Summer Nostalgia

Today while playing hide and seek,

We realised there weren’t plenty of places to hide;

Neither tree trunks, nor slides inside,

How in the world do we even pass our time?

It’s been ages that missy went outside,

or ran after a detached kite,

She doesn’t know any kids her age,

and doesn’t know the fun of summer break!

She hides inside on seeing a new face,

Only house helps are her saving grace…

I remember when we were her age,

We used to look forward to summer days!

Climbing up the tree and cycling unceasingly,

everything done assiduously!

The fun it was, to stay back at granny’s place,

and laze around reading,

Tintin, Asterix & Obelix the entire day!

Video game parlours were always full,

and life in summers was never dull!

We used to wait in excitement for the candy floss man,

And ran like maniacs behind the ice cream van.

The evenings were spent not in the park but fields,

where each had occupied space for their teams;

Cricket & soccer were the obvious sports,

nevertheless, someone always chalked out the ground for pitthu & stappo.

Evenings came and so did all the mums to the ground,

they sat on the bench and gossiped around;

the summers I remember were crazy and warm,

it makes me nostalgic but I remember most of the smells and sound!

I remember how my friends called me from 3 blocks away,

Their persistent shrieks would always brighten my day…

I remember the smell that encroached the veranda to reach my room,

The beautiful white ‘raat ki rani’, spread across the garden, in full bloom.

These are all recollections of my summer memories,

I am scared missy would have a different experience than this.

The times have changed, and I pray they change again,

Before she grows up, I want to live it all with her,

Once again!

Sneak in with me..

Shoes, Ah! Soul therapy and Sole’s remedy.

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There’s always room for a new pair, and this season, out of many styles that I bought; there’s one, that stood out.  The casual sneakers & the Slip ons. I loved spending every penny on them. The best part about them is, that they go well with just everything, from dresses to shorts and what’s more? I wear them to work and they look even better with formals.

Yes! So Shoes, is what this post is all about. The shoes that I have, may not be available online anymore but I will share the links of some of the shoes that are still on my wish list so by the end of the post if you guys don’t decide to buy them, I most certainly will.

When it comes to sneakers or sports shoes, like many I trust only a few brands, those that I blindly trust are, Nike, Adidas, New Balance. Yet, this year I am going to try something different. The new additions to my wardrobe will be Superdry, Asics, Call it Spring, Mango, Aldo and Steve Madden. I will be sharing the links of all the shoes that I wish to buy or already owe!

I have categorised the shoes under the following categories:

The Neons

The Flower Power &

The Super Sporty 


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Links :–green-roshe-one-flyknit-nsw-casual-shoes/1267722/buy?src=search&uq=true&q=sneakers&p=4

Flower Power:



The Super Sporty



So this is all for now …soon i’ll be posting the metallic sneakers’s collection 🙂 Let me know if it was worth your time!

These are a few of my favourite brands…

I am a major shopaholic. The first half of the month I am busy buying; the second half of the month leaves me wondering whether I actually needed any of that.

Still nothing has ever deterred my shopping spirit, it’s my Christmas. I have stuff in my wardrobe with tags intact, since forever, the only excuse that I give myself for not wearing it is… It’s special and I am waiting for the right time.

I have a Just Cavalli Halter worn twice, in an absolute mint condition, anybody interested?? I am in a giveaway mood. If it fits you it’s yours. I got that as a gift but because it doesn’t fit me too well I feel the rightful owner should claim the piece.

It’s been my favourite since 2010 and because I don’t do justice to the brand I feel it’s better to finally say goodbye to this old friend.

Now coming back to my shopping. I’d like to share with you the brands that I buy and the websites that I refer to while shopping online. I am an impatient shopper with absolutely no patience to brave the long queues or to go through innumerable racks to find just the piece that I have in mind. I don’t like the hassle of carrying shopping bags. I am just too lazy for all of that, so to shop more conveniently I took help of online shopping. It was difficult at first but I got the hang of it after a few attempts. Now after so many years, I am perfect to become an online fashion consultant; which I partly do as a hobby currently only in office and for some friends.

The online shopping scenario has improved drastically over the years, thank goodness for the promotions, even toddlers know about websites. Still, there are so many brands available that you’d find quantity reigning over quality. There are only a few Indian websites that I’d prefer for buying online fashion. A Nike or an Adidas can be bought from almost every site but till sometime back it was impossible to get fashion labels like Topshop or Missguided on an India website.

Clearly if you’re a fashion fanatic only 1 website does Justice to your wardrobe and that’s JABONG. Yes, my views could be biased since I am one of their most loyal customer. I have never really faced a problem in either their service or the quality. So every week the Javas guy rings a bell at my door to deliver something or the other.

Of course like any others online seller they too have a gamut of brands under them but the top 10 international brand one should look out for are:

  1. Topshop –
  2. Dorothy Perkins –
  3. Missguided –
  4. Buggati –
  5. Miss Selfridge –
  6. River island –
  7. Next –
  8. Forever New –
  9. Mexx & –
  10. New Look –

I have minimum two pieces of each of them in my wardrobe and I can swear by the old gods and the new gods that they deserve to be bought. The quality of the clothes is unmatched; such fine clothes on forever discount. Go on, see for yourself, you can thank me later!!