Winterlust

d6cb812a2bd19a2f4a9107df033404e9.jpgIt is that point in the year when “Just chill” is not a metaphor for relaxing your mind or a shady Salman Khan Song, but you are literally chilling. Ok, maybe this is a very bad one, but what the heck, I am freezing out here! After all, it’s that time of the year when the weather is colder than the Time’s person of the year. Erm..

Well, for people who call themselves true blue ‘Bambaiya’, let me define winter for you. Winter is this season when it feels like smog, but doesn’t kill like one. It’s that climate when you guys ask – Is 6 layers enough or should I change my body settings to “activate coal stove”?

Winter is like my most favourite time of the year! I mean what’s not to like about it! To begin with – It’s not hot. I rest my case.

Anything and everything that comes with it otherwise, is all bonus. Like the morning sunrise! Sunrise is anyway beautiful, but winter sunrise – Oh my! First things first – it happens decently late. So you don’t have to wake up five minutes after you have slept to see it. And when you are shivering in the morning cold, in midst of fog-striken environment, there it come up as rays of warmth – it the most beautiful feeling. That brings me to the second-most wonderful thing about his weather – Sleep! Long, long, long nights. What else does one want?

Actually, I am not going to treat that as a rhetoric question. One, or at least I also want food! And winter is practically equal to yummy, lip-smacking food! From hot chocolates, to barbeques, to peas and carrots, pies and cheese, gajak and ghevar, this is the best season to eat. The list can go on, though for someone who knows me will know I do not need a temperature update to make a list of food I love, but so what – winter it is this time! Ironically, weight-loss tips and tricks call this weather great for losing weight as well. Though, my one tip to you would be to not get tricked! I mean what’s the point of avoiding that hot jalebi on a beautiful cold morning – are you nuts?

It’s also so festive! I mean so what if all our share of festivals are done for the year – after all, Vasudev Kutumbakam. Christmas it is. Who wouldn’t want to be secular, if that only means it is yet another occasion to receive gifts, and eat Plum cake. Hell ya, I am secular. And a kid. And accept presents – you know, in case someone is in mood for spreading some love.

Well, as a girl who also has a commitment to write a few hundred words more, I also love winter for the clothes! Oh my God, don’t you girls think winter-wear is gorgeous!  Sorry, dear feminazi, aimed the question specifically at girls because we all know guys would prefer summer in that respect. D’uh!

PS – When you snuggle with hot chocolate, dunk some marshmallows into them. Thank me later. #ProTip

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s the excitement level while typing a text from under the blanket in a dimly lit room, after failing in all efforts of making “at least” this year’s new year’s eve worth remembering. (How was the Dadar station experience at Baga beach, Goa people?) Probably this is the only good thing about this obnoxiously ever-hyped day, and Shah Rukh Khan has ruined it for us. One cannot wish Happy New Year without getting reminded of Main lovely ho gayi yaar…Argh!

Funny-New-Year-03It is day 2 in the January of 2016!Basically, the day we are sane enough to regret all that we did to bring in the New Year! Also, the day we realise that the resolution list is made of a “no” before all that we did to bring in the new year. And also the day we live the first lie of the new year – by not doing anything or everything from the New Year resolution(s) list!

“Loose that extra weight” and “Cut down on alcohol” are like so passé. Here is a more doable and innovative list of things one can do this year!

  • This year’s “summer-y” new year’s eve has opened my eyes about the seriousness of global warming issue. I really feel I need to do my bit. I shall avoid having bath everyday, and conserve water.  Oh, and also have alcohol neat!
  • At some point in 2016, go get that thing lying under the bed! Like really.
  • Try and cook one non-terrible meal this year!
  •  This is a leap year! Take inspiration from Phil ( modern family reference) and plan to do something CRAZY on this “extra” day in four years, just to realize it is a Monday, and well, before you know, Monday morning got bluer than Jodhpur! (Yaaay, all you 10-year old 29 Feb Born!)
  • Don’t suffer in silence. You can moan, crib and complain.
  •  Get better grades. You could always try. Like every year!
  • Learn the lyrics of Govinda’s chartbuster “Meri Pant bhi sexy, mera shirt bhi sexy”. #TooMuchSwag
  • This is really really clichéd. And overly used. But again, get off facebook and put your face in a book. But, if it is Chetan Bhagat, you would rather watch people eat the best cheesecake in the world on facebook. *like*
  • Go to one place this year where you have never been! Of course, save up for it! Wait, where is the 500 bucks I put in my wallet last night! Erm..nevermind!
  •  Some people wish to do something that scares the daylights out of them. In retrospect, all they do is get married. Well, fair enough.
  •  As Bazz Luhrman says it, use sunscreen! *very important*( I know you know that it is my favourite reference)

Jokes apart, I really feel I need to get out of my comfort zone and go to Kathegalli, where I think people are still watching Happy New Year!

PS- Happy New Year everyone! May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.