Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Brother, Oh Brother!

   When we were kids I hated you, you were the person who teased me most and in a return I thought I could never love you back.

   You always wanted the same pen and notebook I choose for myself, you always wanted the place where I was sitting, you always wanted to reach for remote when I was watching ‘Friends’ on television. I don’t know how many secrets we have shared, I don’t remember how many fights we had together.

   But when we were young you became my friend. I realized we were so bonded. Sometimes you were right to say not everyone is worth being friend but when I told you 'I like that boy' you taught me all about the man's psychology but become his friend eventually. Sometimes you knocked my door just to ensure I am all right and I always hold your attention where ever I go.

   I know you could have been a soldier and serve for this country, I know you could have been a doctor and save many lives but you decided to become something else, out of the league and I respected you because you listen to your heart and I could see a great deal of myself in you.

   I love you because I know you know me better than anyone else, you know me how I feel when I succeed and what I feel when I don’t get what I wish.

   Thank you for everything you taught me, thank you for sharing your chocolates, thank you for all those rides on your bike, thank you for telling who is right and who is wrong and thank you for accepting my every demand. I know you are a good person at heart and upright citizen of this nation.

   I know if I ever need a strong man to hold my side you will be the first person. I know if any road romeo tries to tease me you will be there to punch him on his face.

   I am a girl, I am a woman, you protect me and respect me always and God knows I am lucky to have you all my life. But I ask you for more than that now, please do not just ignore the situation just because no one else is bother about it, never let down your eyes if you see anything is happening wrong, always speak up for the truth and raise your voice if you ever see injustice not only for me for, any girl, for anyone.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Reason to Wander Jodhpur

     Summer and Jodhpur (Rajasthan) expedition, this amazing combination taught me an interesting fact that those extreme adventures are always the most memorable one. Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan known as the ‘sun-city’ or you can call it the ‘blue-city’. There are lots of ways to describe its beauty; it’s vibrant colorful view, outstanding hospitality, mouth-watering food, rich culture, royal history and much more.

Umaid Bhavan Palace 
Umaid Bhavan Palace, is abode of the Jodhpur Royal Family and the part of the Palace is managed by Taj Hotels. The castle is also operating a museum for Royal antiques where you can throw a glimpse of the Royal dining table, Royal dressing table, antique watches from all over the world and many more fantastic facts about the Royal family. It has a gallery of vintage cars. If you remember the epic Bollywood movie zubeidaa, well story belongs to here.

Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort, is one of the largest forts in India. It is situated in one of the highest levels in Jodhpur and view of city from here is mesmerizing. Mehrangarh Fort has a great history and many stories. One of the popular tourist places in Jodhpur and yes do not forget to visit the museum here, it’s amazing. ‘Sudh Desi Romance’ movie title track has been shot here. Great place to visit.

Mandore Fort
Mandore Fortwas once a fulfilled city but now it’s ruined. The only visible sites here are Mandore temple and its garden. It has a small playground for children you can have a visit here, have snacks and enjoy your time. 

Clock-tower, it is a busy place and one of the oldest market of Jodhpur with lot many small street shops I don’t think there is anything you can’t find here. We had a glass full of Keser lassi here, amazing.

I am not a foodie but I enjoyed every morsel of food that has been dished out to me here. The sense of local music is great and melodious; one after one song and you can’t stop listening.

     This place has so much to offer and I am too small to handle. Here, beauty is everywhere you just have to look for it.

     People talk about 'mirage' in stories well I won't say I have found my 'mirage' yet but Yes, I accept that I had a glimpse of it here. Land of beautiful people.

P.S.- Special thanks to Deepak and Anuradha for making this trip possible.