PHIRANGI COCKTAIL


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One fine day, Adunika<name of my nemesis>is getting ready for her usual cocktail party. The dress code is formal, comfortable, modern with fashion trending shoes & hot make-up, overall perfect cliché for being labeled as Modern, Fashionable, Adhunik, criteria to judge, being just clothes, by Nifaq <Hypocrite>. At the Cocktail party, chance talks catch-up. NifaQ<Their demeanor is just like FAQ>Rape crimes are increasing as these Modern woman & Teenagers Girls visit pubs, bars late nights wear revealing dresses to lure men attention, than they blame on these poor fellows. <Sounds like politic whack > Adunika<Humming Cheerful tunes>This is just one outlook like half filled or half empty glass sort of. If you wish to blame Western Influences, you can’t negate its best sides too, likewise, deep rooted community service, laws abiding citizen, educational avenues, law enforcement etc. What in the world clothing has anything to do with being conservative or modern? How can dress-sense ensures another person conduct or animistic tendencies? How can you rubbish this concern so easily masking under your hypocrisy?


There has been few moments where we all are less deceptive & off guard. There lays clue to explore, exploit & watch how much a person sitting next to you are holding up or acting up for these philanderer steaks. It’s a con in making where in some ways on these topics where rants often tells us the truth which either ways we haven’t known or can reach to, that solemn self. Nirvana for some means attaining enlightenment, but some times Nirvana on such debatable topic is not less than trying out something crappy or out of usual or simply venting out. Thought to write my Nirvana on one such issue as raised by one of Indi blogger member. If you value your traditions and culture, you’re branded conservative. While, clothes rather than thoughts judge modernity.


PICT-CUE 2 सोचो मेनका और सभी  इंद्रा लोक की अप्‍सराओ और खुजरहो और काम-सूत्रा जैसे क़िताबो और व्याख्याओं की क्या जरूरत हैं.<Why do we need to have Sex-pedia like Kama-Sutra, Artist marvel in the form of famous Khujraho caves & Heaven angels> Nudity is natural. We can’t just accept it. We stereotyped so many things on the name of religion, society, community behavior & expectations. If a girl is in living- in relationship she is damn modern & non-sankari<immoral>. If a girl don’t know how to cook food but has Masters degree & is economic self-reliant, still we won’t hesitate to stereotyped her life & conduct. Gender-bashing never stops or can be neutral with such held up attitudes & biases.


Porn, Internet & Western influences have eroded Indian society morals? <We are so naïve>Phew not new! It’s old wine in a new Bottle but with an interesting twist. I recalled one such lively discussion with one of my casual acquaintance @ one cocktail party. There was dash of women who was dressed causally like me even if it’s meant to be named as “Desi cocktail Party”. Others were flaunting their jewelry, embroidered sarees & ensemble with perfect make-up. Someone poked me causally-रुचि !क्या आज के दिन तो साड़ी पहना चाहिये था? थोड़ा अलग सा लगता तुम्हे भी”. <Ruchi! you should have worn Indian Attire today to feel good & different than usual dressing days.> क्यों<Why>! My mind gave me jolt & I murmured “कपड़ो  से ही अलग सा लगता. मैं Causal में हूँ एन्जॉय कर रही हूँ. कुछ ज्यादा या थोड़ा पहेनने से सोशियल रिपोर्ट कार्ड बनेगा” <Why I can feel different with clothes & attire most of the times, Why I am being judged on my way or style of dressing?> We both continued to keep talking while sipping our Margaritas. The clothes don’t reflect culture. It’s core & deepest values attached with our attitude, duties & conduct towards others & duties towards our community & country.Why should girls bear the burnt of being into this category mostly — There shouldn’t be any gender biased on conduct, clothes etc.-as it clearly shows objectification of woman & treating woman wearing these types of clothes etc. as fad, modern or immoral at large –mostly under the social paradoxes & fashion police scanner. My minds raved with a crazed thought —What Matriarchal society would have done with these hypocrites, staking claims & bashing everyone on the clothes & conservatism familiarity as de-facto & faux de passé?


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“शर्म,लाज स्त्री के गेहने हैं. बिल्कुल ये गेहने तो हर संभव मनुष्य के लिये होने चाहिये. गेहने तो आदिकाल से मध्यकाल तक आदमी ने भी धारण किये हैं और आज भी नाना प्रकार के गेहने आदमी भी पेहनते हैं.

नहीं,परंतु, यहाँ पर उन गेहनो की बात नहीं हो रही हैं यहाँ पर मामला संजीदा हैं.

परंतु ! गेहने जब दोनो समान रूप से पेहनते हैं तो बाकी चीज़ो में भेद भाव क्यू ? <There shouldn’t be any differentiation based on Gender Roles & Values attached with it.>


These days girls have no honor, no morals, in our times<does stone age man has more respect for woman, am clueless which times we are talking than> respect, grace were ornaments for woman nowadays they shamelessly flaunt their bodies half-nude, seemingly throwing hands in disparity & ordering one more Vodka Martini with a hint of disapprove glances around the crowded pub. क्या वक़्त आ गया हैं ? <What bad time has came nowadays?> Adunika amusingly sipping her own Tequila Slammer, winched ruefully & replied Why we always blame Western Influences on our culture & system etc.? Aren’t we so naive & porous society that only we can imbibe bad influences not good ones from others? Wasn’t Child marriage, Parda system, Sati was our customs? We keep on saying aloud now & than, Our Indian culture has lost its core values & samskaras? Why? They are still there, maybe we have been busy criticizing dull side a lot- disoriented & disharmonious social paradoxes steering its course, likewise.


Branding of words<MODERN , CONSERVATIVE , MORALITY> Re-branding of words√ Mode-learn < Methods Revised For Changing Facets Of Contemporary Society> Conserve-effective <Effectively Conserving The Heritage & Our Culture Minus Any Obsolete Paramparas/Traditions> Tradition, culture must have been formed while social civilization was in its infancy from centuaries back.Society of large consists of many facets good & bad both.We have to accept good & have to be flexible enough to strive for being a Progressive society instead of labelled as Regressive one.


  Conservative versus Liberal Modern versus Classic Ethical versus Non-ethical Everything is just perception & choice. Modernity can signifies this message- “Free from biases & free liberal attitude towards all”.


After my mumblings I try to sneak few glances towards people around me, like, after long long DC from Internet, I just got connected back to main surroundings<server>. This social reality is indeed startling. I asked casually to one another chance talker looking for his Nirvaana.Did you ever try Desi Vodka or Desi Brand? I was told, I prefer Phirangi Brand as it has punch & credibility. I can brag to have best wines & alcohol assortments & collections at my home too.Would you care to join in someday or today, with same philandering smile. I smiled back wryly guessing the efficacy of our discussion has now “Hit the bull-eye” perfectly. I bid adieu with a winning smirk on my face,sipping my cocktail with much needed space.


Cheers to Phirangi Cocktail.

I AM MODERN...!
I AM MODERN…!

 

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LOVE SUGAR


“OUR SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY CAKE”

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COPY-RIGHTED BY RUCHI CHOPRA

My Hubby surprised me with this Awesome & Lovely cake on our 10th Wedding Anniversary Dinner. He custom made it for the special occasion. I was awe-struck & surprised beyond any doubts with his thoughtfulness & love. He told me “while waiting at the cake shop thinking on probable cake designs, I saw my hands & the idea click me. I told them I need 2 palms on Cake-one for myself & another for my wife. 10 fingers were absolute perfect for 10th wedding anniversary.I wanted to surprise you with your new Ring on the cake”. It was just so Perfect & I know I would not have thought something like the way my sweetheart has planned for me. It was a memorable day & will always be for me.

The Cake tasted like absolute Heaven as my Hubby wanted something less sweet than usual Chocolate truffle & they really did an Awesome job. He ordered it from Local Bakery “Sweetheart USA”.

Keep Watching this Category for more unique cake designs updates, which we have ordered for special occasions for our family & friends. I am not a great baker 🙂 🙂 but love to imagine cake with added personal touch & leave rest to the Baker Guys 😀 😀

If you get inspired with any of  Cakes Designs here don’t forget to keep me posted too & share your unique cakes ideas, snaps & links in the comment section here. 

“Love is like a good cake; you never know when it’s coming, but you’d better eat it when it does!”
C. JoyBell C.

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That Handshake


 

That unforgettable handshake,

Stir the memories pace.

Churning & churning,

Silky memories for embrace.

 

Moving ahead of times,

Recalling that shy gaze.

Those lingering,

Never-ending sweet

Meet ups & Good- byes.

Spinning memories yarns,

Together

Fated ones

Made for each other.

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Gossips, which,

never gets stale.

Smiles, which,

never fade away

Memories, that,

lives in hearts,

Forever, in this,

Loving way.

 

This is how we met on the,

Time machine revision scale.

 

That handshake,

is cherished

Cocooned in silky shell,

Love & Friendship

Its misty dewdrops.

Weaving together

“Home sweet home”

With Soft whispers

Of our happy times.

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♥FOR MY LOVING HUBBY ON EVE OF OUR ANNIVERSARY♥

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La musique est ma vie


Today, World is celebrating & grooving on the tunes of everlasting music, as its World Music Day. The Fête de la Musique is an annual music carnival to celebrate legacy & feast on great music, food & fun. There are many awesome street performances done by the musicians today, to reach out to audience with their music.

So, I also got enthused to write a musical dedication from my all times favorite Disney Movies Songs. It was difficult to handpick just few gems out of so many.But it was worth trying as many memories got refreshed bringing back smiles & sing-along moment while drafting this musical note.

#A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes#

Cinderella

Ilene” Woods

The song is versatile & beautifully pictured. Forever impeccable adorableness is attached to this song with the deeper meaning to hold onto your Dreams & Believe in the beauty of your Dreams,how little animals friends of Cinderella are being told about this message. Whenever I read the book “Cinderella”, my daughters have always quizzed me about Bad guys (Evil) & Good Angel Fairies. This song is fresh like a comforting breeze even after so many years.

 #Let It Go#

FROZEN

Idina Menzel

 

This song is favorite as my younger daughter sing it so adorably every time Frozen movie is played & depth of this song lyrics can’t be feel without its awesomeness overall. Just let it go. Don’t hold back whatever you don’t feel good or it’s not worth your attention. Just Play your notes of life & be happy.

 #Touch The Sky#

Brave

Julie Fowlis

Brave is one such movie that has shifted the usual subtle fairy princess character to one headstrong female protagonist character. I give Disney Pixar my cent percent applauds for bringing this breakthrough & fresh perspective. This movie is sweet in its ways that it tells a story of mom-daughter bonding in a spellbinding ways. Brenda Chapman has penned this movie story getting inspiration from relationship with her daughter. Free spirited headstrong Princess Merida conveys message- It takes Brave (hearts) to follow what you believe in & how you live life on your terms & beliefs.

#I See The Light#

Tangled 

 Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi

All those days watching from the windows####and it’s like the fog is lifted####and at last I see the light.

Can anything be more tranquil than these lyrics? Moment gets paused, to cherish what we all wish & celebrate-being in love with our dreams & seeing them comes to life. It happens all in one fine moment where the life gives us the moment for which we have been waiting, waited & craving unrelentingly. Rapunzel being my most Favorite Princess character after Cinderella, is vivaciously adorable. This movie was a delightful treat for me, after my fondest recollections of all fairies tales books I have had in my childhood.

  #Hakuna Matata#

Lion King

Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver, and Joseph Williams

This is one cute song, which I used to mimics & sing aloud with my best friends & my kid brother. Hakuna Matata, the Swahili phrase for “there are no worries”, when you got good friends & family.

The movie shows inspirations by the biblical tales of Joseph & Moses & famous Shakespearean play Hamlet. The film teaches important lessons about Vengeance, Fate & Life choices.

 # Beyond the Sea#

Finding Nemo

Robbie Williams

This is our favorite family movie. No one can woo the essence of the parent-kid relationship like this movie has done in so subtle & remarkable ways. Values like Friendship, kindness, family & keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, and swimming. Sounds good Dory!

 #Colors of the Wind#

Pocahontas

Judy Kuhn

Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? Amazing lyrics showing Empathy & echoing the compassion & clear message~You can own the Earth and still all you’ll own is earth until you can paint with all of the colors of the wind.

What a profound masterpiece when it comes to its visuals.

  #Pirate’s Song#

Tinkerbell: Pirate Fairy

Tom Hiddleston

The song is energetic & fun to hear & all smiles from ears to ears. My daughters have fondness for Tinker bell & Zarina characters. We all love & enjoy watching series of Tinker bell movies, laid back & cozy. The honest feel of the fabled Pixie hollow & Peter Pan & her friends wiggling brings admiration smiles always.

#I Will love you always#

Lilo and Stitch 2

Dennis Kamakahi

Lilo is one convincing character of a little girl carrying emotional baggage with mellowness. Effervescence Stitch brings so much contribution to transform Lilo & his own life. I feel in one way or another they both carve for the same thing love & acceptance within family & friends. No matters what happens friends & family matters. Stick to your folks & friends thick & thin.

#Down to Earth#

WALL-E

Peter Gabriel

Self-sustainability ship & Humans have left Earth century’s ago waiting for it to become livable again. Wall E seems to be most expressive & emotive character despite being a machine. Eve was pretty & I just love this cute romantic sci fic movie. Strong message ~ Mother Earth is still the Boss.

Whats are some of your favorite songs?Share them in the comment box.Thanks for stopping By!

La musique est ma vie (Music is my Life) 🙂 🙂

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