Saakshi Nagpal

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Life is what you make of it

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Hie,

Got the following story in a mail, feel like sharing with you all. Indeed a big life lesson from a small simple incident.

Here it goes ….

A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee…You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up, She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, ‘ Tell me what you see.’

‘Carrots, eggs, and coffee,’ she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, ‘What does it mean, mother?’

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

‘Which are you?’ she asked her daughter. ‘When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can’t go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.

Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

May we all be COFFEE!

 

Keep the spirits high,

Saakshi

What do you expect from life ?

Hie,

How are you doing today ?

Fit and Fine !!

Do you breathe heavy after climbing 5-6 flight of stairs?

When did last time you took Medical help to keep yourself active and agile?

Stats say India’s life expectancy is 65.77 years for males and 67.95 years for females . Women live more than 2 years 🙂  probably to take into account the additional time they need to spend in bathroom in front of mirror :).

Life expectancy – We all understand the term to mean the average life span of a group of people. But I’m here to talk about a bigger idea ….

Ladies and Gentlemen – what you expect from your life.

A decent 5 BHK flat , actually several in few exotic locations, Samsung Galaxy S III, Audi in the car park, unlimited Spa and Sauna coupons, a beautiful relationship to bank upon , a calm and serene family environment. A grossly upper paid white color job, where your hours will be so much, where your responsibilities will be so much.

That is what is expected of you.  And if you successfully manage to live up to it, it will be an awful waste. Trust me.

They say aim high, dream higher, the outcome will be unparalleled to those average people who don’t even put efforts to plan.

I say, Close your eyes , ask few questions to yourself :

Who are these average people?  – Your Parents ?  Friends ? Spouse ? Neighbors ? Colleagues ?  in – laws ? Cousins ? Siblings ?  ………

What are your aims and dreams? and most important

Who is deciding them for you? – Raise your hands if you and only you are expecting such things from life, without the pressure from ‘average people’.

The eye opener.

How many times you have been concerned about your pulse rate not inches on your waist? Every day you see chunks of human beings running to and fro at a breakneck speed trying to overtake each other as fast as they can, so that they can ‘afford’ their lives a way better than ‘average people’.

“Her husband wants her to join gym, coz she is not size zero as  Kareena Kapoor .”

“We started together, and are at same designation , how come he owns such a high end car”

“They are flying to Kathmandu for summer break, I won’t settle for less than Singapore. ”

“Hey kid, you have to score more than Rohan in Class XII result.”

Ain’t you guys  tired of all this ? I am sure; no one wants to live life according to boundaries set by so called ‘average people’. Then, why don’t we make our own goals, create our own expectancies. Burn our midnight petrol and achieve them.

Life is like an  artist’s canvas. Feel free to create your masterpiece; section by section in the simplest way you know, use as many colors as you can , it will come out to be neat and beautiful.

* Terms and Conditions Applied – Life has no eraser and size of the canvas is not known.

Just paint your dreams as if your life will be over today. At this point of time (I believe majority of the audience is above 20 yrs) you all have grown as tall as you can be, you look probably the best that you would be ever looking, you are physically the fittest you could be in your entire life .

This is as good as it gets, it is all downhill from here. Who knows?

You have got everything you need for life. Then why want set of expectations form some average people ??

I will leave this podium, you all will get busy in your work, tomorrow when you will wake, and the cycle will be the same , I request you to please give a thought again –   What did YOU expect from life ?

PS : My toastmasters speech today 🙂 and very well received.

Regards,

Saakshi

7 steps towards a happier you

Ever wonder few good habits can make you walk the aisle of happiness?

I am a wanderer, restless, person who is in continuous search of finding the other, the better, the happier side of me. I promised myself that this year (2012), I will take care of myself at the highest priority. This is my bit ……

Follow these 7 steps to lead a happy, satisfied life.

 7 Steps to a happier you

Step 1 : Sleep .

We have our jobs to do , we have our social life to manage and we also have our family to give some time to. I always try but fail to do all that stuff in 16 hours a day; if I save 8 hours of sleep. So when I am scrambling to meet all these demands, it’s too casual of me to cut down my savings and spend them on never ending to-do lists.

Whatever, you do. Whenever you manage to do. Please DO sleep on time and for at least – 8 hours. I am no doctor who can explain you the benefits/power of sleep or be able to aware you about sleeping disorders; but can request you to think twice on your sleeping habits. Even minimal sleep loss takes a toll on your mood, energy, efficiency, conscious and ability to handle stress.

How frequently you charge your smart phones?

Step 2 : Punctuality

My work is my elixir and punctuality is one of its parameter. Try to be organized and be on time. The more you give respect to time the more you will be stress free. And while working in a service industry, you can imagine the demons of deadlines and meetings.

My mom always tell me since my childhood , to do things on time otherwise I will forget (short term memory loss 🙂 ), don’t have any clue what’s the source but I still follow this. Organize your work and prioritize it, believe me you won’t forgot those small notes , files ,no missing attachments in e-mails , and interestingly not even your lunch.

Remember, Intime , when time is currency.

Step 3 : Music

Let me clarify to all those, who don’t skip any chance to scold me when I listen loud music with earphones on (oh by the way they are always on , even now!) I know it may lead to health issues. Music helps me to focus, and freshen up, inspires me and sometimes it’s the only thing that gives me a company when I am alone. Music is Sanity.

So let me rephrase – Music is the secret of my energy.

Step 4: Walk

I love it and those who know me can swear on my stamina. Walk few steps for your life. They will give you the time you always wanted for yourself. Even doctors say walk 10,000 steps a day are actually steps to a healthier life. For my lazy days, I take bus no 11 to get back to my place.

A walk to , remember !!

Step 5: Show gratitude

Thank you”. You may have no idea what these two words can do to someone , your kind words of appreciation can make their day , give them a new hope , make them smile.

 Recall the vedio of “Kuch to hua hai” from Kal Ho Na Ho.

Thank you all for being with me till here , I am left with only 2 steps now 🙂

Step 6 : Strangers

Gone are the days when they say, don’t interact with strangers. We have twitter now. A simple # (Shift + 3, simple isn’t) can connect you to the ‘strangers’ with similar concerns. Be honest, don’t you like when someone from other part of the world retweet (RT) yours or reach you with a solution? Similar with facebook likes and shares.

Try coming out of this virtual world and interact strangers in real. Helping someone with the route, crossing the road or to park the car will surely bring a smile on their face as well as yours.

Some sort of my inner gratification.

Step 7: Peace

Have you ever thought of spending few minutes with yourself? Peace is something we all long for. I am NOT advocating listening music, or reading a book or watching a television, by peace I mean do nothing and relax silently.

For me late nights are wonderfully tranquil.  No phone calls, no interruptions. I like the feeling of knowing that nobody is trying to reach me at that hour.

Inner peace will bring the positive vibe to keep you happy as long as you wish !

Stay Happy,

Saakshi

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The Quest of the Sparrows

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It was some 5 hour journey during the day today with un-limited questions fighting in my mind and few medical reports and co-incidentally bank statement; which gives mirror image of my present state. I am frustrated and annoyed with myself. I am doing a bit for myself and lives a happy serene life , but at times (this comes at a frequency of 6 months) feel unstable and very string vibes of something missing.

Just trying to distract myself , I bought a book to read while traveling. Never knew reading just 20 pages will calm me down .

Thought I should share some excerpts with you. It could have been a  sin , if I choose to keep it with myself.

Book – The Quest of the Sparrows

Authors – Kartik Sharma & Ravi ‘Nirmal’ Sharma

We live in times when media is the king. It’s only interested in financial figure, records and achievements. Spirituality isn’t an object of desire, or even in the headlines; still, you are here. I bow to your spirit, which believes in what no one has seen and marches to a destination that appears to be even harder to achieve than the biggest material goal.

Most human beings search for eternal happiness. Yet, why is it elusive? Most people fail to achieve it by following idealism, spiritualism, capitalism, materialism, socialism or other-isms. Why do they meet disillusionment?

Why does a sparrow, which knows no “-isms”, live without the worries which accompany human beings? What is it we manage throughout our complex lives? Merely survival. Hey, something is wrong – because the bird does the same, effortlessly. So what’s the big difference between us and the helpless sparrow? Don’t you think we’re missing something? What is it?

Forget the sparrow for a moment. Think of all the people in this world. They go to their workplaces in the morning and then return in the evening, like swinging pendulums. But does a pendulum swing aimlessly away and towards the centre? Or does it personify something more , like time? That depends on what you associate with life? Is it aimless or does it have a higher purpose? Like pendulum, it swings between two states – birth and death. What gives it meaning? Can anyone answer ?

The divine . One answer , could be . But that’s a lofty ideal for us beginners. Think of something more practical. Look around you; is everything the same as it was a century ago? What has happened in all these years?

Evolution. Probably ,another answer. Yes . Between birth and death is evolving. That’s the higher meaning of our lives. But what do most people do ? They achieve, lose, feel happy or sad, celebrate and mourn. They merely move to and fro like a ball of a pendulum, with hardly any peace. Even among believers, everyone is religious but very few are truly spiritual. Is it all linked or unrelated? Think over it. Find the connection, and I think we will be able to solve the riddle of life.

Stay Blessed,

Saakshi

5 types of men , women don’t like

Hi ,

Earlier I posted 5 types of women , men don’t like on new year eve (though I did find that on TOI website) , here is a follow-up to that. I believe , it’s an answer to men who irrationally categorize women.

Women , pull up your sleeves, here is our turn to corner men in 5 broad categories, that we HATE. Hope they will listen and learn.

Disclaimer : Nothing personal , no hard feelings for anyone 🙂 this is just a general view . Simply not my perspective !!

5 Types of men women hate

There might be ample qualities that make men irresistible. But women being the fairer sex have created certain stereotypes in men that they would never want to be seen with.

We list the most common kinds of men that women love to hate…

1. Thumbs down to dominant men : Gone are the days when a male dominated society used to be the way of life. So, if the next time you try to show your superiority in front of your girl, it might land you in a tight spot. Women prefer mates who’re recognized by their peers for their skills, abilities, and achievements – and not those who use coercive tactics to subordinate their rivals, reveals a new study.

2. Macho guys aren’t always lucky : A macho guy with an angry young man personality might look good on silver screen, but when it comes to real life, women aren’t game to hang around with macho dudes. A recent study claims that macho guys don’t always get the girls. The study further revealed that the most aggressive guys ended up with fewer wives and children.

3. Keep sex starved men at bay : Men are usually sexually more charged up. But when it comes to choosing a mate, women don’t opt for a sexually ravenous partner. This is maybe because for such men, sex is the top priority in the relationship whereas the woman continuously seeks love and romance, sans physical intimacy.

4. Chauvinism is out completely : Remember Bobby Deol’s chauvinistic character in Dostana, which was enough to drive his lady nuts. An excess of anything is bad. Women don’t find a chauvinistic man a great companion to spend the rest of their lives with.

5. Using slangs won’t take you anywhere : Using abusive lingo every time you indulge in a conversation might lend you a cool dude look cool in front of your male peers, but girls don’t want to hang around with a abusive man. Being too abusive and stressing on using slangs too often is a ‘turn off’ for today’s women.

 

So , ladies out there , what you say ?

Think , Spread, Aware , Discuss and Enjoy !!

Saakshi

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Expressions of love

Hey beautiful ladies out there , what’s up ?

Waiting for Valentine’s Day . It’s my favorite time of the year!

You can say, the unofficial holiday (everyone uses the stupidest of excuses to take a day off).    If you are in a relationship (or you have find someone to go out with ) then this Tuesday is your day  and if you are single (aka like me) then be ready to enjoy the PDAs  – public display of affection ,everywhere( with  no offense, it’s just a general view. )

Do you know how it feels to be single on the Valentine’s Day? Nothing bad actually, it’s awful, only  when I try to fill the void.  Well, is it written anywhere that V day is to love someone and to treat your partner with all your love ? (Only your partner, not you !!!)

Valentine’s Day is a day of exchanging flowers, cards, and loving sentiments punctuated with warm feelings of admiration, affection, and infatuation….. bla bla . True , but it looks good in romantic novels or movies only.

From years I have been celebrating it myself (I am my favorite, so in love with me ) going out for a movie , shopping or freaking out  for a city’s drive. Dressed up nicely, wearing my favorite perfume. All those years I did everything I need to please me.  This year, I want to make it special. Something that signifies the independent and oh so ever charming side of me (* Blush *Blush).  I need some strong expressions to celebrate the lovely and beautiful person in me.

Let me tell you a secret now :  Women LOVES jewellery (more than their wardrobe).  No matter how many of them we have, we still have undying fetish for more. ( I personally am old fashioned, so something like a cutesy heart necklace paired with a single red rose is so romantic. ) Behind every piece of jewellery there is an untold story.

So when I was searching jewellery to gift myself, one of my friends help me with this website.  : http://www.expjewelery.com . You must check out for a lovely Indian collection. Expression’s Reflections of excellence,  has a vast collection of waistbands, key chain, earrings, rings, necklaces, pendent sets, armpits and bridal jewellery. Do you know ‘Jewellery takes people’s minds off the wrinkles’?

So by the time I select ‘the one’ for me (oh come on ! I am girl , deciding the one from such a beautiful and tempting collection , needs time. You will be wondering, why I am spending time for a fake jewellery ?

Let me tell you another secret: jewellery gives woman a good boost to their morale. I will always prefer a fake jewellery, not because that looks more real, but because I think I am sort of paranoid. I don’t want something around my neck that’s worth more than my head.

Here are plenty of options to have something unique. How about the keychains , for that royal Indian look ? They have some pretty ‘peacock‘ designs too. Or should I look at something in shells ? They look quite girls (perfect to hide your age and feel young from within 😉 ) here is one in white (serene !!)

Now , I could have choosen these waist bellts , if and only if I have a waist to die for ; like the one of Shilpa Shetty. Chick and Sexy !

I must thank Beyonce Knowles for her song ‘ Single Ladies’ that help me stumb

le upon the rings section.

Please help me friends , selecting a ring  I am confused  with these 3 .

Expressions - Reflections of Excellence

All the single ladies, If you like it , you should put a ring on it. !

Celebrate this valentine with all love and glitter that reflect your expressions well .

Love ,

Saakshi
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Best 15 love songs on my playlist (Side B : Hindi)

Here , is the anticipated top 15 love songs (my favorite) playlist in Hindi.

Actually this list is endless (I have to stop somewhere!), I  grew up listening to these hindi songs. This list consists of songs that pronounce endless and selfless love.

Needless to say , the list is not in any particular order.

  1. Rehna tu –Film : Delhi 6

 ð  A beautiful song by Oscar winning A R Rehman. Try it on a  guitar or a violin or on the keyboard , it only spreads love.

 “haath thaam chalana ho, toh dono ke daaye haath sang kaise,ek daaya hoga ek baaya hoga,tham le, haath yeh thaam le, chalna hai sang thaam le,rehna tu, hai jaisa tu,thoda sa dard tu, thoda sukun”  

 2. Pehla Nasha –Film : Jo Jeeta Wohi SIkandar

 ð  Classic Song. Being in love means – day dreaming, jumping over  benches, swinging in air, throwing  notes in air, smiling and dancing like never before; living in the world but lost in love.

This one dedicated to all first time lovers 🙂

Udta hi firoon in hawaon mein kahin, Ya main jhool jaoon in ghataon mein kahin, Ek kar doon aasmaan zameen, Kaho yaaron kya karoon kya nahin……… Usne baat ki kuchh aise dhang se, Sapne de gaya vo hazaaron range ke, Reh jaoon jaise main haar ke, Aur choome vo mujhe pyaar se ” 

3. Suno na –Film : Jhankar Beats

 ð  When telepathy grows stronger than words.

 “Door ho kar bhi door tum nahin ho, paas ho lekin paas kyon nahin ho,….tanha tanha sama, mehki mehki hawa

 4. Dil kya kare  – Remixed version : Shaan  (Film : Julie)

 ð  My favorite since childhood,. Original is good, but the remixed version by Shaan is awesome.

dil kyaa kare jab kisee se, kisee ko pyaar ho jaaye, jaane kahaa kab kisee ko, kisee se pyaar ho jaaye,unchee  unchee diwaaron see, is duniyaan kee rasme, naa kuchh tere bas mein jyoolee, naa kuchh mere bas me” 

5. Deewana tera – Singer : Sonu Nigam

 ð  Sonu Nigam gave back to back romantic albums – Deewana , Jaan , Yaad etc, this is my favorite.  Sing like …Deeeewannaaaa teraaaaaaaa tujhe hi bulaeeee …..

 “  Yaad teri aane lagi,jaan jaane lagi hai, Ho ke juda kyun tu mujhe, aazmane lagi hai, Yeh bhi to soch le dil hai sheesha mera, Jaane kab toot jaaye

 6. Woh pehli baar – Film : Pyaar mei kabhi kabhi

 ð  Oh , that college love !! 🙂 🙂  I am sure, it would be on favorite list of most of you. Just walk hand in hand, while listening to the song .

 “Teri aankhon mein jannat basake chala, Teri zulfon ki chhaaon mein chalta chala, Tere neinon mein chein tere labh pe khushi, Tujhko hi main mohabbat bana ke chala

 7. Pal pal dil ke paas tum rehti ho – Film : Black Mail

ð  I love old songs , all of Kishore Kumar’s and Mohd . Rafi’s but this number , has something special 🙂  Add some personal touch to it , dedicate this to your beloved on a long drive.

 “Har Shyam Aankhon Par,Tera Aanchal Lehraye,Har Raat Yaadon Ki,Baarat Le AayeMaein Saans Leta Hoon,Teri Khushboo Aati Hai,Ek Mehka Mehka Sa ,Paigham Laati HaiMeri Dil Ki Dhadkan Bhi, Tere Geet Gaati Hai, Pal Pal … 

8. Tum ho – Film : Rockstar

ð  No doubt Mohit Chauhan has given incredible romantic numbers since silk route (remember : dooba dooba rehta hun) , this track from Rockstar, touches my heart. First 9 sec …awesome….divine.

 “Tum ho..,Mere liye,Mere liye,Ho tum yoon..,Khud ko mein,Haar gaya tumko,Tumko main jeeta hoon……..,Kahin se..,Kahin ko..bhi,Aao bewajah chale,Pooche bina kisi se,Hum mile..,Bandishein naa rahin,Koi baaki..,Tum ho..”

 9. Dil Ibaadat  – Film : Tum Mile

 ð  It’s my observation ,Emran Hashmi’s songs are always far too good. This one is more realistic and appropriate for all ages. Feel young  🙂

Baahon mein de bas jaane, Seene mein de chup jaane, Tujh bhin main jaaoon toh kahaan, Tujhse hai mujhko pane, Yaadon ke woh nazraane, Ik jinpe hak ho bas mera

 10. Guzarish – Film : Gajni

 ð  When this film was released, my cousin says it’s an essay . To me it’s an ecstasy.

Kehde tu haan to zindagi,Jharno se choot ke hassegi,Moti honge moti rahon mein..Yeah yeah yeah,Tu meri adhoori pyaas pyaas

 11. Tum se hi – Film : Jab we met

 ð  Want that spark back. For  soulmates; looking into each other eyes , cherishing the moments in each others arms 🙂

Aadha Sa Wada Kabhi, Aadhe Se Jayada Kabhi, Jee Chaahe Kar Lu Is Tarah Wafa Ka, Chhode Na Chhoote Kabhi, Tode Na Tute Kabhi,Jo Dhaga Tumse Jud Gaya Wafa Ka, Main Tera Sarmaya Hoon, Jo Main Ban Paya Hoon, Tumse Hi

 12. Baaatein kuch ankahee si – Film : Life in a metro

 ð  Looking for a way to express your undying love …. This will help you.

 “keh de mujhse dil mein kya hai, aisa bhi kya guroor, tujhko bhi toh ho raha hai thoda asar jaroor, yeh khaamoshi jine na de, koi toh baat ho, wo wo o o o o o…….., shaayad yahi hai pyaar 
 

13. . Hey Shona – Film :  Tara Rum Pum

 ð  For that sugar coated confession of love 😉

 “Tumhein Pata To Hoga, Tum Hi Pe Main Fida Hoon, Tumhein Hai Jab Se Chaha, Hawaon Mein Udta Hoon, Tum Hi Mere har Pal Mein, Tum Aaj Mein Tum Kal Mein, Hey Shona Hey Shona “ 

14.   Kehta hai pal pal tumse  – Film : Major Saab

ð   The simplest way to say it all.

Hum Tum Tum Hum Ban Ke Rahein, Hum Raaz Humsafar, Shikwa Kare Na Koi, Ek Duje Se Umr Bhar, Pyaar Hamara Ho Aisa Ke, Dekhe Ye Zamaana, Pyaar Kiya To Nibhana

 15: Kuch na kaho , kuch bhi na kaho – Film : 1942 A Love Story

ð  Have you ever heard , non verbal communications strengthen  the bond.

Aur is pal mein koi nahin hai, Bas ek main hoon, bas ek tum ho, Kuch na kaho, kuch bhi na kaho, Kya kehna hai, kya sunna hai, Mujhko pata hai, tumko pata hai, Samay ka yeh pal tham sa gaya hai, Aur is pal mein koi nahin hai, Bas ek main hoon, bas ek tum ho

 PS : For non hindi readers, I tried to translate these  lyrics in english, but I stopped myself. I realised I am ruining the beauty of songs. Few words (in different languages) depict emotions more strongly.

Love,

Saakshi

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Best 15 love songs on my playlist (Side A : English)

Here is my list of top 15 love songs of all time.  Make a playlist, and enjoy them back to back. You will be amused by the environment they going to make 😉

All of them are my favorites with powerful lyrics and soothing music;  listed in no particular order.

I request you to have patience this is a bit long. 🙂

1. I wanna grow old with you . Singer : Westlife

ð  This is an ultimate song. Perfect one to dedicate to someone special; in return endless love guaranteed.

Another day  , without your smile……… I wanna grow old with you …..I wanna die lying in your arms , I wanna grow old with you  , I wanna be looking in your eyes , I wanna be there for you , Sharing everything you do , I wanna grow old with you .”

2.  It must be love – Singer : Enrique Iglesias

ð  Play the song , you will get the feeling with the start up beat only. The loving (read seducing) voice has his own charm.  If you can relate to it – you must be in love.

Do you know you control, every single breath I take….. It must be love baby, Coz it’s killing me looking in your eyes, It must be love coz, Every time you walk away I just fall apart

3. Lost inside your love . Singer : Enrique Iglesias

ð  Melodramatic , but romantic (girls will agree 🙂 )

Now one is the key, two is the door, Three is the path that will lead us to four, Five is the time you kidnap my mind , Into ecstasy

4.  Hero  –  Singer : Enrique Iglesias

ð  This song has been placed in top 100 songs of last century. For Enrique Lovers it’s an anthem.

Would you swear, That you’ll always be mine? Or would you lie? Would you run and hide? Am I in too deep? Have I lost my mind? I don’t care, you’re here tonight

5. You are still the one – Singer : Shania Twain

ð  There is a story behind this song. Media speculated Shania’s marriage to much older Lange was for her career benefit. This song was the answer to their criticism.

They said “I bet they’ll never make it” , But just look at us holding on, We’re still together still going strong….You’re still the one I run to, The one that I belong to, You’re still the one I want for life, You’re still the one I love, The only one I dream of You’re still the one I kiss good night ….

 6. Could I have this kiss forever– Singer : Enrique Iglesias and Whitney Hosutan

ð  I first heard this song when I was in class XII , and since then in love with it. The magic of Whitney Houston and Enrique is amazing. Listen this on a candle light dinner , just you two 🙂

I don’t want any night to go by, Without you by my side, I just want all my days, Spend being next to you, Lived for just loving you , And baby, oh by the way…… Could I hold you for a lifetime, Could I look into your eyes, Could I have this night to share this night together, Could I hold you close beside me, Could I hold you for all time, Could I could I have this kiss forever ,Could I could I have this kiss forever, forever ”

Maybe (Enrique Iglesias song)

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7. Everything I Do , I Do it for you – Singer : Bryan Adams

ð  Don’t tell me this song is not worth this list. I can’t help it, it’s Bryan Adams ! (by the way , we happen to share our birthday date 🙂 )

Look into my eyes, you will see ,What you mean to me, Search your heart, search your soul, And when you find me there you’ll search no more, Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for, You can’t tell me it’s not worth dyin’ for, You know it’s true, Everything I do, I do it for you

8. Stand By Me – Singer : John Lennon

ð  That’s the beauty of the song, being copied / revised by so many singers. Even we have a Bollywood version of it, featured in SRK’s Ra.One.

When the night has come, And the land is dark, And the moon is the only light we’ll see, No I won’t be afraid, no I won’t be afraid, Just as long as you stand, stand by me  “

 9. I will be there for you – Singer : Backstreet Boys

ð  Larger than life lyrics which every girl wants to listen in that way.

Don’t say a word, I understand, You wanna know if I’m still your man, Girl can’t you tell by the touch of my hand ………. Don’t ever doubt, Your trust in me, I’ll give you my heart, So honestly, Deep in my soul, Baby, you’ll find a dream, I’ll never change, Girl, I promise you

10. When you say nothing at all – Singer : Ronan Keating

ð  Lovely lyrics lovely video. It says it all.

All day long, I can hear people, Talking out loud, But when you hold me near, You drown out the crowd, Try as they may, They could never define, What’s been said, Between your Heart and mine  …………… The smile on your face, The truth in your eyes, The touch of your hand, Let’s me know, That you need me

11. My heart will go on. – Singer : Celine Dion .

ð  Does this need an explanation, every time I hear this track ,oops , it’s ‘heartbeat’ , I am in tears

Love can touch us one time, And last for a lifetime, And never let go till we’re gone

12. Truly Madly Deeply – Singer : Savage Gardens

ð  For that teenage love, full of emotions and dreams. Truly madly deeply in love.

I want to stand with you on a mountain, I want to bathe with you in the sea, I want to live like this forever, Until the sky falls down on me.”

13. Words – Singer:  Boyzon

ð  Depiction of selfless love, it’s only words I have (as a blogger, yupzz …..it’s only words)

Talk in everlasting words , And dedicate them all to me , And I will give you all my life
I’m here if you should call to me  ……….. This world has lost its glory , Let’s start a brand new story , Now my love , You think that I don’t even mean
 ”

14. May be – Singer : Enrique Iglesias

ð For that adrenaline rush, may be he wants to come back , may be he doesn’t. It’s Enrique , it has to be my favorite. After all he is my first love..

If I had one single wish, I’d go back to, The moment I kissed you goodbye, No matter how hard I try
I can’t live, Without you in my life, Maybe you’ll say, You still want me, Maybe you’ll say, That you don’t, Maybe we said, It was over, But baby I can’t let you go
 ”

15. Here I am.-Singer : Bryan Adams

ð  Here I am this is me … the power and effect of lyrics , ‘here I am’ is my whats app and skype status , and I have introduced myself in my one of my previous blogs ‘this is me’.

Here we are we’ve just begun ,And after all this time our time has come ,Ya here we are still goin’ strong ,Right here in the place where we belong ,Here I am next to you ,And suddenly the world is all brand new ,Here I am where I’m gonna stay ,Now there’s nothin standin in our way ,Here I am this is me

Hope you love these songs , the way I do. Your playlist is always welcome 🙂

Best 15 love songs on my playlist (Side B : Hindi ), will be out soon.

Never fall in love ; Rise in love ,

Saakshi

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Love yourself

Hey Guys and pretty gals !

Whatz up ?

February has come, and has brought along the season of love ❤ , love is in the air …isn’t it ? Radio is playing only love songs, websites are flashing dating tips and valentine ideas. Markets are decorated with colors of red, heart shaped balloons are sold on every traffic signal.
 
It’s all mushy – mushy feelings inside every young heart. Want to dress up nicely, look your best, struggling to find one perfect gift, filtering love songs for a romantic playlist, planning romantic getaways or that elusive date. Just love and happiness all around. Icing on the cake , end of season sale is still on ( 🙂 ). Dil to bacha hai jee ….

So why is it, that out of 12 months we feel February to be the most romantic. We have 365 days in a year , but we celebrate 14th of Feb as the Day of Love. Oh man, all we ever want is LOVE, then why do we celebrate this for just one day.

Ah ! Well I am not the person to answer this; rather I should not be doing so. Valentine day is for the people who are in love, and I assume I am (at present) in love with this random hobby of writing. If I look at my blog stats I am celebrating it once in a week (for a novice, its fair enough).

Winters are always looked upon, thanks to poets, as a sad, rude, and blue, with cold emotions. Somehow I can relate to it. Long term illness (struggling with allergic dry cough for more than 70 days is tough, trust me !) and few unfavorable unexpected situations made me little unfocused and burn out this winters. I am tired and want to be back. This sadness and the feeling of despair is ruining me, need a break now.  I took a short break from writing, just to avoid spreading sadness. Though all this time I felt blessed with the love you have shown and bestowed me with positive energy. I love all the comments (on blog), they are fantastic. Thanks for your support.

Spring is the season of love, full of hopes, colors and youthfulness. It’s the perfect time to pull up my socks and wake up the ‘why not’ or ‘let’s do it’ side of me (I am so missing that).

 I am helping myself and have started doing the things I always love to do.

1.       Cooking

I am a foodie. Loves to cook, serve and eat. Due to cough was avoiding standing in kitchen and then scared with the very thought of doing the dishes with freezing water.This season, will experiment on some continental dishes.

 2.       Reading

Someone suggested few books , to help me find the answer to ‘who I am , what I am doing …. Bla bla ‘ . And Voila….Shantaram is in my hand , these days.

3.       Music

 Enrique Iglesias, I love you. I am listening all those sexy – dulicit tones again and again. As you Enrique say ‘I will survive’, I will.

4.       Dance

Wish to dance like a free bird and put my heart out. It’s soothing, relaxing and a great workout. ( I just don’t like gym environment). Who knows I may give Sheila, Munni , Chameli , Jalebi bai ,  a decent competition … LOL !!

I am a Punjabi , bring it on those racing heartbeats,  dhol beats , give me some adrenaline rush.

5.       Freak out

This is the February, the most happening month. I am going to enjoy all the romantic movies, going out for long walks, nice 🙂 dinners. You never know when cupid strikes? 😉

6.       Believe in my self and Love myself

Ah ! can’t help this , I am my favourite. A little madness in the spring is a wholesome goodness for this fair maiden!!!!
Let’s  see what this season holds for me .
 
What about you guys , what are your valentine day plans 😉  !!

 

Love,

Saakshi

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Birth Of A Social Networking Loner

Awsome article ….

“Writers know marketing is part of the publishing process. They also know it should start early, well before a book summons its first paying reader. But here’s the snag. Many writers are introverts. That is probably why we like to write. We are alone. With our thoughts. Thoughts easier to reveal by keyboard than mouth ”

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Birth Of A Social Networking Loner.

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