Lucky Number Thirteen

So here we are.  At the end of another year. Recollecting how it whooshed past, making us older and wiser. At the brink of 2013, I cannot foresee what lies ahead, but I know that this year will be important – I will turn 26,  two dear friends will get married, several epic movies will release and I hope various other exciting things will happen. As is customary, it is time to … Continue reading “Lucky Number Thirteen”

12 | 12: Twelve Learnings

Big year for learning, this one. Instances, people, books, experiences – teach. Over nine years of living out of home taught me much. Coming back home has its own share of things for me to learn. These are things I probably knew, but needed reminding: Invest in yourself. Take time to sit alone and get used to your own company. You will be amazed by the way it will feel. … Continue reading “12 | 12: Twelve Learnings”

11 | 12: Twelve Moments Through The Viewfinder

I must confess that this year has seen less of my DSLR and much more of the iPhone camera. Owing to Instagram, a lot of the phone camera photographs taken got absolutely different dimensions and made it to this second last round up post for the year. Photographs are memoirs of the times. They help me remember things of the old, things that I have probably long forgotten. Of the … Continue reading “11 | 12: Twelve Moments Through The Viewfinder”

10 | 12: Twelve Highlights of 2012

After nine posts, there hardly seems to be anything that I haven’t recounted already, but I thought a year-round up post is necessary; one which talks about the twelve top-of-my-mind things which happened in the year. Apart from the rather hyped apocalypse of course – which well, didn’t happen. Thank the heavens I didn’t follow my initial idea and spend everything I have before the 21st!  Here are my highlights: I quit my second … Continue reading “10 | 12: Twelve Highlights of 2012”

9 | 12: Twelve Motion Picture Favourites

Anyone who knows me knows of my obsession with cinema. Rather inclined towards the collection, but I am so proud to announce that the “list” has now crossed 1500. In alphabetical order, these are the films that stood out this year: Arthur Christmas: The Christmas movie I waited over a year for. Ever wondered how Santa actually gets things done? The million letters from children, the nice-naughty index, the present sorting, … Continue reading “9 | 12: Twelve Motion Picture Favourites”

8 | 12: Twelve Festive Moments

‘Tis Christmas day today with the year end drawing close. Indeed, the most wonderful time of the year.  Dampened only slightly by my anti-secular workplace, my Christmas is going rather well. I’m listening to holiday music on online radio, changing the wallpaper every hour and watching the Home Alone series at work! Ha! It’s been a good year – here is a little snapshot of the most wonderful revels this … Continue reading “8 | 12: Twelve Festive Moments”

7 | 12: Twelve Playlist Toppers

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ― Aldous Huxley. Music is my solace. My friend. My consolation. It makes me weep. It lifts my spirits. Gives me hope. Rejuvenates. Without music and earplugs, I would be a very sad, wandering soul. Music is my anchor. It was near impossible to pick favourites, but these are the twelve that have  made a difference: Phir Le Aaya Dil … Continue reading “7 | 12: Twelve Playlist Toppers”

6 | 12: Twelve Random Entertaining Things I Did

Know those little moments which seem like so much fun while you’re in the swing. For a while, you think of them, talk about them, and with time, they vanish from your memory. Then another day, years later a random picture, a conversation or a little post-it in your diary remind you of them. These are mine, from 2012: Got together with the girls for Ladies Night at Cafe Morrison. … Continue reading “6 | 12: Twelve Random Entertaining Things I Did”

5 | 12: Twelve Tweeple

Twitter has increasingly become a significant part of social existence. From discovering breaking news to discussing meaningful things in 140 characters, it is a fabulous platform that has been a constructive vehicle to spend time in airports, waiting rooms and all those million other places where you’re bored to death. Like Gmail often says “Important, mainly because of the people in the conversation” – Twitter is fun because of some of the … Continue reading “5 | 12: Twelve Tweeple”

4 | 12: Twelve Places I Stepped In

I wouldn’t really say that this has been the most exciting of years from the travel point of view. Something I intend to make up for next year. But more on that later… Although I cannot be more thankful for my London trip this February and all the excitement that came with it. It was most certainly the highlight. But here is my list of twelve captivating places I visited … Continue reading “4 | 12: Twelve Places I Stepped In”