Holi hai…..! :-)

Bura na maano HOLI hai ๐Ÿ˜‰

Holi haiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ๐Ÿ™‚

So…It’s HOLI ๐Ÿ™‚ One of the most colourful and joyful of Hindu festivals ๐Ÿ™‚ Holi is celebrated every year to say a Hello to Spring by playing with lots of colours!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Happy Holi to all my lovely lovely friends ๐Ÿ™‚ May god gift you all the colors of life, colors of joy, colors of happiness, colors of friendship, colors of love and all other colors you want to paint in your life. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I like this festival, full of colours and happiness ๐Ÿ˜€ but I don’t play holi much ๐Ÿ™‚ So I am just enjoying with my hot hot Jalebi ๐Ÿ˜€

Jalebi…..eating right now ๐Ÿ˜€

Wish you a very very Happy Holi ๐Ÿ™‚ Play safe and be goodโ€ฆ.Hope you guys have a great time !

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The Versatile Blogger Award :)

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Hey guys! My birthday was on Tuesday (3rd March) and Yesterday, when I checked my email I found a lovely birthday surpriseโ€ฆ A Blogger Award Nomination! ๐Ÿ™‚ Firstly thanks a lot Pratik for nominating me for this wonderful award. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am very new to the whole blogging world, thanks for nominating me. Woohooo! ๐Ÿ˜€ I feel so happy and so honored. This is amazing. These things of appreciation keep me going in my endeavor of becoming a better writer. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks Pratik ๐Ÿ™‚ this really means a lot to meโ€ฆAnd yes I am happily accepting this award! Really I am very happy to receive this nomination from the most talented blogger ๐Ÿ™‚ Pratik youโ€™re an amazing writer. I read all your post and I loved them.
Guys, If you don’t know his blog, Visit here ๐Ÿ™‚

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:-

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do
3. State 7 things about yourself
4. Nominate other bloggers for the award
5. Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them
6. Display the award logo on your blog

Okay so, for this award I’m asked to state 7 things about myself, so here they are…

1. I love to observe new thing, love to observe people and I can easily observe people around me. The best is when I can sit in a cafe at a window and watch life on the street. ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Music is a HUGE part of my life. Listening to music is one of my great pleasures. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. I love Coffee! I actually drink about 3-4 cups a day… not good, I know! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

4. I am blindly and madly in love with my family. I love them most. ๐Ÿ™‚

5. I overstress myself when I get into difficult situations and it takes a while to calm down.

6. I love my blogging life. It is something which I completely adore. I love to share my thoughts with others. ๐Ÿ™‚

7. I am a big foodie. I love food ๐Ÿ˜› I love eating. I love tasting new cuisines. ๐Ÿ˜€

And here I want to nominate Ritu ๐Ÿ™‚ I love her blog But I Smile Anywayโ€ฆ She’s a wonderful blogger ๐Ÿ™‚
Girl, all the very best ๐Ÿ™‚

Again thank you Pratik. Have fun everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Birthday to Me!!!! :-)

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Happy Birthday to Meโ€ฆ.Happy Birthday to Meโ€ฆHappy Birthday to meโ€ฆla la la la laaaaa ๐Ÿ˜› hahaha, sorry for being crazy ๐Ÿ˜› No no no, today is not my birthday…..Actually, Yesterday was my birthday, yeah! Thatโ€™s right. and I had a great one. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes! I am officially 22 now ๐Ÿ˜› I celebrated with my family, we cut the cake and had so much fun.:-D

My Birthday Cake :)

My Birthday Cake ๐Ÿ™‚

Birthday cake and it was yum! :-D

Birthday cake and it was yum! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ve been through a lot in my 22 years of life, There were so many ups and downs, smiles and tears. I’ve had some great experiences, some learning experiences and some experiences that has taught me a lot and theyโ€™ve made me into who I am today. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyways, a new year, a new beginning, new challenges ๐Ÿ™‚ all I want is dear god! please give me the strength to face all the challenges and dear god, you just stay with me forever. ๐Ÿ™‚

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By the way I got soooooooooo many chocolates ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

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Happy Birthday to Me once again!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

Happiness is…….

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Big questionsโ€ฆWhat is happiness?? Itโ€™s a feeling or something else? What makes you happy? Are you happy? โ€ฆSome people seem to be happy, they just do not think about itโ€ฆ.Others make plans and this keeps them occupied/happy and I am not one of them ๐Ÿ˜› โ€ฆ.I am a happy person, I donโ€™t need plans to be happy ๐Ÿ˜› I love my life and I like to be happy, I like to being myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ I believe, If weโ€™re not happy, we can’t be happy with hardly anything. We cannot depend on others to make us happyโ€ฆWe must find hppiness within us, in our heart, in our life.

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I canโ€™t define happiness in words, itโ€™s a beautiful feeling for me. I actually believe that money does not guarantee happiness, it just makes life easier. Happiness is inside of us, we must live and learn to enjoy every moment of our lifeโ€ฆHappiness is in everything you do, and you just have to accept it and believe that you are happy. Just love yourself, love who you are. There are billions people on earth but you are the only ONEโ€ฆ.So love yourself and be your biggest fan, admirer and lover. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I love Kareena Kapoorโ€™s dialogue from Jab We Met:- โ€œMain apni favourite hoon.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I am my own favourite.) ….so just, be your favourite, be yourself. The best way to be happy is to do what you love and do lots of it. Also have a few really good friends you can laugh, complain, be stupid, be crazy, serious, funny and just be yourself no matter what! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Today morning, when I was smiling, my neighbour saw me and she asked the reason, I just say because I love my life ๐Ÿ˜› and I felt so. I think we donโ€™t need reasons to be happyโ€ฆ.Right? ๐Ÿ™‚ but still if you really need reasons to be happy, so there are so many of them all around you. Starting with being alive, being healthy and etc. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Few things which makes me happy (a short list ๐Ÿ˜› )โ€ฆโ€ฆ

1. Being remembered by someone whom you had long forgotten. ๐Ÿ™‚
2. Being given cute-sweet-adorable nicknames by friends. (Makes me feel like a child all over again!! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

3. Hearing you inspire me from someone.

4. Hearing you are a nice person from someone. ๐Ÿ™‚

5. A perfect book with perfect coffee ๐Ÿ˜‰

6. Listening to someoneโ€™s life story and suddenly feeling proud of where you have reached.

7. Looking back and smiling at all that was for you are thankful it isnโ€™t.

8. Receiving surprise gifts and feeling the senderโ€™s thoughts behind it as you hold the gift in your hands.

9. Trying something โ€œso-unlike-youโ€ and be complimented on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

10. Doing what you heart says and feel content.

11. Being able to accept yourself the way you are โ€“ with all your perfect imperfections which make you YOU โ€“ uniquely YOU. ๐Ÿ™‚

12. Falling in love all over again with LIFE, yourself and almost everything around you. โค

13. Being able to sing after a long bout of cold and sounding wonderful. ๐Ÿ˜›

14. Spending the whole day looking at old photographs, recalls all the memories and reliving each moment.

15. Listening to a friend giggling like crazy and knowing you are reason behind it.

16. Going to sleep at night and waking up in the morning with a huge smile on your face reminding you how blessed you are! ๐Ÿ™‚

In our eternal quest for happiness we forget the most important thing and that is HAPPINESS.

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I am happy because I love to be happy. I feel happy when I smile, laugh like crazy with my family and friends, see a rainbow, rain, stars, sky, river smell of coffee, a babyโ€™s smile, music, books, chocolates etc. there are so many things around me to fill me up every day. Loving myself and seeing myself happy is one of the greatest feelings ever! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค Friends just be happy, love your life, love yourselfโ€ฆ.and never give up, do what you love, good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

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โ€œLife is funny. Things change, people change, but you will always be you, so stay true to yourself and never sacrifice who you are for anyone.โ€ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Just want to share my happiness :-D

Hey Everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy new year once again ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope everyone had a great time! ๐Ÿ˜€ ….Today I just want to share my happiness with you all ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a wonderful new year’s eve with my family ๐Ÿ˜€ We cut the cake and celebrated a lot!!! It was soooooo nice ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoyed a lotttttttt ๐Ÿ˜€

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Sorry the “NEW” is missing ๐Ÿ˜› but anyways the cake was soooooo delicious ๐Ÿ˜› Just YUM ๐Ÿ˜€

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And I got my Ferrero Rocher ๐Ÿ˜€ #MyFavouriteChocolates ๐Ÿ˜›
Really it was fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great 2015 ๐Ÿ™‚ Love you allllllllllll ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy New Year 2015

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Yay! finally its 2015 ๐Ÿ˜€ …A very HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the readers of my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ May 2015 be a successful and happy year bringing you and your family good health and a lot of happiness! ๐Ÿ™‚

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2014 was a good yearโ€ฆIt was a mixture of joys n sorrows like every other year. There were tears there were smiles..but I will remember only smiles ๐Ÿ˜€ All in all It was a nice year for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I am looking forward to 2015โ€ฆ.I hope, 2015 will be a good year too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

And my new year resolution? Well my new year’s resolution is NOTHING ๐Ÿ˜› because I don’t believe in new year’s resolutions. By the way do you believe in new year’s resolutions? If yes, then what’s yours????? Please share with me.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

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Keep smiling…..ย  โค๏ธ Happy New Year Everyone โค๏ธย  ….Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Gurpurab :-)

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Today is Gurpurab (Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji). Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the 1st Sikh Guru. Gurpurab is one of the big festival of Sikhs. Guru Nanak Gurpurab also known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Jayanti.

It was 546 years ago, a saint was born. From childhood Guru Nanak showed a great interest in God and he also spoke of celestial things. He was Nanak, later he became a Guru, a dispeller of darkness, one who ushered in infinite wisdom and light, condemning the practices and beliefs of the society. Today, we celebrate his birthday with pomp, show, langars, prabhat feris, and visits to the Gurudwara, paying our respect.
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Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on this day in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi now known as โ€œNanakana Sahibโ€. Generally two days before the birthday, Akhand Path (a forty-eight-hour non-stop reading of the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book ) is held in the Gurdwaras. Kar seva and langars are organized in almost all gurudwaras.

On this day, mostly Gurudwaras are well decorated. The day starts with Prabhat Pheris, which are early morning processions that begin from Gurudwaras. Before the actual Guru Nanak Jayanti, there is a procession known as the โ€˜Nagarkirtanโ€™ and further led by Panj Pyaras (Five Beloved Ones). The โ€˜Guru Granth Sahibโ€™ is read for 48 hours.

People carry Sikh flags known as the Nishan Sahib and organise a Palki of Guru Granth Sahib, singing devotional songs. An amazing display of swordsmanship and martial arts takes place which is a beautiful and unique sight to watch.

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Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Once the procession is over, the โ€˜Langarโ€™ also called Parsaada is served (a special lunch organised by the community at the Gurudwaras). People massively take part in offering food and also doing Seva of God. Langar is served with respect and love. After Langar there is a prayer session around sunset. It is said that Guru Nanak was born at 1:20 am and hence the followers gather and celebrate post midnight. Night prayer starts with starts singing Gurbani at about 1:20 am at night and The celebrations culminate at around 2 am.

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Langar

On the day of Guru Nanak Jayanti, Karah Parasaad/Parsaada is prepared and served amongst everyone once the Puja is over. Karah Parasaad is a sweet dish which has the utmost blessings of the great saint.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji also gave us three very important teachings to practice:
1 โ€ข Vaแน‡แธ Chakkล: Sharing with others, helping those with less who are in need.
2 โ€ข Kirat Karล: Earning/making a living honestly, without exploitation or fraud.
3 โ€ข Naam Japna: Chanting the Holy Name and thus remembering God at all times.

I wish you all a very Happy Gurpurab…. May Guru ji’s Divine love & blessings be with you Always! ๐Ÿ™‚

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๐Ÿ™‚ Guru Nanak Dev Ji De Parkash Purab Diyan Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyan! ๐Ÿ™‚

My Diwali Experience

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Diwali is definitely one of my favourite times of the year for a number of reasons, โ€œThe weather, The festivities, The amazing food, The beautiful display of lights, but mostly The time we can enjoy with our Family and Friends.โ€ Taking place in October or November depending on the Indian calendar, the weather is just turning cool and the holiday feel is already creeping up on everyone when โ€œthe Festival of Lightsโ€ rolls around. ๐Ÿ™‚
Almost before one month, we started our Diwali preparations. To prepare for Diwali, we clean our entire house and paint it before diwali so that it shine. Shopping is my favourite thing for diwali. During festive season I only think about shopping, shopping and shopping ๐Ÿ˜€ this year I brought so many things, Sarees, Suits, So many Makeup items, Lights, Diyas, Some other Decorating items for my home, Soooo many Snacks and Sweets & etc, And ofcourse my jaan ๐Ÿ˜› my yummy yummyyy Chocolates ๐Ÿ˜€ lol ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚

Here you can see my Henna (mehndi) in this pic ๐Ÿ™‚ (Sorry the pic is not so clear ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

My Henna (Mehndi) :-)

My Henna (Mehndi) ๐Ÿ™‚

On diwali day, we would start our morning by washing our doorstep and using Kumkum (a red powder) to draw Swastikas (along with having a religious significance, the Swastikas are thought to be auspicious and are drawn on the doorstep to bring luck and prosperity to your home.) Then We wear new clothes, put mehndi, visit temple during the early hours in the morningโ€ฆThen we prepare some sweets and some other yummy snacks. Then in the evening we exchange gifts and cards. We light oil diyas and lamps, candles and put rangolis. Rangoli is a tradition in which colored powders and rice are used to make different designs on the ground. I love decorating my house with so many lightsโ€ฆI light up my house with so many diyas and candles. ๐Ÿ™‚ Then later in the evening we start our Lakshmi aur Ganesh Pooja ๐Ÿ™‚ and pray to god. & Then after pooja, finally we burst crackers. ๐Ÿ˜€

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My Chocolates!!!!!! :-D :-)

My Chocolates!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

Itโ€™s so much fun bursting crackers and looking up at the sky in the night to look at the colorful night crackersโ€ฆ.I live it very much! I wish time would tick slowly. But really this year my Diwali was wonderful. I really enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ˜€ I put Dias and candles , made rangoli , had sweetsโ€ฆ.All in all the day was very good, filed with happiness..! ๐Ÿ™‚

My RANGOLI :-) Made by me !!!

My RANGOLI ๐Ÿ™‚ Made by me !!!

Made by me :-)

Made by me ๐Ÿ™‚

But but butโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ..celebration isnโ€™t ended ๐Ÿ˜‰ Still People are bursting the crackersโ€ฆReally this festival warms every oneโ€™s heart and makes us remember this day throughout the year. I am very glad to share my happiness with all of you friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

Yummy " Gulab Jamun " :-) ..Made by my Mum :-)

Yummy ” Gulab Jamun ” ๐Ÿ™‚ ..Made by my Mum ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for reading & Let me know how was your diwali??? ๐Ÿ™‚ Please share your comments!! ๐Ÿ™‚