I don’t want to sound like those devoted sports enthusiast but when Sachin Tendulkar took retirement from ODIs i stopped watching cricket like i used to. That’s a true story.

Cricket has been one thing i watched, played and learned only because i grew up watching Sachin Tendulkar on TV. I had a few posters on my wall when i was a teen, Avril, Britney, Backstreet, an Indian Actress, Disney cartoons and one of him.

So today when the legend played his last cricket match and gave that goodbye speech it was so surreal. Man! It’s like end of an era. Cricket won’t be same ever no matter how many awesome players come.

With Sachin taking a retirement, its a wrap from my end too, because I’m not sure if it would be fun to watch the game without him being in the team. I mean what’s the fun of watching a cricket match when you don’t get scream out loudly “Sachin, Sachin”.

A man so loved, so successful and so awesome, he never let the whole cloud 9 thing get to him. Humble, humble and humble…Sachin Tendulkar is the man who doesn’t fit the standard “Rags to Riches” phrase because he never changed. Maybe he became more appreciative of the love and success but never went on the arrogant side of the love, money and victory.

This one is for him:

To Sir,

Thank You for making cricket what it suppose to be, a gentleman’s game. Thankyou for every cricket match of yours, because whether you scored a century, a double century or a zero, seeing your spirit, your god like aura and your humble smile on the field was always a pleasure. History can never be written without mentioning you in it. It’s an honor to be a part of your cricket journey.

Thankyou for the millionth time, sir.


Technically, we are on break…you cant call it cheating

Right now I can’t stop smiling because my favorite IPL team has won and what a game I tell you. If you are a cricket fan then this was the match worth watching because it made the whole country stop. It was a day of sports for me, because today after a long time I played Badminton and it felt so good to get all tired and sweaty. And then I come home to a match I could not take my eyes offs.

It was a good Sunday because I did things I have been ignoring…no I still didn’t clean my wardrobe or worked on my assignments but still. I worked on Dominique and that a big deal for me. Last night I found this amazing song by Florence and the Machine and it’s a perfect soundtrack for one of the key scenes in Dominique. I have been listening to it again and again, thus building the scene in my head. Have already started with few pages. It feels good to write Dominique because it makes me happy and feel good about myself. This may not be my best story but this is a special one.

Then I also read my book which I have been keeping aside for so many days and am almost on verge of finishing it. I could do it tonight but I plan to sleep early and get up early. I intend to continue my badminton workout everyday now. Finally I wrote, I read and I played…how cool is that?

I guess I should be thankful to the fact that all my favorite shows are on a break and that leaves me free till the Fall…yes I know PLL will be back in 10 days but still it’s just Tuesdays (in my case Wednesdays). I feel good right now. Its like am cheating on my favorite shows in their absence, but since Glee, Greys, Revenge, Dexter and me are on break…you cant call it cheating 😉

I just hope I don’t start watching any other show or find some new show…because as far as I’m concerned my love for fiction can ruin even the small gap I have to do things I have been ignoring.

Now i just need to stick to my “reach office on time” mission…because if I wish to continue with my badminton workout I need to change my routine.


Its Raining Surprises …!!

It’s just crazy how things make way for you to find the smile you lost in a cluster of doubts and apprehensions. At first, my best friend, & my mentor, comes to town and surprises me. Believe me i miss her so much and seeing her after so many days was too overwhelming. She is one person who is always happy to me see me, despite my being super crazy with her. I’m like a child when she is around, hyper, happy and protected.

As you know I’m going through a weird self-criticism phase, i was dying for the day to end so i can go home and fall down on my bed and do nothing.  While i was bidding good night to my friends i checked my phone for WordPress updates and saw that one of the blogger that i follow (wait for the big introduction) is celebrating her 100th post. I read just 4-5 lines and thought i will check out the rest when i reach home.

So, i come home, everyone is watching cricket on TV and i lay down in front of the television hoping to breathe a little before i go change into my comfy t-shirt and shorts. I’m low, tired and sleep deprived, so i go back to my phone and start reading the 100th post from my favorite blogger (wait a little more). And then i realize that she has done the most amazing thing ever; she did a Reggie Post on me on her big 100th Post day. Oh My God…i was like whoa! Is that me….?

I follow some amazing people on WordPress and Sweet Mother Lover (i call her Sweet Mom) is one of those amazing people i love to visit everyday. Before i tell you what a Reggie post is, let me introduce you to Sweet Mom. She is funny, super funny (she is an awesome writer, she is a comedian and you have to read her posts to know what i mean when i say FUNNY), she is caring (she treats every follower and every new visitor with such warmth) and she has also been FRESHLY PRESSED… how cool is that? I came across her blog through her FP Post and since then i have been a part of her journey.

Sweet Mom started a fun way of making her regular followers feel special, she created a Reggie Post section, where she introduces her regulars one by one, she showers them with sweet & kind words and asks her readers to check her Reggie of the day’s blog.  Awesome Right? Who does that? Sweet Mom does. 🙂

And today the Mother celebrates her 100th Post, where she has also chosen to do a Reggie post on me. Being a part of Reggie post is amazing but to be a Reggie on her 100th post, i guess I’m honored.

I guess surprises are a part of God’s mysterious ways.

P.S :  i have also been nominated by sweet Whitney Rains for the Versatile Blogger Award…it is raining surprises. I thank you Whitney and will acknowledge your love in my next post.