Monday, 18 July 2011

Date with Harry

When i heard people cried at the last installment of the harry potter movies, i thought,'what a bunch of mo's'. And...then i cried....Ten years to watch 7 movies, its like a 10 year relationship coming to an end. There is a mourning period that you need. When i read the last book of harry potter it was the same. I didnt know what to do with myself. I kept re reading thinking that maybe ill get something new from it and i did. Every book teaches you a lot. Harry Potter taught me about choices, friendship and it also introduced me to my desire to write. Harry Potter also holds a special place in my heart as it was the last book my father gave me befire he passed away. It's bitter sweet, the movie or the book. Happy that Harry is alive and has a family and unhappy that JK Rowling does not wish to write anymore.
Harry Potter got me back to reading books and i have not stopped ever since 1999. I know the first book came out in 1997 however my dad recommended it and bought me a copy insisting i read it.
I remember he and i talking late one night about magic, harry and friends. I dont remember that many conversations with him that went that well and post that converastion there werent any.
JK Rowlings gift to the world was Harry , but my dad's gift to me was a place i could lose myself when times were lonely and during the late 90's and early  2000's i face quite of few of those days.
So here i say goodbye to Harry , hope one day i read in the papers that there is an 8th book. I, however will always have my memories of reading all 7.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Fashionista in me (and no i didnt eat her)

It's the season to be wetttt falala la la la la la la and one of the conciquences to the monsoons is a dull and dreamy atmosphere. It can get really difficult to get outta bed and going about your days work. Though my friend Megha seems to get very happy when it rains. However, if youre the first kind and the rains get you down a bit, this post is just for you.

When I want to combat the dull dreary weather, i dress in bright colours. So not only would a bright pink top make you feel a whole lot better but getting fun nail paints wouold do it to. Below are few of the colors im using this season and i just adore the Jordana nail colors. The bright purple also goes with fashion designers color pick for the next 3 months. Take a look!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

The Token Fat Girl

Dressing the Fat
Shopping! wow ! let's gooooooo....this is generally any fashion concious persons response to a shopping spree....However, if youre overweight (and i dont mean healthy) finding clothes , let me re phrase, finding STYLISH clothes is a freaking miracle.

There are some really fun stores , but it makes me think that since my size is not easily available , maybe my actual standards of styles and quality are lowered and easily accepting. I do realize that in a city like ours making tailored clothes is an actual option and yes i do find myself constantly taking that route. However, cuts and working with lycra blends are not one of my tailors strengths.

When i go out , i'm definitely not the only obese person in the room, so why is it so difficult to find stylish clothes for us. And here im not gender biased, i think men and women both find this hard. It's easier to find God, then a good pair of well fitted low waist lycra blend trousers for someone with a waist line over 35".

And the majority of the clothes make me feel fatter, if that is even possible. I do believe that the right about of your "Goods" should be covered , like the tyres , back fat etc..... however a full sleeve , turtle neck , thigh length , thick cotton lycra in kaka brown is surely not the only option for a fat person.

Yes i have some great peices which work very very well for me, from places like ALL, XMEX and even AND. I once found gr8 buys at Forever Young! and French Connection, though that was a one time thing. I'll post a few pictures soon. So you can see what i'm talking about. The point is , there is this who target group that clothing line designers are missing out on. Hopefully someone will sit up and realise that!

Potato Curry (The healthy way) Photo Diary

Ingredients for Potato curry

  • Potatoes - 4 Boiled.
  • Onion - 1 large, chopped fine.
  • Tomatoes - 2 large, chopped
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp.
  • Ginger paste 1/4 tsp.
  • Garlic(optional) - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil -tbsp.
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp according to taste.
  • Garam Masala - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida(hing) : a pinch.

Preparation :

  • Boil Potatoes. Peel and cube them.
  • Chop onions and tomatoes
  • Cut green chillies in pieces.
Cooking method :

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and cumin seed. When they stop spluttering, add Asafoetida(hing).
  2. Add chopped onion, fry till onions are transperant.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes. cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add ginger/garlic paste, curry leaves. stir.
  5. Add cubed potatoes, salt, 1 cup water, garam masala, red chili powder. Stir.
  6. Bring to boil, Cover and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  7. Add chopped Coriander leaves(cilantro). Mix well.

    Turning 30 (11 months from now)

    One of the things that you will get to know about me is that im a planner. I just turned 29 and am already on my way to planning a fabulous 30th b'day next year. ( My moms , sister, husband and friends bday do come before that but those topics are for a different post.)
    I call this my SUCK IT! list
    This is for all the haters who thought I could'nt, would'nt, thought i can't and shait. Now let's hear it in chorus y'all.....SUCK IT!
    These are the things I want to do by the time I turn 30. And if you think I can't do it, or it's wrong or whatever negative thing your unimaginative diseased mind can think og, you should just go suck it.!!
    (Hence the name of the post)
    before i turn 30 i want to
    1. Dance in a flash mob
    2. Be 65 kgs
    3. Be baby ready
    4. Taking my 2nd step towards a fabulous education
    5. Skydiving
    6. Get my scuba diving licence
    7. Shoot a gun at a range
    8. Trim the fakers and posers
    9. Only do whatever i want. Less influenced
    10. Dance on a bar (and not be booed)
    11. Show the goods to all those people who had a chance, lost it and will never get it back.
    12. Pierce my belly button
    13. Go Camping (Not cuz of the reasons you haters are thinking of)
    14. Trekking
    15. Waterfall climbing
    16. Sing in Public to my husband
    17. Have 1000 hits on my tutorials
    18. Have makeup, cooking and advice tutorials
    19. Do the split
    20. Wear Eve's white dress from LMBYM n go clubbing

    The Token Fat Girl

    So i woke up earlier than normal this morning and realised i ahve gained 200gms. Doesnt seem like much, but it's a bitch when youre really trying. The rains are buggering my exercise plan. I gotta find an effective way to get a good cardio workout.
    Today im making a range of vegetables to eat with flatbread (roti). It should help in my quest to loose the poundage. I'm going to post a few of my favorite recipes really soon. Look out for that.

    Tuesday, 12 July 2011

    The Token Fat Girl

    Being obese has been part of my life since I was 10 years old. I had B cups towards the end of the 4th grade and fully developed by the 5th grade. The reason why I call myself the token fat girl is because I represent every cliche that exists for a fat person. I'm funny, articulate, well read , well informed and I am well liked by most. When you've been invisble for most of your developing years you tend to try and have other qualities that will make you less mediocre and more noticable. I think i'm definitely a better person because I am fat. I hate the word fat and I keep saying it because it my take the sting outta the word. 16 years on it stings like a B!%*#!
    Being fat bothered me however never enough to seriosly do anything about it. I developed medical complications, some due to the obesity and some for completely different reasons. I'm gonna be 30 next year and I am super excited with that prospect. I'll talk about those plans in a different post soon. Anyway I have 11 months and I have decided its enough I need to loose this weight. literally get this weight off my shoulders. Im going to use this blog to chronical my journey to health. I will put up my vitals a little later so that I can keep weighing in with you'll.

    India's most fake

    I started to type this serious from the heart blog about recent ailments and then suddenly this ad appears on star world...its the teaser for the new episode of India's most desirable or whatever its called.

    I know a lot of people have worked so hard on that show and everyone else "you are doing a great job". However, Simi just gotta go! Man! she's horrible and inarticulate and fake.

    The crypt keeper has more expressions than she does. Kiki single handedly takes intelligent people (forget women) back 100 years. And when you see the source of that horrible voice, you feel like the show is promoting Peadephilia. What happened to her?