Saturday, 24 May 2014

A Nightmare? Or a Serial Fever ?

The house was flooded with the guests. All my close relatives were busy in my marriage arrangements. I was on cloud nine as my dream was finally coming true. My wedding Saree, the traditional South Indian jewellery everything was set and I was almost ready to be dressed and walk as a most beautiful bride.  

Suddenly I sensed there was something wrong. My Mom and my aunt were discussing something seriously. I went close to them to know what was the matter. I heard them talking that the groom's family had rejected for the marriage. This matter did not shock me. As I was sure that even if his family had went against me in this very last moment, he will be there to support me and will find out some solution to this. I had so much of trust in him that I was sure he will come in few minutes and the marriage ceremony will go on as planned. 

It was then my eyes fell on the marriage invitation card. But, whose name have these people printed on this? There wasn't his name on the card. That means my parents already knew of all this and have fixed my marriage with someone else.This scared me like hell. The only thing that came in my mind at this moment is to call him and hear that everything was alright and he would be coming soon. I just wanted to listen that he love me. 

I went upstairs and called him. He received. I was still sure that he is not going to hurt me in any ways. The trust level was so high. 

I asked " Have you got ready for the marriage?" 
"No" he replied.
"So you want to marry me no?" I questioned.
"No I don't want to marry you" he said in a harsh tone.

I could not believe my ears. A chill ran down my spine. I was sweating profusely. Completely unaware of what went wrong all of a sudden I began to sob uncontrollably. The sweet memories spent with him were swirling in my mind. There was not even one such bad moment I could recall which could make him take such a cruel decision.

I somehow composed myself and went back to my dressing room. The last moment arrangements were still going on as if everything was normal. I thought that it was better to live everything on fate now. I did not want to hurt my mother even more by creating a scene. Being a single mother, she had done a lot of sacrifices while growing me up. So, at least now it was my duty to give her little happiness by all the possible ways that I could.  

I asked my aunt "What is the guys name to whom I am going to get married"?
Earlier when I had seen his name in the invitation card, my mind could not grasp it due to the adrenaline rush.
My aunt said "His name is Sarvagun".

Forget about seeing the guy, I had not even heard this name in my lifetime. Even the mere thought of spending my life with some stranger about whom I did not know even a little, gave me shiver. I heard someone speaking in the distance that the groom works for export and import company. Now the only thing I knew about my to-be-husband was that his name and his profession. Tears flowed down my cheeks again.

I missed him. Once again every moment spent with him played in front of my eyes. I cursed my fate. There was a strange sense of fear of loosing him for ever. I was trembling as the sweat slowly trickled down my forehead.

And then....

I heard a strong masculine voice shaking me "Wake up Sonia its 8. Even today you will be late to work ". I got up with a start and saw my husband lying next to me. A sense of relief embraced me. I thanked god that it was just a dream. I hugged him tight as I will never let him go. He asked what happened to me. I told him about my dream. He laughed and hugged me tight.

We might not realize the depth of our love for someone in day to day life. So, sometimes a nightmare is needed to know how much we love them. 

I have completed one year of my arranged marriage this month and now even the mere dream of going away from my husband has shaken me to my soul. My husband kept making fun of my dream all day long. I am watching a lot of serials (daily soaps) these days. I strongly feel my dream could be a good masala for a daily soap episode. :-P






Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Recharged hair.. Recharged Life..

I have been hearing many stories since I was a child on how confidence changes ones life. Seldom did I believe that such thing existed. But, as they say nothing is permanent in this world, there came a day that changed everything. The day which not only gave me confidence but also evoked a feeling of completeness in me.

This year 2014, started with the rush of Indiblogger Sunsilk Contest. Initially when I heard of this product I was not sure what exactly this product is as it was something new in the market. Moreover, everyday a new shampoo launches with the promises to give silky-long-dark-thick-strong hair. But, I am not among one who keeps changing the product I use, every now and then. Being a loyal user of a GXXNXXR Shampoo and Conditioner from almost a decade I never imagined to change my shampoo even though my hair fall had increased a lot. Only solution that I had found was to chop down my hair to the shoulder length so that they would not get tangled and obviously not break. Days passed into months but my hair fall did not stop. I kept on ignoring it only until I met a old friend of mine who was shocked to see my reduced hair. Yes! My once thick-shiny hair had completely lost its charm. 

This incident alarmed me to take some action and save my hair from becoming even more worse. From then onward I decided that it's a high time now to change my shampoo. There begin my search for a good shampoo and a conditioner. But, to choose one right shampoo out of 1000's was not a easy task. There was I, once again in confused state, wishing to get some magical wand which could solve my problem. 

It was during this time I came across Indiblogger Sunsilk contest and I participated in it. Within few days I received a beautiful gift hamper from Sunsilk for participating in the contest. The hamper consisted of a Shampoo and a conditioner beautifully placed in between the green leaves, packed in a creatively designed container. This brought an end to my search. What else I needed? I immediately dumped my earlier shampoo and began to use this new one. 
Gift hamper by Sunsilk

To my surprise right from the first use I found that my hair fall had visibly reduced. The amazing smell from this product keeps me fresh all day long. The Ginseng root and oil contents in this product moisturizes every hair. Now, after using this shampoo and conditioner regularly since a month, I can see no more fallen dead hair strands on my pillow. My hair has slowly gained back its lustrous shine and I have gained a sense of completeness in me.

Few days later I got a mail in my Inbox. It was a mail from Indiblogger stating that I am the second runner up for the Sunsilk Contest that I have participated. My excitement knew no bound. After all, Sunsilk gave me one more reason to smile. This was the first time I won for a contest on IndiBlogger. Now I am even more confident when it comes to writing. Truly Sunsilk has not only recharged my hair but also my life.
Snapshot of the runner up page in Sunsilk Contest

As though all these exciting things were not enough, Sunsilk again decided to send us the free samples of Shampoo and Conditioner. Even this time I was left in awe after seeing the beautiful packing of the product. Now there is no way to look behind. I don't mind saying I am one loyal user of this wonderful product. 
Thank You Sunsilk !
Shampoo and conditioner sample by Sunsilk


I am not saying one will have a hair like Rapunzel by using Sunsilk recharge Shampoo and Conditioner. But, I am sure that this product is capable to beat the present shampoo that you are using. 

CLICK ME to know more about Sunsilk.

Monday, 12 May 2014

365 days of happiness and still counting...

Its been one year today and yet it seems just like yesterday when we were united eternally in the bond of marriage. In between that day and today, I have felt the love in me only increasing with the every passing day. The more I knew you, the more I have fallen for you.

Today when I think of this same day as last year I remember how confused I was then. Not knowing where this life was taking me. Leaving everything on fate, completely unaware of each other, we began building the castle of our dreams.




Today after one whole year when I look behind, all I can see is our beautiful journey from being strangers to becoming soulmates. I can see how much I have changed and how graceful this change has been. I have changed from an irresponsible spoilt girl into a responsible sensible women with you in such a short time.

The way you support me everytime I get an interview call and motivate me to keep trying even though I have failed so many times in interview is one thing that keeps me going. Some times you make me wonder how do you know the art to handle my mood swings in such a perfect way. You exactly know when I am tired and when I am over enthusiastic. The way you take care of my every little thing, whether it may be your continue reminders to oil my hair every week or it may be to pack both of ours tiffin box early morning when I be in total hurry to wind up with other work, is truly lovable. Its only because of your support that today I am able to manage my office and house effortlessly.

I feel glad everytime, when I see that I am going to spend my entire life with a person like you. This one year was the most wonderful year of my life and I am happy that many more such years are awaiting to come ahead. 

I am left with no words to thank you enough for being such a loving husband. The only thing I can say now is,

I LOVE YOU :)