Quarantine Thought

Completing four and half month of indoor stay is pretty tough for a small time wanderer. But then life has to go on, with house hold chores and work combined for all the others I have known and me as well. I want to break-free like all others. Specially children want to go free, some understand and accept while others don’t, its tough.
What I had been talking and hearing..for few months now….is just about being caged and handcuffed for fear of life. Yet, few of many I have known are true warriors, fighting for others selflessly. I kept checking the graph that showed steady increase…..And have come to terms with the fact that, nevertheless how many vaccines are being made, scenario of “new normal” will exist for a year or more. I am not too worried about myself, but what about children and family. I barely get a sight of a kid out on the street.

Are we prepared yet? Will a mask free life be normal?

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Saree Day @ Work

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What if you are on a job that keeps you glued to the seat, and many times just elapses unknowingly becoming plodded. Agreed, it does keep me on my toes and my head running. Amidst this, planning a colorful day, especially while working for a company that is live and not the back-end support types, is not easy.

A common union or, more aptly a small form of celebration is ethnic day. Yes, it was gradually planned after a couple of procrastination’s; This is because women usually drape saree and men in kurta as ethnic wear, not always the state dress, which is actually meant to be. Yes, everyone is aware that saree it the traditional Indian wear. Nevertheless, today’s women, including me don’t often drape it that regularly as earlier women in our age.

Well, is it the ease to wear? I don’t think so, because my mother, aunt or an old neighbor carry it much easily and do house hold chores. Unquestionably, it’s because of practice/habit coupled with serious attempt of aping western cultural trends that, today saree it not a daily wear anymore, in cities. Nonetheless, to the best of what I know, heard or seen, village woman in Western and Southern Indian states drape saree everyday.

Today’s informal corporate gatherings, is an attempt to keep saree tradition alive and ethnic day is a medium.

Here is a capture from ethnic day celebration at work….

 

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Krishna and gopika 🙂

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With close buddies

Cheers,

Vannie

First Friday of November 2017

It was time to celebrate the anniversary of first union, that kept reminding all of us tagged in facebook(Thanks to the automatic reminder). With a short notice and few addition into the girls gang, we were excited and chose the first Friday in November to celebrate. Irrespective of how or more aptly what we are at work, an outing washes the odd feelings and bring out the best among us.

After slipping into the clothes bought for change over with a dash of makeover to feel and look fresh after the routine at work, we were on heels for the annual get together (it would remain an annual party until we break the norm and have another one in near future). We reached the venue early as some of the girls had to get back before 9 pm. A central place was our choice and “No Limits” was the closest; It had a dance floor and I was eagerly waiting to shake my legs for long time. After placing order for some cold drinks and hot snacks, few crazy foto shoot began by “selfie girls”, as I would call them, followed by unending discussion right out of head and heart, about numerous hot topic that cropped up, be it that of workplace or other. No soon, it was 7:45 pm, time to depart for few. While some of them left, a few others including me stayed back for some exercise by shaking our body to be able to shed few calories and feeling happy at the same time.

What a way to start November!!! Here are some pics…..from our union…

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Purple & White….the mood transformer?

Its Monday morning..yet another new beginning towards newer goals, be it work or other. How is it that we make every Monday nicer, even though our mind is still in the relaxing mode, waiting to get out off…’Sunday”?

No, we don’t really want that push or do we? Yes to me, from within us and none other. We search for those little thing(subconsciously) around us that pep up and get going. For me, colors did that job. I stay awake to life in colors, be it markets, shopping,  food, travel or anything.

So here is one of its kind…….a little arrangement at my workplace.

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May the force be with you every Monday for the new beginning.

 

Love, Vannie