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Sunday, 30 December 2012

This post is a part of the 'Shave or Crave' movement in association with BlogAdda.com
"Every time I go and shave, I assume there's someone else on the planet shaving. So I say, I'm gonna go shave, too."
This was the sms I sent to him before going for the movie and "Hahaha" was the reply I got. I was so pissed that I had almost said no for the movie but at the last minute I changed my mind and there we were at the theatre waiting for the gates to be opened. I was at my usual best, chirpy and happy. This time I had my hands full of popcorn, samosas and coke which is not usually the case. Just few minutes were left for the movie to start and I can see the excitement and eagerness on his face to watch the movie hot scenes.
Scene 1

O la la was the song going on and it was me trying to get cosy with him. I came close to his ears and murmured 'A clean shaved men always get lucky' and started to gulp the food that I had intentionally purchased so as to not allow him to come close to me.

Scene 2
She was totally drunk, standing on the bonnet of the car, dancing and seducing Tushhar and came a big wet kiss. Seeing this he too tried to come closer to me and kiss me. I also went with the flow, coming close with just a centimetre gap between our lips and backed off saying 'To get notty first be a hotty with a clean shave and rest will be taken care of.'
Scene 3
This was the scene which made our emotions run high, kept us drooling and left us craving for more and more. And at that very moment I took him closer to me and said 'Getting cosy in car is always fun and with a clean shaved men it's double the fun and much hotter.' 

Scene 4

He loved Silk. And eventually even she fell for him. They kissed each other and he again tried to get closer to me. This time even before he could do anything I said 'He is Emraan Hashmi and you are not. So better be clean shaved or just keep waiting.'
By the end of the movie I sensed that he had got the message that a clean shave is a must for a girl to be closer to her guy just as a beautifully groomed girl makes a guy come closer to her.
And within no time I saw a pack of Gillette Fusion razor and blades with a bottle of Gillette shaving cream in his hand waving at me and asking me to experience the silk which was hidden beneath his sometimes strong beard and sometimes his evening stubble.

So what are you guys waiting for? Go shave, and make your girl drool for you!!

Monday, 17 December 2012

This post has been first published by me for Parentous an initiative by BlogAdda. Here are the few lines of the poem penned by me.

The first few letters that you murmured
Were not at all easy to pick
Trying and failing at each attempt
We gave up on what does it mean
You kept your ears and eyes wide open
To ask us for all those things which
We use and play with once
You can utter those words clearly
Both of us were happy and dancing when
You courageously uttered the word ‘Mobile’
And came a shock of the life when
You blatantly refused to eat unless we hand you the mobile
You can read the entire poem here. Kindly share, comment and express your views on it. :)
Hetal Kachalia

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Hello World,

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda
Rohan Kachalia

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Off to meet my friends on a Sunday evening,
In expectation of having a great time
I took an auto for my friend's place

Loud music was playing which I seemed to enjoy
Without realising the auto guy staring at me from the rear view mirror
Enjoying my facial expressions as I lip sing the songs

On reaching the destination while tendering the fare
He turned around with eyes wide open
In anticipation of checking me out top to bottom which he did

Ignorant then of what was happening
I reached at the venue where friends had already arrived
Exchanging smiles and handshakes

We smiled, chatted and played
Even exchanged notes
Until a cousin of my friend entered the house

Friendly was his nature
As he mingled and got along with all of us
With occasional glance at my face

Somehow he managed to sit beside me
His fingers running through my back
Making me uncomfortable but I stayed silent

Waiting for the first opportunity to rush back home
Which came only after I was subjected to
His touch of my knees
Passing of his fingers through my hairs
Rubbing of elbow to my chest

And after which he was subjected to
A One Tight Slap on his cheek
Not enough it seemed, I landed him a second

And rushed towards the door
Sprinted and ran like never before
With a sense of fear and satisfaction as well

Knowing what I did was correct
Have emerged as a strong girl
Ready to fight, speak up and take a stand wherever necessary

Hetal Kachalia

Sunday, 2 December 2012

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 34; the thirty-fourth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is "Of-Course, I'm insane"
Sitting in the most frequented room during those days,
Occupying the corner table we sat with our group,
One of them suggested we play Truth & Dare,
And I proposed to you taking it not as a game,
And Of-Course you thought I was insane.

On the beach we were sitting side by side,
Hands held tight gazing at the sunset,
Something was happening inside me but dint knew what,
As I asked whether I can kiss you,
And of-course you thought I was insane.

It was our biggest day till date as two souls became one,
Where bonds like these are meant to last forever or so,
And so I wished to wake up everyday to the sound of your breath,
To the warmth of your lips with the feel of your heart beating with mine,
And of-course you thought I was insane.
The other day we were driving down the hill,
Cool breeze blowing making your untied hair enjoy the freedom,

 With fresh sun rays falling on your side highlighting your beautiful face,
Craving me to stop driving and be more and more closer to you,
And of-course you thought I was insane.
The next evening I was completely taken aback by you,
With candles, dim lights and soft music enhancing the beauty of our home,
As you were standing in a corner capturing all my expressions,
Coming closer to me and whispering "Baby, this is just the start",
Making me think," Of-Course, I'm insane but not as much as you Baby!"
Rohan Kachalia
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Friday, 30 November 2012

So my better half has already selected her ensemble for this festive season and don't you guys think it's perfect and beautiful? To find out what she has selected click here.

Now since this blog is jointly authored by both of us, even I thought of putting the best ensemble for this festive season by logging on to www.shoppersstop.com And this is how my ensemble looks like..

Traditional look for Festivals and other special occasions


The above ensemble gives a traditional cum trendy look with a turquoise colour kurta and a maroon pyjama which is something different from the rest. Apart from the colour, the design of the kurta made me to have it in my ensemble. Then there is a stole matching with the pyjama giving a final touch to the traditional look. Then I have selected a yellow plated stainless steel ring which adds to the fashion quotient yet being simple and elegant. I have selected a pack of 5 premium handkerchiefs specifically to be used on occasions. Then there is a Titan watch with a purple belt which goes with the look. And finally the jutis which completes the look.
This ensemble can specifically be used for any special occasion like Diwali, Traditional Day at workplace or even during morning weddings. 
Look for Wedding Reception & Business Parties



So my ensemble is complete after selecting 12 items in all! I have gone for this Suit because of the colour Black which suits all the occasions be it formal or semi formal including wedding receptions. Along with it there is also a waist coat which can act as a substitute in case of the coat. You can look best in waist coat when it is a formal dinner party at office if you don't feel like wearing the coat. Along with it I have selected a formal blue shirt that goes with the colour of the suit and fits all the occasion.
Then the Espirit watch is classy, trendy and yet formal at the same time. The Bulchee reversible belt can be used in either colours black or brown. Now comes the fragrance. I have personally been using this DKNY perfume and have never changed to other brand since last 4 years. It is must for a special occasion. The cuff links can be used to give a modern look to your attire.
The cross pen can add a value when you are attending an important business meeting or can be used as a style statement. A pair of socks to match the attire. Then I have the Tie which has to compliment with the shade of the shirt and must for a formal occasion. I have selected the wallet based on the colour and design which I feel is unique. Then comes my another favourite, The Wayfarers. It gives a completely different look to your attire. But the only thing I wish is to wear it in weddings and that too at the evening. (Yes, I have seen people wearing it and wants some opinion on it.) Then the formal shoes which is trendy and serves the purpose.
These are the two ensembles which can be used on various occasions. What do you guys think about it?
This post is a part of the contest at Indiblogger in association with Shoppers Stop

Rohan Kachalia 

Thursday, 29 November 2012

We all know that India is rich in culture and traditions and people love to celebrate and enjoy the culture and traditions in the most elegant and classy way. So for celebrating these cultures and traditions one thing that goes with it is having an ensemble that is perfect for such occasions. And we have many reasons for having a perfect ensemble; weddings, festivals, parties, get-together and so on.
There was a time when getting that perfect ensemble was a bit tedious task. You have to move from lanes to lanes, from shops to shops in getting that desired ensemble. But that is the thing of the past with online shopping catching up like a hot cake. It saves time and energy, can enjoy COD and moreover you get discount in some form which all Indian buyers love it.
And here, I have now been offered a chance to select and put together my favourite ensemble from Shoppers Stop. And my selection of clothes and other accessories to get that traditional yet stylish ensemble for this festive season is depicted below.

Look for Parties, Festivals and Get-togethers


I have picked up the above Churidar set as it is vibrant and colourful adding colour to my ensemble this festive season. The colour combination of pink and yellow with a green dupatta goes well with my taste. The embroidered yoke, the mandarin collar and the net dupatta gives it a classy and an elegant look.
Then to pick the accessories was a difficult task as it has to compliment well with the above Churidar set. So I selected the pink and green pendant set with similar earrings. The Titan Raga Collection watch is the best pick for me as it goes with any occasion and moreover adds to the elegance of the entire look. And wearing a gold bangle on the other hand enhances the look and also gives a traditional feel. The Baggit bag selected is classy and goes with the Churidar Dupatta Set. And finally the Lemon sandals selected completes the ethnic look and yet looks classy at the same time.
Look for Wedding - Reception 



In this ensemble I have tried to give the wedding look as post Diwali marks the onset of the wedding season. And what better than to drape in nine yards. It is only in Sarees where the women looks most gorgeous and accompanied by other accessories enhances her beauty more than before. And so I have chosen this stone embroidered shaded kandora Saree which gives a colourful and modern look in spite of being traditional. And if noticed closely the border bears a design which is almost similar to the design of pendant, earrings, ring and watch.
Gold and diamond jewellery is the preferred choice in the wedding since time immemorial and thus have selected the various ornaments. My choice being Asmi 18KT gold pendant with 0.16 carat diamond and Cygnus diamond earrings. Nose pin adds to the beauty of a woman and hence have selected the Sparkles nose pin. The ring is also selected keeping in mind the design and the look. And no better than a Titan Raga collection watch which is smart, trendy and yet traditional. The Haute Curry bag selected has a traditional style and is Eco friendly. And have selected the Lemon high heel sandals keeping in mind the length of the Saree which goes with the entire look.
This sums up my perfect festive choice. And what about you? 
This post is a part of the contest at Indiblogger.in in association with Shoppers Stop
Hetal Kachalia

Monday, 26 November 2012

This poem is dedicated to all those brave soldiers who fight against all odds and lay their life in protecting people and motherland from it's enemies. A small note of Thank you for being there; offering our support and strength! Especially the martyrs of 26/11 Mumbai Attack. 
To the one who is far away,
Who has the deepest love for the terrain,
Whose chest swells even with minimum appreciation,
But is devoured by a war or a terrorist attack,
We are there for you! Thank you!
From being an epitome of sacrifice,
To generating the strength synonym to Himalayas,
Who stays awake to give us a sound sleep,
For whose safety we daily pray,
We are there for you! Thank you!
Ignorant of his own's family state most of the time,
Be it during the scorching heat or cold night,
During the festivals or a political rally,
Who never says no and is always on the move,
We are there for you! Thank you!
Putting his life on the line,
And making things better for people like us,
Cursed most of the time for 'n' reasons,
But it is only you on whom we rest our fortunes,
We are there for you! Thank you!

Friday, 23 November 2012


The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian
Published by Rupa Publications
ISBN: 978-81-291-2048-9 
No. of pages: 358
Price: 250 INR
Genre: Fiction
Synopsis: Three different plots in three different cities namely Angola, Kerala and Mumbai are intertwined with few of the employees of the Greater Boston Global Bank (GB2). In Angola a covert CIA agent is about to exchange weapons for blood diamonds whereas in Kerala an elderly man will do whatever it takes to fulfil a promise made to dying son. And in Mumbai an international bank is stunned by the mysterious deaths of its key employees.
Bankers build their careers on trust, or so everyone thinks, till a series of murder rock the GB2 putting it's reputation at stake. Who is behind these killings? What is the motive? Is the banker at GB2 fast turning into a bankster? Or was he always one? In this maze of puzzles, questions and murders the John Grisham of banking takes us through a gripping thriller in the quest of solving those puzzles, questions and murders.
Review: The book cover bears the tagline 'Meet the John Grisham of Banking'. So when Ravi Subramanian is referred as the John Grisham of banking the expectations from the book gets doubled even though I have never read any of his previous publications.
So with much expectations and excitement, I started reading the book. There are three stories set in three different cities with a prologue on things happening in Angola and Kerala. The main plot is in Mumbai whereas the other two parts are smaller although forming an integral part of the story.
The pace is set and there is not a single dull moment in the entire read. The easy narration and style of writing coupled with use of Hinglish makes it a comfortable read. Not even for a once you feel like taking a break from reading, it's that interesting with unpredictable twists and events gripping you page by page.
The climax is the best part of the book for me as it is even more gripping with lots of twists and turns leading to answers from the maze of puzzles.
For once the facet of corporate life mentioned within the plot which exists not only in the banking sector but almost everywhere seems so real and can relate to.
The book is a must read for some edge of the seat thriller as it has all the ingredients for it. It is highly advisable to read it at one go to understand the plot and characters better else have to flip over the pages again for better understanding on the plot.
There are slight glimpses of poor proof reading noticed which could have been easily avoided.
But overall, The Bankster is simply an entertaining thriller not be missed!!
My Rating: 4.5/5
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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

It is said that, “Parents are their children’s first and best teachers.” It is only through the watchful guidance of parents, the child learns to speak properly and behave appropriately in front of everyone. But what happens when the parents start becoming too protective of their children, when the watchful eye becomes too possessive and are always worried even for the petty things?
Read the rest of this post on Parentous, the latest initiative by BlogAdda. Looking forward to hear from you soon....!!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

Watching through the window pane sipping through a cup of coffee
Gazing through the things around I let my mind take control over me
Cool breeze blowing making the leaves to sway, dancing to its tune
Just as Life makes us dance through its tune with or without grace
Flock of birds flying higher and higher with the aim to stay united and enjoy
Asking answers for questions still unanswered...
"Why can't we stay united and enjoy life?
Why do we need to fight even on the petty issues?
Is it difficult to forget things and move on in life?"
Children enjoying even the smallest of the small success while playing
While we ignore to celebrate even the biggest day of our lives
A young couple sitting on the porch talking incessantly with smiles in between,
Enjoying a quality time
Whereas we see the emoticons on our Apple or BBM,
And in between share a few words face to face
Making us too close to the gadgets and far way from the people in our lives
By gazing through the window, I got answers to many of the questions
Which life throws upon us
But it is up to us to understand and catch those answers
Before Life itself becomes a big question to us


Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Eyes stared at eachother
Speaking more than few set of words

Lips pressed against eachothers
Bringing out the desire to love

Stroking eachothers hair
Feeling the warmth generated

Hands exploring the curves
With kisses and more kisses

Wild passions and emotions ran deeply
With desire to love and to be loved

Nothing could stop them today
As every touch, every kiss felt insufficient

That was the night to be remembered
The night when two souls became one


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Being a Mom is a tough tough job. You have to be on your toes all the time 24*7. What does the kid need, how to make them understand what is right or wrong are few of the many things a parent needs to do. The antenna has to be always on and strong so as to catch the signals of the child.

So what do you think is The Antenna Mamma?

Presenting you a post by me on The Antenna Mamma written for Parentous - An initiative by BlogAdda. You can continue reading it here.

Would be happy to see your footprints. :)

Monday, 22 October 2012

What should I buy? From where to buy? How much should be the budget? Will the gift be appropriate for the occasion? Is there a better option to gift? Will the person like it? Will it be useful? Well, these are some of the questions that run in my mind with respect to purchasing the gift. This makes the shopping and gifting experience a bit tedious and a task. So what to do? Asking, consulting will only give an idea but not help in buying the final one. So, you take along your spouse hoping that both will come to a good conclusion in deciding which one to gift. And here we go.

Day1 (Buying a gift for Mom on her birthday)

Him: Let's gift a nice Punjabi suit. What's say?

Me: That is so common. And she has many dresses. So this is out.

Him: Ok. Then what about a Saree? She looks good in sarees. (Said in affirmation as to put weight on the said option)

Me: Will you please give me a unique idea? All these are so common. (Getting irritated)

Him: Why don't you tell? You always make a perfect choice. Right? (In the context of marrying me)

Me: Yea, but that was just a one off (giving a wicked smile)

The discussion continues being in the mall, roaming from shops to shops and then coming out with a huge bill. He decided to gift himself a formal shirt and a jeans. Bravo! That was the least expected. Going to buy a gift for someone else you end up purchasing  gifting all for yourself! Me, not even into consideration. And the day ended with a not so ugly but a small fight.

Day 2

So after a complete fiasco yesterday, I decided to go out all by myself and look out for that unique gift which will bring a huge smile on mom's face and will be liked. And there I was in a mall different than the one visited yesterday with eyes wide open, looking for that 'gift' material. It was almost 3 hours after which I came to a conclusion of gifting a hand bag. And not to forget the long stops at various stores, eyes looking desperately for a good gift, legs asking for a pit stop and stomach craving for nutella. And alas a black hand bag was purchased, gift wrapped and gently kept inside a carry bag.
And since it was festival season, I just 'thought' of looking for some stuff just for me. In the end when I could not find even a tiny little space in my hand bag, I realised how much I had purchased for myself. A clutch, a kurti, a punjabi suit, few nail polishes, lipsticks, eyeliner, kajal (list will go on and on). I told him in the evening when he returned home from work that the gift had been bought but didn't reveal what it is. You will come to know on the day itself, I said. But I didn't tell him about those so called unwanted things according to him which have been purchased and kept safely.

Day 2 (around same time when I was in the mall)

Being feeling guilty of not helping me yesterday in buying me a gift for mom and selfishly gifting things for himself, he decided to buy a gift for mom. He too thought of buying a nice handbag but this one was made of jute rather than leather. And a birthday card placed inside. On hearing this news I laughed like I had never before. It was like 2 gifts which were almost similar had been purchased to gift it to mom.

(In the evening)

And there we were all in a grand birthday celebration for Mom, waiting for her to open the gift and to capture her reaction on getting not one but two gifts and that too almost similar. Though we had a good laugh at it, somewhere I felt it would have been better if I checked it online at Badhai.in where it would have been easier to gift a voucher of a specified amount and redeem it later with a gift of her choice. Anyways better late than never.

This post is a part of the contest at BlogAdda.com in association with Badhai.in

Sunday, 21 October 2012

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

Pre 2012 & Till Date

Post 2012
I will not say much as the above pictures are self explanatory and well understood. This is soon going to be a reality. A grim situation that the entire world will face sooner than later. Many people don't understand the importance of saving and conserving water. Most of the times taps are left open, buckets are over flowing, house maids keep tap open while washing utensils and so on. Moreover for our sole purpose of having fun and enjoying the festival of Holi we use water in a completely careless manner. Lakhs of litres of water is being wasted in the name of celebration. All this has to stopped. What is concerning me and makes me sad is that the so called educated class of people do such things. Inspite of creating awareness among people, the most educated class of people indulge in wastage of water. A time will come when there will be wars fought for the sole reason of getting their hands on water.
If I had the power to change something, I would change this callous attitude of people in conserving water. It is high time people start taking it seriously as it is rightly said "When you conserve water, you conserve life."
Spread the word. Educate the most educated and literate class of people first and more importantly educate yourself. Even a small drop of water counts, so put a stop to a drop.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda