedication to the spirits of adult butterflies who live for one day but speard colors and happiness all around.
And yeah, that reminds me, I am plnning an all new look for this blog, including the URL.

2. Elaborate on your user photo.
I, at my parents’ Silver Jubilee holiday trip- April '08 at Candolem Beach, Goa

3. How many comments do you have?
Comments, well people say I am weird, yes may be, if weird is a synonym for witty

4. What's your current relationship status?
Read my previous posts to understand how hard it is being moving on from being Single towards ready to mingle.

5. What exactly are you wearing right now?
All time fave- a pair of blue denims and a coca cola sweat shirt

6. What is your current problem?
I, me and myself.

7. What do you love the most?
People are more important than things (this is also my answer to 'the five things you cant live without' at orkut).

8. What makes you most happy?
Quality time with loved ones and dancing.

9. Are you musically inclined?
Oh if you really mean me to answer that, I am known as the 'music library' in my circle

10. What would you do if you woke up one morning and found out you were on cocaine?
Ummmm, very unlikely thing to happen to me. Moreover, how would I know that it was cocaine only? I would only be able to guess that I was high..
And in case it happens, I'll ask for help to get over the hang over and be careful from next time onwards sparing myself such situations.

11. If you could go back in time and change something, what would it be?
I always say, I do not repent, whatever happened has happened and I have moved on.

12. If you MUST be an animal for ONE day, what would you be?
If I must answer this one, then I would remain myself. Human being is a social animal after all

13. Ever had a near-death experience?
How about Out Of Body Experience? :D

14. Name an obvious quality you have.

15. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now?
Love in December

16. Are you happy today?
Yeah I am.

17. Who will cut and paste this first?
Chriz will sure say to copy, but I know he wont

18. Name someone with the same birthday as you.
Neil Armstrong and Kajol.

19. Do you have a secret crush on someone?
Keanu Reeves but it aint a secret.

20. Do you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink?
Who doesn’t have? What a weird question and what a weird place I found this on and how weird am I being answering this one.

21. Have you ever been in a fight?
I avoid arguments. And the answer is NO as far as I can recall.

22. Have you ever sung in front of a large audience?
In school, yes, I was among the chorus. But then I gave up singing

23. What's the first thing you notice about the OPPOSITE sex?
Lot of things
Cutting short- smile and eyes

24. What's your biggest mistake?
I said I donot regret things.

25. Say something totally random about you.
I guess I haven’t told it before, but yes I am a semi trained dancer and have performed publicly.

26. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
There was a girl back in school who said I resembled Kajol, I used to laugh, but the Myheritage people think similar too.

27. Are you comfortable with your height?
Yes I am short, but its okay with me, and I cant do anything about it anymore.

28. What is the most romantic thing someone has ever done for you?
A romantic song dedication if it counts..

29. What are your favourite smells?
When the rain shower wets the earth..

30. What's something that really annoys you?
un intelligence

31. What's something you really like?
Getting wet in the rain

32. Do you give random hugs and kisses?
X.O.X.O at the end of my posts is a slang that means X- hugs and O- Kisses.

33. What's the latest you have ever stayed up?
Lamest question. Do you record every single minute you are awake?

34. Have you ever been rushed to the emergency room?
Nopes, my parents are lucky in that matter.

Wednesday, January 28

Happy Birthday

Wishing a Happy Birthday to Abhi, my next to best friend

who made my days brighter,
my nights starryer,
my monsoons more soothing,
my winters cozyer,
my summers cooler,
gave expressions to my thoughts,
visualised my fantasies,
believed in my dreams,
supported my sloppyness,
pampered my roots,
dried my tears,
and showed me the meaning of being friends..

U’re always very special
And U should know today
That U are wished the nicest things
That life can bring Ur way

Like warm and loving wishes
And happiness and cheer
And everything you need to start
Another happy year

This is the least i could do for U, I know I can not express anyhow what do U mean to me and I know U do not even need to be told.
P.S. I know U love berries..

Monday, January 19

A Tag and Updates

Tagged by Andi.

1) Who are you?
Well, I resemble a female version of homosapiens closely.
To be more precise, I am kinda struck somewhere in between older and modern times. Somewhat contemporary, somewhat gen-next.
Aww, I am bored of talking about myself!!

2) What have you achieved in your life till now?
Not at least what I am supposed to, as yet. But I have a strong gut feeling that I have come for a reason and I am the chosen one- but still dunno what for.

3) Do you respect your parents and obey them, even if they don't share your viewpoint?
Yes, sometimes I do get irritated, but in the end, they are right at their own views and I respect them because what ever I am today, the whole credit goes to them.

4) Do you believe in God?
I sure do. nothing like that I have not been into problems, I have my share of perplexities well in time, but I consider myself blessed to have realize that what ever happens, happens for good. Though his ways of telling us that are weird.

5) What are the things that you associate with God?
Everything in the world. He is the supreme Puppeteer.

6) Is it really not necessary to stand out for whats right and not complaint for whats wrong?
It is absolutely necessary to stand out for what is right but it is a matter of choice to not complaint for what is wrong.

Time for updates:

  • I apologise all Blogger friends for the late behaviour, I dunno wuss up with me.. I get online, log in to blogger, see the updated blogs, open links, don't feel like reading- let alone commenting, close the windows and go into dark again. I don't feel like talking. I am trying my level best to come out of the slumber and clear the block!!
  • I have watched the over hyped Slumdog Millionaire, It is a typical Bollywood Masala Movie with a difference of being directed by a foreigner, we have already seen these things earlier- the riots, the rackets, the conning at Taj Mahal and places like that and almost all other things. The idea if setting a non-reality show in the background did not work for me. I have liked Dev Patel since Skins.
  • I went to Ludhiana yesterday to see a friend after almost two years- since our Univ got over. And it rocks reuniting with friends!!
  • I have another tag lined up, coming soon.

Thursday, January 15

Words of Wisdom

Just received an email from a friend. He isn't a very close friend neither one who I am constantly in contact with , but somehow he knows when I need advice and without even asking or telling him, he manages to tell me things in the right time in the right manner. Here are a few words of wisdom from the email:
  • When the ego is gone, the whole individuality arises in its crystal purity.The ego represents the social conditioning and constraints a person has accumulated since birth, creating false needs that are in conflict with the real self. all tensions arise out of ego ... all anxiety, anguish, despair, frustration.
  • you were born naked, you still smiled at people you dint know, you dint care if u had no clothes on. people loved you and u loved them back, you never cared about what you had and what you dint.
  • every subsequent need, want, desire was what you created.....eventually we all aspire for more money, more land and more and more.......I'd never say that we should not.....we should surely be focused to earn n succeed but all I'm saying is that failures in finances, love or family shouldn't deter us.
  • don't look for acceptance from people, just accept yourself, love yourself and smile.

This post is a dedication to Monty, a friend, a mentor. He may not read this post, he may not reach this blog, but I want to tell myself that I value him and I am glad to have him around. Thank you Buddy

Tuesday, January 13

I dream of Cal

Friday, January 9

First Tag of the year

Just like the last tag of the previous year, the first tag of 2009 has been given to me by Raka :D

1) What is your occupation?
Unemployed, full time internet devotee.

2) What colour are your socks now?
Ths my fave question of the tag :D
Well, I have a pair of socks they r skin colored n they r too damn warm tht I show them to everyone :D

3) What are you listening to now?
Emosanal Atayachar from Dev D :P

4) What was the last thing you ate?
Saron da saag te makki di roti

5) Can you drive a stick shift?
Since I were in 10th std, yes. I have told an anecdote about the same at Mahul's blog too.. :D

6) Last person you spoke to on phone?
Dad, to come over for lunch.

7) Do you like the person who sent you this?
Hadn’t I been straight, I wud have loved to answer this question :D

8) How old are you today?

9) What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
ummm Roadies :P

10) What are your favourite drinks?
Not a big coffee freak anymore, I ve lernt to gulp tea with taste :D, I love Nimbu Paani, Iced Tea n loadz of water

11) Have you ever dyed your hair?
Naw, not yet, but when I’ll do, I do burgundy :D

12) Favourite food?
Everyone knows how big foodie I am, one of my dearest wish is to have tasted one delicacy of each country in the world :D

13) Last movie watched?
Sorry Bhai- 2 n half stars

14) Favourite day of the year?

15) How do you vent out your anger?
I go quiet. Or may be write at times..

16) Favourite toy as a child?
I dint like dolls, nor Teddies :D
Cars I guess

17) Favourite season?
Do I still need to answer this one after my long long posts in the past?? Monsoons and winters..

18) Do you want your friends to email you?
They can choose not to if they want a good beating up.

19) When was the last time you cried?
I m not a cry baby. I don’t remember :D

20) What is on the floor of your closet?
The extention wire I am using to plug my lappy into.

21) Who is the friend you have had the longest?
Divya n then Vibhu

22) What did you do last night?
For a change, got online n planned a surprise for my blogtwin for her bday at our girl lounge- Femme Fatale

23) What are you most afraid of?
Being left alone

24) Plain, cheese or spicy hamburger?
No 'ham'burgers for me. I am veggie.

25) Favourite dog breed?

26) Favorite day of the week?
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday :D

27) How many states have you lived in?
Geographically- One;

Emotionally, I am prone to mood swings :)

28) Diamond or pearl?
I go well with both :D

29) What is your wish for this new year?
Show me the colors :)

30) New year resolutions?

Everyone who wants to do it.

Signing off for now..

Tuesday, January 6

The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.

Grandparents are like trees. They never fail to give us shade and fruits. Though in today’s fast moving lives, we do not have enough time to sit besides them and benefit ourselves, to listen to their stories, their experiences.

They have things to tell us that could solve hardest of problems. They are fountains of thoughts. They teach us loads of things. Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.
I realised this in the past 10 days I got to spend with my grand mom- naani ma. Though I spend time with my daadi ma and dada ji, but I know, being modest, I too fit the category of fast paced life that has got less time for grand parents. These 10 days have been like a blessing to me. Badi mom and I were home alone as my mamu with family were off to a vacation. I had to stay back and take care of her. By god’s grace, she is healthy, but inactive- relaxing in her late years.

Badi mumma used to tell me the stories of her life- one thing I got to know is- the phases of a woman’s life- daughterhood, sisterhood, womanhood, wifehood, daughter-in-law-hood, motherhood and then grandmotherhood. I realised what differences does a woman has to pass through in a lifetime- that will certainly back me in my years to come. She taught me with her experience that without losing your individuality, your career, how does one have to justify her relationships in life.
She told me that she attended a convent prior to independence. And contrary to the systems prevailing in those times, she was married at the right age 22.
She has been a brilliant cook (now she has taken a Voluntary retirement though), and also used to take cooking classes. I got a chance to learn secret recipes from her and also some exclusive cooking tips :D (now u guys know that the inspiration behind my culinary skills is genetic ;))
One another thing I learnt with her is the value of time. Since I completed my academics, I had lost the habit of routine. I woke up and slept and abrupt timings, never had meals on time, had the fast food habits and also balanced diet was long forgotten.
While in Chandigarh, I used to wake up at 7 in the morning, make her tea, collect news paper, get milk, make breakfast and carry out other little house hold chores in the early morning in chilling winters. I bathed right in the morning. No lingering on, no procrastinating. (Even my dad is real amazed on my active-ness since I’ve come back.) All of our moms do the same things, but only we don’t realize how they manage. I did and had a chance to know.

She passed on her valued fortune as a legacy to me- the ethics, the experiences, and the difference of right from wrong. She isn’t a traditional grand mother who complains about her grandchildren’s modern outlook, but she is a fine blend of modernism and traditions. She instilled me with her caring, nurturing, loving, giving, helping traits. And I feel I am a different person- a lot better than I used to be.
In my personal opinion, one should spend more time with their grandparents to be a better being. Sometimes they feel neglected, that is the worst thing we can do to them in return of what they give us- love nd affection. I love you badi mumma and miss you too :)

Monday, January 5

Thnx Raka n Anandit :D


Awarded by Anandit to Richa

Friday, January 2

Kick Starting the New Year

What could be a better way to kick start off new year.
Well, I have been awarded all over again- read- showered with awards.

I am soo touched by the sweet gesture Jagjit- the Advertisingh made- the custom made award, with my name engraved on it.. I love it :) thnx buddy..

He says

Because you are sweet, because you remind me of my days in Chandigarh, and because you can manage seven blogs, which is something. Way to go!

I mean sweet is an adjective which I am rarely associated with, hence, this award is even special to me. And yeah, the clue he has given, updates following :D

Raka, when she tagged me few days back, I said, 'to me, she is a friend in making', but now, I believe, she is friend for life time. She has elated me not only with granting me certain privileges (yeah read on, it is following), she has showered with awards, not just, not just two, but five in a go!!

And, its high time now I too must pass on these awards, being mean, I have kept all my awards to myself, so Here I am, passing on too :D But I aint too generous ;)

<<<<<<<< Goes to Kartz, get back being frequent buddy :)

Goes to Tushar and Arjun >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

<<<<<<<< Preeti., Divya, Divinediu (blogtwin)

Free spirited award to Pranav and Twisted Elegance>>>>>>

<<<<<<<<<< Keshi and Preeti

Jagjit, Gauri and Pankhuri >>>>>>>>>>>>>

Awards are done, its the time for a piece of news now.

I started writing almost one and half year back, and this long journey had been refreshing everyday. I came across many people, read their opinions, views, commented on them too, made friends too, and now this journey which I started alone, has become a caravan. Cutting the preface, I have now membership to 6 other blogs, besides my own Bare twaddle you know of.

Jagruti- the voices of Indians about our social issues.

Readers Paradise- the book lovers retreat.

An Ensemble- a platform to advertise blogs and link exchange campaign,

Just vent it out- a club where all the frustrations, opinions can be dumped no matter how illogical they may be.

Bon Appetit- A new cook blog where we flaunt our culinary skills and share yummy recipes.

and last but not least,

Femme Fatale- the exclusive girl lounge. where we express out girly side un- censored. This is an all girl blog, where we, the buddies, gonna hang out, gossip, rant, make revelations and confessions, share fashion and beauty tips and recipes, discuss love and relationships spices and woes, to be naughty and mischievous.

Dun forget to drop in ;)

Signing off for now..


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